Skip to comments.UPDATE: Hagan petition to get Limbaugh off Youngstown airwaves gaining support
Posted on 03/07/2012 3:02:51 PM PST by raccoonradio
State Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, is circulating a petition to remove conservative talker Rush Limbaugh from Youngstown radio airwaves.
Limbaugh, whose nationally-syndicated show is heard on more than 600 stations, is heard locally on WKBN-AM (570).
The radio host has come under fire after calling a George Washington University law student derogatory names after she testified to congressional Democrats in support of national health care policies that would require employers to offer group health insurance that covers birth control.
Two radio stations, one in Massachusetts and the other in Hawaii, have already dropped Limbaughs show as a result of his comments and at least a dozen advertisers have pulled ads from Limbaughs show.
Hagans petition, available by clicking here, has more than 1,040 signatures this afternoon.
Some comments from radio-info.com
—ScottyBman: Hagan is a media whore. He tirades against anything that can get him airtime. He is the worst kind of politician that is more self serving than concerned about tackling the real issues of the day.
That Mr. Hagan has any time to discuss Rush while his district is in the shape it is in, shows how demented he is. For GOD SAKES, he represents Youngstown. VERY HIGH POVERTY. MURDER PER CAPITA one of the highest in the country...need I go on.
But he wants to talk about Rush. Mr. Hagan, you have no sense of priority!
I think Rush made a mistake. But he needs the sound bites. He is an entertainer. I agree with his POV, but as a representative of the conservative, I think he is garbage. A morbidly obese, pompous drug addict who can not take the criticism that he loves to dish out.
The bottom line, Rush will weather this bump in the road...we will be stuck with a horrible representative like Mr. Hagan and the Mahoning Valley will continue to fester in its own self defeatism
Sonosationial18: Nobody’s clamoring for Shultz’s or Sharpton’s head because nobody’s listening. Cleve Insider... I disagree..... one of the main reason conservative talk works on the radio is that both conservatives and liberals listen..... but, by and large, of you donj’t tell a hard-core conservative what he/she wants to hear, they won’t listen.
CleveRadioInsider: Democrats want everyone off the air they disagree with. It is the main problem with liberalism. They can’t handle a different viewpoint than their own on the air.
vjm: Funny, you don’t here any Republican congressmen demanding Ed Schultz or Al Sharpton yanked from the air, and they’ve made an art form out of saying stupid stuff.
Hagan’s clamoring for 15 minutes of fame...this will all blow over in due course.
If I were that radio station’s manager, I’d publicly ask the asshat politician if he can come back with his petition after he’s presented petitions to HBO to rid itself of Bill Maher, and he’s petitioned pMSNBC to rid themselves of Special Ed and Reverend Al.
People in Ohio need to start circulating a recall petition for this fool. The Ohio Speaker of the House ought to censure this guy for wasting time and taxpayers money. Two can play at this game.
Just sent Hagan the following email: “I’m confused . . . are you circulating this petition because your sisters and daughters are as promiscuous as the 30 year old feminist at Georgetown? Your sisters and daughters must be so pleased for you to use this means to tell the world what you think of them.”
Gov’t officials have no business circulating a petition to cancel Rush. He is NOT respresenting all the constituents, only his personal agenda driven thinking.
All this crap will be old news tomorrow after Hannity airs the tapes tonight. Fluke’s 15 minutes will be gone with the wind.
The station Rush use to be on in Detroit WXYZ dropped him and another talk radio guy and went to all sports...haven’t listened to them since, but he was immediately picked up by WJR in detroit, along with hannity and levin...that was years ago.....
He's safe....it's a blue-collar, crime-infested, Mafia-run cesspool (Youngstown), and they vote straight (D), no matter what.
That's the mentality in ALL the Major cities, where RINO's and/or Democrats get enough votes (several from some of the people, EACH), get and we the likes of Sherrod Brown, and the rest of the losers.
Is this guy pushing to get Maher, Schultz, and Malloy off of the air? No? Then he’s just a typical low-life Dem hypocrite, and people need to be pointing that out vociferously.
Seems like “State action” to me. A violation of the Bill of Rights.
This moron is bound by the 1st Amendment and Rush should have his attorneys point that out to him in no uncertain terms.
This over the top stink fest shows the nature of these knee jerk jerks. Most Americans are smart enough to sense hyperbole and will remember them for who they are—jerks.
For years since the end of the "Fairness Doctrine" there have been demands, that have intensified over the past three years, for modern talk radio to Go away! Leave! Get out!
Now the shelling to destroy -- not merely harass -- has commenced. . . .
Pray that the military and LEO (the professionals) step up to handle what all this is leading to before it becomes -- Civil War II; but whatever.. let's just get it over with.
The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus spoiled brats and their ideological issue now have their own Establishment and are serious about their decades-old intent to secede from and destroy the Constitutional republic and its social contract, freedoms and inalienable rights.. let's just get it over with.
That's the Northern Ohio backup station for when WTAM runs a stupid Indians day game. Usually comes in loud and clear.
Controlling speech via the big hand of government coercion.
If they succeed in this expect some pirate radio stations to pop up using a streaming feed from the internet (from other radio station in the area) to send the message of rush out.
I would LOVE to see us absolutely swarm the fruited plain with an army of Pirate Rush Stations.
If WKBN drops him what are they going to run in the middle of the day? Polka Party? Tradio?