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LeafOnTheWind Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:16 PM
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69. A thought on how to write to the distributors and sponsors.
First timer here. Savage is appalling in every way!

Thought I'd share some thoughts on what to do about this nut.

Obviously write to the sponsors and carriers of the show. But how you say it is just as important as what you say in these circumstances.

Chances are really high that organizations like Clear Channel and companies that would advertise on obviously far-right talk radio are going to tune you out the second you sound like, well, a DUer. In fact, they may even get the perverse idea that because it makes people like us mad, therefore they're doing the right thing -- and many righties do think this way, sadly.

SO... to that end, what we need to do, I think, is couch it in terms of "supporting the troops" and "endangering the troops"... because it's a rock-solid lock that it does exactly that when Savage's opposite number is trying to recruit people, and can play this stuff for potential recruits and say, "see, they hate us and want to kill us. Get them first." Somebody above said that this is already being distributed in Sadr City and other places not-so-friendly -- I don't know if it's really so, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least. Make it sound like you're at the very least a centrist, if not a conservative yourself, who can't believe your ears at what an irresponsible jerk this guy is. (And you can't, so that's not a stretch.) Say that this kind of stuff has no place on the radio, and that the station is incredibly irresponsible for carrying it or the sponsor really doesn't want its name attached to what amounts to an open invitation to shoot Americans. Wrap it in the flag. In other words, use their own methods against them, and see if it doesn't get you further. After all, it's gotten the Mayberry Machiavellis this far, hasn't it?

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