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Oregon-Washington groups calls for end to 'hate radio' (Michael Savage)
AP, via OregonLive ^ | 24 April 2002 | JOHN ENDERS

Posted on 04/24/2002 5:50:47 AM PDT by Vigilant1

By JOHN ENDERS
The Associated Press
4/24/02 3:23 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Church, community and political groups in Oregon and Washington are demanding an end to what they call 'hate radio' and have called on a station owned by billionaire Paul Allen to drop talk show host Michael Savage.

Savage, whose home base is KSFO in San Francisco, is syndicated on more than 350 radio stations nationwide. He is featured on KXL radio in Portland during the key afternoon drive-time slot, 4-7 p.m.

"The content is an unbroken stream of hate and chauvinism directed against women, people of color, liberals, immigrants and in particular people of Middle Eastern heritage and people of the Muslim faith. We condemn this message of hate..." said Tom Nelson, spokesman for the Coalition Against Hate Radio.

The coalition consists of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Interfaith Councils of Greater Seattle and Greater Portland, the Islamic Societies of Southwest Washington and Portland, the Multnomah County Democratic Party, the Muslim Educational Trust, Oregon Friends of the Middle East, Jews for Global Justice, the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, Centro Cultural and several other churches and groups.

It planned a 10 a.m. Wednesday news conference in Portland. KXL broadcasts news, talk, weather and traffic 24 hours a day to an audience from northern Oregon to southern Washington.

Tim McNamara, the station's general manager, said he had received seven letters of complaint about Savage's show, five of them identically worded. By contrast, he said, he received "hundreds" of letters supporting the station's decision to air the show.

"I have absolutely zero advertiser resistance," he said.

McNamara also said he offered Savage's critics airtime on his station, but they declined.

KXL, founded in 1926, is among billionaire Paul Allen's holdings. Allen also owns the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team, the Seattle Seahawks and the Rose Garden in Portland.

"The message that KXL is sending to communities of color, immigrants, and in particular to all people of Middle Eastern ancestry and to Muslims, is that you are not wanted in this country, that you have no value and that you should not expect any respect here," said Mona Goode, spokeswoman for the newly formed Coalition Against Hate Radio.

"That is a message that we must actively and vocally oppose," Goode said.

Members of the coalition said they will ask corporate advertisers to withhold their support from KXL until the station drops Savage.

"We're going to engage with the corporations that advertise on the radio station and appeal to their sense of corporate responsibility," Goode said.

"In a sense, Michael Savage has done us a favor. He's kind of united the coalition in and of himself," she said.

Michael Nank, a spokesman for Vulcan Inc., Allen's Seattle-based holding company, said Tuesday that Savage's views are his alone, and do not represent the station or its corporate owners.

Other than that, he said, "KXL is the broadcaster, and any day-to-day decisions are addressed by the station there."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: michaelsavage; pc; talkradio; whiningliberals
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1 posted on 04/24/2002 5:50:48 AM PDT by Vigilant1
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Gee, what kind of action would they call for James Carville, Paul Begala and Bill Press? Sweet nothings??? Get a life O-W.
2 posted on 04/24/2002 5:53:04 AM PDT by smiley
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To: Vigilant1
"The message that KXL is sending to communities of color, immigrants, and in particular to all people of Middle Eastern ancestry and to Muslims, is that you are not wanted in this country, that you have no value and that you should not expect any respect here,"

Nobody should "expect" respect, respect is earned.

3 posted on 04/24/2002 5:55:23 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: Vigilant1
Tell those people to listen to the local NPR station--I'm sure it's just what they want to hear. And also tell them that WE hate the crap on NPR and it's OUR tax dollars. Oh--and also tell them to BUG OFF.

Thank you (I'll tell them if I see them first).

