Skip to comments.The muzzling of Mrs. Fred
Posted on 03/08/2011 4:15:37 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
For most of the last decade, my husband, Fred Grandy, has earned his living as a news/talk morning radio host in Washington, D.C. For most of the last year, he has hosted The Grandy Group, a morning drive-time show covering politics, foreign policy, and pop culture, along with the usual regional and local stories that make up any given days news.
Then I joined the show. Under the pseudonym of Mrs. Fred, I began harmlessly enough. I would show up every Friday at 8 a.m. and talk family and domestic stuff: raising a daughter in college, road rage in the Giant Foods parking lot. But about the time we as a nation began to learn and then wonder about the motives behind the proposed Islamic Center next to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, I started wanting more information.
The demand for more information eventually culminated two weeks ago in a large public forum on Capitol Hill co-hosted by the radio station, the Heritage Foundation, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and the Westminster Institute. Fred fielded a panel of experts on domestic terrorism who packed the house and left the audience wanting more.
Nevertheless, just a few days after the event, Fred was told to tone down the jihadist talk and make sure I did the same. I didnt. In my February 25th report on how Christians had been arrested in Dearborn, Michigan, for simply talking about their religion to Muslims, I said something that outraged our management and was dismissed.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
The enemy of Americans (islam) strikes again with the help of idiot Americans
You know, I just realized something after reading that...
630 WMAL Ping List
Gopher from the Love Boat, Fred Grundy “Tone Down the Rhetoric on Muslim” I Quit.
America has a problem “Tone Down the Rhetoric”
1993 World Trade Center Bombing what was the result of the Tone Downed Rhetoric
Septemeber 11, 2001
1995 Timothy McVeigh Bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City
Why because people were informed to Tone Down the Rhetoric.
BS, expose the terrorists for what they are - terrorists.
Fundamentalist radicalism is so prevalent in the Muslim World.
Okay America lets deny it, forget about it and it will go away.
Dumbdown America! Muslims are our friends! BS. Look what toleration gets you, a real kick in the butt
Who owns the radio station WMAL 630AM?
When going to Detroit Michigan, I found out when buying gas. I only will purchase gas at Meijer’s Gas Station. Otherwise the attendants in many of the other gas stations are Muslims.
Dearborn is the largest Muslim Population in the Midwest. What happened in Christmas 2009 - the Underwear bomber- If he achieved blowing up the plane. Was it a call of the Muslims in Dearborn to rise up against their neighbors.
A muslim will strive to do something in the same area, until they are succesful for avenging some sense of Honor and avenging the death of someone else. Eye for an eye. No concept of forgiveness and forgetting.
WOW! Ridgerunner.. What a great catch! Sure explains some things...
A lot of those Detroit-area Muslims, especially Iraquis, are Christians.
Bottom of page one, Mrs. Fred writes: “... I said something that outraged our management and was dismissed.”
“NEXT: What I said” (hyperlink to page two)
Next, top of page two: “Im not sure exactly what I said that they objected to, but if I had to guess...”
Well, Mrs. Fred, I’m as anti-islam as the next person, but couldn’t you have linked us to a transcript so we could all “guess? “ Because a simple “if I’m fired” cutaway line doesn’t really cut it.
To be clear, whatever nasty thing she said about islam, I agree.
I’m not sure that statement makes sense. Do you mean Middle-Easterners rather than Muslims?
Appreciate the post.
If anyone has the addresses of either WMAL’s general manager or program manager (so I can write to express my displeasure at what they have done), I’d appreciate it.
BTW, I always considered Fred as a squishy moderate.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s what happened.
Just a little different than the statement WMAL put out.
If anyone has the addresses of either WMALs general manager or program manager (so I can write to express my displeasure at what they have done), Id appreciate it.
We welcome your comments and concerns at 630 WMAL.
News Room: 202-686-3020
I callled and left a message, nobody bothered to call back.
BTW, I always considered Fred as a squishy moderate.
We listened to him every morning. Fred Grandy is the show, he’s very funny. When he’s not there the show really drags. I’m a solid conservative and I wouldn’t consider Fred squishy or moderate. He’s a lot like Rush, definitely represents my core beliefs. WMAL has been bumped from my preset until further notice. I’m listening to the Baltimore station, AM 680. This may be the beginning of the Fairness Doctrine. We should not let this issue die or it will bite us again.
Huh? Do you mean that a lot if the Detroit-area Iraqis are Christians?
>> Do you mean Middle-Easterners rather than Muslims? <<
I’m sure he meant to say “Arabs” because in fact, a very large percentage of the Arabs in the Detroit area are Christians — many of whose ancestors came to the USA in the early 1900’s.
(The Christians may even still be a majority of the Arabs in Michigan. I believe they were a majority at least until recent years.)
By the way, when I was growing up, my hometown (very far from Michigan) had a small community of Christian Arabs. They originally were known as “Syrians,” but after Lebanon gained independence they became known as “Lebanese.” Neither they themselves or anybody else called them “Arabs” as far as I ever knew — although the term “AY-rabb” was sometimes used to refer to them, along with Jews, Greeks and Italians, in a derogatory way.
I’ve heard Grandy on the ‘Andy and Grandy’ show a year or two ago. Several times.
I would not call Grandy a conservative. He is funny tho.
WCBM is a good radio station. It is the main one I listen to.
Since WPHT took Beck off the air, I’ve stopped listening to them.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
if successful the Underwear Bomber stood a high chance of bringing that plane down directly OVER Dearborn. Talk about your great irony...
Did you hear Chris right at 11am tell a caller, fresh from Tahrir, to GFY? Hilarious!
SH*T, I missed it!!! Do you know the exact time of this call, Buf?
The direct number to comment is 202-895-2400. First you have to listen to their comment on the issue.
It was the last call before the top of the hour news break at 11am.
Ok, thanks. I’ll check it out.
Please pardon my poor attempt at sarcasm. Better punction (i.e., quotation marks) might have made all the difference.
UPDATE: Mrs. Fred was on WCBM 680AM (Baltimore) this morning (Wed., March 9th) at 8:35-50am, approximately, as a guest in The Sean & Frank Show. The interview has just been posted to their website. Here it is:
Thank you for posting this - Great interview!
Just listened to it again:
Fred Grandy may be on a show tonight but she didn’t say which one. If radio, maybe Mark’s show.
She described what is going on and said that they were working on a larger scale now.
God bless them!
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