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DU this poll: sponsor wants feedback on right wing hate-talk host

This link http://www.srvy.net/x/1.p?21204084252656790296 with the smiling wingnut:

brings you to a feedback survey by Lifelock, a company that likes to advertise on the most extreme right wing talk shows, and it asks for your opinions of the host Roger Hedgecock, who in the last few months has blamed the Newtown, CT shooting on "liberals" and "political correctness", said public schools are "anti-white" and "teach hatred of white people", and accused President Obama of being a traitor by "switching sides in the war on terror". (Oh, he also blamed shark attacks on liberals.) This is a great chance to tell an advertiser what's what--they are literally asking for it! Let's do this!

For more info on Hedgecock, see my DU Journal, this blog or this list of videos.

Hate-talk Hedgecock: Who we "allow to procreate" is "scientific explanation for lower info voter"

Roger Hedgecock, disgraced ex-mayor of San Diego and current right wing talk show host, announced on his Feb. 19 syndicated program that the "scientific explanation for the lower info voter" is "we continue to support and allow to procreate people who are...clearly not the best" and his ideas about the decline of humanity started "in 2008."

Citing an article in a scientific journal by Stanford geneticist Gerald Crabtree, Hedgecock presented his own interpretation of the article like this: "Now his theory has to do with genetic mutations and the application, now get this, haven't I said this 10,000 times on this program?--the application of Darwinian theory to the liberal welfare state. If we continue to support and allow to procreate people who are, you know, fill in the blank, and clearly not the best, then you are going to wind up with an average dumber and dumber population over time."

For the record, Crabtree's article mentions nothing about any "liberal welfare state." Hedgecock might have been reading related texts from the right wing chat-website Free Republic (www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2970157/posts). Hedgecock ends his rant by saying that previously he thought that "we've been on an arc going up. Since 2008 I'm not as sure."

During this same hour of his program when he mentioned a "dumber and dumber population," Hedgecock
-incorrectly suggested that Obama lost every state that had voter ID laws (a viral email conspiracy theory),
-read an article about an Obama-loving short-sale scam artist that also originated as a viral email, debunked by Snopes.com in September of 2012, and
-read from a "handwritten note" he had received to assert that Homeland Security was stockpiling assault weapons to prepare for a revolution "to control the people."

For links see http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/21/1188648/-Hate-talk-Hedgecock-Who-we-allow-to-procreate-is-scientific-explanation-for-lower-info-voter

Idiot watch: Roger Hedgecock blames high school food fight on Obama

San Diego's ex-mayor Roger Hedgecock claims that a high school food fight in Minneapolis proves that "race relations have gone way downhill since Barack Obama became president."

Two weeks after gaining notoriety for charging that "hatred of white people has now become an epidemic" and "racial tensions...are at an all-time high in my lifetime" because of President Obama, the right wing talk show host Hedgecock returned to the theme on Feb. 15 on station KFMB in San Diego.

"Turns out this just wasn't any food fight," Hedgecock said. "What it really was about was a riot between Muslims students and the black students... Whites weren't even involved. They weren't even invited to this riot."

The Muslims students allegedly involved are from Somalia. Hedgecock apparently does not realize that the Somalis are also "black people" like the African Americans.

Hedgecock said this incident is just one of many, "with an example every day, like the one from Minneapolis that I just cited, that race relations have gone way downhill, way downhill, since Barack Obama became president..."

"You can't go through a day of news without seeing something, again, that 15 or 20 years ago, you could not have seen."

Hedgecock went on to expound on his belief mentioned on Feb. 4 that President Obama intentionally worsens "racial tensions" which "are at an all-time high in my lifetime."

"With his background with the Ayers people, with the Rules for Radicals...It's been drilled into him," Hedgecock said of Obama, "that dividing people is a source of power."

Hedgecock is "very afraid" of "drone strike within the US," of Obama "dictatorship"

On Feb 12, 2013, Roger Hedgecock, right wing talk show host and ex-mayor of San Diego, warned his listeners about a "drone strike of an American citizen within the United States" and that "it's time to be very afraid." He then promoted a "nationwide rally to challenge the Obama usurpation, to challenge the dictatorship, to demand the restitution of a Constitutional republic." The "Day of Resistance" rally on Feb. 23 is being organized through the website theteaparty.net.

