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How to Lose Your Job in Talk Radio: Clear Channel gags an antiwar conservative Charles Goyette
amconmag.com ^ | February 2, 2004 issue | Charles Goyette

Posted on 01/10/2004 4:49:11 PM PST by Destro

February 2, 2004 issue

Copyright © 2004 The American Conservative

How to Lose Your Job in Talk Radio

Clear Channel gags an antiwar conservative.

By Charles Goyette

“Imagine these startling headlines with the nation at war in the Pacific six months after Dec. 7, 1941: “No Signs of Japanese Involvement in Pearl Harbor Attack! Faulty Intelligence Cited; Wolfowitz: Mistakes Were Made.”

Or how about an equally disconcerting World War II headline from the European theater: “German Army Not Found in France, Poland, Admits President; Rumsfeld: ‘Oops!’, Powell Silent; ‘Bring ’Em On,’ Says Defiant FDR.”

It seems to me that when there is reason to go to war, it should be self-evident. The Secretary of State should not need to convince a skeptical world with satellite photos of a couple of Toyota pickups and a dumpster. And faced with a legitimate casus belli, it should not be hard to muster an actual constitutional declaration of war. Now in the absence of a meaningful Iraqi role in the 9/11 attack and the mysterious disappearance of those fearsome Weapons of Mass Destruction, there might be some psychic satisfaction to be had in saying, “I told you so!” But it sure isn’t doing my career as a talk-show host any good.

The criterion of self-evidence was only one of dozens of objections I raised before the elective war in Iraq on my afternoon drive-time talk show on KFYI in Phoenix. Many of the other arguments are familiar to readers of The American Conservative.

But the case for war was a shape-shifter, skillfully morphing into a new rationale as quickly as the old one failed to withstand scrutiny. For a year before the war, I scrambled to keep up with the latest incarnations of the neocon case. Most were pitifully transparent and readily exposed. (Besides the aluminum tubes and the trailers that had Bush saying, “Gotcha,” does anyone remember those death-dealing drones? Never have third-world, wind-up, rubber-band, balsa-wood airplanes instilled so much fear in so many people.) Still, my management didn’t like my being out of step with the president’s parade of national hysteria, and the war-fevered spectators didn’t care to be told they were suffering illusions. So after three years, I was replaced on my primetime talk show by the Frick and Frack of Bushophiles, two giggling guys who think everything our tongue-tied president does is “Most excellent, dude!” I have been relegated to the later 7–10 p.m. slot, when most people, even in a congested commuting market like Phoenix, are already home watching TV.

Why did this happen? Why only a couple of months after my company picked up the option on my contract for another year in the fifth-largest city in the United States, did it suddenly decide to relegate me to radio Outer Darkness? The answer lies hidden in the oil-and-water incompatibility of these two seemingly disconnected phrases: “Criticizing Bush” and “Clear Channel.”

Criticizing Bush? Well then, must I be some sort of rug-chewing liberal? Not even close. As a boy, I stood on the grass in a small Arizona town square when Barry Goldwater officially began his 1964 presidential run. And I was there for the last official event of the Goldwater campaign. My job was to recruit and manage my fellow junior-high and high-school conservatives in a phone bank operation, calling supporters to fill up as many buses as possible to help pack the stadium—a show of strength for the nation’s television viewers. Of course that’s an insignificant role to play in a presidential campaign, but it was pretty heady stuff for a 14-year-old kid from Flagstaff.

I broke with Goldwater in 1976 over his decision to back Gerald Ford instead of Ronald Reagan for the Republican presidential nomination. Ford was a perfectly decent, if ordinary, Republican (who could have taught the big-spending W. Bush a thing or two about the use of the veto!). But I took my conservatism seriously. Reagan was clearly the champion of the conservative cause.

Perhaps I’m just anti-military? No. I am proud of my honorable service and of the Army Commendation Medal I was awarded. I also spent a good deal of time in the 1980s as a member of the Speakers Bureau of High Frontier, promoting Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, a defense policy unlike today’s in that it was actually designed to defend the American people.

