Air America: The Playbook

playbook

What a Bunch of Left Wing Media Types Have to Teach You About a World Gone Right

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Book Description

For frustrated voters who like their politicians left of center, the era of George W. Bush has been a time of exasperation, eye-rolling, hand-wringing, and even despair. Since Bushs election in 2000, millions of blue-tinted Americans have fled in droves from their TVs and radios, no longer able to bear the Swiftboat-ization of the mainstream media or the haranguing voices of such villains as Bill OReilly, Michael Savage, and Rush Limbaugh. Where can these displaced persons go for political asylum? Enter, in 2004, Air America Radio, a talk radio network exclusively devoted to liberal, progressive talk. With stars like Al Franken, Janeane Garafalo, Chuck D, Robert Kennedy Jr., Randi Rhodes, Rachel Maddow, and many more, Air America has become an oasis in a time of complete domination by a conservative Republican majority. With close to four million listeners on 89 stations around the country, Air America gives all of those voters who still feel Al Gore and John Kerry should have and perhaps even did win the last two presidential elections a place to vent their opinions and talking heads who share their righteous indignation. However, for readers who dont know what to do when their favorite radio show is over and theyre still wide awake, for those who loved Jon Stewarts America, Bill Mahers New Rules, Thomas Franks The Trouble With Kansas, and books by Al Franken, a new balm in book form awaits. America: The Owners Manual offers a roadmap to the landmine that is American politics today, through an array of eyes and voices unabashedly left of center. Combining new original material with radio transcripts, useful sidebars and statistics, and interviews, all offered in an irresistibly unexpected mix of humor, outrage, sarcasm, and thoughtfulness, this essential guide to how our government works, who are the best hopes and the biggest offenders, and most importantly how liberals can take back their country from the ruling right wing is a must-read. With hosts like the relentless Al Franken, actress and comedienne Janeane Garofalo, activist Rachel Maddow, progressive radio pioneer Randi Rhodes, environmental champion Robert Kennedy Jr., Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D, author Laura Flanders, and singer/songwriter Steve Earle along for the ride, Air America Radio has become compulsive listening fare for liberal news junkies who will eagerly devour America: The Owners Manual.

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