4 posted on 04/24/2002 5:56:36 AM PDT by Pharmboy
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To: Vigilant1
I guess boycotting the sponsors was too much work.
5 posted on 04/24/2002 5:59:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Vigilant1
Looks like the extreme enviornmental left-wing radicals are lining up against free speech again.
6 posted on 04/24/2002 5:59:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Vigilant1
If you are not PC, you must be "hate radio"
7 posted on 04/24/2002 6:01:39 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: Pharmboy
Borders, Language & Culture. Can't take the message, change the frequency.
8 posted on 04/24/2002 6:02:31 AM PDT by Broker
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To: Pharmboy
Tell those people to listen to the local NPR station--I'm sure it's just what they want to hear. And also tell them that WE hate the crap on NPR and it's OUR tax dollars. Oh--and also tell them to BUG OFF.

I've called my local NPR/PBS stations several times requesting equal time, an apology, balance, etc and they always to me to BUG OFF.

9 posted on 04/24/2002 6:02:39 AM PDT by Drango
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To: AppyPappy
Maybe their sponsors are soap and laundry detergent. The sponsors wouldn't notice a boycott.
10 posted on 04/24/2002 6:10:16 AM PDT by BufordP
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To: smiley
Smiley, as long as it is directed against Christians, conservaties,people who oppose the murder of the unborn and partially born, law abiding gun owners,people who oppose the homosexual agenda and republicans anthing goes.

It is open season on these groups. Not only do these people who are mentioned in the article along with the main stream media want people Savage off theair, they also want to get rid of Rush Limbau, Free Republic and all other conservative radio hosts they would like to see them killed or imprisoned, preferrbly killed.

The reality of the situation is that we are one democratic controlled Congress from them attaining this goal.

Once the democrats gain control of both houses of Congress their first act will be to enact a hate- crime law which will include hate speech.

The interesting thing about said law is that it will only be enforced against certain groups of people, [to wit] Law abiding gun owners,Christians, people who oppose the homesexual agenda, conservatives,people who oppose the murder of the unborn and partially born.

11 posted on 04/24/2002 6:29:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: Vigilant1
Mike Savage- great rants. Of course no one took up the offered air time-Mike would have shredded them. He's a tough guy. Funny too.
12 posted on 04/24/2002 6:36:21 AM PDT by Frankss
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Here are my thoughts on this subject.

Sport made some very good points in post #11 which are right along the lines of my way of thinking.

Of course any thing that is critical of the Democrats or the liberal or progressive agenda is always going to be considered "hate speech." And, what people are going to have to realize is that there is just absolutely no getting along whatsoever with the Democrats or these other groups. No amount of of judicial or legislative edicting is going to convince us to sing kumbya with them if we don't want to.

Hopefully, these efforts to defund this radio station will backfire on these groups.

Incidentally, there was a story in RR Online the other day about a group which tried to get an Atlanta radio station not to carry Michael Savage. the owner of the station invited the group to a debate live on the air about this but they turned it down. His observations were somewhere along the lines that they were just trying to manipulate thinga through the back door. They were going to iniitate a boycott cmapaign against the radio station's advertisers but they backed off.
Regards.

13 posted on 04/24/2002 6:44:25 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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"The content is an unbroken stream of hate and chauvinism directed against women, people of color, liberals, immigrants and in particular people of Middle Eastern heritage and people of the Muslim faith. We condemn this message of hate..." said Tom Nelson, spokesman for the Coalition Against Hate Radio

Put some ice on it....

14 posted on 04/24/2002 6:44:28 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: Vigilant1
""The message that KXL is sending to communities of color, immigrants, and in particular to all people of Middle Eastern ancestry and to Muslims, is that you are not wanted in this country, that you have no value and that you should not expect any respect here," said Mona Goode, spokeswoman for the newly formed Coalition Against Hate Radio."

Jeez, and they were able to understand the message so quickly too!

16 posted on 04/24/2002 6:48:54 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: BufordP
LOL!

Coalition Against Hate Radio...??? Somebody has waaaay too much time on their hands.

