Thursday, January 11, 2007

Melanie Morgan shrieks for help

An urgent appeal!

Right-wing propagandist Melanie Morgan is feeling the pressure. The toxic talkers of KSFO radio in San Francisco have been losing advertisers ever since those advertisers started hearing what Morgan and her cohorts actually say on their programs. Once Spocko began drawing attention to the high-spirited racism and sadism of KSFO's talk show hosts, Visa and other major corporations decided that they would rather not be associated with such vileness. It's a free market, folks, and no one has to advertise in a cesspool!

Today Morgan fired off a message to her minions. Halfway There has a copy of this e-mailed call to arms, by means of which Morgan hopes to inspire an outpouring of love and support for her and KSFO's hate talk. (Love and support from people who have prune-sized hearts like that of Montgomery Burns? Excellent!)
From: Melanie Morgan<Melanie@RMRWest.net>
Subject: Trying to Silence Me – URGENT URGENT!
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:37:11 -0800

*Please read and see the Action Item about how your help is needed below…

A smear campaign by liberal bloggers is currently underway to silence the conservative opinions offered by myself and other conservative talk radio hosts at one of the highest-rated conservative talk radio stations in the nation. (KSFO 560 AM).

It began when one liberal blogger tried to get us fired. When that didn’t work he began an anonymous campaign to intimidate advertisers to not support “hate speech.”

Now liberal bloggers are calling for our firing. They are also pushing for implication [sic: she means “implementation”] of the Fairness Doctrine to force liberal radio programming down the public’s throat. (They tried to compete in the free market with “Air America” and that failed miserably, so now they are using these tactics to silence conservative radio voices). [sic: the period belongs inside the parentheses]

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*ACTION ITEM: To respond to growing pressure from these ruthless liberal bloggers and political activists to silence us, we are going to do something unprecedented. We are opening up our airwaves, cancelling our normal programming and having an open forum where the public, news media, bloggers, critics and friends alike can call in and address any issues surrounding this matter.

I am asking you to call in and voice your support!

We will do this from 12:00 Noon ­ 3:00 PM Pacific (or longer if need be!) which is equivalent to 3:00 PM ­ 6:00 PM Eastern.

The media will be covering this event live, and I want to make sure you are invited to weigh in on this matter. We will give out the phone number to call in during the special program.

I’d ask that you FAX in letters/notes of support to:
(415) 954-4013

You can also send email to our station here:
http://www.ksfo.com/contactus.asp

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A final note…

I want you to know the lengths these people are going to smear us and to try to silence us. They’ve gotten reporters to say that I’ve called for targeting Nancy Pelosi for assassination because of the following comment.

1. I want you to go here and play this clip (on the liberal Media Matters website of all places) and see for yourself how these people are engaging in a shameless effort to misrepresent our comments:
http://mediamatters.org/items/200611210011

2. There have been times when I have regretted making a comment or felt I was insensitive in characterizing a situation. When such incidents have occurred, I have been forthright in offering a retraction and apology. Here’s one incident from December 2006.
http://www.melaniemorgan.com/frommelanie.html

And related to a similar incident here was the comments made by my co-host Brian Sussman:
http://melaniemorgan.com/1_short_sussman_apology.mp3

I am sharing these clips with you so you can know that I take my efforts to fight for conservative causes very seriously. I would never sink to levels of advocating violence or other such inappropriate comments.

I hope I can continue to count on your support.

— Melanie
Melanie and her radio buddies have started making apologies, have they? How it must gall them! And now they have to resort to ginning up support like a PBS station during a pledge drive. Maybe she can call up some friends at KQED to help her out manning the phone lines—if only she had any friends at KQED.

One more item: Melanie forgot to tell us when the KSFO love-in broadcast will be held. It's Friday, January 12. If you're free tomorrow afternoon, try to record the show. I'm sure there'll be plenty of examples of sweetness and light! (But keep a barf bag handy, just in case.)

19 comments:

ripley said...

Sweet lord, that's pathetic. Seriously, seriously pathetic - in an unprofessional way, I mean.

A whiny letter asking for support? This is a media professional? I'm gonna fuckin' puke... She doesn't deserve to be on any radio, anywhere.

Mike Stark said...

this is huge. gonna blow this up right after midnight. they are astroturfing their own show! HAHAHAHAHA! And we busted them!! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Glad to be sent here by Mike Stark, Zeno. I gotta say, the call that someone is trying "to deprive [her] of a livelihood" falls a little less than flat considering the 3008 that have lost their lives in the war and violence that she's been cheerleading. Not to mention tht she'll probably get a book deal with Random House.

garth2 said...

great work, keep it up.

WaitingForCicero said...

Thanks for the info!

I note she's mischaracterizing the campaign, which, I believe, is merely to alert the advertisers to the situation, not to get the hosts fired.

Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "heads up."

Anonymous said...

Have fun and remember... be civil with the stupid people. You don't have to be polite or kind, just civil.

Anonymous said...

Your [sic]'s made me laugh. I'm such a snob.

Anonymous said...

Zeno,

Outstanding post.

PiD

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Mike sent me too - linked to you and credited you with the astroturfing scoop.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including the Right Wing Bitch's email address. That should come in handy!

Sharoney said...

We have the bubble-headed bleach blonde who thinks it's interesting when people die! Sounds like there's a hit song in there somewhere....

Good work, you two.

Carolita said...

Thanks for staying with the Spocko saga -- and bringing an important scoop. Mike sent me here, too, and I'm glad he did. As an engineer, I am always glad to find a good STEM-oriented site, and I really like yours. Consider yourself bookmarked.

BTW, may I suggest an addition to your gallery of targeted Republican congresscritters? It is AR-03 John Boozman, a syncopant who votes 100% BushCo.

Anonymous said...

The period doesn't necessarily belong inside the parenthesis. That's a stylistic choice -- different style guides offer contradictory rules.

Anonymous said...

I note she's mischaracterizing the campaign, which, I believe, is merely to alert the advertisers to the situation, not to get the hosts fired.

well, to be fair, if enough advertizers decided to drop their ads from the station, the management would have little choice but to fire the offending 'hosts.'

i for one would be delighted if it happened that the lying cunt and her fascist buddies were out of work...permanently...

also, thanks for including the feculent bint's email address...i plan to hurl some invective her way, asap...
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Anonymous said...

so fighting for conservative values means personally attacking someones appearance? i guess she reads a bible that has many references to jesus attacking his critics the same manner. you know if asked she would proudly proclaim she attends church regularly. shameful!!

Matt the heathen said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Capnhank said...

That bitter harpy's misuse of words and punctuation is especially hilarious given the fact that she and her windbag cohost love to portray themselves as self-righteous defenders of the English language. (You may know them better as grammar nazis.)

Please note: My comma is inside the parentheses. :-)

Darren7160 said...

Oh Come On! She and her cohorts spout out mean, nasty and sadistic stuff constantly and that is "conservative" values? No... it is pandering and opportunistic catering to their base audience.

She is trying to characterize this as a friggin' first amendment issue... dearie, the Constitution protects people from governmental interference of their speech... not consumers telling advertisers that the show they are sponsoring is sick.

Like all conservative talk show people... it is just a game! Oh please, I will denigrate and attack on a personal level... but please, oh please don't attack me... because it is all just "entertainment".

A typical "conservative" whinning... those mean bad liberals are out to get them. Hehehehe.