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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:43 PM
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99X Radio Station In Atlanta - DJ Tells People To Shoot Terrorists
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:47 PM by InfoMinister
Well, I don't have much of a problem with terrorists being brough to justice. However, I think he may be going about it all wrong. Sure, the guy is a little pissed off about what happened in London but his comments kind of bothered me considering how racist people can actually be around here and how some people consider anyone who's middle eastern to be a terrorist. I'll paraphrase some of the stuff he just said on the air.

"If you see one of these terrorists just shoot them!"
"I don't care if these people are being tortured in Guantanamo. They deserve it."
"Allah isn't real!"

Lots of other stuff like that basically bashing the entire religion instead of just the terrorists. He basically generalized about middle eastern people. Anyway, here are some ways to contact them.

http://www.99x.com/station/contact/index.asp
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:45 PM
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1. Send them some contacts for the army recruiter then.
Iraq is full of terrorists now. If that DJ says that he's already served then he needs to go back.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:46 PM
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2. Which DJ was it?
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:47 PM
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3. I Don't Know
I sent an e-mail to the one called Matt but it says he's on vacation so this is a replacement. He hasn't said his name.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:47 PM
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4. Shouting "FIRE" in the crowded theatre.. (which DJ?)
There are contacts for all of them at your link...
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 PM
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6. Saturday July 7th, 2005 at 10:45 PM ET Was About When He Said The Comments
If we can't figure out his name we may have to send some complaints to people higher up and give them the date and time when he said it. I'll keep on listening to hear who it is.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 PM
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5. More sick talk
from Bush`s freedom lovers.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:51 PM
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7. There are some scary folks in the world...
It definitely sounds like an "open season" call to me. How can anyone's mind be that narrow?
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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8. I emailed the general manager...
that kind of talk is not "protected speech".
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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9. Phone Numbers
Keep things civil if you choose to complain. Don't sink to his level.

Main: 404-497-4700
Request: 404-741-0997
Fax: 404-497-4735
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BushFungus Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:54 PM
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10. Pretty lame.
I don't have a problem debating the ideology of the Muslim religion. I do have a problem when others use inflammatory language to incite violence.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:55 PM
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11. Allah isn't real??
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:58 PM by Greylyn58
Allah is another name for GOD--You freakin shmuck!!!!

This is just totally irresponsible!! This guy is basically telling people to shoot anyone they might think is a terrorist!!!!

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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:40 AM
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23. Yeah, his ingorance is really showing.
Jews, Christians and Muslims ALL PRAY TO THE SAME GOD!!!

Stupid, hateful idiots.

:eyes:
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:56 PM
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12. This makes me happier that I gave up listening to 99X ten years ago...
Commercial radio sucks in general, and, really, I can't imagine one of the student DJ's on Album 88 (my station of choice for music) doing anythign remotely similar.
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:59 PM
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14. They Have A Show At Lunch Where They Play The Retro Stuff
And that DJ has actually bashed Bush on the air continuously over the past few years. That's probably the best show on the station.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:01 PM
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15. Yeah, Steve Craig is the one reason I still occasionally tune in.
Of course, he's a guy who actually knows and cares about the music, too. Not the same as most commercial-radio DJs who are working where they are because it's the only paying gig they could get...
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:05 PM
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16. There Was One DJ Called Whip
I tried to get him to play some Mars Volta other than Widow. He basically broke down and complained about the management. He wished he could play it but they don't even have it and they probably wouldn't allow him to bring anything in. He seemed genuinely unhappy with what he was doing. I noticed he wasn't at the station anymore when I just looked.
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:58 PM
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13. The DJ's E-mail Is dekker@99x.com
He just said his name. It's Dekker.

dekker@99x.com
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:18 PM
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17. Has Anyone Gotten Any Responses?
Just wanted to know.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 10:08 AM
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24. I just emailed him
I sent a very polite email. Told him my son, a Marine, is on his second tour in Iraq...facing a third tour...due to the shortfalls in recruiting. So, if I can be of any help with enlistment, please let me know.
Call out the chickenhawks whenever you can. They're really annoying. My sons friends, whatever their political leanings, have been very supportive of him.
And even his more conservative friends don't making braying warmonger talk around him. Soldiers really hate to hear that from sofa cowboys as much as we do.
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wookie294 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:24 PM
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18. It's illegal to advocate violence on the public's airwaves
The radio station can, and should, lose its broadcast license over this.
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:30 PM
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19. It Was A Little Vague
I wish he'd just come on the air and clarify or give an apology. It was a vague comment he could always say he meant a real terrorist who was about to blow something up or a terrorist overseas. I just know how some people are in Georgia. That's the problem. I'm afraid that because of being irresponsible like this some crazy person might shoot some middle eastern people because they heard it on the radio.

I remember awhile ago one of the DJs commented about wanting to run bike riders off the road. That pissed off a lot of bike riders and they said the comments could put people in danger. A few months later the station started running ads about bicycle safety and how they're supposed have the same rights to the road as car drivers.
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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:54 AM
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20. I Got A Response
"I'm completely aware of everything you pointed out in your email, and I'm genuinely sorry you felt as though my comments were racist.
However, I made sure I seperated what I said about the terrorists from Middle Easterners in general. It was not my intention to go after a race of people, and I feel as though I did a good job in not doing that.

I mentioned Islam because that's often used as the foundation and
excusation of these attacks. I never said that every person that practices Islam was a terrorist nor did I say they were bad people for doing so. As for Allah not being real, that is my belief. I'm not atheist per se - more along the lines of agnostic - but those are my feelings towards every organized religion.

Again, I apologize for upsetting you, though I firmly stand by what I
said.

All in all, I hope this will not deter you from listening to the
station, as the things said were my opinions and I take sole responsibility for them.

Sincerely,

Dekker"
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:21 AM
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21. Wow 99x has gone down the tubes since I lived in Georgia
Woulda been the last place I would have expected to of heard shit like that.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:38 AM
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22. So, enlist already.
After all, we're fighting them over there, not over here, aren't we?
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