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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:03 am 
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Bloggers Take on Talk Radio Hosts


By NOAM COHEN
January 15, 2007

A San Francisco talk radio station pre-empted three hours of programming on Friday in response to a campaign by bloggers who have recorded extreme comments by several hosts and passed on digital copies to advertisers.

The lead blogger, who uses the name Spocko, said that he and other bloggers had contacted more than 30 advertisers on KSFO-AM to inform them of comments made on the air and to ask them to pull their ads.

The comments were also posted on Spocko’s Web site, spockosbrain.com. In response, ABC Radio Networks, which owns KSFO and which in turn is owned by the Walt Disney Company, sent letters to the site’s service provider, demanding the clips be taken down from its servers. The provider complied, raising the issue of what constitutes fair use of copyrighted material by a critic.

In an unusual cap to a simmering controversy, four talk radio hosts at KSFO-AM themselves played the clips on Friday, which had, in some cases, drawn national attention for language considered racially insensitive, religiously intolerant or containing violent imagery. The broadcast contained the occasional carefully measured apology for language that “could have been put more elegantly,” as one host, Melanie Morgan, described her comment — “We’ve got a bull’s eye painted on her big wide laughing eyes” — about Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, who is from San Francisco. “But Ms. Morgan added that her words were obviously a political metaphor that had to be distorted by critics to appear violent.


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had to be distorted by critics to appear violent


What is she talking about?

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"which had, in some cases, drawn national attention for language considered racially insensitive, religiously intolerant or containing violent imagery."

Just another perfect example of the world having a big baby bottle in it's mouth. It only drew national attention because the media wanted to make sure it drew national attention. By doing so it could gain (even more) support for the nanny laws we have today. I'm not going down the road of the privileged miniorty / majority thing. I will say this though. Be fair about it. I understand that some might say - is is fair. I would have to tell them that they are sadly mistaken. I'll leave it at that.

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