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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:34 AM
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Silver City Radio replaces Michael Savage
There was a thread a couple of days ago on LBN about the radio station pulling its liberal show due to pressure from advertisers.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Update: They're dropping Michael Savage and replacing it with Ed Schultze.

http://www.scsun-news.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?...
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Were looking forward to having him, said station owner Matthew Runnels. I think it will be a breath of fresh air. But as with anybody, nobody will agree with everything he has to say on the issues. And hopefully our community can heal and move on and grow from the experience of the last weeks.
When asked what the chances were for a return of the controversial Radio Free Silver!, Runnels was succinct.
Slim to none, he said. At least for now. Emotions are way too high and too raw. Everybodys on edge, pointing fingers and calling names. The best thing that could happen is for all of us to get together and chat one day.
In an interview with the Sun-News Friday, Schultz was asked about his feelings on his show coming in on the heels of the Radio Free Silver! controversy.
Im coming into an unusual situation, he said. Its sad to hear and its unfortunate that some people are so ideologically bent, that they would be compelled to disrupt the mans profession. Its heavy handed and I dont think it speaks well for America. Why do you want to hurt somebodys livelihood?
But despite the controversy and the empathy for RFS and KNFT, Schultz expects his program to play well to the local listening audience.
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:39 AM
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1. That's nice and all...
Schultz is an improvement over the abominable Weiner, but if I were a Silver Cityite (and I know the town well enough as an El Paso native) I would prefer a local, independent voice over the nationally syndicated, always "safe" recent "democrat" convert Schultz.


But that's just me. I know a lot of DUers like Schultz and take him at his word that he really is a democrat. I just don't buy it. Anymore than I believe Alan Colmes is a democrat. They are playing characters - the right-winger's notion of what a liberal should be.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:05 AM
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2. Wow. They got rid of Michael Savage
and put Ed Schultz in his place. That ought to rile up the Old Boy. Good Ole Michael has 5,000 megawatts of hatred for just about anybody, so I'm sure he'll gladly add Ed to that list.

I always think of the little girl in the Exorcist with green foam hanging out of her mouth when I listen to Michael Savage (which isn't often). Just a possessed type of guy.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:07 AM
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3. Weiner...
About as close to pure evil you can get on radio....
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:00 AM
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4. A few weeks ago I gave into the temptation
and listened to his show for about five minutes ( all I can stand, he gauls me, too). He was actually saying Bush was too "liberal" ( stifle laughter) and that if Bush kept moving toward the left he wasn't going to vote for him. Wonder if this has anything to do with anything.
It was a wierd commentary
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:52 AM
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6. You're right. He does say that.
He's been saying that all along; that Bush and his henchmen are not conservative enough. He wants MORE. This is also the guy who keeps referring to the LIBERAL media. He truly thinks so!!!

Now imagine if you will, the world of Michael Savage. It's closer to the Taliban than you might think.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:34 AM
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