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Air America: Follow and Give Back the Money

Welcome Hugh Hewitt Readers.

Michelle Malkin has the continuing FLAP about Air America radio, THE AIR AMERICA LOOPHOLE.

Blogger Leon H. takes a hard look at Air America’s latest explanation for the public funding mess involving NYC non-profits. Writes Leon:

There are a couple of other rather large glaring holes in this statement. If Gloria Wise went under, was that due to the fact that they were short about half a million in cash? If so, it more or less leads you to believe that the money has not been “actually repaid” but is still in “agreed to be repaid” land.

Second, given that Gloria Wise is now closed, how will the money now be repaid? Isn’t this a handy loophole for Air America to jump through? “Gosh, we’d really like to repay them – in fact, we agreed to repay them, but due to some unforseen circumstance, they went under. Weird. Oh well, nothing to be done now.”

Unless I am missing something in this statement, that is exactly the position Air America is currently taking: we agreed to repay this months ago, but Gloria Wise doesn’t exist anymore…

Also raising eyebrows: that bizarre summer camp compensation arrangement noted at the end of Air America’s statement.

Fishier and fishier.

Janeane? Al? Anyone? Anyone?

Mark in Mexico has a great round-up:

Some others following the money:
The Captain – pay the money back!
Macsmind – Stealing from poor kids?
Danny Carlton – Air America has taken to embezzlement.
Venomous Kate – it’s not just the programming that stinks.
Michelle Malkin with LOTS more detail
Isn’t it rich? – Outrage, anyone?
BizzyBlog – Wonders if the liberal network will even be around six months from now.
Interested-Participant – Air America possibly in the cross hairs of an embarrassing scandal.
Basil’s Blog – Breakfast Special
The Pirate’s Cove – How low can you go?
Two Babes and a Brain – Sorry kids, guess you’ll have to make due with deflated soccer balls.
Decision ’08 – Sure looks like Air America benefitted from diverted funds intended for inner-city youth.
Mrs. Greyhawk – Why isn’t the NYT covering this scandal?
Cannuckistan Chronicles – …if you’re “Air America”, you hijack funding that was supposed to go toward inner city kids.
JunkYardBlog – Stealing from the poor to make themselves rich?
Red State Rant – out of the mouths of babes.
The Llama Butchers – Al Franken is a big fat thief.
Ace of Spades HQ – Are you kidding me?
Commonwealth Conservative – Air America stealing from poor kids?
Jeff the Babtist – Answer to Air America’s funding problems – fraud.
Say Anything – Air America could be in big trouble.
Almost Daily – There’s a stink in the Air America
Independent Sources – Air America’s Failings No Longer Funny
Literal Barrage – Al Franken Is A Big, Fat Liar Who Steals From Poor Kids And Old People
Jeff Gannon – Liberal radio more important than inner-city kids’ programs?
Michelle Malkin, Double Toothpicks,

And finally Hugh Hewitt takes note that the MSM has finally picked up the story. And there is no mention of the diversion of funds on Al Franken’s blog.

And Flap wonders why…….

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