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San Fran Radio Host Gets 7 Years For Child Porn
worldnetdaily.com ^ | August 30, 2008 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 08/30/2008 4:24:46 PM PDT by kellynla

A San Francisco radio host billed by his station as the "Lion of the Left" was sentenced yesterday to seven years of prison on a charge of e-mailing images of child pornography.

Bernie Ward, a former Catholic priest who is now married with four children, hosted a Sunday radio program called "God Talk" on San Francisco-area radio station KGO-AM 810 and another program on weeknights devoted to news and politics. According to several reports, Ward earned his "Lion of the Left" nickname for his outspoken and staunchly liberal viewpoints.

Ward came under FBI investigation last year after a woman with whom he exchanged sexually explicit Internet messages called police, reporting that Ward had sent her a photograph of children engaged in a sex act.

Bay Area television station KTVU-TV reported the FBI used 19 transcribed pages of Ward's conversation with the woman and a search of Ward's computer records in their investigation, leading to the discovery of dozens of child pornography photos. The Associated Press reported some of the images were of children as young as three, while others portrayed masochistic scenes of children bound and gagged. The transcripts also revealed that Ward confessed being sexually aroused by his own children.

Doron Weinberg, Ward's attorney, told KTVU that though his client claims innocence, arguing the images and Internet chat were part of journalistic research, Ward knew that the evidence against him was too condemning to drag his family through a prolonged trial.

Ward "is not a sexual predator," Weinberg told reporters, insisting "Bernie Ward is a good man."

Speaking of Ward's supposed research into child pornography, however, Weinberg did admit, "It's clear that it ended in a dark place."

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1 posted on 08/30/2008 4:24:46 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

Wait until the cons get this pervert in the general population, the shower or the crapper.


2 posted on 08/30/2008 4:27:55 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: kellynla

Most folks who lean toward radio broadcasting tend to be perverts or addicts as shown by statistics.


3 posted on 08/30/2008 4:29:58 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: kellynla

It’s very sad that child pornography exists. Those who produce and distribute and possess such vile images should be prosecuted. The whole “sexual revolution” that our culture went through applied to consenting adults only, not to children.


4 posted on 08/30/2008 4:30:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kellynla
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Bernie Ward is a miserable, hateful, ugly man.

I noticed the local press is kinda quiet about this case.

5 posted on 08/30/2008 4:32:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kellynla

He’ll probably have to get in and do that fraudulent “early voting” gig if he wants to get a couple votes to Obama before he’s marched off to the Iron Bar Hotel.


6 posted on 08/30/2008 4:33:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS are a visible reminder of what it was like before people became civilized.)
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To: kellynla
"According to the Chronicle, Ward will serve his sentence in the minimum-security prison in Santa Barbara County and could have his jail time reduced by about a year for good behavior."

The guy has a bunch of children of his own. His wife better get her roller skates on while he's in the slam.

7 posted on 08/30/2008 4:36:32 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: kellynla

7 years? It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving slimeball. This pig will be out in a few months, however, since it is California.


8 posted on 08/30/2008 4:39:46 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: kellynla
Wow... the end product of liberalism - a pedophile.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 08/30/2008 4:40:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kellynla
The transcripts also revealed that Ward confessed being sexually aroused by his own children.

Ward "is not a sexual predator," Weinberg told reporters, insisting "Bernie Ward is a good man."

These statements are clear evidence of Liberal insanity.

10 posted on 08/30/2008 4:41:35 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: All

August 28, 2008

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/August/08-crm-758.html

Former Talk Radio Host Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – Bernard V. Ward, 57, a San Francisco resident who previously worked as a radio station talk show host, was sentenced today to serve 87 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division announced.

On May 8, 2008, Ward pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography through the Internet. According to the plea documents, Ward admitted that in December 2004, he used an online screen name to engage in an Internet chat conversation with an unknown individual also using a screen name. During that conversation, Ward admitted that he sent an image of child pornography depicting nude children engaged in sexually explicit conduct via his e-mail account. Ward also admitted that he used the same e-mail account to distribute 15 to 150 images of child pornography to other individuals. These images involved prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, some with sadistic, masochistic or violent conduct.

