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  • Lion on the loose (Ex lib talk show host and child porn pervert released from prison)

    12/30/2014 1:13:31 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12-21-2014 | Matier and Ross
    Lion on the loose: Former San Francisco talk radio host Bernie Ward, who has spent the past seven years in federal prison for distributing child pornography online, was quietly freed Friday.
  • KGO's ol’ Bernie Ward may be released Dec. 21, 2014

    03/16/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT · by pansgold · 37 replies
    III /XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    Child pornography conviction On September 20, 2007,Bernie Ward was indicted by a grand jury on two federal counts of Attempting to Distribute and one count of Receiving child pornography via the internet from December 2004 to January 2005. The police investigation of Ward originated with a complaint from a Stanislaus County homemaker who was posing online as a dominatrix under the screen name "Sexfairy2005" and who had engaged in online chats with Ward According to the police report, Ward sent pornographic images of children to the chat partner, which caused her to contact police. The police began collecting evidence with...
  • Radio Host Gets the Hook for Joe-the-Plumber Comments

    11/11/2008 7:55:40 PM PST · by Deek1969 · 30 replies · 726+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/11/2008 | Sarah McBride
    The Supreme Court is still pondering whether to permit fleeting expletives on the airwaves, but a San Francisco radio station isn’t waiting for the decision. A host on San Francisco’s top-rated KGO told his fans Tuesday that the station had fired him over comments he made a few days before the election about Joe Wurzelbacher, the suddenly famous unlicensed plumber who got caught up in the candidates’ tax policy debates
  • KGO (San Fran) Radio Host: 'I want M-F'ing Joe the Plumber Dead!'

    11/02/2008 1:44:32 AM PDT · by bugseye · 73 replies · 5,060+ views
    Bugseye | 11-01-08 | Bugseye
    KGO San Francisco Radio host Charles Karel Bouley (aka Karel) who, according to Wiki..., once played an audio of 'Ding-dong the Witch is Dead' as a 'tribute' to President Reagan upon his death and who wrote in a March 2007 article at the Huffington Post that White House spokesman Tony Snow's daily 'lying to the American people' caused his cancer, wants 'Joe the Plumber dead. During the 11-01-08 9PM Saturday broadcast of ABC national news, Karel, the local host can be heard over-talking the national news broadcast stating: "F*** GD Joe the GD Plumber!" "F*** him. F*** him." "I want...
  • San Fran Radio Host Gets 7 Years For Child Porn

    08/30/2008 4:24:46 PM PDT · by kellynla · 42 replies · 752+ views ^ | August 30, 2008 | Drew Zahn
    A San Francisco radio host billed by his station as the "Lion of the Left" was sentenced yesterday to seven years of prison on a charge of e-mailing images of child pornography. Bernie Ward, a former Catholic priest who is now married with four children, hosted a Sunday radio program called "God Talk" on San Francisco-area radio station KGO-AM 810 and another program on weeknights devoted to news and politics. According to several reports, Ward earned his "Lion of the Left" nickname for his outspoken and staunchly liberal viewpoints. Ward came under FBI investigation last year after a woman with...
  • Bernie Ward sentenced for child porn

    08/29/2008 11:32:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies · 250+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 28,2008 | Tamara Barak Aparton
    SAN FRANCISCO – Bernie Ward, the popular radio talk-show host disgraced by federal child-pornography charges, was sentenced Thursday to seven years and two months in prison. Ward, who is married and has four children, was fired in December 2007 from KGO-AM in San Francisco after a grand jury indictment accused him of actively uploading and sharing images of child pornography on the Internet. His KGO-AM shows included the Sunday morning “God Talk” program.“I feel very sorry for you and your family,” Judge Vaughn Walker told Ward. The judge said he was troubled by Ward’s hypocrisy — while the former priest...
  • Former talk show host sentenced to more than seven years in prison

    08/28/2008 7:11:34 PM PDT · by wgflyer · 27 replies · 302+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 08/28/08 | By Howard Mintz
    With his sobbing family looking on in a San Francisco courtroom, former KGO radio host Bernie Ward today completed his tumble from one of the Bay Area's most popular liberal voices on the local airwaves to a pariah caught up in the world of online child pornography. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker sentenced Ward to seven years and three months in federal prison, calling the disgraced celebrity a "troubled individual'' whose downfall is a "personal tragedy.'' Ward now must turn himself in to U.S. Marshals by noon Friday to begin his prison term.
  • Liberal Radio Host Bernie Ward Sentenced to 7 Years (Kiddie Porn)

