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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Politics: A Sign of The Times


We hardly know what to say when greeted with news such as this.

Yes, that incivil &mdash strike that, that foul harpy, Melanie Morgan, who once polluted the airwaves of San Francisco with her poisonous assaults on reason and the reasonable &mdash is GONE!! We're sorely tempted to run up and down the house shrieking, "Ding, dong, the Witch is dead! The wicked witch, the wicked witch, ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead!" But despite being in possession of a fine singing voice and a pair of lungs that might not shame a Pavarotti, we fear los gatos at mi casa will be (a) awakened, and (b) as is their wont, offended.

So we will confine our glee to the written word. Let us turn our attention to the wording of the article describing our liberation from this vile vermin. We would refer to her as a virago, but the sexist overtones of that word dismay us, especially when one considers that Morgan has more in common with pre-evolutionary slimebags like Rush Limbaugh, Michael "I'm not a Jew" Savage, and Sean "I'm Slime" Hannity than women:
KSFO owner Citadel Broadcasting decided not to renew [Morgan's] contract as part of the company’s announced across-the-board financial cost cutting.

“The ratings were terrific and I got to connect with a lot of passionate conservative casues, and I’m really grateful for that,” Morgan told me just now. “I don’t know what’s going to happen to the show, I don’t know what’s going to happen to KSFO.”
We venture to guess that KSFO will do just fine without that ambulatory vituperation. Perhaps it will adopt a format that will allow real human beings to communicate instead of giving it up to foul demagogues.

For examples of Morgan's vile spew, you can listen to Morgan and her co-host(s):
  • Trashing the victims of Hurricane Katrina, making an on-air death threat to Nancy Pelosi, and calling George Soros a Nazi collaborationist;
  • Threatening physical violence against Jon Soltz of VoteVets and questioning the patriotism of soldiers who speak out against Bush's pet war in Iraq;
  • Calling for the execution of newspaper editors with whom she did not agree (Bill Keller, NYT);
  • Airing repeated racist smears against Black Americans and Jewish Americans, including Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, and George Soros;
  • Airing nasty remarks celebrating torture;
  • Making threats against all Muslims, especially Indonesian Muslims(??).
Melanie Morgan's greatest claim to fame, as her sad legacy winds down, will probably be, in the end, her vicious reaction to Media Matters and to the lone blogger at Spocko's Brain, who covered much of her nastiness that the rest of the media simply ignored, to the detriment of the victims. Glee aside, we see in this evictment of the nasty wretch a hopeful sign. Perhaps the tide is finally turning and the American public has seen through the nasty, hateful, subhuman purveyors of slime in all its forms, and has become disgusted enough to want human discourse again.

Listening to Morgan blather on makes us so ill, we're going to have to take a break here. Enjoy. Or maybe, don't. But do keep an eye out for this amoebic wretch and the next gig she takes on. None of us can rest while people like her have the ear of deranged listeners and actively encourage violence and brutality against others. Let us know if she surfaces in your town.

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