Malloy Fired Over Tarpley Interview?
According to this article in The Conservative Voice, Mike Malloy was canned at Air America over a recent interview with Webster Tarpley:
The former high-level LaRouche associate, Webster Griffin Tarpley, was on the Malloy show to promote his view that unnamed U.S. officials carried out the attacks on 9/11 and blamed Muslims for the terrorist acts. But Tarpley went beyond this to suggest that leftist Noam Chomsky, a supporter of the Hezbollah terrorist group that attacked Israel, is a rich puppet of the U.S. military industrial complex and a tool of the Zionists. The hapless Malloy seemed to gobble it all up.
It appears that, in this case, the looney left became too looney, even for Air America's backers. And those backers, according to a July 17 article in the Washington Post, were going to include the so-called Democracy Alliance, a group of rich liberals led by convicted inside-trader and billionaire George Soros. It turns out that Tarpley, who wrote the book, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, thinks Soros has been one of those behind-the-scenes money manipulators telling Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve what to do. You can read all about it on page 116 of the Tarpley book. It probably didn't look good for Air America to be featuring someone who has been critical of the network's hoped-for financial savior.
Malloy was actually the most entertaining of the Air America hosts; a raving fruitcake, but never dull, unlike, uh, Al, uh, Franken.
Update: The show is located here (MP3). Hat Tip: Dean Malenko Eats Dogs (in the comments).