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Obama vs. WGN-AM
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Posted on 09/16/2008 9:07:24 AM PDT by jakerobins

Chicago radio station WGN-AM is again coming under attack from the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama for offering airtime to a controversial author. It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of an "Obama Action Wire" alert to supporters of the Illinois Democrat.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; censorship; davidfreddoso; democrats; obama; obamabiden; wgn
To think someone would attack Obama on PUBLIC airwaves. When will Obama goons try and shut down the EIB.
1 posted on 09/16/2008 9:07:24 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Under Hussein’s administration only Pravda and Isvestia will be allowed.


2 posted on 09/16/2008 9:10:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: jakerobins
And WGN apparently thinks this card-carrying member of the right-wing smear machine needs a bigger platform for his lies and smears about Barack Obama -- on the public airwaves

Especially since the LEFT-WING smear machine IS the public airwaves!

3 posted on 09/16/2008 9:10:40 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: jakerobins

David Freddoso and Jerome Corsi have hit a nerve with the Obama campaign.

Liberals are always scared when the truth is spoken.


4 posted on 09/16/2008 9:11:09 AM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Earned My Vote --- With Palin on the ticket, MOST conservatives should be satisfied.)
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To: jakerobins

Just how many authors with anti-Bush books full of lies were paraded around by the MSM?


5 posted on 09/16/2008 9:12:22 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: jakerobins
Keep it going, Rah, Rah

I had never heard of the book or the author until they started the "PROTEST"
6 posted on 09/16/2008 9:12:43 AM PDT by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: jakerobins
Hey Obama supporters and left-wingnuts...It's called FREE SPEECH. Remember those words you throw out all the time to protect your rights to oppose and smear others? Free Speech! Free Speech!

Only you and Obama want to take that away from Americans!


7 posted on 09/16/2008 9:14:57 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: jakerobins
It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of community organizers.
8 posted on 09/16/2008 9:15:52 AM PDT by XR7
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To: Don Corleone
Under Hussein’s administration only Pravda and Isvestia will be allowed.

Correction: Under Hussein’s administration only Al Jazeera will be allowed.

9 posted on 09/16/2008 9:20:31 AM PDT by PeterFinn ("I will stand with the Muslims" - Baraq Hussein Obama p. 261 "Audacity of Hope")
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To: jakerobins
Obama vs. WGN-AM The First Amendment
10 posted on 09/16/2008 9:20:36 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: jakerobins
Just a taste if the coming "Fairness Doctrine" we can look forward to in a "Barry & The JoeBeau" adminsistration.

Will WGN look into 3 executed gays at Wright's church, lost phone records in the CPD, or false arrest tactics of the sitting Delaware AG - all to cover up for Barry & The JoeBeau? David Axelrod's head would explode!

11 posted on 09/16/2008 9:21:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: jakerobins

The internet will become the new underground for the right.


12 posted on 09/16/2008 9:24:32 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: jakerobins
Seems like the 1st Amendment is specifically written to prohibit the Government (Obama in this case) from doing anything that stops free speech, specifically political speech.
13 posted on 09/16/2008 9:31:19 AM PDT by Cheerio
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by Illinois from Chicago, ILMonday, September 15, 2008 at 09:36 PM
The author of the latest anti-Barack hit book is appearing on WGN Radio in the Chicagoland market tonight.

David Freddoso has made a career off dishonest, extreme hate mongering, even calling legislation to protect people from hate crimes the “Thought Police.”

And WGN apparently thinks this card-carrying member of the right-wing smear machine needs a bigger platform for his lies and smears about Barack Obama — on the public airwaves.

Freddoso will be on WGN tonight from 9:00 to 11:00 to promote his new attack book against Barack.

Tell WGN that by providing Freddoso with airtime, they are legitimizing baseless attacks from a smear merchant and lowering the standards of political discourse.

Call into the “Extension 720” show with Milt Rosenberg at (312) 591-7200

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14 posted on 09/16/2008 9:47:15 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: tapatio

There is the page on the Obama website that talks about WGN.


15 posted on 09/16/2008 9:48:44 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: jakerobins

Pure desperation.


16 posted on 09/16/2008 9:55:01 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Don Corleone
BO will have a closer look at WGN, come relicensing time. And they damned well know it.
17 posted on 09/16/2008 9:59:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: jakerobins

A hint of the book burnings and printing press destruction seen in radical mob scenes of the past. Freedom of speech and the press must be banned to achieve control. Intimidation and in some cases violence has been used to eliminate the opposition.


18 posted on 09/16/2008 10:02:44 AM PDT by CarryingOn (Che Guevara was a community organizer. That's all I've got to say.)
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Must be who the twit is trying to censor today. Typical commie.


19 posted on 09/16/2008 10:04:34 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: jakerobins
It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of an "Obama Action Wire" alert to supporters of the Illinois Democrat.

Liberal = anti-freedom of speech. Instead of wild goose chasing in Alaska, I'd like to see some media investigation of the "Obama Action Wire" minion's foul deeds in response to these emails from the Obama campaign. Imagine the audacity of these "brownshirts" if he is elected.

20 posted on 09/16/2008 10:13:38 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jakerobins

Imagine if that would-be Communist dictator takes office! He would be another Hugo Chavez, or worse.


21 posted on 09/16/2008 10:47:57 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: jakerobins

It’s not Ok to ban the book, but it’s Ok to ban talk radio shows about a book?


22 posted on 09/16/2008 12:41:13 PM PDT by S.O.L.
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