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KFI hosts draws fire for broadcasts on Tookie Williams
Los Angeles Wave ^ | 11/30/05 | OLU ALEMORU

Posted on 12/03/2005 7:01:37 PM PST by bloggodocio

LOS ANGELES — The fight to save death row inmate Stanley “Tookie” Smith turned confrontational last week after his supporters clashed with a right-wing shock-jock on the streets of Crenshaw.

Radio personality, John Ziegler, a talk radio host with KFI 640 AM, got into a shoving match with community leaders and activists who were protesting that station’s alleged “racism and bigotry” and had gathered outside the Lucy Florence Coffeehouse in Leimert Park to announce a formal complaint to the Federal Communication Commission.

Ziegler, actually comes on at 7 p.m. weekdays after infamous KFI 640 AM hosts John and Ken of the John and Ken Show. They have designated the hour of 5 p.m. as the “Tookie Must Die/Kill Tookie” hour Monday through Friday until and if Williams, a co-founder of the notorious Los Angeles Crips gang, is executed in San Quentin on Dec. 13.

The station has also listed the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of Williams’ supporters who have subsequently received hate messages and violent threats.

To jeers and shouts of “racist,” Ziegler, who had ridiculed the death of attorney Johnny Cochrane by claiming he was going straight to hell for defending O.J. Simpson, tried to ask a question after the press conference had formally ended and was surrounded by angry Williams’ supporters.

“I didn’t come down here to provoke anyone,” he claimed when asked point blank.

“I came down here to find out why they were calling me a racist. What I’m doing on the show is not racist. In the Tookie Williams case, we’re informing the public as to the facts.

“Even his supporters have acknowledged that he wasn’t tried by an all-white jury, as has been claimed. And even if it was, that does not inherently mean that he didn’t get a fair trial.”

He added: “The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the most liberal court in the land, a court that despises the death penalty, a court that sees racism everywhere, has upheld his conviction and said it is only clemency from the governor that can save this man. That tells you that he got a fair trial.”

Earlier, Jasmyne Cannick of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, had lambasted the station, which is owned by Texas-based Clear Channel Communications.

“It is clear that John and Ken and host John Ziegler are trying to play on the emotions of blacks in Los Angeles as it relates to the Williams execution,” she said.

“The core and manner of the on-air remarks, which were extremely distasteful towards Williams and his plight, were extraordinarily disturbing and offensive. I urge the FCC to examine these incidents and take any and all actions consistent with their rules and regulations.”

Her comments were echoed by Lita Herron, a spokeswoman for a Victim Mothers Support group.

“This smacks of the party mentality that went on when American whites were lynching blacks,” she fumed.

“We feel that Stanley Williams has a right as any other citizen to a fair trial, a fair sentence and a fair justice. Not indecency or salaciousness so a radio personality can achieve ratings. We’re outraged at KFI and we want the community and world to know that we object to this kind of behavior.”

At press time, neither KFI nor Clear Channel had returned calls for comment.

Williams, who was found guilty of murdering four people in two separate robberies in 1979, has become a cause celebré after renouncing his violent past and penning a series of books aimed at dissuading youths from gangs and the drug culture. His work and message of redemption have led to multiple nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has scheduled a private hearing on Dec. 8 with Williams’ lawyers, Los Angeles County prosecutors and other interested parties. The governor has the authority to commute a death sentence to life in prison without the possibilty of parole, but is not obligated to hold a hearing.

Schwarzenegger has denied his first two clemency appeals, stating that an inmate’s model behavior was not enough to sway him to grant mercy.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: frymumia; frytookie; kfi; stanleywilliams; talkradio; tookiemustdie
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1 posted on 12/03/2005 7:01:38 PM PST by bloggodocio
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To: bloggodocio
My bet is that Arnold wusses out and continues his sprint to the left, gets killed in his re-election bid, and goes down in history as a bad joke.
2 posted on 12/03/2005 7:05:44 PM PST by Timmy
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To: bloggodocio

These knee-jerk racism accusations are getting really old.


3 posted on 12/03/2005 7:08:16 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: bloggodocio
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has the authority to commute a death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole

He does and he will regret it, and take that mistake to his political grave.

4 posted on 12/03/2005 7:08:16 PM PST by Jigsaw John
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To: bloggodocio
"Earlier, Jasmyne Cannick of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, had lambasted the station, which is owned by Texas-based Clear Channel Communications."