I have been a Republican precinct committeeman; my county Republican Party elected me its “Man of the Year” in 1988; I have written speeches for conservative candidates and office holders; and I have been employed by statewide and national political organizations and campaigns, including the National Conservative Political Action Committee. Despite my disappointment in Goldwater for not supporting Reagan, I was there when a small band of the faithful—no more than four or five of us—gathered for a potluck dinner to support the creation of a brand-new public-policy think tank named after “Mr. Conservative.” The enterprise blossomed, and I was honored several months ago to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Goldwater Institute’s 15th Anniversary Gala.

I can assure you then that my criticism of Bush has been on the basis of long-held conservative principles. It begins with respect for the wisdom of the Founders and the Constitution’s division of power and delegation of authority, and extends to an adherence to the principles of governmental restraint and fiscal prudence. It proved to be a message that was more than a little inconvenient for my employer.

Clear Channel Communications, the 800-pound gorilla of the radio business, owns an astonishing 1,200 stations in 50 states, including Newstalk 550 KFYI in Phoenix, where I do the afternoon program … or did until last summer. The principals of Clear Channel, a Texas-based company, have been substantial contributors to George W. Bush’s fortunes since before he became president. In fact, Texas billionaire Tom Hicks can be said to be the man who made Bush a millionaire when he purchased the future president’s baseball team, the Texas Rangers. Tom Hicks is now vice chairman of Clear Channel. Clear Channel stations were unusually visible during the war with what corporate flacks now call “pro-troop rallies.” In tone and substance, they were virtually indistinguishable from pro-Bush rallies. I’m sure the administration, which faced a host of regulatory issues affecting Clear Channel, was not displeased.

Criticism of Bush and his ever-shifting pretext for a first-strike war (what exactly was it we were pre-empting anyway?) has proved so serious a violation of Clear Channel’s cultural taboo that only a good contract has kept me from being fired outright. Roxanne Cordonier, a radio personality at Clear Channel’s WMYI 102.5 in Greenville, S.C., didn’t have it as good. Cordonier, who worked under the name Roxanne Walker, was the South Carolina Broadcasters Association’s 2002 Radio Personality of the Year. That apparently wasn’t enough for Clear Channel. Her lawsuit against the company alleges that she was belittled on the air and reprimanded by her station for opposing the invasion of Iraq. Then she was fired.

They couldn’t really fire me, at least without paying me a substantial sum of money, but I was certainly belittled on the air for opposing the war. The other KFYI talk-show hosts—so bloodthirsty that they made Bush apologists and superhawks Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity sound moderate—vilified me almost daily. As a former radio-station owner myself, it was a little hard to believe management would allow one of their key hosts to be trashed day in and day out on their own airwaves. After all, we sell radio time on the basis of its ability to influence people’s behavior. A wiser programming approach would have been to showcase me as an object of curiosity, with a challenge to listeners to see if they could discover where I had gone wrong or how I was missing the imminent threat Iraq posed to the American people. No doubt the constant vilification I received and my heterodoxy on the war cost me audience during the interlude. It was certainly enough to get pictures of me morphing into those of the French president posted on the Free Republic Web site during the “freedom fries” silliness. A banner there read, “Boycott Charles Chirac Goyette at KFYI radio Phoenix, AZ! Protest against the Charles Goyette Show from 4-7pm at KFYI for his leftist subervsive [sic] Bush-bashing rants. Turn off KFYI radio for the Charles Goyette Show! No liberal scum talk shows on KFYI!” Radio does provoke people, doesn’t it?

One Clear Channel executive had me take an unexpected day off for the sin of reporting the breaking news on March 27, 2003, that neocon hawk Richard Perle, of the Defense Policy Board, had relinquished his chairmanship under scrutiny of his business dealings and for blaspheming that Donald Rumsfeld was the worst Secretary of Defense since Robert McNamara. So great were these transgressions that the radio gods themselves must have been aghast at my impiety. I explained in conference-room confrontations that both positions were completely respectable points of view. The comparison with McNamara had been made repeatedly in subsequent days in the mainstream media. I specifically cited “The McLaughlin Group” the following Friday and the New York Times the following Monday, and in describing the Perle resignation, I relied upon details from both Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker and from syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington. “Well, then,” they explained, the problem was “the emotionalism” of my remarks. Imagine that, emotionalism in talk radio? I reminded them that for years we had run promotions identifying KFYI as “the Place with More Passion,” where the Charles Goyette Show was positioned as “Fearless Talk Radio!”

