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To: narby
It is just me, or does this guy come across as truly in love with himself? He seriously should consult a Psychiatrist.
16 posted on 01/12/2004 10:18:43 AM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: richardtavor
No, it's not just you. He trumped his horn throughout the buildup to war . . . going so far as to put out press releases to the national media promoting himself as "the nation's only conservative talk show host opposing war in Iraq." He didn't just have a little philosophical difference with his audience -- he used his stance as his attempted springboard to prominence.

Not that he is a liberal, but his approach did seem to be like many Democrats and local pro-business "republicans" who sided up with Janet Napolitano in her bid for governor. He figured that if he guessed right and had poo-poo'ed a war gone bad, he'd have increased prominence. So, he intellectually saddled up with the protestors. He claims he just had an honest disagreement. The trouble with that argument is that he didn't have a "gentleman's disagreement" but rather spent hours every day making fun of everyone who disagreed with him . . . whilst whining about being a maverick and putting out self-promoting press releases.

The guy is boring and sufficiently sanctimonious to turn most everyone off. I NEVER thought he was a "key" person at KFYI and am most happy to get to listen to someone else driving home.

32 posted on 01/12/2004 10:49:47 AM PST by hoyaloya
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To: richardtavor
He's a contrarian, imho. Support for the war was just too simple and obvious so Goyette was trying to 1-up everyone else by being "just a little bit smarter" than everyone else.

He had lots of help from Col. Hackworth, who was trying to sell his new book at the time. I got the feeling that because "Hack" was such a frequent guest that Charles had a scoop that no one else had. I, however, personally heard "Hack" on every station all over hells 1/2 acre. Hackworth was no visionary. So, I bailed when Charles kept questioning the war.

His afternnon drive ratings suffered, most logically, and I suspect management advised him of those facts. As a programmer, you put your weakest link where it does the least damage. I suspect that is being spun into this "censorship" story.

Morning host, Barry Young, today advised that Goyette's article clearly misrepresented his position as a pro-war mongering KFYI colleague (voice of reason and moderation). Now all Goyette's charges (exaggerations?) are being called into question.

Further, it appears that WMYI 102.5 in Greenville, S.C., where the lady was fired for voicing anti war sentiments is a music station, which would explain much. Can anyone verify.

And that's the skinny from Phoenix.

34 posted on 01/12/2004 10:52:58 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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