Great blog post from Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer........read it all
Media Cover-Up, Bronx Community Programs Nearly Shut
What happens when the mainstream media, after years of seething over conservative talk radio's success, discover its alternative got diverted public funds, earmarked instead for inner-city youth and seniors?
The answer, with one key exception: they pretend it didn't happen.
Yes, only because of a New York Daily News tidbit do we know that Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club nearly shut down major programs recently, because almost $500,000 in governmental grant money was instead diverted to Air America's liberal radio network.
It's taken a mad scramble by area politicians, including Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Bronx) to find a way to keep several programs for disadvantaged children and seniors from disappearing.
What's the connection between Air America and Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club?
How has this stayed out of the papers for the last month, even when community activists have been aware of the Air America connection since early July?
And how has the liberal talk network managed to avoid even the slightest bit of public scrutiny over the matterhat tip, TimMcD