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CBS radio censors conservative talk show host
Live Radio Broadcast, KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh ^ | 10/15/2008 | Miss Pittsburgh

Posted on 10/15/2008 12:28:37 PM PDT by misspittsburgh

October 15, 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Today, KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA, the oldest radio station in the country, and a CBS affiliate, censored Kevin Miller, one of its conservative talk show hosts while he was on the air.

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October 15, 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Today, KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA, the oldest radio station in the country, and a CBS affiliate, censored Kevin Miller, one of its conservative talk show hosts while he was on the air. The station management cited complaints by Obama supporters and the Obama campaign as the reason that they are asking talk show host, Kevin Miller to "rethink" the direction of his show over the course of the next two weeks leading up to the campaign. They humiliated and threatened him on the air today in what can only be called an act of extortion. They have offered three hours of air time to Senator Obama sans the presence of Kevin Miller or any other KDKA talk show host. NO questions will be asked. Senator Obama will be allowed to speak without interruption.This is completely appalling and a perfect example of the main stream media bias for Senator Obama. If KDKA and CBS are concerned with equality and freedom of speech, they should be offering the same uninterrupted air time to Senator McCain. What will happen to freedom of speech and the conservative pundits in the course of an Obama presidency? It is frightening to consider. Please let people know about this.
1 posted on 10/15/2008 12:28:37 PM PDT by misspittsburgh
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To: misspittsburgh

Welcome to Free Republic.


2 posted on 10/15/2008 12:29:56 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Be bold. Be brave. You're an American.)
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To: misspittsburgh

WTH?


3 posted on 10/15/2008 12:30:25 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: misspittsburgh
NO questions will be asked. Senator Obama will be allowed to speak without interruption.

Doesn't the law require that Senator McCain be given the same opportunity?

4 posted on 10/15/2008 12:30:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Prepare for rain.)
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To: misspittsburgh

F Barack Obama and F his supporters. Man up. If they get in your face SPARTA!


5 posted on 10/15/2008 12:30:51 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: misspittsburgh

I hope Obama-bots take them up and talk the whole 3 hours
seriously


6 posted on 10/15/2008 12:30:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: misspittsburgh

I was listening to this. I think they were just trying to make a point what could happen. I hope it wasn’t for real.


7 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:14 PM PDT by Hones (Ok I admit it -I love Sarah Palin)
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To: misspittsburgh

This was known in the bad old days as “The Fairness Doctrine”. Welcome to a “Brave New World”.


8 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:21 PM PDT by ssaftler (Obama in Berlin: Ich Bin Ein Empty Suit)
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To: misspittsburgh

Pre-emptive Fairness Doctrine strike.............


9 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: TexasNative2000

Welcome to FR. Read the posting rules.


10 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:25 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TexasNative2000

That was meant for our poster, not you. OOOOPs


11 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:52 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: misspittsburgh

There is nothing at the link about this..at least I couldnt see it..


12 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:53 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: misspittsburgh

Ah, yes, the Fairness Doctrine.

This is a harbinger of what’s coming.

Talk Radio as we know it today will be gone or underground.


13 posted on 10/15/2008 12:31:59 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: ssaftler
Welcome to a “Brave New World”.

More like a fledgling Nazi state.
14 posted on 10/15/2008 12:32:28 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: misspittsburgh

Ah, the Ides of October are here, I see! :-)

Leaves are changing colors, the air is brisk, and trolls are coming out of their hiding places...LOL. :-)

I’m having a psychic flash right now—McCain...something...something...wait for it...McCain-Feingold?? Does that make sense to anyone?

/sarc


15 posted on 10/15/2008 12:33:56 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative voting for the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: misspittsburgh; Admin Moderator

Your link does not lead to the story you cite, and I cannot find the story via Google news or google blogs search


16 posted on 10/15/2008 12:34:05 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: pissant

Thanks for clearing that up.


17 posted on 10/15/2008 12:34:22 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Be bold. Be brave. You're an American.)
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To: Hones

Oh, I really hope they’re trying to make the point.

All stations that carry conservative programming should pull this same “demonstration” of what will happen when 0bama gets the “fairness” doctrine implemented.


18 posted on 10/15/2008 12:34:25 PM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: misspittsburgh; All
My mom just told me about this; she was listening in the car.

This is "Fairness" at its worst.

19 posted on 10/15/2008 12:34:37 PM PDT by GCC Catholic (Sour grapes make terrible whine.)
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To: ssaftler

It’s the Fairness Doctrine on steroids. Welcome to the USSA.