It is not a coincidence that the MSM feels it necessary to point out that owners of KFI Radio are "Texas-based", thus using a standard "guilt by association" tactic to brand KFI with the bloodthirsty people of Texas (/sarcasm).

As anyone who's ever listened to KFI well knows, neither the Station or its hosts have anything to do with Texas, they are just like hundreds of other stations that happened to be owned by Clear Channel.

If the MSM wanted to point out the ownership of the radio station - yet still be fair, they might also want to point out the criminal records of virtually everyone supporting Tookie.
5 posted on 12/03/2005 7:08:49 PM PST by MediaAnalyst
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To: bloggodocio

"right-wing shock-jock"

There is your justification for mass murder and a commutation of his death sentence. Quickly, who remembers which side of his victims Tookie blew away? Was it right or left? The pictures are posted on FR today.


6 posted on 12/03/2005 7:09:30 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: bloggodocio
I have to admit that I literally laughed out loud when I read this:

"“This smacks of the party mentality that went on when American whites were lynching blacks,” she fumed."

These people are so predictable............

7 posted on 12/03/2005 7:12:33 PM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: bloggodocio
Shooting an unarmed and innocent person at close range with a shotgun is a very bad thing to do. Anyone that has an ounce of humanity knows that the moment after they pull the trigger and see the devastation it causes.

Anyone that kills people over and over with a shotgun at close range isn't human. They are devoid of humanity and no amount of time or anything else changes that. So what if this thing that only looks human has found a way to act human in prison. They might compare this thing to OJ but they should also compare him to John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, etc. This is not about color except that morons are using the things skin color to push their own political agendas. Or, they just think it's OK to kill white people and/or Oriental folks in this case maybe.

8 posted on 12/03/2005 7:15:48 PM PST by isthisnickcool (America!)
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To: bloggodocio; reagan_fanatic

9 posted on 12/03/2005 7:17:53 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: bloggodocio
His work and message of redemption have led to multiple nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize

Only one that I know of.

And that was a nomination by some wacked out pinko Philosphy prof at Berkley that writes articles for various commie papers.

10 posted on 12/03/2005 7:19:29 PM PST by woofer (Me? Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.)
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To: doug from upland

Ka-PING!


11 posted on 12/03/2005 7:19:40 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Support Zien's PPA/CCW bill in Wisconsin.)
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To: woofer

I should add that that nomination was laughed out of the Nobel meeting.


12 posted on 12/03/2005 7:20:07 PM PST by woofer (Me? Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.)
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To: Timmy
My bet is that Arnold wusses out and continues his sprint to the left, gets killed in his re-election bid, and goes down in history as a bad joke.

California has long been a lost cause for Repubs. Give it up, Ahnold is never going to look "conservative". You are right he will continue to show us his left turns.

13 posted on 12/03/2005 7:21:12 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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To: bloggodocio

why is it that if one is for law and order then that person is a "right winger"? to be honest I have no problem with being known as a right winger.

thus since the left isn't for following the law and order, should the left be known as the unlawful and chaos......?

excuse me but...
I think I answered my own question.....
never mind.


14 posted on 12/03/2005 7:21:23 PM PST by no-to-illegals
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To: bloggodocio

He will not grant clemency. If he did, we would total recall him. It would be a very easy vote because he will have lost what remains of his base.


15 posted on 12/03/2005 7:23:20 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: Timmy

I'm not taking that bet!


16 posted on 12/03/2005 7:23:48 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Timmy

"My bet is that Arnold wusses out and continues his sprint to the left, gets killed in his re-election bid, and goes down in history as a bad joke."

I hope you are wrong...but my gut tells me you are right.

Polls have it at 2 to 1 in favor of "Tookie" taking the pipe.

If Arnold commutes his sentance, hes done.

I just read the DA's response to Tookies bid for clemency. Tookies is a bad man, he is evil absolute.


17 posted on 12/03/2005 7:24:15 PM PST by skimask (Ignorance is a curse from God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.)
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To: Boazo

LOL - that's great! - did you do that?


18 posted on 12/03/2005 7:24:43 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: bloggodocio
Earlier, Jasmyne Cannick of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, had lambasted the station, which is owned by Texas-based Clear Channel Communications.

Ahhhh. It's based in Texas. There's the proof of racism. The station is owned by a Corp. in Texas.