Roger Hedgecock's nuclear fear-mongering: North Korea can now nuke the USA. (Wrong)

In response to a North Korean nuclear test, the right wing ex-mayor of San Diego, Roger Hedgecock, breathlessly announced on his February 12th talk show that North Korea now has the capability of striking the West Coast of the USA with a nuclear missile. The only problem is, they don't. Nuclear experts say this test might bring North Korea one step closer to that goal, but at this point they are nowhere near having that capability.

Roger Hedgecock goes full race baiter: "hatred of white people an epidemic", blames Obama

Roger Hedgecock, former San Diego mayor and current right wing talk show host, equated teaching about race with "hatred of white people", claimed "hatred of white people has now become an epidemic in this country", that the California public school curriculum was "anti-white" while blaming President Obama for "racial tensions" that "are at an all-time high in my lifetime." Hedgecock made these comments on Feb. 4, 2013, on San Diego station KFMB-AM, which features white talk show hosts for 100% of their programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hedgecock started out by resurrecting a story from 2012 about a Portland school principal, Verenice Gutierrez, who was involved in programs to help educators understand white privilege in order to "change their teaching practices to boost their minority students' performance." Hedgecock called this "hatred of white people."

"It will boost minorities performance to teach them, in essence, hatred of white people, which is basically what she said," is how Hedgecock characterized it.

Hedgecock then presented what was supposed to be a scary list of the "hatred of white people" training for teachers involving Gutierrez, including an exercise "to examine a news article and discuss the white privilege it conveys... A week-long seminar called 'coaching for educational equity'...that focuses on race and how it affects life... She also serves on an administrative committee that focuses on 'systemic racism.'

"...This stuff is going on in every school, every public school," Hedgecock warned.

After relating a news story about a deranged murderer who said his shooting spree was prompted by his racist attitudes toward white people, beliefs he developed while an anthropology major in college, Hedgecock said, "Where do people get these notions? They get them in taxpayer-supported schools. Hatred of white people has now become an epidemic in this country.

"It is now informing polical decisions that are made. When President Obama told the editorial staff at the San Francisco Chronicle during the 2008 campaign that the bitter clingers, people in Pennsylvania, and he was talking about white people, who cling to their guns and their bible, were the problem he was having.

"No one has more racially divided this country since John C. Calhoun, than Barack Obama...

"No one in this country believes that we are better off in race relations, that there is less racial tension in this country today, because of Barack Obama's election. Racial tensions are at an all-time high in my lifetime and I lived through the 50s...

"I lived through Rosa Parks, I lived through Martin Luther King, Jr. The consensus was at that time among white people that those civil rights efforts were in the noblest tradition in the American republic...

"Do you have a feeling that all this stuff in the schools, teaching hatred of white privilege, is bringing us closer together? Is bringing us past racism?

Referring to a story about a review of the school system in Texas, Hedgecock concluded, "You should see the curriculum we have. It is as anti-American, anti-West and anti-white as you could imagine."

Roger Hedgecock complains of "smear" then blocks Twitter account

Links to all articles and sources in text at http://www.dailykos.com/blog/WCWatch

Hate-talk show host Roger Hedgecock, in a Feb.1 Twitter exchange concerning his charge that the San Diego police chief wants to "disarm Americans within a generation", acknowledged the ongoing campaign on Daily Kos to hold him and other local talk show hosts accountable, labeling it a "smear". Soon after, Hedgecock blocked the campaign's Twitter account, causing it to be briefly suspended. As it turns out, the "disarm" story was written by a discredited right-wing journalist; it was debunked by Hedgecock's own radio station about the same time he was defending it. (The exchange is reprinted below and in a screenshot).

For most of the week, Hedgecock and other right wing pro-gun advocates have been charging San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne with seeking to "disarm Americans within a generation." After Hedgecock tweeted the charge again, I asked him to cite the source. Hedgecock instead asked for me to do the same, so I pointed out that no source has Lansdowne saying "disarm."

The origin of this faux-scandal is worth noting. The disreputable Breitbart.com is the source for that provocative word choice, and they cite a story in a new fake-news website called the Washington Guardian, in which Lansdowne never says "disarm" and is not even quoted directly: "Lansdowne said in the interview it may take a generation, but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws." Incidentally, all articles to be found, whether on the "Washington Guardian", the jokey Examiner.com, or the local news station Sandiego6.com, are versions of the same article written by a certain Kimberly Dvorak. Dvorak has been accused of plagiarism and other fabrications while penning right wing pieces in conjuction with the anti-immigration extremists the San Diego Minutemen. And about the same time that Hedgecock was tweeting his defense of the story, his own station was debunking it (with Lansdowne clarifying that he was referring to assault weapons).

