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January 12, 2007

Rumble in the Blogosphere

"Rumble" as we used the term in the days of my (misspent) youth: A street fight.

Seems the Left side of the street doesn't think the First Amendment applies to the hosts of a certain San-Fran talk show co-hosted by Melanie Morgan and Lee Rodgers (caveat -- both sites are link-heavy to some really neat places, so don't go surfing at work unless the boss is elsewhere) and have declared jihad on them, their employer and the radio station itself.

The Right side of the street, with FREEpers in the van, are mobilizing to defend a Lady in Distress.

The Lefties have opened with a BlogSwarm and the Right is countering with a FaxSwarm.

Electronic Mayday call from Melanie is in Flash Traffic, slightly abridged and annotated by Yrs Trly...

A smear campaign by liberal bloggers is currently underway to silence the conservative opinions offered by myself and other conservative talk radio hosts at one of the highest-rated conservative talk radio stations in the nation. (KSFO 560 AM).

It began when one liberal blogger tried to get us fired. When that didn’t work he began an anonymous campaign to intimidate advertisers to not support “hate speech.”

Now liberal bloggers are calling for our firing. They are also pushing for implication [note: implementation?] of the Fairness Doctrine to force liberal radio programming down the public’s throat. (They tried to compete in the free market with “Air America” and that failed miserably, so now they are using these tactics to silence conservative radio voices).

To respond to growing pressure from these ruthless liberal bloggers and political activists to silence us, we are going to do something unprecedented. We are opening up our airwaves, cancelling our normal programming and having an open forum where the public, news media, bloggers, critics and friends alike can call in and address any issues surrounding this matter.

I am asking you to call in and voice your support!

We will do this from 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM Pacific (or longer if need be!) which is equivalent to 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern. [note: lacking day/date information, I'm guessing this is a one-shot event]

The media will be covering this event live, and I want to make sure you are invited to weigh in on this matter. We will give out the phone number to call in during the special program.

I’d ask that you FAX in letters/notes of support to:
(415) 954-4013

[note: even if the show was a one-off, the FaxSwarm is still a Go]

You can also send email to our station here:

A final note…

I want you to know the lengths these people are going to smear us and to try to silence us. They’ve gotten reporters to say that I’ve called for targeting Nancy Pelosi for assassination because of the following comment.

[note: first hyperlink stripped. I'm not gonna bump mm-dot-org's count or give them a trackback]

1. I want you to go here and play this clip (on the liberal Media Matters website of all places) and see for yourself how these people are engaging in a shameless effort to misrepresent our comments:

2. There have been times when I have regretted making a comment or felt I was insensitive in characterizing a situation. When such incidents have occurred, I have been forthright in offering a retraction and apology. Here’s one incident from December 2006.

[note: do the cut 'n' paste trick on the following, too. I don't wanna blow the bottom out of the bandwidth budget in the middle of the month and have to keep ry company in the sub-garderobe]

And related to a similar incident here was the comments made by my co-host Brian Sussman:

I am sharing these clips with you so you can know that I take my efforts to fight for conservative causes very seriously. I would never sink to levels of advocating violence or other such inappropriate comments.

I hope I can continue to count on your support.

- Melanie

[final note: keep the faxes upbeat and supportive. Ummm, Ladies -- I suspect goin' into Valkyrie mode would be counterproductive] --Bill

Comments on Rumble in the Blogosphere
ry briefed on January 12, 2007 03:33 AM

"have to keep ry company in the sub-garderobe"

But Chief, you simply must see what I've done with the place. It's cozy. Well, when you move the comic books outta the way so you can sit it is, don't tell SWWBO I've got 'em as she's trying to make the Castle all clean and organized like. And I got the old black and white tv to pick up something other than UHF.

Stale Cheeto?

John of Argghhh! briefed on January 12, 2007 08:02 AM

[PG-17C in AltMode(Maint) installs cable outlet in Garderobe.]

MinorRipper briefed on January 12, 2007 08:25 AM

Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my blog--I've put up a permanent link to your site up on it.

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