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CAIR gets Fred Grandy yanked off 630AM-WMAL (Washington, DC)
PajamasMedia.com ^ | 3/2/11 | C. Adams

Posted on 03/02/2011 6:54:54 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD

Those inside the Beltway know Fred Grandy’s cheerful bright morning talk on WMAL-AM. Those outside the beltway know him as a Congressman, Gopher or star of the Monster Squad. But he somehow offended the thin sensibilities of the Council of American Islamic Relations, enough to get yanked off the air.

WMAL has a reputation for caving to this group. They did the same thing to Boston talker Michael Graham when he was at WMAL.

www.630wmal.com


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KEYWORDS: cair; fredgrandy; grandy; talkradio; wmal
Here we go again...
1 posted on 03/02/2011 6:54:56 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

630 WMAL/Chris Plante Ping List.


2 posted on 03/02/2011 6:56:57 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

WMAL’s self-destruction is now complete.


3 posted on 03/02/2011 6:58:27 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

How many times can this happen and NO ONE from the powers-that-be at Citadel/WMAL learn the lesson from it?

Sheesh...


4 posted on 03/02/2011 6:59:58 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!

5 posted on 03/02/2011 7:00:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Next Up: Chris Plante.


6 posted on 03/02/2011 7:01:30 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

7 posted on 03/02/2011 7:02:10 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They threw Gopher overboard from The Love Boat?

If it can happen to a known TV celebrity in a capital city the muzzies attacked, then it could happen to ANYONE...!

Just wow...


8 posted on 03/02/2011 7:02:15 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Sheesh! Let’s get back to the “Bob and Ray” Show.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 7:04:26 PM PST by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: gaijin


Fred Grandy
10 posted on 03/02/2011 7:05:31 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I think that Fred Grandy should change is diet from vegan to all-pork as a response.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 7:06:59 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’m sure Fred will land on his feet. He has a great brain and isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind. I enjoy(ed) listening to him, but I had a hard time tuning in when he was on with the lib lightweight Neimann (sp), which was always.


12 posted on 03/02/2011 7:12:04 PM PST by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

When will our alleged representatives cut off overseas radical funding to lawyers in this country.


13 posted on 03/02/2011 7:12:08 PM PST by omega4179
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To: gaijin

Poor Otter!


14 posted on 03/02/2011 7:13:12 PM PST by omega4179
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To: KevinB; suspects; holdonnow
Well, Fred's very wealthy from his Love Boats days and doesn't have to work. He hasn't been happy ever since WMAL fired his partner Andy Parks back in the fall and left him with Nehman as a side-kick.

And it's been obvious ever since Michael Graham was fired that WMAL is in CAIR's back pocket.

15 posted on 03/02/2011 7:16:24 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: omega4179

Huh?


16 posted on 03/02/2011 7:16:38 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

What did he say?


17 posted on 03/02/2011 7:18:10 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’d like him to move back to Iowa and run against DungHeap Harkin :)


18 posted on 03/02/2011 7:19:21 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: All

Many of you are missing the point. Whether you like listening to Grandy, whether you think he is going to get another gig and land on his feet, whether you think he has enough money to make out okay financially after this is all irrelevant. The point is that once again the terrorist-linked Council on Islamic-American Relations has shown that it controls the on-air radio talent and programming in the nation’s capital. It can decide to eliminate anyone whose words don’t comport with the Koran. Their power is truly terrible. The Islamists are determining what YOU can listen to!


19 posted on 03/02/2011 7:24:26 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; All

Far as I can tell - THIS IS BS !!!

The Grandy Group is still on the WMAL site, still on Facebook, Google has NO MENTION in local media [WUSA9, WJLA, WRC, WTTG], Wa Po has not picked it up, same for Wash. Times ...


20 posted on 03/02/2011 7:27:03 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...</i><p>)
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To: Lmo56

LMO, I heard Fred mention it on the air this morning, just before the show ended. He said that station management had told him to stop talking about radical Islam, and he was herewith refusing to stop.


21 posted on 03/02/2011 7:29:34 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: ottbmare

Just found this - and it is STRICTLY rumor [theres about 3 posts] ...

http://www.dcrtv.com/


22 posted on 03/02/2011 7:39:41 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...</i><p>)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Unbelievable!


23 posted on 03/02/2011 7:45:07 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: Lmo56

The source you cited was reliable about the Michael Graham and Chris Plante firings from WMAL in the past few years, so I have no reason to doubt this.

