|CEDA is a major advertiser |
on Chicago's Lefty Talk WCPT
The Tribune expose chronicled laughably inept, Stalinesque inefficiencies in CEDA's $90.5 million stimulus program scheme to weatherproof the homes of Chicago-area poor.
Their predominately minority-owned contracting firms with fly-by-night sounding monikers like "Sturdy Builders," gobbled up the CEDA cash and left a wake of unfinished jobs, damaged homes and shoddy, unsafe workmanship.
Meanwhile, CEDA was also out spending its cash on heavy radio ad buys, exclusively on WCPT -- Chicago Progressive Talk
The station, an offshoot of the economically disastrous "Air America," gives a forum to such lefty talkers as Ed Shultz, Alan Colmes, Stephanie Miller and Dick Kay.
Many of WCPT's offerings are unable to attract major advertisers and their shows are often interspersed with ads from little Oak Park designer boutiques or free public service announcements.
But over the past two months, CEDA was all over their airwaves with its paid spots touting its weatherproofing boondoggle. In the case of Dick Kay's Saturday afternoon, on-air, labor union love fest, CEDA was mentioned as a principal sponsor.
And CEDA is listed prominently on the list of paid program sponsors on the WCPT site.
So it seems the $5 billion in federal stimulus cash also was spread a bit into shovel-ready lefty radio. But the WCPT talkers do spread their statist drivel on so thick, you do need a shovel just to cope.