The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Steve Grocki, Jennifer Leonardo and Michael Yoon of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and investigated by the FBI.

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08-758


11 posted on 08/30/2008 4:42:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kellynla
...could have his jail time reduced by about a year for good behavior.

Well that shouldn't be hard to do seeing as how there are usually no children to molest in prison!

12 posted on 08/30/2008 4:43:24 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: USS Alaska
Wait until the cons get this pervert in the general population, the shower or the crapper.

Heard on Savage that he is going to a Federal pen, not the state pen.

13 posted on 08/30/2008 4:44:43 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: humblegunner
Most folks who lean toward radio broadcasting tend to be perverts or addicts as shown by statistics.

Ummm....what??

As far as being a broadcaster....?

And I'd like for you to "show" me where those statistics are.

Never heard this before....

14 posted on 08/30/2008 4:56:39 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: kellynla

15 posted on 08/30/2008 5:02:34 PM PDT by Bobalu (If you don't want people pointing out your flaws, maybe you should work on not having any)
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To: LasVegasMac
And I'd like for you to "show" me where those statistics are.

You would like me to do research for you?

How much are you willing to pay for?

Surely Limbaugh and his Oxycontin junkie-ism are common knowledge.

Do you want to know about other talk-radio frauds or do you have more specific parameters for the search?

16 posted on 08/30/2008 5:06:57 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: humblegunner
Let this be a lesson to all you kiddies out there. Sending or receiving child pornography for any reason is a crime. If you have any questions, in about six months you can get in touch with Mr Ward to go over the details, but by then, he will be Bernice to the guys in Cellblock D.
17 posted on 08/30/2008 5:11:14 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: humblegunner
Most folks who lean toward radio broadcasting tend to be perverts or addicts as shown by statistics.

Entertainers in general, I think.

"Look at me, look at me! I'm worthy of being looked at, aren't I?"

18 posted on 08/30/2008 5:13:24 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: humblegunner
You would like me to do research for you?

Not necessary, mouth.

You just proved that your talking out of your a$$!

Go play somewhere else, where they accept crap statements like yours, "statistics show that..."

I asked you to provide proof, cite your "statistics show..." sources. Is that hard to do for you? It is for Rat / Lib nuts.......

Well, you told me that you don't like Rush and that's about it.

Using your diluted logic, I'll say this, "Statistics show that people that don't like Rush and other radio talk show hosts are prone to being complete left, radical left, idiots."

19 posted on 08/30/2008 5:39:21 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: kellynla

The “Lion of the Left” likes kiddie porn. “I love kiddie porn hear me roar!”


20 posted on 08/30/2008 5:46:18 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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To: kellynla

and the RATS, take another one in the.................................HA ha!!!

21 posted on 08/30/2008 5:51:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: LasVegasMac
You just proved that your talking out of your a$$!

Yes. The words are "you're" and "ass".

This is a prime example of unfortunate ignorant or stupid folks getting
their much-needed opinions from talk radio "smart guys". The unfortunate
ignorant person cannot even write proper English. Should we expect original thought from him?

No, certainly not.

The unfortunate ignoramus will continue getting opinions and talking points from
his magical "radio box" and will accept them as genuine truth.

This type of sub-class is easily led and usually quite weak willed.

22 posted on 08/30/2008 5:53:16 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: kellynla

Aren’t they always “a good man”?


23 posted on 08/30/2008 6:07:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: kellynla

“The transcripts also revealed that Ward confessed being sexually aroused by his own children.”

That must put Ward at the bottom rung of the perv ladder.


24 posted on 08/30/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT by kayworthy
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To: humblegunner
This is a prime example of unfortunate ignorant or stupid folks getting their much-needed opinions from talk radio "smart guys".