17 posted on 04/24/2002 6:52:47 AM PDT by Wphile
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To: TYVets
Washington state's political correctness rampage is still in full swing despite the will of the people:

Tacoma council passes discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, April 24, 2002
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER STAFF
The Tacoma City Council yesterday voted 8-1 in favor of an ordinance that would make discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity illegal.
The dissenting vote was cast by Councilman Mike Lonergan, who made his objections to the ordinance clear to the public before the vote. Lonergan says he's against discrimination, but doesn't think sexual orientation needs to be singled out. The city had before passed an anti-discrimination rule regarding sexual orientation, but the law was overturned by a special voter initiative.
The new ordinance would amend the city's existing law, which protects people from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical disability, marital status or family status.
18 posted on 04/24/2002 6:54:16 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Pharmboy
Not a fan of Michael Savage, but believe that you are correct in that these fools should simply listen to NPR while driving their electric Volvo and sipping their soy milk lattes.
19 posted on 04/24/2002 6:58:05 AM PDT by Clemenza
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To: Vigilant1
From reading this story, you would think that Paul Allen has had his named legally changed to "billionaire Paul Allen". I kind of like that. It sounds kind of classy, you know.

From now on, you may all address me as "billionaire gridlock". I like the sound of that. Of course it sounds kind of like a traffic jam in Newport, Road Island, or something.

20 posted on 04/24/2002 6:58:12 AM PDT by gridlock
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To: ValerieUSA
Tim McNamara, the station's general manager, said he had received seven letters of complaint about Savage's show, five of them identically worded. By contrast, he said, he received "hundreds" of letters supporting the station's decision to air the show.

"I have absolutely zero advertiser resistance," he said.

But sanity prevails, at least for the time being.

21 posted on 04/24/2002 6:58:13 AM PDT by Phaedrus
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To: ValerieUSA
Savage is much more a blowhard than a thinker.
22 posted on 04/24/2002 7:00:57 AM PDT by thegreatbeast
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To: Pharmboy
Tell those people to listen to the local NPR station..

Bingo! No one is forcing anyone to listen to Savage. Can't these whiners even change a radio dial for themselves?
Maybe we ought to send this thread to Paul Allen and KXL. Anyone have the e-addies?

23 posted on 04/24/2002 7:03:34 AM PDT by MaeWest
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To: Vigilant1
Church, community and political groups in Oregon and Washington are demanding an end to what they call 'hate radio'...

Can we also ban 'hate' news broadcasts , 'hate' newspaper articles, and 'hate' TV sitcoms that most conservatives find offensive?

24 posted on 04/24/2002 7:04:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Vigilant1
Church, community and political groups in Oregon and Washington are demanding an end to what they call 'hate radio' and have called on a station owned by billionaire Paul Allen to drop talk show host Michael Savage.

I love Savage. If more RHINO radio hosts took on his style we could start winning the cultural war. He's the only one who tell's it like it is.

25 posted on 04/24/2002 7:07:28 AM PDT by Kobyashi1942
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To: Kobyashi1942
I agree. Stingray51 is a proud citizen in the Savage Nation.
26 posted on 04/24/2002 7:09:09 AM PDT by Stingray51
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Whine a little louder and Mike's show will increase another 350 stations. He has a great show, is a REAL American and calls them like he sees them. Since when is this not a happening in America???? Go Savage!!
27 posted on 04/24/2002 7:31:32 AM PDT by cousair
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BORDERS............LANGUAGE............CULTURE.........
28 posted on 04/24/2002 7:33:37 AM PDT by cousair
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To: Vigilant1
The coalition consists of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Interfaith Councils of Greater Seattle and Greater Portland, the Islamic Societies of Southwest Washington and Portland, the Multnomah County Democratic Party, the Muslim Educational Trust, Oregon Friends of the Middle East, Jews for Global Justice, the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, Centro Cultural and several other churches and groups....

Independent of the boycott working or not, the conservative counterparts of these liberals don't seem to be as well organized. I never see the Traditional Values Coaltion joining with CWA, the National Taxpayers Association, or the Second Amendment Sisters for example.

It's hard to admit, but the left can teach us a few things...

