Dear Air America, In his short time at Air America, Michael LeBron -- a.k.a. Lionel -- has consistently demonstrated that he has neither the talent, temperment or intellectual rigor to merit a spot in the Air America lineup. The quality of his shows range from annoying to unlistenable, his muddled arguments are cobbled together from right-wing talking points and he has shown nothing but contempt for loyal Air America listeners and their progressive values. The final straw came this week when Mr. LeBron invited his friend Bill Donohue on for a friendly chat about alleged Catholic-bashing in the media. When callers objected to giving a homophobic, anti-semitic fascist a platform to spout his hate, Mr. LeBron responded with a blog post stating that his callers were "stupid", "pathetic" and reiterating his "contempt ... and concomitant pity" for them. This is something that would never happen on a Sam Seder radio show. First, Sam has done enough elementary research to know that Bill Donohue is a hateful demagogue who has had more than enough opportunity to spout his views on other media outlets. Also Sam, being one of the most accessible and considerate radio hosts in the business, would never have responded to listeners\' objections with anything but respect and a genuine desire to address their concerns. Finally, Sam has enough self-awareness to know that a post like Mr. LeBron\'s does nothing but expose the writer as an insecure pedant and desperate intellectual poser. We therefore respectfully request that you restore Air America\'s commitment to progressive values by dropping The Lionel Show from your lineup and reinstating Sam Seder as your weekday morning host. Sincerely, The Undersigned
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