The trolls start treating you like this. It appears that Brian Maloney is the new celebrity of the "Reality Based Community," who, as usual, have apparently been taking debating points from my four-year-old son. Except, he's more decent than they are, and funnier, and also generally has a wider vocabulary.
This probably also explains why I spent half an hour today deleting dozens of spam trackback pings to nonsensical verbal porn. I really wish I had saved some of them now, they were truly priceless. This is, of course, is typical behavior for the "Reality Based Community," who are so grounded in reality that they don't need to bother themselves with actual arguments, when there's dirty names to throw around.
In any event, in a relatively new development in the story, Brian links to this from Foxnews, which is apparently the newest statement from Air America about the whole mess:
An Air America spokesman says, "We're committed to paying this money and the terms are being worked out... We are awaiting direction from the investigation into how to proceed."
I guess that answers the question about whether the money has been actually repaid or not, over a year after Piquant LLC took control of Air America from Progress Media - who are, of course, the same people.
It is, of course, instructive that the loss of $480,000 that was destined for a pet program of the left is no big deal at all. Nothing to see here, folks, move along.
UPDATE: 08-01-05 14:36 CDT - Michelle Malkin has all the latest.