29 posted on 04/24/2002 7:34:46 AM PDT by Drango
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To: Vigilant1
From those good, free speech folks in the People's Republic of Washington whose capital is the Seattle-Commune and whose best buds are in the People's Republic of Oregon just south. They all voted for RATS and are just left of Mao.
30 posted on 04/24/2002 8:18:29 AM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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To: Vigilant1
Poor lefties, we have to listen to their propaganda 24/7 on NPR and ABCNBCCBS, CNNMSNBC, etc. They can't stand to hear anyone have a non-commie opinion on any subject. It's a Savage Nation lefties, get used to it!
31 posted on 04/24/2002 8:25:04 AM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Vigilant1
"The content is an unbroken stream of hate and chauvinism directed against women, people of color, liberals, immigrants and in particular people of Middle Eastern heritage and people of the Muslim faith. We condemn this message of hate..." said Tom Nelson, spokesman for the Coalition Against Hate Radio.

Dang!! And I haven't been listening? Gotta spend less time at the range.

32 posted on 04/24/2002 9:31:59 AM PDT by oldfart
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To: gridlock
"...his named legally changed to "billionaire ..."

You bring up an interested point. How many times can one have his name changed?

I heard Tiger Woods is now legally official. My prescient abilities forecast billionaire Tiger Woods as his future moniker.

(I'm just jealous. Not really. Be nice though.)

33 posted on 04/24/2002 9:58:59 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Drango
Why, oh why, is the CATHOLIC Church associating itself with this group of pagans, communisits, socialists, and hate-mongers whose most common link is that they ALL promote activcely abortion, homosexual activism, and hatred of conservatives?
34 posted on 04/24/2002 11:46:29 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Geezerette
ping
35 posted on 04/24/2002 11:49:37 AM PDT by vikingchick
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To: firebrand; StarFan; Black Agnes; Dutchy; RaceBannon; OneidaM; LoneGOPinCT; 2Trievers; Nitro...
ping!
36 posted on 04/24/2002 11:53:14 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: cousair
"...will increase another 350 stations."

Found Savage last night for the first time when I went to check out shortwave reception. Caught the program id
at just the right time, before I had a chance to switch bands. Slot used to be yet another sports talk program.

Very entertaining. The only problem Savage presents is that he presents a practical view of the truth.
That and people listen to him. Which is probably the real crux of the matter.

The people that can't handle the truth should be happy that Savage is not the only thing on the radio. Why don't they go
find 1.) a diffent station, 2.) switch to a different medium, 3.) Find some protest at which to cause civil unrest (ideally,
start a movement to defund federal consideration of NPR, and my tax $$$), or 4.) smoke some more pot.

(Note to those complaining - Shortwave station WBCQ @ 7.415 MegaHemps broadcasts a show called
Captain Ganja on weekends (2100z Sundays?) - Mostly not my cup of tea, but Savage isn't their's either.)

Bums and HepC. Ha. In the pre-"industrial" age, the "lepers" of the town - the tanners - usually set up
shop on the edge of town, downwind of the prevailing winds. At least they provided something useful.

Just thought of something. Somebody made a connection to breast cancer and chlorine. Now the bleeding hearts
are spreading cancer causing agents on the streets of San Francisco. What's going to happen to all the female
prostitutes and drug addicts lying in that chlorine? Have the city "fathers" no heart?

TB. My father worked in accounting for the INS years ago. Northeast region, which included the Caribbean (go figure).
The Mariel boatlift really screwed up the budget, but more than that, the amount of TB in that group was unbelievable.
And of course, some idiot Federal judge ordered the release from the detainment camps. So much for the vaunted Cuban medical system.

37 posted on 04/24/2002 12:08:59 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Vigilant1
Go here and select General Manager Tim McNamara from the list and send him feedback supporting Michael Savage.
38 posted on 04/24/2002 12:15:57 PM PDT by Spiff
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To: Vigilant1
Not all liberals hate Savage!


39 posted on 04/24/2002 12:25:18 PM PDT by PrivateIdaho
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Why, oh why, is the CATHOLIC Church associating itself with this group of pagans, communisits, socialists, and hate-mongers whose most common link is that they ALL promote activcely abortion, homosexual activism, and hatred of conservatives?

