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Armstrong & Getty absent from Sacramento live radio amid controversy over Muslims
Sacramento Bee ^ | September 26, 2012 | Cynthia Hubert

Posted on 09/26/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Popular talk radio show hosts Armstrong & Getty were absent from Clear Channel's live programming Tuesday amid controversy around one of the hosts' on-air comments about Muslims.

KSTE (650 AM) aired a previously recorded "Best Of" morning show on Tuesday instead of its regularly scheduled live program featuring Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty. Officials for the Sacramento station and its owner, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, offered no explanation for the change, sparking questions and heated comments among fans on the show's Facebook page.

During an on-air discussion Monday, Armstrong criticized the United States for what he characterized as apologizing for a crude YouTube video that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and sparked anti-U.S. uprisings around the globe. He urged listeners to make their own "anti-Muhammad ads" and post them to Al-Jazeera, the Arabic news network. "We need to bombard them with ads until they grow up," he said.

Armstrong did not return a phone message from The Bee on Tuesday, and Clear Channel spokesman Dave Milner said, "We do not have any information at this time" about the hosts and their future at KSTE.

The program, which airs weekday mornings, features the hosts taking calls from the public and offering social commentary and humorous anecdotes about everything from celebrity sex to politics.

The show's fans spoke out on Armstrong & Getty's Facebook page Tuesday, questioning why they were absent from the live broadcast and accusing the channel of censorship...

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; appeasement; freespeech; islamofascism; muslim; pighumpers; talkradio; terrorists
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To: glennaro

This is my go to daily show. I made donations to their charities. They are standing up to our threats. Keep them on the air.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 9:08:05 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Darksheare

I’m for immersing the Clear Channel honcho himself in a drum of urine until he grows up.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 9:35:12 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How does this sort of cowering square with the national anti-bullying program?


23 posted on 09/26/2012 9:36:16 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

He’d probably like it.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: WXRGina

Nail them to the wall!
Arm-Get is getting the shaft!


25 posted on 09/26/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's happen here in Sacramento (Sad memento) before; to wit, "KFBK management wanted Williams silenced for the usual reason, they were fraught with fear [of Islamists among others]. "

KFBK is a sister station of KSTE.

26 posted on 09/26/2012 10:43:36 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Whoa. That is a HUGELY popular program. Must watch developments on this one.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 10:52:16 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Thank you for adding that information to the thread.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 11:54:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Darksheare

I can totally buy that that’s why Comcast banned “Dancing in the Streets.” And that’s not inconsistent with anything I found on Wikipedia.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 1:34:11 PM PDT by dangus
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To: kimchi lover

Well, they’re back on the air sorta without explanation (we can’t talk about it), so my column is outdated, but here it is anyway: http://www.americanclarion.com/12788/2012/09/27/sacramento-radio-hosts-censored-anti-muslim-speech/


30 posted on 09/27/2012 6:26:27 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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