Clear Channel made it clear—“With you, I feel like I’m managing the Dixie Chicks,” said my program director—that they would have liked to fire me anyway. While a well-drafted contract made that difficult, it did not prevent them from tucking me away outside prime time.

So I’m a talk-show war casualty. My contract expires in a few more months and—my iconoclasm being noted—it is not likely it will be renewed. Among the survivors at my station: one host who wanted to nuke Afghanistan (he bills himself as “your voice of reason and moderation”) and another who upon learning that 23-year-old Mideast peace activist Rachel Corrie had been run over by an Israeli bulldozer shouted, “Back up and run over her again!” As he doesn’t quite get some of the important distinctions in these debates, such as that Iranians should not be called Arabs, we would hope that he’s not taken too seriously. Likewise my replacements in the afternoon drive slot, brought in for glamorizing the war and billed as “The Comedy Channel meets Talk Radio.” If you remember the “Saturday Night Live” skit “Superfans” with Mike Myers and Chris Farley—“Who’s stronger, God or da Bulls?” “Da Bulls!”—then you get the idea. Only instead of “da Bulls,” it’s three hours every afternoon of “da Bush!” Expect to hear more insightful topics like “So Who’s Tougher: Michael Jordan or Donald Rumsfeld?”

I’ve seen how war fever infects a people. And I was in a no-win situation, with an audience pre-screened by virtue of 11 hours a day of screaming war frenzy—unlistenable for the uninfected—that surrounded my time slot. So I knew there would be a personal price for opposing the war, and I was prepared to pay it. But as a lover of the rough and tumble of public debate and the contest of ideas, I am disappointed at what is happening in my industry. At least at Clear Channel, there’s only one word for the belief that talk radio is still a fair and fearless search for the truth: “Un-Bull-ieveable!”

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Charles Goyette was named “Best Talk Show Host of 2003” by the Phoenix New Times.


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PS: I am a pro-war but anti-nation building conservative (though war would not have been my first option). Nation building is a socialist agenda. In addition I am sympathic to some antiwar conservatives becuase I feel they are anti-war because the war implies an occupation and nation building world empire agenda.

My position is that I hope we can take out Iraq and do short term infrastructure building and then leave. We are not doing that now. Iraq I feel will be occupied by America for generations. Sadly, my position (held by many classic conservatives I hope) is complicated and thus no one can articulate it well so Iraq becomes a black and white issue.

PS: I have never heard this radio talk show host before, but I would like to have since his brand of conservativisim (classic) is the kind that attracts me.

1 posted on 01/10/2004 4:49:13 PM PST by Destro
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To: Destro
There's two sides to every story. I will reserve judgement until I hear Clear Channel's side.
3 posted on 01/10/2004 4:56:04 PM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: Texas Eagle
I've got a feeling this guy has been trashing Bush for three years.

And, when a liberal newspaper gives you an award for "Best Talk Show Host," you ain't exactly conservative.

4 posted on 01/10/2004 5:02:52 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Destro
The Little Goy would like to believe that he was relegated to an obscure time slot only because of his views, but the fact is his personality grates on the nerves. I just don't like his style, and found him to be annoying long before the war. On top of that, when he was on during afternoon drive, he followed Rush and then Hannity, competing with Hewitt and Savage. He didn't have a prayer.

As for his views, if I wanted to hear them, I'd listen to KFYI's competitor, or watch netork news.
5 posted on 01/10/2004 5:03:42 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.VirtueMedia.org)
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To: Jeff Chandler
netork?
6 posted on 01/10/2004 5:05:30 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.VirtueMedia.org)
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To: sinkspur
I've got a feeling this guy has been trashing Bush for three years.

