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I thought I'd share a wingnut email response apparently from one of the businesses that we contacted.  This was sent out from multiple fake email accounts.  Notice the irony that this writer sent the same exact email out several times but says "Since each of you has sent almost the exact same email, obviously you are blindly following someones instructions.  Talk about lemmings."  And by the way, we all signed our emails, but this person didn't even have the courage to do that.

Dear non-KFMB listeners,

I can't help but wonder if you are aware that this is a free country and that not everyone is required to share your point of view.  You don't have to agree but you have no right to try to force YOUR opinions on others who may not share it.  This is what I despise about people like you.   Not your specific point of view (I may even share it), but that you feel compelled to try to force it down everyone elses throat.  Anyone with a different opinion is evil and therefore must be converted.

In this country we are all free to have our own opinion.
Since each of you has sent almost the exact same email, obviously you are blindly following someones instructions.  Talk about lemmings.

Here's a newsflash for you.This is the UNITED STATES where people have the FREEDOM to have their own opinions.   Roger Hedgcock has a right to his opinions just as you have a right to YOURS.  You do not have to like them or agree, but he is entitled to his as much as you are to yours.   And guess what?  A host is not on the air because companies advertise.  Companies advertise where people are listening.  You have it backwards.

The beautiful thing is that there are many radio stations for you to listen to.  In this country we are not all required to have the same opinion or say the same thing.  If you do not like what someone has to say on one station then turn it off! Turn the dial and listen to someone you agree with.  How simple is that.  You have a choice.  

Why do you feel you must force YOUR point of view down other peoples throats.

If you don't like this station then there is plenty of competition.  Go listen to them. Support their sponsors.  KFMB has a highly educated listener base who knows how to form their very own opinions.  

I hope that all of the recipients of your spam will copy and past this exact same email and send it right back to each of you so you too can share the experience recieving multiple spam emails with exactly the same content.

I also hope whoever thinks this is such a clever idea will rethink the wisdom of trying to get private citizens to become spammers.  Beware as the spammers become the spammed.


An Annoyed Business Owner. (who will probably increase our budget for Roger Hegcock advertising)

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  •  Out of curiousity, were the e-mails a template? (4+ / 0-)

    I think it's important to write individualized messages of complaint if only to convince the recipient that people actually care. I know many people don't feel they have the writing skills to construct a persuasive message. Many of them are right. But I also think that writing an individualized message helps us to keep from thinking of the people we're writing to as a homogeneous "them."  

    I'm also interested as to what the complaint against Hedgecock is. In fact, there are probably a lot of details that would add to the interest of this diary. For example, why do you think the e-mail accounts are fake?  Did you look at the IP? Can you name the business, or do you prefer to keep that off the boards?  I realize that in activism, privacy is important, but whatever you feel you are able to share would improve the diary and make it more interesting.

    •  Thanks for your questions (2+ / 0-)
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      SilentBrook, BlackSheep1

      As far as I saw, many campaigners wrote their own emails, and some used a template.  

      About the complaint, see my blog ( with audio and text of this hate-talk show host's wild accusations and hateful rhetoric the last couple months.

      Some of the emails came from an account with addresses indicating they had been made just for sending the message in this post.  No, I didn't look at the IP (in fact I don't know how to do that).  Anyway, they were all the same, and in fact I notice now that they misspelled the name of the talk show host they were defending!

  •  actually this is the free market at work (2+ / 0-)
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    IB JOHN, SilentBrook

    what's there to oppose by a Republican?

  •  While I might not agree w/the business owner... (3+ / 0-)
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    pelagicray, Bluesee, SilentBrook

    ...w/regards to their personal view on wingnut radio advertising, I do agree with the larger point that many email campaigns become worthless spam.

    It is important, particularly from the standpoint of convincing an individual advertiser to abandon a particular program, that emails sent are personalized with the writer's own feelings, no matter how poorly conveyed through bad writing.

    If I'm a business owner making a decision how to spend my advertising dollars, 10000 emails that say the exact (or nearly exact) same thing don't move the needle for me.  In fact, the emails become annoying spam.  For all I know, the 10000 emails received are from one person using a mail bot and carry about as much weight as an email plea from my long lost Nigerian uncle.

    "Mitt who? That's an odd name. Like an oven mitt, you mean? Oh, yeah, I've got one of those. Used it at the Atlas Society BBQ last summer when I was flipping ribs."

    by Richard Cranium on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:28:20 AM PST

    •  Same with Congres or any other legislator. Round (1+ / 0-)
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      file, whether physical or the little one on the screen.

      I have also quit responding to any petition calls, those here included. First, easy electronic petitions are less valued by recipients than cut 'n paste e-mail. Second, I quickly noticed any response resulted in a torrent of fund raising e-mail.

      In my opinion this trend may be hurting causes instead of helping when any response to a cause results in the equivalent of being mobbed by hungry pigeons because you gave one a crumb.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:57:32 AM PST

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  •  People making their own choices... (0+ / 0-)

    advertising dollars based on those choices....people determining that they do not like the content of a particular offering and thus decide to choose not to do business with an company that is affiliated with the offering they do not like.

    People making choices as to their purchases and consumption.

    Sounds like the free market (as if it really exists) at work to me.

    Also sounds like the emailer is obsessed with people's throats....

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    by Floyd Blue on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:34:57 PM PST

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