In the end, when asked if it was irresponsible to smear a police chief with such accusations without any proof, Hedgecock turned around and tweeted "you smear talk hosts all the time and fail to evidence it. Regards to Kos." Our campaign was then blocked from Hedgecock and other KFMB right wing hate-talk show hosts on Twitter and the account temporarily suspended.

The "fail to evidence" part is a laugh, of course. We use his own podcasts in our documentation of his hateful rhetoric and wild accusations.

San Diego Chief of Police: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/33133-san-diego-chief-of-police-we-can-disarm-americans-within-a-generation/ San Diegans BEWARE @RogerHedgecock

HEDGECOCK: @ksdvm86 yes huge story, covered it a couple days ago!
5h Lou Kermonet Lou Kermonet ?@LouKermonet

ME: @ksdvm86 @RogerHedgecock you're wrong. Landsdowne never said "disarm Americans" he said "guns off the street", i.e. street crimes
2h RogerHedgecock RogerHedgecock ?@RogerHedgecock

HEDGECOCK @LouKermonet @ksdvm86 false
1h Lou Kermonet Lou Kermonet ?@LouKermonet

ME: @RogerHedgecock @ksdvm86 "False"? Can you cite exact quote?
48m RogerHedgecock RogerHedgecock ?@RogerHedgecock

HEDGECOCK @LouKermonet can you provide a quote
37m Lou Kermonet Lou Kermonet ?@LouKermonet

ME: @RogerHedgecock I looked but no record of Lansdowne saying that. most original source is on ch.6: http://tinyurl.com/b5tnjc8 it's fake news echo
30m RogerHedgecock RogerHedgecock ?@RogerHedgecock

HEDGECOCK: @LouKermonet nice try.
25m Lou Kermonet Lou Kermonet ?@LouKermonet

ME: @RogerHedgecock You smear our police chief and can't even cite a link that he said anything like that. Don't you think that's irresponsible?
8m RogerHedgecock RogerHedgecock ?@RogerHedgecock

HEDGECOCK: @LouKermonet you smear talk hosts all the time and fail to evidence it. Regards to Kos..

Entertaining wingnut email response to our campaign against hate-talk shows


I thought I'd share a wingnut email response apparently from one of the businesses that we contacted. This was sent out from multiple fake email accounts. Notice the irony that this writer sent the same exact email out several times but says "Since each of you has sent almost the exact same email, obviously you are blindly following someones instructions. Talk about lemmings." And by the way, we all signed our emails, but this person didn't even have the courage to do that. Oh, and notice he even misspelled the name of the hate-talk host (Roger Hedgecock) he's defending.

Dear non-KFMB listeners,

I can't help but wonder if you are aware that this is a free country and that not everyone is required to share your point of view. You don't have to agree but you have no right to try to force YOUR opinions on others who may not share it. This is what I despise about people like you. Not your specific point of view (I may even share it), but that you feel compelled to try to force it down everyone elses throat. Anyone with a different opinion is evil and therefore must be converted.

In this country we are all free to have our own opinion.
Since each of you has sent almost the exact same email, obviously you are blindly following someones instructions. Talk about lemmings.

Here's a newsflash for you.This is the UNITED STATES where people have the FREEDOM to have their own opinions. Roger Hedgcock has a right to his opinions just as you have a right to YOURS. You do not have to like them or agree, but he is entitled to his as much as you are to yours. And guess what? A host is not on the air because companies advertise. Companies advertise where people are listening. You have it backwards.

The beautiful thing is that there are many radio stations for you to listen to. In this country we are not all required to have the same opinion or say the same thing. If you do not like what someone has to say on one station then turn it off! Turn the dial and listen to someone you agree with. How simple is that. You have a choice.

Why do you feel you must force YOUR point of view down other peoples throats.

If you don't like this station then there is plenty of competition. Go listen to them. Support their sponsors. KFMB has a highly educated listener base who knows how to form their very own opinions.

I hope that all of the recipients of your spam will copy and past this exact same email and send it right back to each of you so you too can share the experience recieving multiple spam emails with exactly the same content.

I also hope whoever thinks this is such a clever idea will rethink the wisdom of trying to get private citizens to become spammers. Beware as the spammers become the spammed.


An Annoyed Business Owner. (who will probably increase our budget for Roger Hegcock advertising)

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