What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 27, 2005

Local (Pittsburgh) Radio News!

Adrian McCoy reports that Pittsburgh "talk radio" station WPTT Is shifting its format a bit. Here's the details:

At 7-9 am daily we get to hear Laura Ingraham. Although the McCoy plays nice and says this about her show:
Starting July 4, the station will air the syndicated "Laura Ingraham Show" from 7 to 9 a.m. Ingraham is a conservative, but the show delves beyond politics, addressing topics related to media and popular culture.
I found this on her website:
ROVE CALLS OUT ANTI-WAR/MILITARY-BASHING LEFT--IT'S ABOUT TIME: The first time I heard Karl Rove's reference to the "therapy" liberals who want to fight terrorism as if it's just another crime problem--i.e., we have to understand why they hate us, etc., I said to myself--"it's about time!" The reason members of our military turns out to vote for Republican presidential candidates election after election is because they believe the left (whose home is in the Democratic party), thinks that every time something bad happens to America, it's because we deserve it. We are gun-toting, polluting, jingoistic, imperialist, bullies who need to "reach out" to those who feel disenfranchised throughout the world. And let us not forget that during the 2004 election, John Kerry scoffed at the idea that the war against terror could ever really end. The most that could be hoped for, he contended, was to reduce terrorism to the level of a nuisance like prostitution, the Mafia, and illicit drugs trade. Sounds like Rove was right on target.
So we're pretty sure where she's coming from - the radical anti-American right. Note the jab at John Kerry. You can judge for yourself her truthfulness. The New York Times article that she's referencing actually said something a little different. When Matt Bai, the writer of the article asked what it would take for Americans to feel safe again Kerry answered:
''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said. ''As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life.''
So there you have it. This is an old lie. This is the newest addition to WPTT.

Lynn Cullen's show moves to 9:00am.

The Thom Hartman show has been added to the schedule - he'll be on at noon every weekday.

The Doug Hoerth show moves back to 3pm.

Jerry Bowyer's moving to WORD 101.7

Michael ("They all have their whores in London") Reagan will no longer be heard on WPTT.

WPTT is also adding Alan Colmes.

So there you have it.


Anonymous said...

Could we be witnessing the Tipping Point in talk radio?

I think this foretells a big shift in people's thoughts on this Administration's ability to get us out of Iraq, to protect our freedoms here at home, etc., etc.


Andrew L said...

protect our freedoms here at home?

It's the Bush administration (on top of everything starting with FDR) and the Federal Government that make our "freedoms" as worthless as the piece of paper that the Constitution has become.

After all, you only "own" your property at the sufferance of your local "government," who may now at any time TAKE it from you and give it to another private entity (how does this constitute public use?) under the guise of "economic development" or "for the public good."

See more here.