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I'm reposting this for the one-year commemoration of the Sandy Hook shooting, and also based on this news about the effect of FCC complaints; I have included a link to FCC complaint form. Let's keep pushing for positive change.
On Weds, Dec. 4th, talk show host Clyde Lewis said on his nationally syndicated show that the newly released recordings of 911 calls during the Sandyhook school shooting in Newtown, CT, shows more evidence of "crisis actors" at the scene that was "manipulated to the point that it was faked." During his show "Ground Zero", he said the recordings show "discrepancies" from the "official story" as part of an "agenda" against "Second Amendment rights."  

Lewis said that "there were people there you could single out as crisis actors." Lewis specifically referred to one of the grieving parents, Robbie Parker, the father of six-year-old daughter who was killed, as an actor faking his role. "They hired some people to come in and pretend like they were parents," Lewis said, "and they hired some people to come in and pretend like they were there and witnessing it all."
If you're as sick as I am of these right wing lunatics and their exploitation of the murder of children for their own ratings, contact the sponsors of Ground Zero and let them know. Please be polite. Email addresses and suggested message below.

Dear sponsor Ground Zero radio show,

Are you aware that by running your ads on the "Ground Zero" radio program, your company is being associated with a radio program that says the tragic shooting of children at the Sandyhook grade school was "faked" by "crisis actors" as part of an "agenda"?

It's very possible you purchased your ads as part of a larger package and you are not aware that your company is being associated with such vile and disgusting exploitation of the tragic mass murder of children in Connecticut a year ago. There is nothing lower than suggesting that "crisis actors" were used at Sandyhook as part of some sort of conspiracy. I'm confident your company doesn't support that.

You can hear the disgusting comments here

Thank you for your time,

Advertisers and radio station emails (new ones in bold) :,,,,,,,,,,,,,

bcc me

Contact the FCC:
FCC complaint form

*(1) Date of Program:     12/04/2013
*(2) Time of Program: 09:00 PM     
*(3) Network:  Premiere Radio / Clear Channel
*(4) Call Sign, Channel OR Frequency of the station on which you viewed/heard the material:     KXL FM
*(5) City and State Where Program Was Viewed/Heard: Portland, OR    
*(6) Name of Program or DJ/Personality/Song/Film: Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis

[You could also find a radio station affiliate near you here:]

Please include below as many details about the program as possible in order to help the FCC determine whether the material was obscene, profane, and/or indecent  (such as specific words, language, images, etc.).

It's indecent and obscene to say that the grieving family of the children killed in the Sandy Hook grade school were "actors." It's political pornography. It doesn't belong on the public airwaves.

Clyde Lewis said that "crisis actors" were used at the Sandy Hook shooting, which was "manipulated to the point that it was faked" as part of an "agenda."  Lewis said that "there were people there you could single out as crisis actors." Lewis specifically referred to one of the grieving parents, Robbie Parker, the father of six-year-old daughter who was killed, as an actor faking his role. "They hired some people to come in and pretend like they were parents," Lewis said, "and they hired some people to come in and pretend like they were there and witnessing it all."

We don't have things like Holocaust Denial, for example, on our airwaves. We can't have this either.

So far, several advertisers have responded to the email campaign. Red Wing Shoes responded positively, saying their ads don't intentionally play on the show and they will investigate the matter, so they were removed from the list. Solaire Energy Systems (GoSolaire emails) complained about the attention without responding to the issue. Several other companies sent a default response and so we await their further replies. Good job! For those of you joining the effort, the email list above has been updated.

Originally posted to Local Media Monitor on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 09:27 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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  •  worst clyde lewis ever (3+ / 0-)
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    viral, SchuyH, Mayfly

    What a waste of human flesh.

