Skip to comments.When DUmmies Attack (AFN Soldier Under E-Mail Assault from DU)
Posted on 03/31/2005 8:09:51 PM PST by txradioguy
It started out when I saw this "Letter To The Editor" in the March 22nd Stars and Stripes:
AFN needs diverse opinions
Rush Limbaugh is not of interest to all. Equal time needs to go to more moderate interests, and, failing that, to progressive ones.
I hereby launch a campaign to hear Air America once, at prime time, for every time Rush is on the air. Please let your local American Forces Network radio station know that you need to hear more than a paid announcement from the party line.
Any other point of view is absolutely necessary. Rushs sources and motivations are highly suspect, and it would be interesting to look on White House pay records for what amounts go to the Excellence in Broadcasting Network.
I would also be curious as to what influence leads this broadcast to be on AFN on prime time four to five days a week, with political balance only from my fellow Texan Jim Hightower, for five minutes, buried somewhere in the early morning.
If we dont demand freedom of choice, we wont get it.
Emily Dolan Gordon Grafenwöhr, Germany
And I replied with this in the March 29th Stars & Stripes:
Air America not the answer
This is in response to the letter writer who demanded equal time for Air America since American Forces Network broadcasts Rush Limbaugh (AFN needs diverse opinions, March 21). It sounds eerily like a form letter being circulated at the Liberal Web site DemocraticUnderground.com, so the editors of Stars and Stripes should be warned that more letters like this may be on the way. Let me also remind the letter writer, Emily Dolan Gordon, that the Federal Communications Commissions fairness doctrine went away more than 20 years ago, so AFN, if it chooses, does not have to give equal time to the hate speech on Air America just to make it fair.
Second, why would anyone want to subject the soldiers and their family members proudly serving in all branches of the armed services to the anti-military filth that the hosts of the shows on Air America spew anyway? Besides, the liberal point of view is already disseminated on AFN through National Public Radio.
I suggest that if anyone wants to listen to their kook-theory scare-the-people diatribes, he or she should simply go to Air Americas Web site and listen for free. And if anyone dislikes listening to the things that Limbaugh has to say that much, he or she should simply exercise the greatest freedom we have as Americans, the freedom of choice, and change the channel.
Spc. John S. Wollaston Camp Casey, South Korea
These started showing up in my mail box yesterday. The original letter writer started first:
Why don't you believe in equal time? Then you could make your own decision instead of someone else telling you what to think? I regularly listen to those I don't agree with...otherwise I'd be living in a bubble. I learn so much that way. When I'm against something or for something.. I KNOW why. When you just listen to Rush...you are just repeating his thoughts..not your own.
Subject: Hey FreepTard
Must be nice to be sitting in the rear with the gear rather than wearing a flak jacket and web gear with the poor slobs in the Iraqi theater, huh?
Regarding your bullshit letter in S&S (and calling it bullshit is being polite):
"Second, why would anyone want to subject the soldiers and their family members proudly serving in all branches of the armed services to the anti-military filth that the hosts of the shows on Air America spew anyway?"
You obviously have never listened to Randi Rhodes. She, like me, is a veteran. She served in the Air Force. She is a staunch defender of servicemembers and their families, no matter what your masters told you.
If you weren't a knuckle-dragging freeptard, you'd know that.
Hey, maybe before you open your yap and spew your own version of hate, maybe you should open your ears and actually listen to who is saying what, who is defending who. Bush is cutting veteran's benefits. Rush tell you that? Bush sent the Army to war without body armor. Rush tell you that?
No, you'd rather drink the Bush Kool Aid and believe the lies Limbaugh spews rather than open your d*mn eyes and realize you've been conned.
Oh, and Google is our friend at Democratic Underground.
Subject: What Planet Are You From?
Sir: I am not sure from where your delusions stem, but let's clear up a couple of things: Air America is not 'hate speech;' it's free speech, and small balance to the right-wing venom polluting the airwaves. NPR is highly-censored, 'right-wing lite' news. Rush Limbaugh really truly honestly IS a big fat idiot (and a liar to boot). Also, you may want to get your facts straight, if you want to consider yourself in any way a 'journalist.' There is NO 'form letter' on the Democratic Underground, demanding equal time for Air America on AFN, or on any other issue. Here at Democratic Underground, we pride ourselves on being sufficiently intelligent to write our own letters, in our own words, expressing our own thoughts. In other words, we are not merely 'dittoheads.' I am sorry to hear that you consider Air America's programming to be 'anti-military filth.' You must have a pretty loose standard for what you consider to be anti-military. You must surely despise the Bush administration's cutting of funding for VA hospitals; talk about anti-military filth! And from a deserter to boot. What a black mark in American history to have a Commander in Thief who ran from duty like George W. Bush did (not to mention Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld). Your writing sounds eerily like the hate-filled rants of Rush himself. Or are you simply another paid shill for the Bush administration, like 'journalist' James Guckert/Jeff Gannon? One last thought: if you really value the freedoms of our Constitution, you might want to take a look at the way Bush has violated his oath of office in his attempts to dismantle the First Amendment.