Well, Catholics are a diverse bunch. AFAIK, the Catholic Church only voted 30% Republican! I'm sure someone will let me know if I'm wrong here. Apparently there is/was a major push to get more of them to vote the conservative side of the ticket.

Muslims went over 50% for Bush!

40 posted on 04/24/2002 12:35:42 PM PDT by Drango
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AFAIK, the Catholic Church only voted 30% Republican!

Absolutely, totally false.

Here are the facts, if you're interested:

How the Faithful Voted

41 posted on 04/24/2002 12:45:18 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: nutmeg
"The content is an unbroken stream of hate and chauvinism directed against women, people of color, liberals, immigrants and in particular people of Middle Eastern heritage and people of the Muslim faith. We condemn this message of hate..."

I've never heard Savage, but I'm guessing that this statement is patently untrue. I suspect his views on "Choice" & sexual discrimination, affirmative action, illegal immigration, Islamic militants, and homicide bombers don't jibe with the far lefties who happen to tune in at exactly the moment he mentions them. As far as the liberals go, the unbroken stream of hatred is certainly warranted! :^)

42 posted on 04/24/2002 12:48:26 PM PDT by LoneGOPinCT
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To: TYVets
Yes I hate radio but I love my PC. Does that make me wierd or is it my Tatoo?
43 posted on 04/24/2002 12:50:09 PM PDT by Khepera
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To: Vigilant1
Note that she doesn't quote him. I mean at least she could show us what he said that is racist, sexist etc...

Typical liberal, long on talk and short on fact.

44 posted on 04/24/2002 1:02:22 PM PDT by smithson
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To: Vigilant1
"PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Church, community and political groups in Oregon and Washington are demanding an end to what they call 'hate radio' and have called on a station owned by billionaire Paul Allen to drop talk show host Michael Savage."

Sorry, Liberals. Even people that you don't like can exercise their Right to Free Speech!

45 posted on 04/24/2002 1:04:50 PM PDT by The Scorpion King
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To: LoneGOPinCT
You got it exactly right! He's kind of over the line on occasion, but for these people to claim that his show is "hate radio" is a lie.
46 posted on 04/24/2002 1:08:20 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Vigilant1
Michael comes on pretty strong at times. I certainly will not endorse everything he has to say. But that is of the essence of free speech. The tip off that these groups are about suppression, not the battle of ideas, is that they declined radio time to respond. If they really had anything to say--anything that would stand the test of critical inquiry--they would welcome a chance to go on the air.

As I have been posting today in various places on the Le Pen smears, we need to stand fast against the war of smear and innuendo that greets anyone who opposes the Leftist push for an undifferentiated humanity. We may not all agree among ourselves on all issues. It would not be likely that those devoted to the Conservative tradition would. There are, after all, many Conservative traditions. But we all have a common stake in not being manipulated by the Leftist hatemongers who accuse everyone else of being what they (the Left) in fact are.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

47 posted on 04/24/2002 1:15:08 PM PDT by Ohioan
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"The message that KXL is sending to communities of color, immigrants, and in particular to all people of Middle Eastern ancestry and to Muslims, is that you are not wanted in this country, that you have no value and that you should not expect any respect here," said Mona Goode, spokeswoman for the newly formed Coalition Against Hate Radio.

"Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah" said Mona Goode, spokeswoman for the newly formed Coalition Against Hate Radio.

48 posted on 04/24/2002 1:21:47 PM PDT by usadave
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To: betty boop
Ping . . . ;-(
49 posted on 04/24/2002 1:28:21 PM PDT by Phaedrus
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To: B Knotts
LOL, I think I got it wrong on both Catholics and Muslims...here is some more data from
http://www.religioustolerance.org/vote_rel.htm

Group % of electorate % voting Republican % voting Democrat
Jews 4% 17% 81%
Protestants 54% 55% 43%
Roman Catholics 27% 46% 50%
Other religions; primarily Muslim 5% 33% 54%
No religious affiliation 9% 28% 61%

50 posted on 04/24/2002 1:29:03 PM PDT by Drango
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