    08/28/2008 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Dengar01 · 44 replies · 206+ views
    Radical Liberal Radio Host Bernie Ward was sentenced to 87 months in prison for possesion and distribution of child porn. The information was just blogged on the KGO website by one of their reporters. You can read more about the case at the website.
  • Feds seek 9-year term for ex-KGO host Bernie Ward in child-porn case

    08/21/2008 2:16:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 128+ views ^ | 8/21/08 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors are recommending a nine-year prison sentence for Bernie Ward, the liberal radio talk show host who pleaded guilty in May to distributing child pornography. Ward, 57, a former Roman Catholic priest, spent 24 years with KGO-AM in San Francisco, as a reporter and later as the host of a talk show that ran three hours every weeknight. The station fired him in December after his federal grand jury indictment was unsealed. Ward was charged with two counts of distributing and one count of receiving Internet images of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to one charge...
  • "Sexfairy" reveals herself, speaks to I-Team (Bernie Ward, the pervert)

    05/16/2008 3:17:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 130+ views
    KGO ^ | 5-15-08 | Dan Noyes
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We're finally hearing from the woman at the center of the child pornography case against former KGO Radio host Bernie Ward. Until now, you haven't seen her face and didn't know much about her except that she went by the screen name "Sexfairy" and called police when Ward sent her child porn. Please note: Understand that before reading this story or watching the interview that the topic is graphic and may be disturbing to some.
  • Bernie Ward allegedly had sexual contact with Ursuline students in '70s

    05/12/2008 5:27:35 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies · 196+ views
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (Santa Rosa CA) ^ | Saturday, May 10, 2008 | MARTIN ESPINOZA
    Cardinal Newman High School officials said Friday they were surprised to hear that former KGO Radio talk show host Bernie Ward allegedly had sexual contact with two Ursuline High School students while he was a priest teaching at the schools.Ward, who pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing child pornography over the Internet, was the subject of a KGO-TV, ABC Channel 7, report Thursday.
  • Bernie Ward admits to child porn in plea deal

    05/09/2008 12:24:01 AM PDT · by woofie · 31 replies · 802+ views
    SF Gate/ Drudge ^ | Friday, May 9, 2008 | Bob Egelko
    (05-08) 18:49 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Bernie Ward, the most prominent liberal voice on Bay Area talk radio for more than two decades, admitted Thursday to distribution of child pornography by e-mail in a plea deal that will send him to federal prison for at least five years. Ward, 57, a former Roman Catholic priest, was a fixture on KGO-AM 810 for three hours every weeknight, known in recent years for his fervent denunciations of President Bush and the war in Iraq during his news talk show. He also hosted "God Talk," a Sunday morning program on religion, and was...
  • Ward complaints date back to priesthood

    05/08/2008 7:08:24 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 9 replies · 85+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 08, 2008 | Dan Noyes
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As expected, former KGO Radio talk show host Bernie Ward pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of distributing child pornography. Ward did not comment as he left the federal courthouse in San Francisco Thursday afternoon, but he did, though, admit to a judge that he sent a sexually-explicit image of a child over the Internet. After his arrest in December, Ward claimed he was researching a book. The judge agreed to hold off on accepting Ward's plea until his sentencing in August. That's so Ward can attend his son's high school graduation. He faces a minimum...
  • KGO Greenlights Talking On-Air About Bernie Ward

    05/08/2008 5:56:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 169+ views
    SFGate: Culture Blog ^ | 5/8/8 | Joe Garofoli
    One of the more conspicuous silences during the whole Bernie Ward saga has been coming from KGO-Radio (810 AM), his longtime employer. Long the Bay Area's ratings king, the news-talk station has -- on the advice of its corporate parent Citadel Broadcasting says KGO president and general manager Mickey Luckoff -- suggested that its on-air talent not talk about Bernie. Not yet. "It wasn't an edict," Luckoff said Thursday, moments after Ward changed his plea to guilty to distributing child porn. "We have never, ever put restrictions on anybody here. We have never put an embargo on what people could...
  • Ward pleads guilty to child porn charge

    05/08/2008 5:17:47 PM PDT · by LJayne · 43 replies · 47+ views
    abc7news ^ | 5/08/08 | I-Team
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Former KGO Radio talk show host, Bernie Ward, pleaded guilty this afternoon to one count of distribution of child pornography.
  • Ex-talk show host Bernie Ward admits to distributing child pornography

