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  •  It meant equal time for a potential response (2+ / 0-)
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    Any station that veered into "editorial" had to label it as such and then offer the public a chance to respond. That led to the hilarious Joe Average rebuttals on local stations parodied by Johnny Carson and the bizarre station managers parodied by Pat Paulson.

    Savannah, GA still has a local editorialist who is 100% nuts, although he is retiring (the crazy is thicker than molasses on a humid day).

    "for all the murders, rapes, and thefts,/ Committed in the horrid lust of war,/ He that unjustly caus'd it first proceed,/ Shall find it in his grave and in his seed." -- Webster, "The White Devil," IV i 8-12.

    by The Geogre on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:19:14 AM PDT

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    •  My home town had a lunatic (3+ / 0-)
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      editorialist back in the 60s on the local TV station.  He spewed some of the most bigoted racist crap ever to defile the airwaves, and may have led directly to the disclaimer that says "the opinions expressed in editorial commentary on this station do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WRAL-TV, it's management or employees".

      So what'd we do?  We got that fella off the 6:00 news by electing him to the Senate.

      Six.

      Times.

      Never underestimate the power of a lunatic with a microphone.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:27:43 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, yes. I got there late. (0+ / 0-)

        I got to Chapel Hill in time to vote against him once. I just missed the 1990 race, darn it.

        WRAL has always had ties to the creeps. It's no surprise that it's tied in with the "John Locke Party" and Art Pope.

        Jesse was hired, specifically to "counter the lies of that Communist" (fellow Tarheel) David Brinkley, according to Brinkley. In the 1960's, Paul Wellstone attended UNC CH for his Ph.D. and saw Jesse's editorial when RFK got shot. Helms said that this is what came of race mixing. Wellstone said, "I decided that I hated that man." When Wellstone got to the senate for his freshman year, he refused to shake hands with Helms, to keep faith with his younger self.

        "for all the murders, rapes, and thefts,/ Committed in the horrid lust of war,/ He that unjustly caus'd it first proceed,/ Shall find it in his grave and in his seed." -- Webster, "The White Devil," IV i 8-12.

        by The Geogre on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:35:14 AM PDT

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        •  Jesse was the guy (2+ / 0-)
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          who said we didn't need to build the zoo in Asheboro, just put a fence around Chapel Hill and charge admission.

          My father had Republican leanings -- Eisenhower Republican, I mean -- and some of my earliest memories involve him foaming at the mouth whenever Helms would get a segment on WRAL.  If there was ever anybody who hated Jesse more than I did, it was my dad.  I'm just glad dad wasn't around to witness Jesse Lite; Richard "Fucking" Burr.

          As for WRAL, they're slightly more even-handed now.  But only slightly.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:48:54 AM PDT

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    •  this "local editorialist" is not really being (1+ / 0-)
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      clear, but I think he is thinking that Georgia's peanut business will suffer because of this:

      12/2013 A Portland, Oregon elementary school principal has made the absurd determination that classroom references to that simple, unassuming American tradition, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, are discriminatory.  That's right, boys and girls, no matter how you slice it, mention of that generationally-beloved icon of American sandwiches, says she, is cross-culturally offensive.
      he is not really worried about the kiddies, lolol.

      PRESENT Shock When everything happens NOW

      by Portia Elm on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:29:08 AM PDT

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      •  Cathcart's editorials are a feast of gibberish (1+ / 0-)
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        He has a northern accent but purports to represent Beaufort, SC. His editorials are crammed into 2 minutes and simply jam code words and dog whistles one onto another in high pique. No one can understand what he's saying, only that he's mad at something -- usually something something liberals.

        "for all the murders, rapes, and thefts,/ Committed in the horrid lust of war,/ He that unjustly caus'd it first proceed,/ Shall find it in his grave and in his seed." -- Webster, "The White Devil," IV i 8-12.

        by The Geogre on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:37:13 AM PDT

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