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Thought Police Patrol Convention’s Radio Row
National Review ^ | September 6, 2012 | John Fund

Posted on 09/06/2012 4:47:33 PM PDT by grundle

Conservative talk-show hosts who came to Charlotte to interview political figures are furious. For the first time in anyone’s memory, Radio Row — the designated set of booths available to visiting talk-show hosts — has seen restrictions placed on its use by Team Obama. DNC staffers at Radio Row will book leading Democrats for slots on conservative stations but then cancel the appearances an hour or so before broadcast “because you’re not our audience.”

Roger Hedgecock, a former mayor of San Diego now hosting a nationally syndicated talk show, decided to pack up and leave Charlotte early because “we were blocked from getting any guests that mattered. It was a complete freeze.” Larry O’Connor of Breitbart Radio told me, “It was the most bizarre act of censorship. These shows paid large fees and spent thousands on equipment setup and they couldn’t do their programs because of interference.”

“According to sources at Talk Radio News Service, placing a stringer outside the designated TV area to ask high-level Democrats to stop by radio row has also been banned by the DNC,” Ben Shapiro wrote at Breitbart’s Big Journalism:

"When I approached liberal activist John Podesta about appearing on KRLA’s “Heidi Harris Show” along with me and my co-hosts Heidi Harris (conservative) and Brian Whitman (liberal), his handler quickly intervened. Later, the handler stopped by to clarify: did the show have two liberals and one conservative, or two conservatives and one liberal? When I stated that it had two conservatives and one liberal, he quickly shook his head and sprinted away."

So much for the transparency and openness of the Obama era.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dncconvention; radio; radiorow; radiorowsuppressed
To invite someone with the intent of canceling an hour before the scheduled interview is rude and disrespectful. Hopefully this will be mentioned at Drudge Report by tomorrow - embarrassment may be the best way to get this kind of censorship to stop.
1 posted on 09/06/2012 4:47:36 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Gangster administration. Why is anyone surprised?

I hear the booths are unavailable for much of the military to vote too!


2 posted on 09/06/2012 4:50:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: grundle

War on conservative talkradio. What a bunch of LOSERS.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 4:50:50 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: grundle

Well!the Rats are right about one thing.I’m not part of their audience.I haven’t wat five minutes of their clownish convention since it started.

Its really NO Loss.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 4:50:53 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: grundle

Does anyone have a link to a live blog by a conservative blogger?


5 posted on 09/06/2012 4:51:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: grundle
Fine. Our candidates should boycott the Sunday leftist yik-yak shows. We don't need them to get our message out.
6 posted on 09/06/2012 4:53:29 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: grundle

Coward for a President.... cowards for a Party.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 4:54:09 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: grundle
Communists play hardball

Country clubbers and blue bloods don't.

8 posted on 09/06/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: grundle
It's the Chicago way which is the thugs way or the highway and Obama & Co are first class thugs.
9 posted on 09/06/2012 4:56:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: grundle

Then there’s Charlotte’s WBT radio that fired one of the best afternoon conservative hosts they’d had in a long time (Vince Coakley), just a few months before the DNC. The station then brought in some squishy duo...one a very obnoxious lib.

Click...


10 posted on 09/06/2012 5:01:12 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

exactly, its gangsters


11 posted on 09/06/2012 5:05:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Biggirl
War on conservative talkradio.

Just a skirmish. The real war begins after Obongo's next inauguration.

12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:05:57 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: grundle
WND had an article a couple of days ago, Ax falls on conservative radio hosts

A Charlotte radio station is dropping conservatives because "The new station owners say they are simply trying to get away from straight politics – the station’s bread-and-butter for years – and move to something 'a lot more fun.' They explain that the lighter fare will 'appeal to a wider audience.'"

I have heard more than one conservative radio talk show host say that consultants are telling radio stations that people do not want politics and Obama / Romney all the time; listeners want more fun stuff and lighter fare.

I now more than ever believe know that "radio consultants" are shills for the aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals (psycho spoiled brats) and their bratty ideological issue; i.e., the Demobrat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party).

Of course, the defunct Democratic Party was full of dirty tricksters and SOBs but they weren't enemies of America.. they were at least our SOBs.

Shills for liberals did exactly the same kind of thing during the "Fairness Doctrine" era except it was a lot simpler.. the shills had only to file FCC complaints against the station owners.

13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:12:11 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: moovova

I sort of listen to WBT when I am visiting home just south of Charlotte and caught some Vince and liked him. What was he fired for? Hancock is one I could do without. Larson is probably my favorite one. I miss Tara Servatius.

WBT used to be a good station.

Every now and then I will use IHeartRadio and listen.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: wally_bert

Brad and Britt (or Sad and Twit as I’ve heard them called) are TERRIBLE. They used to be the morning show on 101 FM out of Greensboro, a station with several liberal programs and no big-name conservatives that I remember. How they moved up to drive-time afternoons in Charlotte is beyond me.

}:-)4


15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:58:17 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Moose4

They are new to me. Wasn’t there Spires or Krantz back with another someone else for a while in the afternoons?

I used to love WBT but it has gone so far downhill.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 6:03:06 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Which the way things are going, thankfully will not happen.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 6:41:19 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: grundle

Obama’s SA.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 6:57:43 PM PDT by Spok
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To: wally_bert

WBT did not renew Vince’s contract. Not sure why, but a lot of people were upset to lose him. I think he picked up the 3pm slot after Tara as temporary fill in that graduated to perm. But then WBT replaced him with a pair of yokels...one of which they’d actually fired several years ago (Krantz).

I liked Vince a lot. He was very conservative. He even had a religious program on Fridays (Faith Fridays?), after his regular show.

I hate to say it, but I think wbt is swinging leftward.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 7:16:50 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: wally_bert

Sorry...I should have read all the remarks before posting my last. You were way ahead of me. And yes...it was Spires & Krantz. Hopefully, wbt is feeling the advertiser pinch.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 7:25:51 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: moovova

Leftward WBT is not a pleasant thing to think about.

Larson is the main reason I listen to BT for the most part when I get to.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 4:00:55 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: grundle
To invite someone with the intent of canceling an hour before the scheduled interview is rude and disrespectful.

To have someone pay a fee in anticipation of a service that never materializes is illegal.

These stations should get together and sue the DNC for reimbursement at the very least.

22 posted on 09/07/2012 4:28:14 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan
To have someone pay a fee in anticipation of a service that never materializes is illegal.

Maybe the DNC just 'temporarily' SUSPENDED THE RULES..... again.

23 posted on 09/07/2012 1:26:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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