So?

7 posted on 01/10/2004 5:05:33 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
"NATION BUILDING"

We send our soldiers everywhere; we rebuild countries that have ATTACKED US .. YET .. AFTER ALL THAT .. all we ask is enough land to bury our dead. There is no way anyone can call this "nation building". If you do .. then you're young and stupid, and you have never studied the truth about WWI or WWII .. you have only studied the watered-down, mamby-pamby texts the liberals have written for years .. blaming America for the ills of the world.

America is not a nation builder .. America is a democracy builder. Force is necessary .. at times. When Iraq continued to train, support and disburse terrorists around the world .. it was time to change their pattern.
8 posted on 01/10/2004 5:07:22 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth")
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To: Jeff Chandler
Savage is less grating? Hannity is a nice guy biut his nasal voice and repetitaveness (he sometimes repeates whole catch prhases over) is kind of grating too. As for the author, like I said I have not heard his program to judge.
9 posted on 01/10/2004 5:08:01 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: CyberAnt
When Iraq continued to train, support and disburse terrorists around the world .. it was time to change their pattern.

You are mistaken. That describes more our ally Suadi Arabia.

By the way-the occupation of Europe and Japan continues. Allowing those nations to divert vast sums to their manufacturing and social sectors.

10 posted on 01/10/2004 5:10:31 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
Some came to the debate looking for justification for going to war. Some came to the debate with a neutral outlook. Some came to the debate looking for a reason not to go to war.

Goyette was in the latter group.

He was not neutral in his assessments. I listened to him enough to know that. All evidence for going to war was subject to his most minuscule examination. If some evidence could justly be determined to be in the gray area, Goyette repeatedly saw it is falling on the antiwar side of the line.

He was, in a word, biased.
11 posted on 01/10/2004 5:12:00 PM PST by Az Joe
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To: Destro
I was in the Phoenix market for Spring training immediately before and after the Iraq war got underway.

I recall listening to Goyette while I was there, but I have no recollection of his positions or arguments. Instead, the overriding impression was "overbearing pompous jerk".

Consequently, the station probably had its own reasons for burying him in an overnight slot.

12 posted on 01/10/2004 5:13:17 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: CyberAnt
America is a democracy builder.

That's funny. Everything I have ever read shows that democracy can not be imposed from outside. In all cases where democracy flourishes a pre-existing condition for its truimph existed. The USA has never been able to impose a democracy on a nation that did not have the foundations for a democracy and the USA has never been able to create anywhere-anytime the foundations that would allow for a democracy to evolve.

13 posted on 01/10/2004 5:14:08 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: okie01
"overbearing pompous jerk".

Stern? Rush? Bob Grant?

14 posted on 01/10/2004 5:14:50 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
. . . I feel they are anti-war because the war implies an occupation and nation building world empire agenda.

Then they are ignorant of history. If they believe this, then Germany,, Japan, Italy, and South Korea are all subject states of the United States of America. This country has not attempted empire building since the Spanish American War.

These same "anti-war" idiots thought that the Soviet Union's activities vis-a-vis adding "client states" was merely a need for a buffer between them and the war mongering Capitalists.

15 posted on 01/10/2004 5:16:20 PM PST by Swordmaker
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To: Destro
No. Goyette.
16 posted on 01/10/2004 5:16:22 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: Destro
A radio station can hire and fire whomever they please.

WABC fires at will!

As does WOR radio.

17 posted on 01/10/2004 5:16:32 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: Az Joe
I might have to read the article again--but was he not hired to be biased???? Are not talk show hosts supposed to be biased? Even uber-biased?
18 posted on 01/10/2004 5:16:55 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
PS: I have never heard this radio talk show host before, but I would like to have since his brand of conservativisim (classic) is the kind that attracts me.

This guy's so far off the original Goldwater reservation he's somewhere out in the Pacific by now.

...and in describing the Perle resignation, I relied upon details from both Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker and from syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington.

Do tell.

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Who is Steve Emerson?

