I haven't paid a lot of attention to the shakeup at Air America, but this is too funny/sad/pathetic not to share. Weeks after the liberal radio network fired late-night host Mike Malloy, visitors to its website found this unauthorized message:
Hi. Malloy here. It's Monday, September 18, 2006. Well, it's been almost three weeks since we were fired by the really, really strange pod-people who have temporarily taken over Air America. Tonight's program will be hosted by my good friend Peter Werbe. Not sure what he's talking about tonight, but do tune in. If you're wondering how we're writing and posting this mini-blog it's simply because the airheads in Air America's executive suites—the pod-people mentioned above—are too, um, stupid to figure out how to handle their own website access.
The door's wide open. Well, eventually their bodies will start to react to Earth atmosphere and they'll have to leave. Meantime, Mike and Kathy here saying, stay tuned!
Footnote: As someone who associates Werbe with Fifth Estate, formerly the chief hub of "primitivist" anarchism, I'm constantly tickled to see him prospering in center-left outfits like Air America. What's next? Ted Kaczynski on All Things Considered?