20 posted on 10/15/2008 12:34:58 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: misspittsburgh

Who will run the “Ministry of Truth” when Big Barry is elected?


21 posted on 10/15/2008 12:35:26 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: Westbrook

There’s always internet radio. Well, maybe. That might be gone, too.


22 posted on 10/15/2008 12:36:01 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: misspittsburgh; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator

You need to provide a credible link to this article. The link you provided is bogus.

Admin and Lead Mods — take note.


23 posted on 10/15/2008 12:36:39 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: misspittsburgh

It will be interesting to hear more about this incident. CBS is JUST the worst. Katie Couric isn’t fit to feed my dog.


24 posted on 10/15/2008 12:37:22 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: massgopguy


25 posted on 10/15/2008 12:37:37 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: chippewaman

Would said Kevin Miller mention something about this on his webpage??

I think it’s just a DUmmie troll trying to get FReepers upset. You’d think they’d be busy and all be partying over Dick Cheney’s heart problems, wouldn’t you, instead of hanging out here?

(Just checked DU—yep, they’re hoping Cheney’s got cancer and other things too nasty to be mentioned in polite company.)


26 posted on 10/15/2008 12:44:11 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative voting for the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: chippewaman

Internet radio? Don’t be so sure. Like anti-Obama blogs, BlogTalkRadio shows are starting to get shut-down, too.


27 posted on 10/15/2008 12:45:55 PM PDT by Creme Brulee
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To: misspittsburgh

This seems unreal, even for the MSM. Also, it does not seem to be supported at the link provided.

Please link to the exact article where this is mentioned, or, are these your own words?


28 posted on 10/15/2008 12:49:02 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: pillut48; chippewaman
I think it’s just a DUmmie troll trying to get FReepers upset.

Not a troll, just a newbie.

This is legitimate. It happened shortly after the 2 o'clock hour.

I wouldn't be surprised if Miller is sitting on it right now for fear of his job.

29 posted on 10/15/2008 12:49:27 PM PDT by GCC Catholic (Sour grapes make terrible whine.)
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To: FourtySeven

Ping


30 posted on 10/15/2008 12:50:23 PM PDT by GCC Catholic (Sour grapes make terrible whine.)
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To: misspittsburgh
The only other mention I could find of this was from the Puma-up People site.

In response to “complaints” about the bias shown by afternoon talk show host, Kevin Miller, on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, the CBS Parent Company had the local station manager come on the air during today’s 2:00 hour to announce that the station will offer 3 hours of Kevin’s air time to Senator Obama to use as he would like.

Here is the link to KDKA Radio. I am out of country at the moment, but if this is true there will be hell to pay a Gateway Center when I get back.
31 posted on 10/15/2008 12:51:24 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: pillut48
I think it’s just a DUmmie troll trying to get FReepers upset.

FWIW, I can confirm the story is valid. I was listening to the end of Kevin Miller's show on 1020am in Pittsburgh this afternoon.

32 posted on 10/15/2008 12:51:37 PM PDT by Tao Yin
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To: Tao Yin

If it IS true, then we all need to FReep the station with emails and phone calls on when we can listen to Senator McCain’s 3 hours of free air time as well!! :-)

“Fair and Balanced” indeed!


33 posted on 10/15/2008 12:53:34 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative voting for the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: GCC Catholic; misspittsburgh

Ok yes, I saw your post after mine, however it seems as if it may be an example of what the “Fairness Doctrine” would bring, and not actual action on CBS’s part.

Did Miller say anything about this? Was he cut off abruptly? Even if he was cut off abruptly, then it could still be a “stunt” as described. Which, I’m not saying is a bad idea to illustrate what the “Fairness Doctrine” could do, but still, is not what the OP claimed.

I think cooler heads should prevail here; we must wait and see what the real story is. Radio personalities do stuff like this from time to time to draw attention to either themselves or a certain cause. It doesn’t necessarily mean CBS pulled the plug...

...UNLESS, again, misspittsburgh or you have some other source that confirms the claim made in the OP.


34 posted on 10/15/2008 12:55:20 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: pillut48
It is true. Here's some more discussion on a blog I found 2 Political Junkies
35 posted on 10/15/2008 12:56:24 PM PDT by Tao Yin
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To: prisoner6; PennsylvaniaMom; stimpy17; Gosh I love this neighborhood; GregB; ...

Ping!

Did any of you western Pa. folks hear this?

