Monday, August 24, 2009

Old Radio Racists Never Die, They Just Get Rehired.

If you are a regular visitor to JackRabbit Café, you may be aware of the extraordinarily low opinion voiced here over the radio (and talk-TV) antics of Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly--hell, the entire FOX News line-up--as well as those of their titular leader, the vile Rush Limbaugh. What you may not know is that their sickening schtick is really just a warmed-over version of Bob Grant.
Grant was fired by New York's WABC in 1996 as the result of an effective campaign to get his racist, xenophobic ass off the public airwaves.
As you've read on this blog, ColorofChange.org has had some success excising over 30 of Beck's advertisers, although there is little chance the right-wing FOX News will be showing him the door unless he shoots Roger Ailes in the face live, on-air at the top of the hour.
WABC is the current radio home of a plethora of drooling conservative talkers; Limbaugh, Hannity, Mark Levin, ex-Guardian Angel dipshit Curtis Sliwa and--beginning next month--the returning Grandpappy of Raving Bullshit, Bob Grant.
Almost 18 years ago to the day of Grant's unwelcome return to the airwaves, an already-deified Limbaugh roasted him at the Friar's Club in New York, with his usual blend of hatred, racism and factless stupidity.
I've included it here if you can stomach it. And, hey--I hope Grant gets thrown off the air again soon:


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2 comments:

Dan & Margaret said...

I'm pretty sure I heard right last night that UPS not only pulled ads from Beck's show, but from Faux News altogether. That's pretty astounding.

JohnnyRussia said...

I know that UPS had pulled their spots from Beck earlier--good for my fellow supply chain brothers if they stay true to that.

Advertising on FOX News isn't a free speech issue for me--it's a matter of condoning inflammatory hate speech at this point, it's corporately irresponsible and is ultimately inexusable.