Times Still Ignoring Air America Woes

Strangely, Richard Siklos' Friday Business article about declining audiences for various radio formats contains no reference to one particular niche that's been really hard hit lately: Left-wing talk radio. Two days after the news broke at the left-wing websiteThinkProgress, The Times has yet to make a mention of the layoffs, paycheck problems, and rumors of impending bankruptcy at Air America, the foundering left-wing radio network.

The Times has made a habit of ignoring bad news about Air America (like its "borrowing" of $800,000 from a Bronx boys and girls club), although it trumpeted the network's debut with a huge cover story on Al Franken in its magazine.