    05/08/2008 3:07:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 130+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/8/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bernie Ward, a prominent radio talk show host and reporter in the Bay Area for more than two decades, admitted today to distributing child pornography in a plea deal that will send him to federal prison for at least five years. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker was prepared to accept Ward's guilty plea at a hearing in San Francisco to one count of distributing child pornography, but agreed to hold off at the request of Ward's attorney, Doron Weinberg. Had the guilty plea been officially submitted today, Ward could have been sent to prison immediately. Instead,...
  • Bernie Ward to change not-guilty plea - Radio personality faces trial in month on child porn counts

    05/07/2008 7:38:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 316+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/8/8 | Henry K. Lee
    San Francisco -- Former radio talk show host Bernie Ward, who pleaded not guilty in December to distributing and receiving child pornography via the Internet, plans to change his plea Thursday, federal court records show. Ward, 57, is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco to change his plea. He is a month away from going on trial. Ward's attorney, Doron Weinberg, was unavailable for comment Tuesday night. The case against Ward began when he engaged in sex chats with an online dominatrix and allegedly sent her pictures of children engaged in sexual activity, according...
  • Local political talk radio, once thriving in Sacramento, is fading to silence

    04/15/2008 11:08:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 139+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/15/8 | Rachel Leibrock
    Sacramento talk radio is all but dead. Or maybe just born again. KSAC (1240 AM) found religion last month when it switched from a progressive talk format to hip-hop gospel, complete with a new set of call letters, KRJY Rejoice 1240. There are now only two local political shows remaining: Bruce Maiman hosts a program, with a moderate focus, weeknights on KFBK; and over at KTKZ, conservative Eric Hogue holds court every weekday at noon. What does this mean for Sacramento? Is KSAC's switch just another business-as-usual programming blip on an ever-changing radio radar? Or does the switch signal a...
  • (Left-wing talkshow host Bernie) Ward Violated Bail, Lied To Feds

    03/05/2008 10:35:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 738+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | March 5, 2008
    MARCH 5--The San Francisco radio host facing child pornography charges lied to federal officials about his whereabouts after investigators recently received an alert that he had violated his "electronic monitoring schedule." Bernard Ward's bail violations are mentioned in a February 28 "status memorandum" sent by a pretrial services officer to Judge Maria Elena James (the memo provided James with an account of Ward's first months under electronic monitoring). The document, a copy of which you'll find below, does not describe where Ward, 56, went on December 21, when officials discovered his bail violation. During a subsequent court hearing, Ward admitted...
  • Dominatrix reported Bernie Ward, police say

    02/16/2008 11:43:41 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 53 replies · 531+ views ^ | 2/16/08 | Henry K. Lee
    The federal child-pornography charges filed against former radio talk show host Bernie Ward came about after he engaged in sex chats with an online dominatrix and allegedly sent her pictures of children engaged in sexual activity, according to a police report released Friday. The woman, who lives in Oakdale (Stanislaus County), became concerned after Ward allegedly sent her pictures in December 2004 showing children "engaged in or simulating sexual acts with adults or other children," Oakdale police Officer Benjamin Savage wrote in a report. An America Online chat-room user by the name of Vincentlio engaged in sexually explicit chats with...
  • A Slave To "Research"

    02/16/2008 8:11:07 AM PST · by Deek1969 · 9 replies · 65+ views
    Thw Smoking Gun ^ | 2/15/2008
    Explicit police reports detail child porn case against Bernie Ward FEBRUARY 15--When radio talk show host Bernie Ward was arrested last year on child pornography charges, his lawyers downplayed the federal rap, saying that his client was merely doing research for a book when he accessed and distributed illicit images. But police reports indicate that Ward, a 56-year-old former Catholic priest, began a graphic online correspondence with a San Francisco-area dominatrix who used the name "Sexfairy" and called cops when Ward sent her a lewd digital image featuring a topless woman, a nude boy, and a young girl. According to...
  • Accused Child Pornographer/Radio Host Bernie Ward Call U.S. Marines Immoral and Dishohorable

    02/15/2008 1:06:47 AM PST · by huac · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Bernie Ward Political Commentary ^ | February 13, 2008 | Bernie Ward
    "...In Berkeley yesterday there were huge protests around the issue of whether or not the marines were welcome to put a recruiting station in the city...American soldiers are engaged in an immoral war. They are participating in an immoral occupation of a foreign sovereign nation. They are not acting honorably..."
  • Inside Bernie Ward's online chats

    02/14/2008 4:36:11 PM PST · by woofie · 33 replies · 269+ views
    abc 7 news via Drudge ^ | 2/13/08 | Dan Noyes
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The ABC7 I-Team has the inside story of what lead up to the arrest of popular talk-radio host, Bernie Ward, on federal child pornography charges. It's an investigation you'll see Only On 7. We warn you that some of the information is graphic. Bernie Ward got indicted in December and got fired from his job at KGO Radio, effective at the end of last year. Now, police reports just obtained by the I-Team tell us who blew the whistle on Ward, and how he came to send the woman child porn, by his own admission. The...
  • NBC11 Learns New, Disturbing Details About Bernie Ward Case (San Francisco former talkshow host)

    02/14/2008 6:29:00 PM PST · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 277+ views
    nbc 11 ^ | 2-14-08
    NBC11 Learns New, Disturbing Details About Bernie Ward Case Sexually Explicit Conversations Got Ward Arrested, Police Say POSTED: 2:41 pm PST February 14, 2008 UPDATED: 6:11 pm PST February 14, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO -- FBI documents expose new graphic details about the arrest of well known KGO Radio talk-show host Bernie Ward. The longtime Bay Area radio personality was indicted in December on two counts of child pornography using the Internet. He pleaded not guilty. Ward's lawyers said the case stems from an "error in judgment" the talk-show host made when he spent a few days in 2004 looking at...
  • Inside Bernie Ward's online chats (libtalk host accused of child porn)

    02/14/2008 12:52:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 47 replies · 305+ views
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/13/08 | Dan Noyes
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The ABC7 I-Team has the inside story of what lead up to the arrest of popular talk-radio host, Bernie Ward, on federal child pornography charges. It's an investigation you'll see Only On 7. We warn you that some of the information is graphic. Bernie Ward got indicted in December and got fired from his job at KGO Radio, effective at the end of last year. Now, police reports just obtained by the I-Team tell us who blew the whistle on Ward, and how he came to send the woman child porn, by his own admission. The...
  • Keep the faith: Talk radio to continue 'Godtalk' {without Bernie Ward & his child pornography}

    01/29/2008 7:54:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/29/8 | Rebecca Rosen Lum
    KGO radio's popular "Godtalk" show will stay on the air whether its embattled host returns or not, a spokesman for the all-chat channel said Friday. NewsTalk 810 fired Bernie Ward in December after he was indicted on two counts of possessing and distributing pornographic images of children, charges that stem from a period at the end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005. Ward said he was researching a book on hypocrisy. He has pleaded not guilty. A trial is set for June 9. In addition to "Godtalk," Ward also talked politics on the nightly "Bernie Ward Show." Fans have...
  • Trial Set For Liberal Radio Host Bernie Ward On Child Porn Charges

    01/26/2008 8:45:51 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 37 replies · 198+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 1/24/08
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Former radio talk show host Bernie Ward was given a date of June 9 in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday for a trial on charges of receiving and distributing child pornography on his computer. The trial date was set by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who also scheduled a hearing on pretrial motions for April 24. Ward, 56, a former host on KGO radio in San Francisco, is accused of three counts of receiving child pornography, knowingly distributing it and attempting to distribute it in December 2004 and January 2005. His defense attorney, Doron Weinberg,...
  • Action Alert for Michael Savage Haters on SF Board of Supervisors

    12/10/2007 3:25:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies · 531+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12-10-07 | John Lillpop
    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: On two separate occasions in 2007, your august body attempted to condemn radio talk show host Michael Savage for his conservative positions on rule of law and Islamic sponsored terrorism. In August, your efforts were thwarted by Ed Jew, a board member of Chinese descent whose grandfather came to America seven decades ago. Unfortunately, Mr. Jew is no longer a member of the board, and was not there in October when your board passed a resolution condemning Michael Savage. First of all, congratulations seem in order. Most municipal governments...
  • New Vallejo mayor sought some not-so divine guidance {and Bernie Ward refused Plea Deal}

    12/09/2007 2:01:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 317+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/9/7 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    . . . Radio waves: Federal prosecutors pursuing a child pornography case against liberal KGO radio talk host Bernie Ward were pressuring him as far back as a year and a half ago to accept a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for five years, according to knowledgeable sources. At one point, the feds gave him a week to think it over and said the offer would be off the table after that. "He was very upset," recounted one confidante, who asked not to be named. Ward says he was only researching a book when he downloaded...
  • Talk-show host weighs deal in porn case (Bernie Ward)

    12/08/2007 10:45:18 PM PST · by budman_2001 · 16 replies · 320+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News) - Radio talk show host Bernie Ward is considering pleading NO CONTEST to child pornography charges as part of a plea deal offered by federal prosecutors, one of his attorneys confirmed. Jeannette Boudreau, Ward’s business attorney and longtime friend, acknowledged that a five-year sentence has been one of the options discussed but said she wasn’t sure anything had been finalized. The KGO host and former priest faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • San Francisco Radio Talk Show Host Bernie Ward (KGO) Indicted For Child Pornography

    12/07/2007 8:45:24 AM PST · by modyoulater · 42 replies · 1,181+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 6, 2007
    SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News) - San Francisco radio talk show host Bernie Ward has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of using the Internet to send and receive child pornography, his lawyer said today. The indictment is under seal, but the charges were confirmed by Ward's lawyer, Doron Weinberg, and by his employer, KGO radio. Weinberg said Ward, 56, pleaded not guilty to the indictment before a federal magistrate in San Francisco today. He said Ward is due to reappear in court in late January before U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker for a status conference and scheduling...
  • KGO Host Bernie Ward Indicted For Child Pornography

    12/06/2007 4:56:25 PM PST · by blake6900 · 56 replies · 1,097+ views
    KGO Radio ^ | 12/06/07 | blake6900
    KGO night-time talk show host Bernie Ward was indicted in Federal Court today on two counts of child pornography using the Internet. Ward’s attorney says the incidents are from more than four years ago and were a part of research for a book. KGO’s Operations Director Jack Swanson says, “Bernie Ward has been a valued, long-time employee of KGO Radio. We were just recently made aware of these serious charges and are surprised and concerned by their nature. As the matter is currently pending in federal court, we will have no additional comment at this time. A substitute host will...
  • KGO Host Indicted on Child Porn Charges (lib!)

    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- Longtime Bay Area talk show host Bernie Ward has been indicted on two federal Internet child pornography charges. In a brief court appearence this morning he pled not guilty. Ward, a self described progressive and former Catholic priest, hosts the weeknight Bernie Ward Show and the Sunday morning Godtalk show on KGO Radio. Ward’s criminal attorney, Doran Weinberg, told KCBS that Ward was researching child pornography for a book four years ago. He said Ward's actions caught the attention of federal authorities then, but charges weren't filed until now.
  • SF radio personality Bernie Ward indicted on child porn charges

    12/06/2007 2:56:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 211 replies · 1,673+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/6/7 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    San Francisco -- Bernie Ward, a popular San Francisco radio talk show host and former Catholic priest, has been indicted on federal child pornography charges, authorities said today.
  • Lambada, anyone? Exemplars of Jesuit Life

    01/07/2005 6:59:26 PM PST · by Diago · 9 replies · 568+ views ^ | Jan. 02, 2005 | Diogenes
    Lambada, anyone? Exemplars of Jesuit Life "They were more concerned about rumors of documents from Rome regarding the suitability of gay men as priests than they have been affected by the current sexual scandals. In general, I think they are doing well, and I would urge you to attend closely to these men if they are in your community." That's Fr. Tony Sholander, S.J., Assistant for Formation of the California Jesuit Province, writing to heads of houses about a meeting of recently ordained priests in 2003, quoted by Robert Kumpel in this month's San Francisco Faith. Historian Henri Bremond...
  • Democrat Talk Show Host blames President Bush for Riyadh Attacks

    05/13/2003 10:47:52 AM PDT · by SunStar · 65 replies · 1,746+ views
    Fox News | 5/13/03 | Self
    Democrat Talk Show Host blames President Bush for Riyadh Attacks Well, we all knew it would happen... Democrats are now starting to blame President Bush and Operation Iraqi Freedom for the latest bombings against Americans (this time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). The first terrorist attacks against Americans since 9/11 have happened. And, no sooner were numbers of the dead and injured starting to come into the news media, that a loudmouth liberal Democrat blamed Bush for the attacks. Talk show host Bernie Ward (KGO/San Francisco) was on the Fox News Channel this morning with brand-new talking points... The Riyadh attacks...