19 posted on 01/10/2004 5:20:24 PM PST by JCG
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To: Destro
That's funny. Everything I have ever read shows that democracy can not be imposed from outside. In all cases where democracy flourishes a pre-existing condition for its truimph existed. The USA has never been able to impose a democracy on a nation that did not have the foundations for a democracy and the USA has never been able to create anywhere-anytime the foundations that would allow for a democracy to evolve.

That doesn't stop us from trying. Over and over.

Of course, one definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result.

20 posted on 01/10/2004 5:20:53 PM PST by Swordmaker
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To: Destro
Clear Channel's first, and only priority in programming is that which makes them money. If a flaming liberal got them ratings and revenue on a particular station, in a particular market - they"d run with it. This guy's show was probably not well rated, and it came to a point where he was costing more than he was brining in, and got the hook.
21 posted on 01/10/2004 5:21:02 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (The only good news for Democrats is they could save $$ by switching to Geico.)
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To: Destro
I can see this conversation is going nowhere .. obviously you belong to the DU crowd .. please return there and spew your garbage. Our conversation is over.
22 posted on 01/10/2004 5:21:09 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth")
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To: Swordmaker
You make the mistake that being anti-war in the case of Iraq is the same as being anti-war anytime anyplace for any reason. Nice attempt at tar brushing. Like I said I am pro Iraq mission up to a point but I am not so partisan to tar anti-Iraq war conservatives becuase unlike leftist anti-warites - conservatives against the war have laser focused reasons for opposition (whose reasons I may not approve) of do center around what is good for America rather than based on a world socialist anti-war agenda.

These anti-war conservatives are not the "same "anti-war" idiots" you describe.

Shame on you for thinking that.

23 posted on 01/10/2004 5:22:59 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: OldFriend
True.
24 posted on 01/10/2004 5:23:19 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Swordmaker
Funny and true line of thought!
25 posted on 01/10/2004 5:25:07 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
True, but an honest evaluation of the facts is ALWAYS required I would think. He was not an honest broker in my opinion. He really clouds the issue in the article by comparing Pearl Harbor to the Iraq war.

We don't want to wait until we have another Pearl Harbor (9/11) now do we?
26 posted on 01/10/2004 5:26:54 PM PST by Az Joe
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To: Keith in Iowa
Maybe. Clear Channel is so big I wonder if ratings matter? As someone in marketing I have known for some time that in the radio business of today ratings do not matter as much because you are not competing directly with others.
27 posted on 01/10/2004 5:26:56 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
The award winning author and his ties to the PHXnews.....

Todd Hartley
Prior to creating PHXnews, Todd was at the forefront of radio news in the Valley of the Sun. For example, he hosted a provocative talk show, produced the popular Charles Goyette show, investigated House Speaker Grostcost's role in the alternative fuel scandal, revealed the shady deals and political shenanigans behind the Arizona Cardinals stadium, and covered the Bush/Gore presidential Indecision 2000 from Tallahassee, Florida.

Todd is a graduate of the University of Arizona and a newlywed, recently married to Wendy in September 2002.

28 posted on 01/10/2004 5:27:17 PM PST by deport (..... DONATE TO FREEREPUBLIC......)
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To: CyberAnt
DU? Nation building is big at the DU-try your brand of nation building there. I enjoyed how you rane away from the conversation with an insult.
29 posted on 01/10/2004 5:28:03 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
Email for Goyette. charlesgoyette@kfyi.com
30 posted on 01/10/2004 5:28:57 PM PST by Az Joe
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To: Destro
No it isn't, it was total tinfoil. I know a lot of people who are not freepers who couldn't stand the guy. He was so ill-informed it was embarrassing to listen to him. I was relieved when they moved him. It was not just about Bush and the war he was ill-informed about, it was local matters as well.

I'll be glad to know he's gone. I used to switch my radio off when I had to go shopping or drive anywhere in the evening.

Perhaps if the guy read more he wouldn't find himself unemployed. The fact that he's blaming Clear Channel is your first clue. He just got caught in too many mis-statements IMHO.