Sincerely Yours, Minnesota Grandmother for Truth ---------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Might Wanna Look John
Your names all over the bloghs John ... Damn!
FIGHT WAR, NOT WARS! KILL POWER, NOT PEOPLE!
Subject: Fatboy Limbaugh
hey, I read your little rant about the Fat, Draft Dodging, Drug Addicted, Wife Trashing Limbaugh and would like to comment.
If a US serviceman wants to change the channel what does he change it to ?
Also, your pic should be changed. I noticed you are out of uniform. I believe being overweight is out of uniform, unless the weight is all concentrated in your necks.
I would also suggest you stop being so political. When I served honorably in the USMC, unlike your draft dodging, alcoholic Commander In Chief, I was told not to be political.
So, get a life. _________________________________________________________
So this is the respone from the "Freedom of Speech" crowd when you dare speak about their beloved little SCARE America. They have been assaulting my AFN e-mail account with this crap since yesterday. I gave NO indication that I worked for AFN, in fact I wrote the letter from my computer in my barracks room. It would also appear that I'm the target of my own thread in DUmmie land. Any advice or ideas for how I should handle this would be greatly appreciated. I need the power of the FReepers to help me on this. Thanks guys.
Good point Alas! I admit I did reply to a couple of them frommy desk. But everything else has come from the barracks.
I'm going to JAG for another issus on Monday I think I'll bring this up as well.
Good to see you FRiend. Sorry I haven't been to the Sunday Morning thread in awhile.
You're at the Line Of Departure, Sergeant....lock and load, then give 'em hell!
Go for it!
"However, if you are unable to handle a few cowardly Socialists, then I would highly advise that you never enter into combat."
I have more fear of the Iraqi insurgents I dealt with in IRaq than I do of a Lib/Socialist with the Google search engine.
Outstanding suggestion, and I am ashamed that I did not think of that.
dont email skinner.
If you are recieving unsolicited hate mail from the DUmmies to a government account, they are committing a felony.
Although the legal buttheads may not do anything, you should be able to foward the most offensive emails to your comm folks and get the offending email domains blocked from your base, and if offensive enough from Army or Dod.
Sending unsolicited spam is now a felony. It's the same for offensive/harrassing emails.
When they send emails to a goverment computer system it ties up resources better used for official business.
You should be able to resolve this with your local comm folks.
HOOAH! Bombadier. Thanks.
is the POS that sent in the letter in the Military or just some du goon???
ya know... i remember a time when S&S was on OUR side, any more, i'm not so sure.
Don't waste your time. Refer to tag line.
After a certain point it becomes electronic harrassment, however, and a nice note to the DU sysop to that effect may help matters a little. But children determined to play in their own poo will find a way to do so.
That Sir, is exactly what I wanted to hear from you.
Yet again here they go. As someone who was stationed in Europe the only channel we had was AFN. Usually their shows were a season behind. The morning shows would rotate and be shown in the afternoon, not live.
Some of the shows I hate. I would love to have them change their ways. But does it not take all kinds to make the world work. Had it been the other side would we not be demanding our voice heard.
Delete, Delete, Delete.
Like one of the people that replied above, I am in South Korea. We get EXACTLY one hour of Rush every day. Do you know why? Because a lefty senator complained that there was too much exposure to Rush on AFN. We get a lot of NPR, CBS and CNN on our AFN airwaves. If there is any inequity in the airing, it sure comes from the left. Besides, Rush is an established commentator throughout the USA. Air America is yet to prove that they are viable and capable of attracting an audience. These DUmmies own the AFN airwaves and have the nerve to complain. Screw em!!! Needless to say, I don't watch or listen to much AFN.
yeah the DUmmies are REALLY showing their "true colors" now aren't they?
I wonder if they consider their e-mails to me as their way of "supporting the troops"?
I may not have said it very clearly but I do understand that with limited access to the media, there are sat dishes but still not plentiful that we end up listening or watching shows that we just do not like but how to satisfy all the viewers and listeners.
I do think their approach is well it shows their true colors and not for the reasons I would have offered.
Leave it to DU.
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