And your source of info is what?

25 posted on 08/30/2008 6:15:50 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: humblegunner

Spoken like the kind of “class act” who declares he will “vote for McCain because he’s white.” I don’t know how you’ve survived the ZOT.


26 posted on 08/30/2008 6:16:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey (YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: newzjunkey
I don’t know how you’ve survived the ZOT.

It's a gift.

27 posted on 08/30/2008 6:39:50 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: LasVegasMac
And your source of info is what?

Today, it's your very self!

example of unfortunate ignorant or stupid folks getting their much-needed opinions from talk radio "smart guys"

Yeppers. That'd be you, chilly.

28 posted on 08/30/2008 6:42:23 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: kellynla

29 posted on 08/30/2008 6:51:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: humblegunner

Could you tell me where you got those statistics? I’d like to take a look. Many thanks in advance...JFK


30 posted on 08/30/2008 6:55:39 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: humblegunner

Can you cite any of those stats?


31 posted on 08/30/2008 6:58:44 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: kellynla

The “Lion” get 7 years for doing “research”! What is this country coming to?


32 posted on 08/30/2008 6:59:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: kellynla

The wikipdia page about Ward has links to transcripts of the chat room conversations where he discussed shild porn and the sex abuse he had with his kids.

I was afraid to open them. Just too damn sick.


33 posted on 08/30/2008 7:02:18 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: humblegunner; LasVegasMac
You would like me to do research for you?

Don't make the charge if you can't prove it.

Humblegunner has a habit of making bigoted assertions he can't or won't back up. On an FLDS ranch thread earlier this year humblegunner accused the entire Mormon Church of being child molesters.

Then there's the moronic idea that a guy getting addicted to pain pills after a nasty set of back surgeries is proof that large numbers of radio personnel are disposed toward drug use and child porn. Truly intellectually beathtaking.

34 posted on 08/30/2008 7:09:52 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: humblegunner
Yep, 20 million conservatives, all mind-numbed robots.

Harry Reid, is that you?

35 posted on 08/30/2008 7:12:19 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: humblegunner
Don't call it a fact because a radio yammerhead says it.

I did not cite any facts provided by Limbaugh. I merely challenged your idiotic assertion that you can make charges and then other people are responsible for proving them for you.

Sure enough, they probably are. Cultist freaks.

Well hey, if you want to accuse 13 million people of being child molesters without providing any evidence at all, that makes you smart and a great American, right?

Do you subscribe to Limbaugh's site?

No.

What's your drug of choice? You know, the one that makes you engage in these bigoted rants online?

37 posted on 08/30/2008 7:46:49 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: BADROTOFINGER
Could you tell me where you got those statistics? I’d like to take a look. Many thanks in advance...JFK

There aren't any.

I was just yanking the chain to see who would get rattled.

38 posted on 08/31/2008 4:26:53 AM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: USS Alaska

They put convicts like Ward in protective custody or “special needs” blocks of prisons. Probably he will not be killed in prison.


39 posted on 08/31/2008 6:02:55 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Mr. Silverback
Harry Reid, is that you?

LOL.

thanks for the heads up.........

40 posted on 08/31/2008 1:53:13 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: humblegunner; BADROTOFINGER; LasVegasMac
I was just yanking the chain to see who would get rattled.

In other words, he's just as much a schmuck as he appears to be, but for different reasons.

41 posted on 08/31/2008 2:59:13 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: kellynla
Ward came under FBI investigation last year after a woman with whom he exchanged sexually explicit Internet messages called police, reporting that Ward had sent her a photograph of children engaged in a sex act.

Nice job turning him in! Glad the authorities acted on the tip.

42 posted on 08/31/2008 5:23:56 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: kellynla
Ward "is not a sexual predator," Weinberg told reporters, insisting "Bernie Ward is a good man."

If he's a "good man" then what would a bad man be? A Christian?

43 posted on 08/31/2008 5:24:36 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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