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Tampa Channel 8 to Not Allow On-Screen Personalities to Wear Red, White, Blue Ribbons
MJ Morning Show, Tampa, FL | 9/20/01 | MJ Kelly, On-Air Radio Personality, WFLZ 93.3

Posted on 09/20/2001 3:39:35 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More

My wife just informed me that MJ Kelly, of the MJ Morning Show, broadcast in Tampa and St. Louis, just stated that Tampa's television Channel 8 (an NBC affiliate) has forbidden their on-air tv personalities to wear red, white, and blue ribbons, because they're (the station) going to question Bush's actions.

Has anyone else heard this?


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This type of action is usually one of the initial steps to creating public discontent with any administration action, and is de-moralizing to our troops, and unpatriotic.

Has anyone else heard anything like this going on? Sounds like a free-fest is needed.

1 posted on 09/20/2001 3:39:35 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic No More
that is, a freep-fest, if this is true.
2 posted on 09/20/2001 3:47:06 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic No More
Ah, the boll weevils emerge. If they have a problem with president Bush, they could save that for an editorial.

Oh, wait, I'm sorry, this is NBC, where editorials pass as the news.

As a youth, I recall television stations had a 2 minute spot where citizens could respond to the station's editorial. That practice is long gone.

3 posted on 09/20/2001 3:51:15 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Real Cynic No More
Someone needs to find out, Im in the Freeping mood....Let's Roll..
4 posted on 09/20/2001 3:52:06 AM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: mystery-ak
I just checked Channel 8 and nobody is wearing patriotic symbols. This channel is near McDill air base at Tampa, so that makes it doubly offensive! Let the fire begin!
5 posted on 09/20/2001 3:55:38 AM PDT by Highest Authority
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To: mystery-ak
Keep us updated, I am ready and willing to e-mail or call. or both! This behavior has to stop.
6 posted on 09/20/2001 3:56:52 AM PDT by kassie (God Bless America)
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To: Real Cynic No More
You got any links/email addresses?
7 posted on 09/20/2001 3:58:50 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: kassie
BUMP for evening reference.
8 posted on 09/20/2001 3:59:22 AM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: kassie
Media General Corp. @ TBO.com was just shown on their show closing. Apparently this "newscast" is on from 5 to 7.
9 posted on 09/20/2001 4:00:34 AM PDT by Highest Authority
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To: Real Cynic No More
>>...because they're (the station) going to question Bush's actions.

He hasn't done anything yet (Bush).

And I hope Bush elimantes the governments of Iraq and Iran (and thereby the oil-based funding of terrorism) and confiscates oil income to give to the victims and pay for the damages here. Probably can skip Afghanistan.

10 posted on 09/20/2001 4:02:03 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: Morgan's Raider
Station is www.WFLA.com
11 posted on 09/20/2001 4:02:09 AM PDT by Highest Authority
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To: Real Cynic No More
IF this is true...but there have been so many rumors out there...I would verify this and others before jumping the gun.

PLEASE remember that there are people out there who are once again trying to divide this country and will take whatever measures necessary....

12 posted on 09/20/2001 4:02:51 AM PDT by Neets
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To: Prodigal Son
WFLA.com will get you there. I never did like Channel 8. Something very smarmy there all along back to the '60s.
13 posted on 09/20/2001 4:03:04 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Prodigal Son
Is this the site?

wfla

Look around...you'll find some email addys.

14 posted on 09/20/2001 4:03:24 AM PDT by chemicalman
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To: Real Cynic No More
I shall verify. I'm a good friend with the sports director.
15 posted on 09/20/2001 4:03:39 AM PDT by Nuke'm Glowing
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To: Real Cynic No More
What in the he*l is going on in Florida?

NCII, the company which banned the employees from dispaying the flag, was located in Boca Raton, Florida. The school where the superintendent refused to allow the children to wear the flag was from somewhere in Florida. The firehouse where they refused to allow the fireman to fly the flag on the firetruck was from Miami-Dade. Now Channel 8 in Tampa with this crap. Please tell me what the he*l has happened in Florida???

I guess I never really liked Florida much, now I know why......

