Skip to comments.Radio stunt (WKLQ-FM, Grand Rapids, MI) has folks howling in anger (drowning dog hoax)
Posted on 08/13/2005 12:51:02 PM PDT by leftcoaster
GRAND RAPIDS -- Cruel hoax or just plain cruel?
A local radio show host's announcement that he planned to drown a dog today -- purportedly to draw attention to this week's drownings of two children -- turned out to be a hoax, but still drew the ire of police and dog lovers.
Callers flooded 911 dispatch centers with complaints before the stunt was unveiled as a publicity put-on.
WKLQ-FM morning show hosts at 8 a.m. aired sound effects that were supposed to sound like a dog being drowned at a nearby park. Disc jockeys then admitted the effort was a ruse, saying it was intended to raise awareness of recent child drownings.
Police say the hoax was insensitive to families of the drowning victims.
"I realize they do their stunts for ratings, but this one has gone too far," Grand Rapids Lt. Vincent Reilly said, noting he believes it is inappropriate to compare a purposeful drowning of a dog to a loss of human life.
(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...
They were NOT his own words. (They were a quote.)
Sorry for the oops.
The people in that area were more outraged at the "death" of an animal over the death of Human Beings - typical liberal idiocy.
That is not the case at all.
Two kids drown in successive days at different beaches. It is covered properly IMO by the local media.
Now comes a radio station that predicts on-air Wednesday or Thursday (not sure which day) that on Friday morning it will drown a dog live(dead?) on-air at 8:00 A.M.
The public outcry was in advance of the announced Friday drowning in order to stop it from happening. Do you really think there would have been less of an outcry if they had announced in advance that they were going to drown another kid? Of course not.
And on another front, some Conservatives show such reverence that they spell it "Pr-s-d-nt". Some people just can't distinguish a title or office from a name.
People are more sensitive about animals than people.
Last winter, someone posted a photo of two stray dogs that had fallen through the ice on some lake. By the time the rescue divers got there, one dog died from hypothermia and the other survived.
I suggested that outside of it being a good training exercise, the humane thing to do would be to use a sharpshooter at 70 yards.
Man did I get flamed. (I kind of expected it)
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