Maybe now Clear Channel Communications is seeing clearly after insensitive contest

Maybe now Clear Channel Communications is seeing clearly after insensitive contest
http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/maybe-now-clear-channel-communic...
Quote:
"After a member station launched an incredibly insensitive radio promotion designed to tweak Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus, Ohio for joining the national boycott of Arizona over its new anti-immigrant law, Clear Channel found itself in the center of a national controversy and the target of the ire of Latino communities across America.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, immediately demanded an apology from the station, and thousands of people nationwide, by phone or in writing, contacted Clear Channel General Manager Brian Dytko and President and CEO Mark Mays asking for the same."

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WSPD host: Job as entertainer is to provoke his listeners
http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2011/10/15/WSPD-host-Job-as-entertai...
Quote:
"But certainly, teaching little monkeys to peel bananas and so on and them learning to do it correctly on cue does not mean that they've learned everything except a funny parlor trick," Mr. Wilson said during his show.
Then this:
"The point of this, in common parlance, rant was in a greater context of a discussion of the failure of TPS to deliver a quality product, that they were cranking out dysfunctional illiterates for a pretty good while despite millions and millions of dollars extorted by the teachers' unions," he said.

"The teachers were really teaching to the test," Mr. Wilson said. "They were teaching answers. They weren't teaching thinking. They weren't teaching objective analysis. They weren't teaching logic. They weren't teaching problem solving in the real world."

He blamed The Blade for manufacturing controversy by taking the quote out of context, then seeking reaction from people who hadn't heard it live. "It was not anything that I said," he said. "It's what the audience heard."

Mr. Wilson did compare Toledo Public Schools students to "little monkeys" in his broadcast and The Blade did not take his remarks out of context, said John Robinson Block, publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper.

"We stand behind our reporting and our reporter, Tom Troy," Mr. Block said. "We have a tape of the show and it reflects Mr. Wilson's clear statement about Toledo students."

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.

Fuck "NCLR" , fuck Micheal Coleman and any liberal asswipe that agrees with them. This is the US of A. What Arizona has done is enact laws to try and do a job that the federal government is supposed to do but has not.

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

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