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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 12:15 PM
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Salem Radio Network cancels Anti-Gay Radio Show by MassResistance
The following is re-printed verbatim from an email sent by the anti-gay bigots at MassResistance:

In this email update:

1. Salem Radio / WTTT announces it has permanently cancelled MassResistance Radio Show! Pressure from "mainstream" conservatives and Romney campaign strongly suspected. Call station and tell them what YOU think!!

=== 1. Salem Radio / WTTT announces it has permanently cancelled MassResistance Radio Show! Pressure from "mainstream" conservatives and Romney campaign strongly suspected. Call station and tell them what YOU think!! ===

Somehow we had a feeling something like this would happen.

As most of you know, since 2005 the weekly MassResistance Radio Show has been broadcast throughout Eastern Massachusetts (and parts of NH and RI) on WTTT AM 1150 Boston. Our show informed people about things that no other Boston media would talk about. And we had guests who were right in the center of what was happening. Each show was also posted on the MassResistance website, and we had listeners as far away as Europe and Japan (judging from the emails we got).

MassResistance exposed the harsh facts about a lot of sensitive subjects, including: frightening and outrageous bills in the Legislature, the "transgender" agenda aimed at schoolchildren, the Day of Silence, the horrific GLSEN conference, the Children's Hospital program to delay puberty in kids in preparation for sex-change operations, the Catholic Charities adoption scam, the sell-out of Massachusetts pro-life groups, an analysis of Darwin's theory of evolution, illegal immigration, and the homosexual lobby in Massachusetts government. We also talked about home schooling and tax issues, interviewed loads of conservative candidates for the Legislature, and lots more. In particular, our tough, honest analysis of Gov. Mitt Romney's record (especially his activities during the homosexual "marriage" debacle) has angered Romney supporters around the country.

We featured interviews with David Parker, Andrea Lafferty, C.J. Doyle, Bill Cotter, C.J. Doyle, Barbara Anderson, Chip Faulkner, Dr. John Diggs, Don Feder, Linda Harvey, Mike Heath, Tom Mountain, Larry Cirignano, Ray Neary, Robert Knight, Peter LaBarbera, Ken Chase, Scott Lively, Rev. Tristan Emmanuel, and many more. No one else in Boston does this.

No question about it -- when you do this you make your share of enemies. The irony is that as despised as MassResistance Radio was by the left, particularly the homosexual lobby, it's pretty clear it was the "mainstream" conservatives who did us in.

WTTT is owned by Salem Communications, a national Christian broadcast company. One of Salem's high-profile national talk hosts is Hugh Hewitt, who is a huge Romney supporter. Hewitt and has written a book praising Romney, and made it publicly known he can't stand MassResistance. On Hugh Hewitt's blog on TownHall.com you can read (among other things) that "MassResistance verges on being a hate group." Those words on Hewitt's blog were written by Hewitt's sidekick, a Massachusetts resident named Dean Barnett, who has also accused MassResistance of "homophobia" because of our criticisms of Romney's pro-homosexual activity in Massachusetts. (Last week, Barnett also wrote a column in the Boston Globe crowing about how he "is not religious" but still has conservative views.)

Just before we were to tape last week's show, we suddenly got a phone call from WTTT. We were told that us the show is being permanently cancelled. Then we were told that Dean Barnett was coming into the WTTT studios the next day to do a broadcast!

Why were we cancelled? WTTT said it's because our show wasn't bringing in enough money. They said they wanted the time slot for infomercials - which pay for time. "It's nothing to do with your content," we were told. But interestingly, in our Saturday one-hour time-slot they replaced us instead with a Michael Medved re-run, which also doesn't bring in any money! (What happened to the infomercial? We even offered to bring in our own advertisers. But they said they didn't think that was a good idea.)

A Salem Radio insider we spoke to hinted that there are bigger things involved: "Brian, think about it, who has a lot of power and huge amounts of money? I'm not saying any more." (Hmmm. That wouldn't be a certain ex-governor of Massachusetts, would it?) Whatever it is, it's pretty clear it was something.

What do you think?

This isn't just about stopping a flow of information to the public. If this can happen to the MassResistance radio show, what's next? And should a religious-based radio network be bowing to pressure - political or otherwise?


If you think this is important make your voices heard:

General Manager - WTTT Radio Boston
Scott Cohagan Ph: 617-328-0880 ext 223 email: scottc@salemradioboston.com

President of Salem Communications Network:
Edward Atsinger Ph: 805-987-0400 (main line)
Email - go to link, click on "contact us" at bottom of page: http://www.salem.cc/peopleContactInfo.htm

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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 12:49 PM
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1. Bwahahahaha!!!
The left hates you and the right won't tolerate you anymore!

Poor baby!
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 03:17 PM
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2. Exactly
Have some cheese...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 04:53 PM
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3. Should I stop honking my horn and giving them the finger when I drive past their radio station? n/t
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