Sophie in San Francisco
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As Christmas day approached we learned that the
Mike Malloy will be moved from being a live feed from 6 to 9 p.m. on the West Coast to being a taped delayed version at 1 -- 3 a.m. We have thought about doing a column comparing Malloy to other legendary radio personalities from the past. If you haven't heard his show you are missing a contemporary American culture phenomenon.
We have also dabbled, many moons ago, in conjecture about the possibility that liberal radio might eventually be relegated to the "underground press" mode of existence and become a clandestine pleasure/source of real news. We imagined that in
It would be as if the concepts of Combat newspaper (of French resistance fame) and the Wolfman Jack radio program were combined to provide Americans with news that can't be heard in a country that is world famous for its free press.
That, in turn, made us wonder if the concept of Liberal political punditry has become extinct. If that is true, then it seems expedient that the World's Laziest Journalist should concentrate on mundane matters and expand the scope of the columns to include topics such as speculation about the Oscars - (look for a heavyweight championship bout between Spielberg and Scorsese this year), automobiles, travel, and feature photography.
Recently we raised a concern that the Occupy protesters might receive a much more harsh treatment than usual and wind up occupying some of the privatized prisons cells. We were assured that such concern was unwarranted alarmism. Now we see where some of the folks from Occupy Los Angeles are making an appeal to get financial help with their bail. They have to come up with several thousand dollars each. Is bail for trespassing usually that high? For more information on the topic of how to contribute, click this link: