Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sleaze Move By the Democrat Party Thwarted

Rush Limbaugh Stays Despite Censorship Bid
NewsMax


The government in Broward County, Fla., has given up on efforts to sever relations with a local radio station because it also carries Rush Limbaugh’s show.

As NewsMax reported, station WIOD AM-610 has been the official channel for emergency information from the county government for the past year. But on June 12, the County Commission – made up of all Democrats – refused to renew the relationship, with Commissioner Stacy Ritter saying a station airing Rush and other conservative hosts is "out of step with area politics.”

Four of the commission’s nine members were absent from that meeting.

After the story broke, commissioners were flooded with complaints from across the country, and Rush said on his show that the commission was an example of the nation’s out-of-control partisanship.

But the commission on Tuesday decided to end talk of dumping the station, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

"I have always, and will always, put the safety of Broward County residents first long before concerns over the comments of any particular program,” Broward Mayor Josephus Eggelletion said.

He added that Limbaugh’s views should not affect the decision on choosing a radio partner.

6 Comments:

Blogger The Merry Widow said...

It's interesting that the 4 dem commissioners were angry, they said that WIOD was the best station to reach ALL the 1.7 million residents of the county!
Seems that 3 of the commissioners are dhimmi leftistas, and the 4 at least put the community first.
I'm glad good sense prevailed over this politicization of EMERGENCY SERVICES! Derrr
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

3:15 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW--Good morning! You're absolutely right!

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phandancer


Though this was an issue of who gets to advertise as the 'Offcial' county voice, it is very telling of the ways these folks work and think.


Can you imagine the backlash if the reverse occurred?


My main amusement about all this is that they call Rush etc 'Hate Radio' and I have never heard anything close to that on his or Hannity's show. But turn over to Steph Miller or Al Franken and you WILL hear hate. Sadly, the irony is lost on these fools.


Good day to you all.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Yes, but phandancer, if Rush wasn't on that station too, they wouldn't have cared who the 'official voice' was, so that wasn't the issue.

They were trying to censor Rush.

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bobcat

I see your point that they were trying to have the station dump Rush in order to keep the status.

I will not go as far as censorship, but I recognize that they are party hacks. Always fun to watch the left squirm when they get caught being partisan and hypocritical.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Well, you're right in tninking the left would pitch a fit if we'd done it to one of theirs!

9:31 AM  

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