Ben Konop Receiving Threats - IS WSPD Involved?

Armed deputy guards are providing security for Mayoral Candidate Ben Konop. According to an article in the Toledo Blade as well as being reported by WTOL News, WSPD radio host Brian Wilson broadcasted Konop's personal cell phone number over the air.

In addition, a man approached Konop inside Government Center, and he had a knife in his waist band.

You can read more and view the interview with Brian Wilson here:

http://www.wtol.com/global/story.asp?s=10958022

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I've got Brian Wilson's home phone number. Anyone want it?

Pink Slip

1: why would you go to the trouble of even trying to FIND anyone's home number? What's the point?

2: why would you be willing to give it out?

He's using the public airwaves--therefore the public should be able to contact him. Just using "Wilson's logic"...

Pink Slip

And does he not give out the station number and his web address every day?

You sound a bit like a stalker quite frankly. You dont carry a pocket knife do you?

an office phone number and email address where he can be reached? So, why does Wilson feel it neccessary to broadcast a personal cell number, which these days is often is the same as a home number since many people drop landline service at home?

Let's see...Beach Boy starts the whole process of giving out 'personal' information, someone here says they might list his home number as well (tit-for-tat), and now that person's a potential stalker?

What a fucking joke.

You're implying that Im saying one's ok and the other's not.

Im not a wilson fan - neither one is correct.

But it took my comment for you to point this out, right???? You might have done this on your own without prompting?

Not buying today, sorry.

I agree Billy--it's not right. I don't intend on giving out Mr Wilson's home phone number. Only a real scum bag would resort to something like that.

Pink Slip

You don't use your real name here yet you are using the "public" internet to express your personal views (kind of hypocritical don't you think?).

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MikeyA

The guy carrying the jacknife was allowed into One Government Center by the armed guards who check each person as they sign into the building. Apparently they didn't feel it was much of a threat since it was in a leather holder on his belt, not in his waistband waiting to be pulled out and used.
The audio of the elevator "incident" clearly shows that Ben was far enough away from the supposed threat that the guy raised his voice to call out to Ben about his trampling of the American flag, not to threaten him.
If I had an armed guard everytime some moron e mailed me a threat or pointed out that they knew my address I'd be married to a cop already. Konop needs to get over himself, he's not the Toledo version of Glenn Beck whose death threats come in bunches.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Well i hope the tax payers are not paying for this. That would be pure BS!

give interviews on the radio and be transparent , folk would respect him more.

BTW, can I count on you for my Labor Day picnic?

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Konop can solve his problem very easily. Get out of politics. Besides, I don't believe for one minute that anyone wants to hurt Konop. Nobody takes him seriously. Here is another example of Konop grand standing.

That's just f#cked up. If he doesn't want death threats he should quite politics? That's like saying if Brian Wilson doesn't want his tires slashed everyday and the windows of his home broken, he should quite radio.

Since when does carrying a pocketknife constitute a death threat?

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FTA: "Konop says he received nearly ten threats from anonymous callers and, for example, one even said he would stomp on him."

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

"Konop says" doesnt necessarily make me believe the man.

Konop chastized others for not signing an agreement about serving a full term before seeking another office and then did that very thing. Remember Boo Ben Boo?? Max also yelled out "Liar" - Ben never disputed him. How could he?

Do I think Ben would make shit up to make himself look like a victim? Yes.

Ben said "nearly ten" threats?? why not just give a number? sounds made up right there.

Forget about this joker. We don't need people like this running this city.

Death threat is such an ugly word. I prefer to use the term end of life counselor.

MikeyA

I enjoyed that Mikey

".....None so blind as those that will not see. They have baffled their own consciences, and so they walk on in darkness.” ~~~Matthew Henry~~~

I agree with JoeG, sounds like more grandstanding. Any kind of publicity is publicity.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

"But the way they (WSPD) operate, they are looking at one thing: profit. They have no concern about the working people of Toledo and they are looking for what they can do to inflame listeners and drive their ratings up a point or two."
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090820/NEWS16/90...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Profit is a good thing. It allows the company to pay it's employees and invest further in the business wolfmeister. Ratings are a good thing, they allow us to charge more for commercials and I get a bonus. Inflame is a subjective word, I prefer informed.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Who cares what their motive is-as long as it works. If there is one thing the city doesn't need, it's being run by the same old simpleton/democrat consortium we've been stuck with for what seems an eternity.

sung to MJ's BEN

Ben, you shouldn't need look no more
You can't find what you are looking for
A friend that you can call your own
You'll always be alone
And you, young Ben, will see
You have no friends indeed
(You have no friends indeed )

Ben, you're always seem to be running scared
You feel you're not winning anywhere
And whenever you look behind
You won't like what you will find
Remember one thing you should know
You'll need a place to go
(for the people will vote no)

You used to say "us" and "we"
Now it's just "me" and "me"
You used to say "us" and "we"
Now it's just all about "me"
Ben, most people will turn you away
For you don't listen to a word they say
They don't see you as you do
You believe they're out to harm you
I'm sure as they think again
They can't trust a friend like Ben
there is no friend in Ben
(like Ben) Like Ben

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

I hope Brain annoys Baby Ben.

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