TEXASSSSSSSSS

19 posted on 12/03/2005 7:25:13 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Ladysmith
MOCKING TOOKIE -- CHRISTMAS SONG ON EBAY
20 posted on 12/03/2005 7:26:41 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: Timmy
My bet is that Arnold wusses out and continues his sprint to the left, gets killed in his re-election bid, and goes down in history as a bad joke.

I completely agree.

21 posted on 12/03/2005 7:27:30 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (De gustibus non est disputandum.)
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To: doug from upland

Tom McClintock looks like he might be able to topple Arnold.
Maybe Arnold is taking himself out to make room for McClintock.
I know plenty of people who voted for Arnold cause they
thought he would win, but really wanted and thought that
McClintock was the better man for the job.


22 posted on 12/03/2005 7:28:07 PM PST by Getready ((fear not...))
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To: bloggodocio
Stanley “Tookie” Smith

Isn't his last name is Williams?
23 posted on 12/03/2005 7:29:19 PM PST by msnimje (Everyday there is a new example of the Democrats "Culture of Dementia")
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To: Timmy
My bet is that Arnold wusses out...

That is right, he will be a "Girlie Man"
24 posted on 12/03/2005 7:31:17 PM PST by msnimje (Everyday there is a new example of the Democrats "Culture of Dementia")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Yes,Heh Heh


25 posted on 12/03/2005 7:31:58 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Getready

Yes, I voted for Arnold because I thought he was the only one who could win. McClintock will get much more support from the base this time.


26 posted on 12/03/2005 7:36:09 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: doug from upland
the party mentality

The party mentality?

WHAT? This is about a man that has seeded eeevil.. flat out eeevil... and the want to spread the eeevil and use "Party Mentality" as the accusation?

Are you kidding me?

If we want to talk politics- which in my opinion plays NO PART IN THIS CASE- then let's talk politics...

WHO HARMS YOUR RACIST ASS MORE YOU FREAKING MORONS? TELL ME!? WHO!?

Not Bush... not any "REPUBLICAN"

WHO HARMS YOU MOST IS YOU! YOUR RAcIST "boy calling wolf" CRAPT! THE FACT THAT YOU WILL DEFEND MURDERERS- JUST CAUSE THEIR BLACK- and the fact that YOU RACIST IDIOTS SUPPORT MORONS THAT ROB YOU LIKE JESSIE AND AL!

Oh- And- Jessie and Al are not worst guilty of robbing you for your contribution cash... their worst crime is robbing you of self wort and dignity.... morals... you know the tings that truly make a man rich....

/rant off... and I am sure I will get a freaking attacking earful for it.. but DANG-- IT HAD TO BE SAID....
27 posted on 12/03/2005 7:36:16 PM PST by eeevil conservative (eeevil conservative is your beloved audience..........From the GREAT ONE!)
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To: bloggodocio

John Ziegler is a "shock jock"?

That's just silly. He's like the preppie white guys in the white guy version of the "Whazzzaaapp..." commercials.

"How are YOU doing??"

LOL


28 posted on 12/03/2005 7:37:35 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Hyphenated-Americans unite!!)
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To: doug from upland

Doug from Upland, I hope you remember we met last year at Rabid Dog's house. I was driving north on 15 from Maryland to PA yesterday (I now live in PA) and of all people to hear on Sean Hannity - there you were, plugging FR! It made me smile and also brought back the memory of visiting Reagan Library with my freeper friends.


29 posted on 12/03/2005 7:45:37 PM PST by merry10
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To: billhilly

right side


30 posted on 12/03/2005 7:45:58 PM PST by Roverman2K
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To: merry10

Yes, indeed. We had a wonderful party and a great time at the Reagan Library. By the way, it was about 75 degrees here today. :)


31 posted on 12/03/2005 7:47:38 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: eeevil conservative

Who are you yelling at?


32 posted on 12/03/2005 7:48:19 PM PST by merry10
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To: doug from upland

snow tomorrow! I'll be in CA week after next for work and visiting the 17 year old I let finish HS there! Hope to "hear" you again soon. I'm getting XM for my commute so I will be able to listen to John and Ken, I hope!


33 posted on 12/03/2005 7:49:52 PM PST by merry10
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To: bloggodocio

I don't care about the sideshow, but this guy has earned himself a trip to the gas chamber.


34 posted on 12/03/2005 7:50:15 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Timmy
"My bet is that Arnold wusses out and continues his sprint to the left, gets killed in his re-election bid, and goes down in history as a bad joke."