16 posted on 09/20/2001 4:04:47 AM PDT by jokemoke
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To: chemicalman,johnhuang2
Yep wfla channel 8 in Tampa, I was just about to post a link o their contact page. JH2 do us a favor and use that ping list time to Rock and Roll.
17 posted on 09/20/2001 4:07:49 AM PDT by WolfsView
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To: The Raven
He hasn't done anything yet (Bush).

I believe that is the definition of prejudice. They won't like what Bush does no matter what. From the sound of it, it, they not only dislike Bush, but dislike America.

18 posted on 09/20/2001 4:09:22 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Real Cynic No More
GANG: TIME OUT!!! IF I verify this is true (my friend does not get in until 10 a.m.) I can probably get some very private email addresses and maybe even a certain station manager's cell phone number. UNTIL THEN, please take a pill. But if true, I shall personally carry the flag for

************ OPERATION INFINITE FReedom ****************

Also known as the war on the PC police and the left.
19 posted on 09/20/2001 4:14:30 AM PDT by Nuke'm Glowing
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To: Real Cynic No More
Obviously we need to verify this. In the case that the information is accurate, here is the contact information:





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20 posted on 09/20/2001 4:14:38 AM PDT by Politico2
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To: Real Cynic No More
I wonder if Drudge Report knows about this? He's been posting other info about Anti American politicians, companies etc.
21 posted on 09/20/2001 4:15:28 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Real Cynic No More
READY ON THE LEFT...READY ON THE RIGHT...START FREEPING!

I've set this up so they just need to be clicked on and your email program should open up a window...
I also suggest cc'ing to the Kmart folks, and tell them you won't shop there anymore because of channel 8. not that you would anyway. this should work well on the sales folks, since Kmart seems to be their only sponsor that isn't another website...feedback@bluelight.com and kmartccn@kmart.com

Channel 8: Fax: (813) 225-2770
Main Newsroom: (813) 221-5788

Mark Mullholland, SALES

Veda Martin, SALES

Todd Wiseman, SALES

Barry Allentuck, SALES

Terry Toarmina, WEBSITE SALES

News Producer's Desk

Help expose fraudulent practices with an email to News Channel 8's investigative team.

Kirk Read, the Gen Mgr of Channel 8's sister website.

Lori V. Gagnon Senior Director of Kmart Customer Care

kmart customer feedback

22 posted on 09/20/2001 4:25:44 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: error99
bump myself so I can find this when I get to work
23 posted on 09/20/2001 4:32:13 AM PDT by error99
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To: Real Cynic No More
What a great message of support to send our troops at U.S. Special Ops Command, which is located there. These people need serious freeping...
24 posted on 09/20/2001 4:34:52 AM PDT by LouD
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To: dc hole
and that relates to not being able to fly the colors how?
26 posted on 09/20/2001 4:38:20 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: dc hole
Why is your post directed to me?
27 posted on 09/20/2001 4:41:40 AM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: dc hole
"...and we precipitate WW3"

I've just about reached the point of saying, "I'm tired of hearing about it ... bring it on and let's get it over with one way or another."

28 posted on 09/20/2001 4:43:20 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: mystery-ak
most of his posts are about this being a plot for the gubment to start matial law. oh and, "remember the maine"
29 posted on 09/20/2001 4:43:56 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: SeekingTheTruth
Did you see this one?
30 posted on 09/20/2001 4:48:24 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: Real Cynic No More
Bump
31 posted on 09/20/2001 4:53:29 AM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: kassie
The counterculture media elite is slowly emerging from their hiding places. I've noted that the prevalent story is slowly evolving to the overwhelming cruelty and hatred being directed by our (presumably white) citizens at American Muslims (of color).
32 posted on 09/20/2001 4:56:03 AM PDT by ArneFufkin
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To: Nuke'm Glowing
Good point about verification. Fox news reported that a company named MCCI was swamped by hate mail and calls, even though they had nothing to do with NCCI's flag ban. Please check these things out so we can give the right people the hell they deserve.
33 posted on 09/20/2001 4:57:24 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Real Cynic No More
Get the right information and roll.
34 posted on 09/20/2001 5:00:16 AM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: dc hole
We pay for this, we're entitled to know the facts before our economy is trashed and we precipitate WW3------- I'd hoped that there were some critical thinkers on this board who could see through this sham.

