Woops... (H/T MichelleMalkin)
It seems that when the talking heads at Air America have a choice between failing in the marketplace and stepping on the backs of poor kids in the Bronx they say, "Give me your lunch money, kid!!! And that basketball!!! And hey, you geezer... We're going to need that wheelchair, but don't worry - we'll make sure you get your 1% return on Social Security. We've got more important things to do with your money - take down Karl Rove!
A Bronx congressman yesterday praised the smooth takeover of dozens of programs serving thousands of youngsters and seniors across the borough after the city yanked funding from two sponsoring agencies that have come under a cloud.
The nonprofit Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and its affiliate Pathways for Youth found their city contracts, running into the millions of dollars, abruptly ended last month by the city Department of Investigation...
In its initial announcement, the DOI said it was probing allegations that program officials "approved significant inappropriate transactions and falsified documents that were submitted to various city agencies."
According to published reports, the allegations involve Charles Rosen, the founder of Gloria Wise who has stepped down as executive director, investing city contract funds in Air America Radio, the liberal talk radio network.
Evan Cohen, Air America's former chairman, had served as Gloria Wise's director of development.
Waiting for Downer's reaction...
More from Donald Luskin
..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.
BTW, if this was ClearChannel ripping off charitable programs for the poor, what would the reaction of the Left be?
ARC: St Wendeler