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NJ Hosts Taken Off Air After "Turban Man" Jabs at State (Sikh) AG - NY Post

https://nypost.com/2018/07/26/nj-radio-hosts-taken-off-air-after-turban-man-jabs-at-state-ag/

A pair of hosts on one of New Jersey’s top radio stations have been bounced from the airwaves after they mocked the state’s attorney general — who is a Sikh-American — as “turban man” on the air, the station said early Thursday.


Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco made the inflammatory comments about Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on their Wednesday afternoon show on New Jersey 101.5 while talking about his plan to suspend marijuana prosecutions.

“You know the new attorney general? I’m never going to know his name, I’m just gonna say the guy with the turban,” said Malloy.

“Turban man!” Franco could be heard saying.

Malloy, laughing, then blames Grewal, who wears a turban as part of his faith, for his inability to remember his name.

“If it offends you, then don’t wear the turban, man, and I’ll remember your name,” Malloy laughed. “But Turban Man — is that highly offensive?”

“To me? No. To people who wear turbans, could be,” replied Franco.

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More Trumpistanis emboldened by hate speech run amok.

But free speech is fighting back, finally.


Gotta say it. Iran, and no "spokesperson" there, is threatening war with America.

Once again the American media is latching onto every bite-sized clipped quote, a few words is the maximum, translated from a Persian - known for its's flowery ways - and converting it into warmongering bite sized consumption by warmongerors everywhere.

War propaganda is still propaganda, and of the worst kind, and if anyone doubts America and American media is not fully capable of massive and coordinated war this someone has not been paying attention, or perhaps has forgetten about Iraq. War propaganda always relied heavily on amnesia and cartoonish pre-conditioned notions of "the enemy".

In example, the impoverished Houthis "bombed" an oil tanker??...with what, Houthi slingshots and rubber dinghies? And why would anyone do that?

All you need to know is, Remember The Dixie Chicks! Remember hard!

"Do not believe all you see and read" is actually good advice, as someone infamously recently repeated and bellowed out, if not taken to extremes.

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"For those who don’t recall the controversy: In March 2003, the Dixie Chicks — Natalie Maines, along with sisters Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire — were one of the most successful acts in country music history. While on tour in London promoting their hit album “Home,” Maines started bantering with the audience at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. It was the eve of the Iraq War.

“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all,” Maines said to the crowd. “We do not want
this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.”


The Guardian published her comments, and when the quotes made their way back home to the United States, they caused a firestorm. Country radio stations were deluged with phone calls from fans to stop playing their music. Some protesters destroyed their CDs. Their tour sponsor dropped out. They got death threats.

The trio, who released one more Grammy-winning album (with the pointed song “Not Ready to Make Nice”) before going their separate ways, was effectively blacklisted by the country music industry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/07/17/after-the-trump-putin-news-conference-heres-why-people-are-talking-about-the-dixie-chicks/?utm_term=.dcbb16b8a4b2




Remember when the ACLU vetted all SCOTUS candidates and handed a list to Obama who choose a

nominee only from that private list...explaining how Obama's nomination was made in such a breathtakingly short time? Even the extreme right wing Federalist Society would dare not do such a thing and expect to get away with it!

Then, to compound things, Obama, and his majority-held Senate, followed up this transparent partisanship and abdication of their solemn vetting role to a partisan private group...by demanding a snap Senate vote (summer recess cancelled) to take place within 6 weeks of the nomination, barely 2 months from the seat even being open! Wow! A record shattering pace, bordering on panic for some reason, some say related to the looming criminal and election campaign investigations against Obama.

This all happened after Democrats shattered all Senate precedent by removing the 60 vote filibuster for nominees, eliminating forever the need for some modicum of consensus. And of course who can forget the Democrats refusing any vote on a sitting Republican President's nominee...for a whole year!

In those tense days of President Obama's tenure some said, quite reasonably, that no President under investigation for high crimes and even a possible illegal election victory should NOT be the decider on who gets a SCOTUS seat for life..not when the nominator may soon get 10 to life himself...not a good look for America. Nominator in prison. Nominee sitting pretty in a high court chair.

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Funny, I have no recall of any of that either.

But it IS happening now. Only the names are different. Not to protect the innocent, but to protect the guilty, which includes the corporate media.

Of course for that very same corporate media, excluding cable once in a while, the reporting will be very different. Obama would have been roasted...Trump may get a mild corporate sunburn. The man who just gave giant corporations, including the media giants, tens of billions in tax breaks....just not the same reporting for a rea$on.

Hypocrisy, you have met your match. If you dare look American corporate media or their Republican cohorts in their bleary eyes....YOU would blush first.






Posted by Fred Sanders | Mon Jul 9, 2018, 11:19 PM (1 replies)
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