That station is going to lose market share. Who the heck is going to listen to amiable, inoffensive, namby-pamby Brian Niemann? They’ve tried other experiments, including the disastrous Bill Press, and nothing worked for them except fireball morning drivetime hosts. Conservatives like some meat in the morning.


24 posted on 03/02/2011 7:49:20 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: ottbmare

But if that source is reliable, he wasn’t “yanked off” the air, he had himself removed because he wanted out of his contract so he could go run for office again.

The source further suggests that he may have purposely defied the station regarding speaking about Islam so they would HAVE to fire him.

I’ll say this — Grandy was extremely anti-radical-Islam on his show, much more than Chris Core ever was, more than even Michael Graham was. If he was trying to get himself fired, he did a great job of it and of exposing the radical islam problem to his listeners at the same time.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 8:20:07 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

If the posted DCRtv source is to be believed, I think this article gives WAY TOO MUCH CREDIT and power to CAIR. The source suggests Grandy pushed this to get out of his contract; that he has been able to say what he has said for the past few months shows that CAIR had lost a lot of it’s clout. Chris Core got kicked off for much less.


26 posted on 03/02/2011 8:21:44 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

It’s early to know what the truth is. But Fred had ample opportunity to leave the show last year, when his charming senior partner Andy Parks was let go and Fred’s own job hung by a hair. This doesn’t have the feel of a brief stunt put on to get him out of his contract; Fred and his wife have been speaking out against radical Islam for quite a long time.


27 posted on 03/02/2011 8:23:36 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: ottbmare

I wouldn’t use the word “stunt”. I don’t think he was insincere. But the DCRTV stories, all of them, suggest he wanted out of his contract.


28 posted on 03/02/2011 8:25:30 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

How the hell has Chris Survived this?


29 posted on 03/02/2011 8:36:56 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (YOU BETCHA!)
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To: ottbmare
The point is that once again the terrorist-linked Council on Islamic-American Relations has shown that it controls the on-air radio talent and programming in the nation’s capital. It can decide to eliminate anyone whose words don’t comport with the Koran. Their power is truly terrible. The Islamists are determining what YOU can listen to!

Since the sheeple are not going to do anything about this one should prepare their younger children or grand children how to survive under Sharia law. It seems VERY apparent that this generation of lazies will not take action. (It makes me sick to hear fathers who say they would immediately kill a person that molested their daughter but then do nothing about stopping the inevitable of Islam taking over this nation)

30 posted on 03/02/2011 8:49:27 PM PST by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

If Grandy discussed RADICAL Islam, and CAIR is supposed to be the face of “MAINSTREAM” Islam, then why would CAIR have a problem with Grandy talking about RADICAL Islam?

(Admittedly, I have not heard CAIR profess to represent “mainstream” Islam, so who knows?)


31 posted on 03/03/2011 12:16:20 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: HokieMom
What did he say?

Everything. The truth. For months.

32 posted on 03/03/2011 4:04:20 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Clint N. Suhks
How the hell has Chris Survived this?

The question is, how long will Chris survive this?

33 posted on 03/03/2011 4:05:14 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Lmo56

WMAL released a statement last night.


34 posted on 03/03/2011 4:07:20 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Was the staff at WMAL allowed to criticize the Nazis during World War II?


35 posted on 03/03/2011 4:07:44 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: All

I suspect CAIR also detests Mrs Fred coming in and telling the truth.

That show is nothing without Fred.


36 posted on 03/03/2011 9:37:53 AM PST by FUBO (and EFF EWE Al Gore)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

This just went up today at the WMAL site:

“Fred Grandy has informed WMAL of his intention to resign from the station and its morning program, The Grandy Group. Veteran broadcast talent Bryan Nehman will continue to anchor the morning program and in the interim will be joined by several notable guest hosts and regular contributors. The station’s morning show will also continue to provide the latest news, traffic and weather reports to its audience.

WMAL remains committed to its goal of providing a forum for discussing a broad spectrum of issues while delivering compelling programming including Chris Plante, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin.”


37 posted on 03/03/2011 9:48:49 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...</i><p>)
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To: Lmo56

No Fred again this morning. CAIR got its way with the Disney owned wmal. And Neiman, the lightweight liberal, still has a voice hard to listen to.


38 posted on 03/04/2011 2:30:34 AM PST by EverOnward
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