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August 25, 2005
Air America: The Sheldon Drobny Chronicles

Michelle Malkin and Brian Maloney have posted their latest installment of their blog investigation into the Air America financial scandal, this time training a magnifying glass at the strange characters at the center of Piquant Media and the shell games surrounding AAR's ownership changes, Sheldon and Anita Drobny. The Drobnys started Air America but quickly faded into the background, allowing Evan Cohen and others to make themselves the public faces of the liberal radio netlet while the couple continued to pull all the strings almost anonymously:

Drobny, a deep-pocketed, self-described venture capitalist from Chicago, is a strange duck who deserves much more media scrutiny than he's getting. In October 2003, NRO's Byron York explored his moonbat writings for a fringe website called Make Them Accountable here. York noted Drobny's Lyndon LaRouche connections and wrote:
In the 1990s, conservatives came under heavy criticism for relying on funding from the foundation run by Richard Mellon Scaife. Liberal commentators routinely portrayed Scaife as a right-wing zillionaire who harbored dark visions about the evil nature of his political adversaries. Now, it is a zillionaire on the left-the guiding force behind liberalism's premier outreach effort-who harbors dark visions about the evil nature of his political adversaries. And that is the face of liberal talk radio.

Since then, however, neither the New York Times nor any other major MSM outlet has had anything more to say about the checkered past of Drobny and his wife, Anita, their apparent shell game habits, or their latest efforts to drum up new cash for the Air America money pit through the dubious "Nova M" business plan, which we first exposed here.

Read both halves of this latest installment. The Drobnys need much more exposure as the true owners of Air America and the engineers of the shell game that attempted to dodge a fortune in unpaid debts run up by AAR in their eighteen months on the air.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 25, 2005 7:15 PM

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