I see smoking rubble in New York and Washington -- move your tinfoil hat crap to another forum asswipe.  We're at war.

 

36 posted on 09/20/2001 5:04:27 AM PDT by JCG
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To: Real Cynic No More
I think it is time for some peaceful resistence to those in authority who are disallowing these kinds of patriotic demonstrations. WEAR THE RIBBONS ANYWAY FOLKS. If you are fired, then let places like Free Republic and others deal with them.

Don't let anybody tell us we cannot fly our flag or wear our ribbons!!!

37 posted on 09/20/2001 5:05:42 AM PDT by My back yard
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To: Real Cynic No More
VERIFIED! I just spoke to their Assoc. Producer and he said they can wear red, white & blue BUT they can't wear ribbons. I asked why was that. He didn't know. I asked who made that decision. It came from Forrest Carr, the News Director. I said I wanted to talk to him but he wasn't in yet. The man said I could leave him a message if I liked. I said I sure would. The man laughed and said lots of messages have already been left. So, I did. Have at it guys; give Forrest a piece of your mind.
38 posted on 09/20/2001 5:06:22 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: TLBSHOW
collateral damage.
39 posted on 09/20/2001 5:06:41 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: Nuke'm Glowing
I appreciate your efforts in trying to call for a verification time out.

I wish more people would heed your words.

40 posted on 09/20/2001 5:06:49 AM PDT by Hugh Akston
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To: BlueLancer
those are tired, lazy thoughts. get a grip.
41 posted on 09/20/2001 5:07:30 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Real Cynic No More
From media training seminars I've attended,,, I know that Red doesn't photograph well by TV news cameras,, nor do stripes, plaids & herringbones. I'm MOST CERTAINLY not trying to give these guys a pass,,, just offering a possible answer to this,,, knowing some ditzy newsreader might not understand the techy side, and try to make a mountain out of a molehile.

Some things that happen in times like these are totally explainable, if we'll only listen for the real answers instead of jumping to conclusions.

On the other hand,,, if the decision is based on politics,,, I say we should mail little envelopes of ribbon to the station,,,,, just to remind them some of us disagree with such wimpa$$ stuff.

42 posted on 09/20/2001 5:07:33 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: Shannon
you go Shannon!
43 posted on 09/20/2001 5:07:55 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: Shannon
Let's roll...
44 posted on 09/20/2001 5:08:24 AM PDT by Hugh Akston
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To: Boxsford
Nope, I'm wide awake, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

I stand by my thoughts. If they want a war ... bring it on. With the way things are going, we're as ready as we're going to be in the near future; so, let's rumble.

You, meanwhile, can hide in the closet if you're so inclined. I'm sure the big bad terrorists won't get you there.

45 posted on 09/20/2001 5:10:47 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: Real Cynic No More
I forgot to post the most direct way to get in. Call the Tampa number @ 813-221-5788.
46 posted on 09/20/2001 5:11:04 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: BlueLancer
ditto...

what does it take to get action. Apparently not Pan Am, the WTC bomb, The Cole...

If nothing else (and part of me EXPECTS nothing else) the open borders will be looked at.

47 posted on 09/20/2001 5:13:17 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: Real Cynic No More
America is being destroyed from within and its because of actions like these. I believe in diversity and having consideration for others views but is this not America? Where else could you go and feel as free and where else could terrorist go and train on the soil that they are about to attack?That is until last Tuesday September 11,2001.If these companies located in America and doing business here dont want to stand for America what do you expect. I forsee in the future and uprising and maybe even a group going on attack against these blood suckers. I for one will not watch or participate with those who feel no loyality to America if I know them but these SOBs are like terrorist themselves they are in our midst and have taken over our centers of learning,communications and in some cases our own cities.It is time to wake up Amercia this is a problen that needs addressing.We are being attacked on our own soil and we have traitors within.Flush out the vermin and take action.
48 posted on 09/20/2001 5:14:48 AM PDT by gunnedah (gunnedah)
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This is absolutely true. I live in Tampa and it was all over the radio this morning. This is disgusting.... FREEP AWAY !!!!!!
50 posted on 09/20/2001 5:18:14 AM PDT by Preachers Kid
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