    "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

    by thankgodforairamerica on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 02:19:10 PM PST

  •  I appreciate what you're doing, but I think the (5+ / 0-)

    best course of action is to ignore him.  The way I see it, there's two possibilities: (1) He either earnestly believes a conspiracy theory, in which case no amount of counter-proof is going to convince him that he's wrong; or (2) He's exploiting the deaths of 26 people, mostly children, for his own ratings.  In that case, giving him more attention is exactly what he wants.  

    •  I respectfully disagree (10+ / 0-)

      Look what's been happening to Hannity, Limpbaugh, etc. They're being dropped like flies from stations because they're losing ad money which plays more than any other action you can do.

      "Reality has a well-known liberal bias." - Stephen Colbert

      by Rob Dapore on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 02:40:21 PM PST

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      •  Yes, I think we can make a difference. Also, (6+ / 0-)

        we are in effect exercising our own free speech when we contact the sponsors and stations, and together it starts to add up. It's not much compared to the power of Clear Channel's media empire of lies and hate, but it's something.

        Join the fight against right wing radio in your local area--

        by WCWatch on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 03:12:12 PM PST

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    •  Some things this guy purportedly believes (3+ / 0-)
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      1) Aliens are present on Earth and are currently farming humans for organs.

      2) The moon landing was faked.

      3) Prince William may be the Anti-Christ

      4) Hurricane Sandy was caused by rogue scientists wielding a weather control machine in order to help Obama win the election.

      5) The government has mind-control rays it uses to create mass shooting incidents as an excuse to take peoples' guns away.

      Here's an actual quote  about Obama from one of his interviews:

      The reason why we won’t ever know where he was born is because he was conceived during a CIA operation. His mother was a hooker for the CIA. She had to infiltrate for them because they had no spies available, and the communists were black at that time. They figured the best way to mix with those guys was through a white 14-year-old girl.
      Fun fact: According to Lewis' logic, Nikita Khrushchev was a negro.

      Now here's the thing. He may be a cynical poseur to takes these positions to entertain, in which case he's just tasteless and vulgar.  But he could be the opposite of cynic; he could a true believer, in which case he's both pitiable and dangerous.

      When I was young I had a friend who believed everything.  He had no cognitive BS filters. Some of his beliefs were almost respectable, for example he was a cryptozoology buff. For me that's a kind of fun make believe.  He believed in pyramid power, which is silly but harmless.  He once built a UFO detector from instructions in a magazine; he assured me that it definitely worked because "it goes off all the time."  He actually believed in honest-to-goodness fairies.

      I could go on for pages about the things this guy believed, but the point is there are people out there who simply don't have the capacity to distinguish fantasy from reality. Some of it is just fun stuff like building UFO detectors, but eventually a total lack of skepticism can lead you to some dark places.

      I've lost my faith in nihilism

      by grumpynerd on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 10:22:52 AM PST

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      •  Geez, your friend sounds like a guy (1+ / 0-)
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        I knew in college back in the 60s.  Only he was an assistant professor.  I signed up for French 101, because I really wanted to acquire a reading knowledge, and he spent the first 3 days of class on his UFO detector.  That's when I dropped the course.  And speaking of dark places, he was subsequently terminated after being arrested for kiddy-diddling.  He was into all the stuff, Ray Palmer's magazine, Gray Barker, the Braxton County Monster, Charles Fort, Morning of the Magicians, and probably von Daenniken too, if the prison library ever acquired Chariots.  We lived in WV, hence Gray Barker and the Monster, and I never heard of Mothman till years later, but I'll bet Bob knew all about him, even before the Silver Bridge went down.

        After abandoning French I crossed over to German, only to find that frat guys had apparently perfected, and passed on to newer members, the technique of raising philosophical topics at the beginning of class that would keep the prof in full-on discussion mode for the rest of the hour.  Suffice it to say that all of my French and German is self-taught, acquired during genealogical research, and while I can read the hell out of a French civil acte of birth, death, or marriage, not to mention a German Kirchenbuch, my conversational skill is still limited to "Ein Bier, bitte."

