Since it seems that WDOD management is ignoring a groundswell of opposition to send Air America to less-than-enthusiastic Chattanoogans, I wish to offer this message.
To my fellow Chattanoogans, a warning of what's ahead:
Be prepared to cringe when you hear Randi Rhodes screech for the first time in her Fran Drescher-ish voice, mixing equal parts sedition, tinfoil conspiracyism, and hateful death wishes (her producers once concocted a piece hinting at assassination). Then a dash of shock radio, as her favorite song is apparently a tune that talks about bouncing one's... well, a prominent portion of the female anatomy.
Steel yourselves for Sam Seder's vicious, nonstop attacks on the Christian religion and Southerners during "Majority Report."
If you can survive these two, you'll have the mettle to stick it out until Air America inevitably crashes and burns in our beautiful city.
To the owners of Air America and WDOD, I say this:
Chattanooga is representative of the people who voted against your agenda last fall, and have been doing so for a generation. Look at the Chattanoogan website and see all the advertisements and announcements for churches and Christian-related events. What is your vision for Chattanooga and all those red state places you so heartily deride? Is it gay pride parades up and down the riverwalk, same-sex marriages in Baptist churches, and Federal troops rushing southward to forcibly reopen abortion clinics in the Scenic City? Do you honestly think that ridiculing our faith and our values will win us over to your side? Do you come to our city, just to torture us? We have endured your values on our TV sets for two generations. It hasn't turned us into what you want, and neither will Air America. We will get our WDOD back, someday.
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I do not understand what all the commotion is about with the loss of a verity of political opinions in the Chattanooga area. First you lost a newspaper and now the liberal media is going to limit your views to their point over the airways.
You have asked for it, you now have it, so what is your problem? Most of you reading this have a PC which will allow you listen to any radio program being streamed. You have access to newspapers all over the world.
Local media is not all there is out there in the form of newsprint or on the airways. You have the means to check on the statements of local media. You have the means to vote your convictions with one push of a button.
Money talks. Now is the time to vote your convictions. Will you vote or just eventually accept local swill?
Rock Springs, Ga
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It always strikes me funny at how the right-wingers get all offensive any time there is a challenge to the message they are sending out.
I have read the comments about the fear of having a middle of the road or liberal message put out. That is the one thing about the right-wing, they don't want people to have a choice.
They are so quick to brand people as liars and cheats. If they would only take the time to look at their own political party they would see plenty of liars and cheats. I mean to be honest, which is something the right-wingers have a problem with, both sides have plenty of liars and cheats.
There is always two sides to every story, so I wish the Neo-Conservatives (NeoCons) would not be so afraid to have a different side of the story told other than their own.
So I am glad that WDOD has decided to step outside the NeoCon box.