31 posted on 01/10/2004 5:29:42 PM PST by McGavin999 (Don't be a Freeploader-Have you donated yet?)
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To: McGavin999
fair enough.
32 posted on 01/10/2004 5:30:37 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
Everything I have ever read shows that democracy can not be imposed from outside. In all cases where democracy flourishes a pre-existing condition for its truimph existed.

Mmmm. Yes. Like Hirohito's Japan? Or Hitler's Germany?

33 posted on 01/10/2004 5:31:14 PM PST by prion
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To: Destro; CyberAnt
rane=ran
34 posted on 01/10/2004 5:31:20 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
The only thing that matters to Clear Channel is money, and making it. They do whatever it takes, in each market they're in - to make money. Rate structures in broadcasting are ratings driven.
35 posted on 01/10/2004 5:31:30 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (The only good news for Democrats is they could save $$ by switching to Geico.)
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To: Destro
Goyette is losing his job because he's doing badly in the ratings... And its because he's anti war that his ratings are bad...
36 posted on 01/10/2004 5:31:59 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: prion
Everything I have ever read shows that democracy can not be imposed from outside. In all cases where democracy flourishes a pre-existing condition for its truimph existed.

Yes, exactly Like Hirohito's Japan, which before the rule of generals had a liberal (small L) representative modernizing western leaning govt and Hitler's Germany which even before the Weimar Republic had more rights for its citizens under the Kaiser than the British common man enjoyed in the British Empire.

Want to show your ignorance of history again in another example?

37 posted on 01/10/2004 5:34:20 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: marajade
Every lib talk show host with exception of Brian Whitman and even Alan Colmes are doom and gloom, they're a bunch of wussy sour pusses. Who wants to listen to a whining cry baby???
38 posted on 01/10/2004 5:35:06 PM PST by cyborg
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To: Destro
I've never heard Goyette on the air, but if his writing is any indicator of how he runs his show, then I'm not surprised he's being eased out. His ratings must be in the toilet.
39 posted on 01/10/2004 5:37:06 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: cyborg
Have you listened to Goyette? He's just like they are...
40 posted on 01/10/2004 5:37:48 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: CFC__VRWC
I liked his writting style.
41 posted on 01/10/2004 5:37:59 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
Go gargle on razor blades, you pusillanimous pipsqueak!

I wanna punch your stupid nose down your stupid throat!

Write when you find work, eh?

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42 posted on 01/10/2004 5:38:13 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: CFC__VRWC
They are...
43 posted on 01/10/2004 5:38:25 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: Senator Pardek
Bob Grant fan?
44 posted on 01/10/2004 5:39:20 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Az Joe
He was, in a word, biased.

If that's a crime in the radio world, they'll have to can all the hosts at KFYI. Goyette had points. I was neither for going to war nor completely opposed. I think there were some reasons for going to war but whether they were enough of a reason is really what Goyette was examining. As for Giddy and Shrill, they two who replaced him, I have started listening to FM on the way home...

45 posted on 01/10/2004 5:39:35 PM PST by Nanodik (Libertarian, Ex-Canadian)
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To: Destro
I wish they'd bring back Bob Mohan...
46 posted on 01/10/2004 5:40:26 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: okie01
Don't forget Larry Young.
47 posted on 01/10/2004 5:40:37 PM PST by Nanodik (Libertarian, Ex-Canadian)
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To: Destro
Want to show your ignorance of history again in another example?

No thanks, I'm satisfied with the examples I've already given. Prickly one-liners are not the same as meaningful argument.

48 posted on 01/10/2004 5:40:38 PM PST by prion
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To: Nanodik
I find myself listening to 96.9 a lot more. I find I can't stand listening to Rush, Hannity, or anyone on KFYI after either... Except maybe from 5-10 a.m... I like Bruce Jacobs and the guy (forgot name) who comes on after him. At ten I switch...
49 posted on 01/10/2004 5:42:47 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade
Who? like Brian Whitman or Alan Colmes? I don't know about Colmes so much, but Whitmas is really funny (very rare in a lib). I've never heard this guy.
50 posted on 01/10/2004 5:42:50 PM PST by cyborg
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