Talk:Air America radio files for bankruptcy, allegedly due to advertiser blackout

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Clarification?[edit]

One thing confused me in reading this; who is John Silver? --Arkeides 20:57, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Made changes to answer this, and will re-publish. -Edbrown05 02:56, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

WikiNews rules[edit]

I'm not sure if the guidelines here at WikiNews are similar to those at Wikipedia, but if this article were there I'd say the following statement is serious POV:

"The exact reasons for the blackballing of Air America are unclear, but if unflattering editorial programming can be held hostage to protect the interests of a news organization's sponsers, chances for a vibrant press are reduced."

And I say that a statement needs to be CLEARLY made that *news reports* do not appear on the Huffington Report. It is an opinion blog, not a news site.

~~ mjd 20:50 EST 29 November 2006

This article reads just like it came from any of the "main-stream" (left-wing) media. Why is Rush Limbaugh right wing but Air America is merely left leaning? The difference is subtle, but it exposes bias on the part of the author. Moreover, that last sentence is a doozy. The "but if" part could be (and was) followed by anything one might imagine. That kind of statement belongs in an opinion piece, but is badly misplaced as "news." Further, the "blackballing" assumption is inconsistent with the more responsibly hedged Headline.

Leaving this article in place but locked is a crime against journalism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.213.191.167 (talk) 00:17, 23 November 2008 (UTC)