He should not run and instead make True Lies 2.

35 posted on 12/03/2005 7:51:52 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: doug from upland
Arnold talks a good story -- like his Nixon: "Then I'm a Republican" schtick -- but watch what he has done.

IMO, he is a "third-way" "new-democrat", in the mold of Clinton. The only message he has delivered that has any ring of conservatism is his often expressed interest in repairing and preserving the business climate in California. New-age socialists have all but concede that it is necessary to feed and care for the capitalist beast in order to provide the funding for the socialist agenda (which has long ago been proven to be incapable of self-sustaining productivity).

California is a socialist state, and will be so for the next 20-50 years. After socialist policy has eroded incomes and property values by 25-50%, and after the productive class has departed for greener pastures, California may rebound. But I won't be alive to see it first hand.

36 posted on 12/03/2005 7:52:06 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (De gustibus non est disputandum.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Because of his star power, he is the only one who had any chance to stand up to the insance leftist DemocRATS in this state. He couldn't, so this state is screwed, blued, and tatooed.


37 posted on 12/03/2005 7:53:37 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: merry10

John and Ken brought their confrontational style from NJ in about 1992. They really to after people.


38 posted on 12/03/2005 7:54:40 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: eeevil conservative

Spell-checking aside...............nice rant, and dead on.


39 posted on 12/03/2005 7:57:30 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: merry10

LOL!

No one... just passionately yelling in general... lol-- okay maybe I am yelling at the freaking BLACK PANTHERS.. and their racist hate...


40 posted on 12/03/2005 7:58:06 PM PST by eeevil conservative (eeevil conservative is your beloved audience..........From the GREAT ONE!)
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To: Gordongekko909

It should be noted that only 1 of the 4 victims for which Tookie is serving a death sentence is white.


41 posted on 12/03/2005 8:00:08 PM PST by AmishDude (Your corporate slogan could be here! FReepmail me for my confiscatory rates.)
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To: RightOnline

LOL!

Thanks.. yes- I was surely lacking the typing accuracy.. but I made up for it with passion.. LOL!

thanks...


42 posted on 12/03/2005 8:00:39 PM PST by eeevil conservative (eeevil conservative is your beloved audience..........From the GREAT ONE!)
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To: bloggodocio

by-by Tookie


43 posted on 12/03/2005 8:01:14 PM PST by GOPJ (Slavery Lite & Second Class Citizens are not American values. Fight Guest Worker programs.)
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To: Gordongekko909

williams is the racist in these matters......


44 posted on 12/03/2005 8:04:16 PM PST by Loud Mime (Bad Lawmakers = Bad Law = Infinite Lawyers)
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To: doug from upland

to after people = go after people


45 posted on 12/03/2005 8:05:22 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: doug from upland

good to see you and thanks for turning me onto these guys in Caleefornyia.....


46 posted on 12/03/2005 8:09:36 PM PST by eeevil conservative (eeevil conservative is your beloved audience..........From the GREAT ONE!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

25-50%?

Optimist huh? :)

I think CA is in for a really, really rough ride about 8-10 years out. Like, to the point of civil conflict rough.

Obviously the runaway union influence in the state has now blasted through the point of no return. Spending will continue to spiral upward, illegal immigration will be actively encouraged, and at some point it will all need to be paid for - and taxes will start going up.

Once they start, they won't stop. Confiscatory taxes, increasing crime and heavy-handed socialist policies will spark massive flight from the state (benefitting Nevada, Arizona, Texas, NM, OR, WA and even Colorado), which will only speed up the problems. Fewer people to tax = even higher taxes. Spending will not slow, because Dems will hold all the cards.

It's only a matter of time at this point.

Only way it could be prevented, is a complete change in the CA GOP, but they really don't seem up to it.

Arnold seems to be at the point, where he's going to start making decisions which will advance his re-entry into the entertainment community.

This poster is not hopeful at all.


47 posted on 12/03/2005 8:12:19 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Hyphenated-Americans unite!!)
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To: AmishDude
Yes, Tookie referred to his other victims as "Buddha-Heads".
48 posted on 12/03/2005 8:16:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Yeah, Texas actually executes murderers. How cruel of them!/s


49 posted on 12/03/2005 8:21:32 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: bloggodocio

Man it really sucks when a mass murderer and thief gets their feelings hurt. Is there no justice in this land.


50 posted on 12/03/2005 8:22:57 PM PST by VanB
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