  •  Conspiracy theories are rife, the far right (5+ / 0-)

    breathes, dreams and farts them. The teahadists are  virtually crazy, and the media whores keep feeding them filth of this sort.

    May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

    by oldcrow on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 02:51:44 PM PST

  •  Several of the first graders were acted by Obama (0+ / 0-)

    in disguises.

  •  Who the hell is Clyde Lewis?? (1+ / 0-)
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    I've never even heard of this guy!  Why do you listen to his show? It's obviously garbage.

    •  too much attention to this lunatic. (0+ / 0-)
      •  Here's why I disagree to the two last posts (1+ / 0-)
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        1. This guy is not obscure. His show is in over 100 cities on over 300 stations and is pushed by Premiere Radio, owned by Clear Channel
        2. there's no reason for our public airways to be taken over by insanity and/or RW lies, especially in the days of satellite radio. The FCC has got to be prodded awake
        3. It's not right to let this kind of thing be taken as "normal". We need to protest, make ourselves heard, so this is not considered normal. Only a year ago, Sandy Hook hoax allegations was the line not to be crossed. Now it's okay? NO.
        4. This garbage has a clear effect on people and our body politic

        Join the fight against right wing radio in your local area--

        by WCWatch on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 12:22:17 PM PST

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      •  There is too much attention... (0+ / 0-)

        being given to too many maniacs.  Seems like every time some loser on the radio says something stupid there is a diary about it.

  •  Last Friday (1+ / 0-)
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    I was driving for a couple hours without the benefit of decent music.

    Boy did I learn my lesson.

    My options were FM with a weak NPR station reception. Could not hear well enuf to enjoy some nice classical music. And of course, AM. That provided even less options.

    But, I managed to find Rush.

    I wasn't really meaning to, but I needed to listen to something in order to stay focused on driving.

    We all know that Rush (Limbaugh, if there was any doubt) is a total nutjob.

    I found great entertainment listening to him drone on and on using as many dog whistle words and concepts as often as possible. I laughed often and cringed more. The 'untruths' were bold and without mercy. Yet he persisted. At moments, I was sure he was laughing at himself, knowing that he was spuing garbage. But, I also believe he laughed more knowing that some people live on his every word as if it were gospel. In fact, I likened his cadence of speech to that of some serious bible-thumping preacher that draws crowds large enuf to warrant Madison Square Garden for a venue.

    I really do have to consider renewing my satellite service for the car. But, then again, I will just transfer my frustration to Morning Joe who is about as tolerable as root canal.

    I am an Elizabeth Warren Democrat

    by karma13612 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 12:23:26 PM PST

  •  I got a response from Red Wings Shoes (0+ / 0-)

    and they said they only advertise on sports shows, and didn't do so on this nutbar's show. Unless someone's selling advertising that they're unaware of I'm inclined to believe them.

    I've never heard them advertised anywhere in Michigan on any station and I used to listen to several different ones and never once heard them mentioned. One other group, I forget who, told me not to contact them again with spam and that they had no idea what I was talking about. So in some cases you're looking at an uphill battle.

    “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton

    by bayushisan on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 01:05:18 PM PST

    •  NVM (1+ / 0-)
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      I didn't see the full post. You already mentioned the thing about Red Wings Shoes.

      “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton

      by bayushisan on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 01:06:41 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for sending emails to the sponsors (0+ / 0-)

        I took Red Wing Shoes off the list for their positive response; however, their ads definitely played during the show in both Portland and San Diego (listening to the shows and noting the advertisers is how I made the list).

        Join the fight against right wing radio in your local area--

        by WCWatch on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 01:27:07 PM PST

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  •  Complaining to the FCC is a waste of time. (0+ / 0-)

    The guy violated no FCC rule or policy.  His speech, as odious as it is, is protected by the First Amendment.  The FCC can not and will not censor him.

    So, save your keyboard for something that might get results, like complaining to his advertisers.

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