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Huffington Post via Chicks on the Right blog via Rightwing News via Clash Daily ^ | 2/15/14

Posted on 02/16/2014 7:02:55 PM PST by Impala64ssa

It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire.

The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this apology note on the station’s website yesterday:

On Wednesday, we told you the story of Sophia’s birthday party, and one parent’s objection to the same-sex household of Sophia’s parents. We also posted the invitation on our Facebook page, and invited comments from our followers.

Dear K-98.3 Listeners,

On Wednesday, we told you the story of Sophia’s birthday party, and one parent’s objection to the same-sex household of Sophia’s parents. We also posted the invitation on our Facebook page, and invited comments from our followers.

This story was, in fact, totally fictitious, and created by the two of us. This was done without the knowledge of K-98.3 management or ownership.

We were attempting to spur a healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic, but we made a mistake by misleading our listeners into thinking that this specific situation actually existed.


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Fake:

Tawana Brawley, anyone? Way to go, LGBTQ/FUBAR community. Keep acting like the boy, or girl, or "twin spirited", or not-sure-what-the-bleep-you-are who cried wolf. What happens when one of your kind becomes a REAL victims?

1 posted on 02/16/2014 7:02:55 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Knew that was a fake.

The thing is the lie gets reported. The retraction is ignored.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 7:04:48 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Impala64ssa
wolf Wolf WOLF!!! feh...
3 posted on 02/16/2014 7:07:18 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Impala64ssa

and if someone objected to it in real life, what is the problem is that?


4 posted on 02/16/2014 7:09:48 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Impala64ssa

The left - “fake but accurate!”


5 posted on 02/16/2014 7:11:26 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Impala64ssa; TigerClaws

(Update) (Waitress) Suspended on Suspicion that She Falsely Accused Family of Being Homophobes
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3097873/posts

Devin Barnes, Accused Of Writing “N-Word” On Red Lobster Receipt, To Sue Waitress And Restaurant
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3086201/posts


6 posted on 02/16/2014 7:15:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Now libs claiming the radio station made it all up, not the gay couple.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 7:20:48 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Impala64ssa

“readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage”

The only thing worse than this being fake is that some people think the response was somehow wrong. What sane parent would allow their young child go to the home of two homosexuals pretending to be “married”?


8 posted on 02/16/2014 7:29:47 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Impala64ssa

One thing fersure.

They ruffled up a lot of panties with this.

And that’s not even counting the Lesbians reaction.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 7:34:56 PM PST by digger48
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To: chessplayer

I thiks that’s what they are admitting


10 posted on 02/16/2014 7:35:34 PM PST by digger48
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To: Impala64ssa

Can’t find enough homophobia to support your agenda?

Simple. Make it up.

Victimhood is powerful...


11 posted on 02/16/2014 7:38:24 PM PST by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: TigerClaws

Happens all the time... Just like the “we won’t tip you because you’re a lesbian” hoax.

So... What’s the truth?

The truth is that there are some very lonely, pathetic people out there who blame the “hatefulness” of moral people - inventing lies and smearing others as they go - for their own pathetic depravity.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 7:41:14 PM PST by golux
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To: Tigerized

A message from K-98.3 Management:

K-98.3 Suspends Morning Show

[Farmingdale, NY – February 16, 2014] – Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the K-98.3 (WKJY) Morning Show with Steve and Leeana aired a story about a girl’s birthday party and one parent’s objection to the same-sex situation of that girl’s parents.

After this aired, it was brought to K-98.3 management’s attention that all the details of the story were completely fabricated independently by Steve and Leeana. This was done without the knowledge of K-98.3 management or ownership. The story, presented as a real event, was, in fact, fictitious. An internal investigation was quickly launched which has resulted in the immediate suspension of Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson from the K-98.3 Morning Show.

In an effort to move forward, K-98.3 has been speaking with local community organizations, such as the Long Island GLBT Services Network, to ensure the fabricated story does not result in further damages with respect to the GLBT community.

“We applaud the quick and decisive actions from the management team at K-98.3 FM. While we don’t agree with how the information was presented by Steve and Leeana, we do recognize the impact and importance of fostering discussions of this important and sensitive social issue. I look forward to continuing this discussion on the K-98.3 Morning Show with Steve and Leeana upon their return”, said David Kilmnick, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island GLBT Services Network.

“K-98.3 has been serving Long Island for over 25 years and we respect the important role we play in the lives of our listeners. We deeply value our relationship with our listeners and are committed to providing them with the highest level of service because they deserve the very best. I sincerely apologize for the actions of Steve and Leeana, their insensitivity to the hurt it may have caused anyone, and for the breach of trust these actions have caused”, said Dave Widmer, GM/Market Manager, Connoisseur Media Long Island.”

Let’s hope Dave Widmer has the management sense to blow out his dishonest morning crew. Vicious, silly, completely dishonest intrigues have no place in local radio. Let’s keep an eye on 98.3 and “Steve and Leeana.”


13 posted on 02/16/2014 7:53:34 PM PST by golux
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To: Impala64ssa

How could two daddies reproduce offspring?

Something is missing from that formula.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 7:57:26 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: golux

So, the heterosexual fundamental Christian community is victimized by this lie and the station’s response is to ensure the gay community does not suffer any additional harm!?!?


15 posted on 02/16/2014 8:07:07 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

exactly


16 posted on 02/16/2014 8:09:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I’m with you, so what? Celebrate diversity of opinion...those that coddle gays and those that take issue with their behavior. If you truly value diversity (this is to all you lib lurkers out there) you have to accept both equally.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 8:38:16 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Impala64ssa

False Witness, no less.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:36 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Impala64ssa

libtards faking stuff that “evil conservative religious” people actually never do.

forget whether it’s the truth, the liberal allegqtio and made up bs is what’s important. it’s the seriousness of the imnaginary charges that the accusers made up.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 8:48:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Look. Dave Widmer’s chief professional accomplishment is pulling shares around “10” in which he has all the stations in the market. It’s kinda like “scraping by” when you’ve got a monopoly. The best we can hope for from Widmer is his willing to discipline his morning crew with a suspension. You’re dealing with a PC low-speed yo-yo operator, not Mel Karmazin.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 8:58:06 PM PST by golux
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To: Impala64ssa

Whenever you hear the word “discourse” used, you know you’re listening to leftards.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 9:00:07 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: golux
"In an effort to move forward, K-98.3 has been speaking with local community organizations, such as the Long Island GLBT Services Network, to ensure the fabricated story does not result in further damages with respect to the GLBT community," said Dave Widmer, GM/Market Manager, Connoisseur Media Long Island.

Hey Dave, how about the damages done to the STRAIGHT community? You know, the one these two liars SLANDERED? You worried about THAT? No? Gee, what a surprise.

22 posted on 02/16/2014 9:30:32 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: chessplayer; Revolting cat!; GeronL
"..FAKE, BUT ACCURATE!!!"


23 posted on 02/16/2014 10:24:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Dear K-98.3 Listeners, On Wednesday, we told you the story of Sophia’s birthday party, and one parent’s objection to the same-sex household of Sophia’s parents. We also posted the invitation on our Facebook page, and invited comments from our followers. This story was, in fact, totally fictitious, and created by the two of us. This was done without the knowledge of K-98.3 management or ownership. We were attempting to spur a healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic, but we made a mistake by misleading our listeners into thinking that this specific situation actually existed.

Liberal Liars? Figures. Ongoing Popularity of ‘Reality Media’ among Libs ping. Thanks Impala64ssa.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 5:18:17 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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