One Less Talk Radio Host

Well, the DC area has one less Talk Radio Host as of today, WMAL fired Michael Graham for his anti-Islam remarks. Michael has proved so delicately for all of us that while you do have a right to free speech as guaranteed by the Constitution, you have no right to be an asshole and not have to suffer for it.

Of course, talk radio hosts are a dime a dozen, so it’s one down, 20,000 to go…man I miss Art Bell.

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 11:17 am

    This made me giggle: “this isn’t the first time that he has been reprimanded for insensitive language and comments”

    Reprimanded? Isn’t that was he was HIRED for?


  2. UnusualCandor (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 6:32 pm

    The biggest problem with Graham’s firing is they let CAIR dictate what they did. WMAL and ABC radio was doing nothing until CAIR got their panties in a bunch and demanded that Graham be punished. When he was suspended indefinitely, CAIR said that isn’t good enough. They then said they wanted him fired. So Graham goes.

    Never mind the fact that Graham was very popular and his comments, however idiotic they may seem, was not so offensive to the public that they were crying for his firing. In fact, most everyone calling into WMAL was upset that Graham was fired.

    WMAL hired him to stir things up on the air and get people talking. He does that and what happens. He gets the boot because WMAL and ABC radio gave in to CAIR. It is a sad day.


  3. Editor, The J.E.I. (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 11:43 pm

    Feh. Good riddance.

    Right, left or in the middle, WMAL has a lot of work to do to once again become a listenable radio station. People want to be informed, not shouted at by smug, hateful clowns. WMAL needs hosts that inspire more discussion and debate, not blowhards who push agendas. Journalism, not cheap entertainment. I think Chris Core is the only salvageable one on the whole schedule, but even he’s becoming too intolerant.

    If WMAL can come up with a news format that can go more in-depth than WTOP and stay open to the input of public opinion, they’ll manage to pull out of their current tailspin.

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