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The muzzling of Mrs. Fred
The Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2011 | Catherine Mann (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 day’s news.

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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.

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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 didn’t. 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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia; US: Iowa; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fredgrandy; grandy; islam; mrsfred; sharia; stealthjihad; talkradio; wcbm; wmal
Mrs. Fred strikes back!
1 posted on 03/08/2011 4:15:42 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The enemy of Americans (islam) strikes again with the help of idiot Americans


2 posted on 03/08/2011 4:18:11 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

PING!


3 posted on 03/08/2011 4:18:27 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Now, instead of railing against cyclists on Old Georgetown Road, Fred and I were slowly connecting the dots between the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, that body of 57 Islamic states (Palestinian Authority included) that has since 1993 openly claimed in the UN that human rights policy must be subservient to Sharia law.

You know, I just realized something after reading that...

Obama Claims He's Visited 57 States

4 posted on 03/08/2011 4:22:17 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

630 WMAL Ping List


5 posted on 03/08/2011 4:25:03 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Idiot Americans = PC Multicultural leftists: Clueless until it is too late!

Mike

6 posted on 03/08/2011 4:32:06 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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

Domestic Issue
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?


7 posted on 03/08/2011 4:32:16 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200
Who owns the radio station WMAL 630AM?

Citadel Broadcasting

8 posted on 03/08/2011 4:35:51 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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.


9 posted on 03/08/2011 4:46:42 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

WOW! Ridgerunner.. What a great catch! Sure explains some things...


10 posted on 03/08/2011 4:46:45 AM PST by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: hondact200

A lot of those Detroit-area Muslims, especially Iraquis, are Christians.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 4:50:35 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Another morning talk show host, on D.C.’s WTNT, was canned when he made critical (but accurate) comments about CAIR. He publically brought up the the fact that fund raising and local real estate proceeds by CAIR have funded terrorist groups. I apologize for not remembering his name.
12 posted on 03/08/2011 4:51:51 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bottom of page one, Mrs. Fred writes: “... I said something that outraged our management and was dismissed.”

Next line:

“NEXT: What I said” (hyperlink to page two)

Next, top of page two: “I’m 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.


13 posted on 03/08/2011 4:54:34 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: neocon1984

I’m not sure that statement makes sense. Do you mean Middle-Easterners rather than Muslims?


14 posted on 03/08/2011 5:01:19 AM PST by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; hellinahandcart

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.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 5:08:52 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s what happened.

Just a little different than the statement WMAL put out.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 5:40:09 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (YOU BETCHA!)
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To: sauropod

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.

We welcome your comments and concerns at 630 WMAL.
Switchboard: 202-686-3100
Sales: 202-895-2344
Programming: 202-895-2327
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.


17 posted on 03/08/2011 5:49:07 AM PST by thepoodlebites (and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.)
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To: neocon1984

Huh? Do you mean that a lot if the Detroit-area Iraqis are Christians?


18 posted on 03/08/2011 5:56:40 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: TN4Liberty; neocon1984

>> 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.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 6:00:48 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: thepoodlebites

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.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 6:55:28 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 03/08/2011 7:17:56 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: hondact200

if successful the Underwear Bomber stood a high chance of bringing that plane down directly OVER Dearborn. Talk about your great irony...


22 posted on 03/08/2011 7:26:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Did you hear Chris right at 11am tell a caller, fresh from Tahrir, to GFY? Hilarious!


23 posted on 03/08/2011 9:08:18 AM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: BufordP

SH*T, I missed it!!! Do you know the exact time of this call, Buf?


24 posted on 03/08/2011 9:30:48 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: thepoodlebites

The direct number to comment is 202-895-2400. First you have to listen to their comment on the issue.


25 posted on 03/08/2011 10:08:57 AM PST by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

It was the last call before the top of the hour news break at 11am.


26 posted on 03/08/2011 12:23:36 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: BufordP

Ok, thanks. I’ll check it out.


27 posted on 03/08/2011 12:29:45 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: TN4Liberty
Do you mean Middle-Easterners rather than Muslims?

Please pardon my poor attempt at sarcasm. Better punction (i.e., quotation marks) might have made all the difference.

28 posted on 03/08/2011 4:46:53 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

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:

http://www.seanandfrank.com/mp3.php?intreviewid=17


29 posted on 03/09/2011 9:49:10 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Thank you for posting this - Great interview!


30 posted on 03/09/2011 10:30:03 AM PST by credo 2
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To: credo 2

You’re welcome!


31 posted on 03/09/2011 10:37:46 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

BTTT


32 posted on 03/09/2011 10:40:33 AM PST by credo 2
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

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!


33 posted on 03/09/2011 1:18:00 PM PST by credo 2
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Hi there... I’m new to Free Republic. Can someone tell me what “PING” means?


34 posted on 03/10/2011 7:06:16 AM PST by TDaniels
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To: TDaniels

It means that you are bringing attention to a particular story or post to either specific friends or members of a subject interest list.


35 posted on 03/10/2011 7:08:42 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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