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July 26, 2005

"Air America Not Welcome In Chattanooga"

Fred Hardwell holds down the fort in this letter to Tennessee's Chattanoogan newspaper:
We all have to hope that the decision by WDOD to change to liberal talk radio is not final. The music played by WDOD was made by artists who did not feel it necessary to curse or encourage drug use or violence to garner an audience. Nor did they feel it necessary to attack the president in wartime...

Let us hope that a way is found to keep WDOD's nostalgic music on the airwaves, and that our Earl will always have a clean and pleasant showcase worthy of his talents and long service to our community.

Air America, you are not welcome here in Chattanooga. We reject your filth and treason.
Surprisingly, this gets several replies from the epistolarians of South Tennessee, including this:
Not everyone has swallowed the neocon Kool-Aid like you obviously have, and quite frankly I'm sick of the conservative media being apologists for King George and his propaganda machine.
Not enough name-calling? Try this then:
Thanks to Fred Hardwell's recent letter to the Chattanoogan.com I now have a name to go with the xenophobic, ill-informed and generally paranoid attitude so common in today's public discussion.
That generates this:
And thank you for your use of the word xenophobic to describe those who do not like liberal hate speech against Bush. Ooops, I am sorry, liberal talk shows. It is right on. Webster's defines xenophobic as "one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin." That is exactly was liberal talks shows and their message are, foreign, to most of the thinking of the majority of Americans.
There's yet another letter here.

Posted in Meta at July 26, 2005 04:01 PM


To whoever is running this blog (can't find an email address anywhere), you are missing a potentially explosive story: Air America diverting money from a non-profit group in the Bronx NY.


and also Michelle Malkin's website:


Posted by: Ira at July 27, 2005 09:10 AM

I doubt that the people who are writing the chattanoogan.com in favor of Air America live anywhere near Chattanooga. Otherwise, they would have no use for that network's derogatory portrayals of Southerners and Christians. Air America is very New Yorker-centric and has no clue about anything west of the Hudson or south of Staten Island. Chattanoogans are conservative. They may tolerate the occasional liberal Democrat as people would tolerate the town eccentric. But their fuse won't last long when assaulted with a barrage of in-your-face attacks on their God, their love of country, their accents, and their intelligence. I suspect the respondents to Fred Hardwell are writing from Madison, Wisconsin, Boston, Massachusetts, and West Hollywood, California, not Ooltewah, Brainerd, Soddy Daisy, Tiftonia or Fort Oglethorpe.

Posted by: dave at July 27, 2005 01:41 PM

The real Chattanoogans are making their voices heard now...


Posted by: pete at July 28, 2005 02:40 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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