Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Typical Dems Play Partisan Politics

Broward May Cancel Deal With Radio Station Because It Airs Rush Limbaugh
By Scott Wyman

Rush Limbaugh has long been a thorn in the side of liberals, but now, because of him, some Democratic politicians don't even want to join with a local radio station to broadcast hurricane information.

Radio station WIOD, AM 610, has been the official channel for emergency information from Broward County government for the past year. The County Commission, all Democrats, balked at renewing the deal Tuesday, unable to stomach the station also being home to Limbaugh's talk show.

Commissioner Stacy Ritter said she did not want to support a station that's out of step with area politics. Ritter, a Democratic stalwart in the state Legislature before being elected to county office, cited talk shows hosted by Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and WIOD's partnership with Fox News."They have every right to speak, but we don't have to do business with them," she said.

Limbaugh has long been a fixture on WIOD, but no county official raised an issue about him or the other shows when the deal was approved for the first time a year ago. The deal with WIOD would ensure that news conferences are broadcast start to finish live from the county Emergency Operations Center in Plantation. Emergency managers became concerned during hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 that radio and television stations preempted their announcements in favor of news out of Miami.

Limbaugh, who lives in Palm Beach, could not be reached for comment. Ken Charles, WIOD's director of AM programming, said the station's talk show lineup has no relationship with its news coverage and that the county should focus on the benefits of teaming with the station."It's a shame that people would let politics get in the way of saving lives in a hurricane," Charles said.


Cancel Rush Limbaugh Or Lose Contract


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phandancer from FPM

This type of crap is sooooo typical of the left. I do love it when they refer to Limbaugh et al as 'Hate Radio" and then wander off to listen to Randy Rhoades (or whatever) talk about how evil the right is or wish harm on republicans. If you want Hate radio...listen to Air America.

They heaped praise on Arafat when he died, but laughed at Falwell.


10:19 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

PHAN--They must really be intimidated by Rush or they wouldn't heap their snot on him all the time....

10:41 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

It's the old, "Play by my rules, or I will take my ball and go home!" whining, spoiled attitude!


1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It is AMAZING to see the hypocrasy on DU.

You can bet bottom dollar if Jeb Bush (I know he is not GV now) rescinded a station's status as official whatever due to Airhead America being broadcast, these jerks that think it is OK to do the same to Limbaugh would be marching in the streets.

Also, you see the comments made about some poor 'freeper' (as they say) dying. These people are below contempt. If anyone died at DU (or Kerry, Edwards, Kennedy et al for that matter), you would not see a grave dancing fest like you see from these 'progressives'.

I still hold some socially liberal ideals, but the 'us or them' hatred mentality that you get from the left is the main reason that I moved right. These folks do NOT live in reality.

1:57 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

PHAN--I just read over at Rush's that that radio station is the one with the most far-reaching signal. THAT'S what the Dems are threatening to stop--hurricane info that reaches the furthest.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous z said...

There's a trend coming, folks. The Dems wouldn't debate on FOX, remember? Not that anybody cares, but Anjelina Jolie didn't allow any FOX journalists at her film's opening....


Just SHUT THE OTHER SIDE OUT. I guess that's what happens when you've attended American universities ... You can't argue facts, so you don't allow anything from the other side? wow.

8:03 AM  

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