What the heck?!


36 posted on 10/15/2008 12:56:59 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: misspittsburgh

Our great country is being attacked from without and within.
Muslims around the world call us the great satan.
Europe wants us neutered.
Russia, Iran and Venezuela think they can intimidate us.
And the dims and the msm’s are fixin’ to corronate a freaking Socialist.
Who will give into everything they want.
And the fairness doctrine is just the first attempt to permanently alter the First Amendment.
I think Ben Franklin said it best:
IF WE DON’T HANG TOGETHER, THEN WE WILL SURELY HANG SEPERATELY.


37 posted on 10/15/2008 12:57:04 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Admin and Lead Mods — take note.

Does the Lead Moderator ever really do anything?

I mean....seriesly. ;)

38 posted on 10/15/2008 12:58:15 PM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus (Game over man...GAME OVER!)
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To: misspittsburgh

Was this request for Kevin Miller to “rethink” accompanied by a Molotov cocktail through the station manager’s window?


39 posted on 10/15/2008 12:59:54 PM PDT by Loyalist (Tory! Tory! Tory!)
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To: Tao Yin

It’s well after 2 pm - what was the result of this “on air” meeting?


40 posted on 10/15/2008 1:00:40 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: FourtySeven; misspittsburgh
I didn't actually hear it. My mom did, and told me about it, but her account was nearly identical to misspittsburgh's.

My mom is no political junkie. To the average listener, it seems to be no stunt.

That's all I can give you.

41 posted on 10/15/2008 1:01:44 PM PDT by GCC Catholic (Sour grapes make terrible whine.)
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To: misspittsburgh

Here comes the fairness doctrine and Big Brother Obama.


42 posted on 10/15/2008 1:01:55 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: sneakers
I was listening but I'm not buying its real. Kevin Miller is a Republican but he is always respectful of callers and people with different views. Honsberger who is on after him has been on the offensive against Libs for years @ KDKA. No one has tried to shut him down.
43 posted on 10/15/2008 1:02:12 PM PDT by Hones (Ok I admit it -I love Sarah Palin)
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To: Loyalist

Jeez...at this rate, Mr. Miller should be thankful an Obama Campaign “equity counselor” didn’t administer some 9mm “social justice” to the back of the head....


44 posted on 10/15/2008 1:03:27 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Boagenes

Al Sharpton.


45 posted on 10/15/2008 1:04:13 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

I think the Lead Moderator gives instructions to the Sub- Moderator and the Assistant Sub-Moderator.


46 posted on 10/15/2008 1:04:40 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Jim DeMint: "If you took the name off the top, the Senate could pass the Communist Manifesto.")
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To: All

a friend just sent me this............
http://perezhilton.com/tv/index.php?ptvid=9e82bbf59f760


47 posted on 10/15/2008 1:07:53 PM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: pillut48

DUmmies are so pathetic and desperatee to have their marxist agenda padded by having Obama Hussean elected, it’s almost funny. BUT WE — the pro-American people — should call welfare offices and have them follow up on their welgfare claims - ask why these bottom-feeders are still on welfare and NOT looking for full time employment, as they should. All they do is live online while taking from our taxes (welfare) They are milking the system and opening brag about it. ******These DU RAT trolls are easily talking about trolling FreeRepublic and preparing to massively RIG ALL online polls tonight, as they have flooded them in the past two debates. Just check in on these clowns and read how proud they are for manipulating these national and local polls...they have lists of polls organizing as we speak.....again, their sense of false hope. LOL!!!!!! Bottomline: These leeches on society are sad, pathetic libs have no where else to gain their false sense of hope...a very insecure group of nobody’s. Truly disgraceful bottom-feeders of our society. (Wait a minute, I think I need to puke now!) ********Take a look at the Dummies POLLS
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x7290386


48 posted on 10/15/2008 1:08:16 PM PDT by heatherlund
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To: bigbob
I'm not sure exactly what happened. I caught the last 2 minutes of his show. He said management offered Obama to host his time slot for a day without Kevin Miller being present. Fred Honsberger came on after and confirmed the story and said it was management picking on the new guy. Fred said they would never try anything like that with him.

Still waiting for the text of the on air statement. This is a real story from the radio and I'm doubtful it's a staged event. Time will tell.

49 posted on 10/15/2008 1:08:30 PM PDT by Tao Yin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

But where does the 2nd Deputy Executive Assistant sub-Admin-Moderator fit into all this?


50 posted on 10/15/2008 1:10:31 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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