June 5th, 2009

asleep at mal 9/09

i'm a bit behind on catching this, but the problem's still there


basically some morning show hosts in Sacramento spent their 5/28 show advocating physical and mental abuse for children (as young as 5) who are transgendered or who show any "gender-inappropriate" behaviors

rm does a much better job of analyzing the show, and many people have already complained to the station and their sponsors but the more negative feedback they get the more likely these assholes will get pulled from the air:

i understand snapple, sonic, and chipotle have pulled or are in the process of pulling their ads, but i haven't heard about the other advertisers yet, nor seen any formal reaction from KRXQ itself

here's the email i sent including addresses:

tina.barry@dpsg.com, greg.artkop@dpsg.com, heidi.barker@us.mcd.com, christi.woodworth@sonicdrivein.com, rmckenney@barkleyus.com, corpcsf@wellsfargo.com, info@lasikworld.com, procity@procitymortgage.com, jgeary@entercom.com


i just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to snapple, sonic, and chipotle for as i understand it withdrawing their ads from this station following their morning show's suggestion to use violence against transgendered children or even children who appear in any way to be gay or lesbian or different...

your quick action speaks louder than any advertising ever could.

for those other advertisers cc'd here, and krxq itself, are you certain endorsing this type of hatred is in any way in your best interests? i can guarantee that i won't be patronizing your businesses or other businesses who advertise on this station until the hatred spewed is apologized for and the men responsible removed from their jobs.

i seem to remember not too long ago Imus being pulled from his show for calling a group of basketball players inappropriate names, but at no-time did he advocate violence against them. how are you allowing Rob Williams and Arnie States to suggest physically abusing children and they still have a show?

free speech is protected in this country, but we do not include incitement to violence in the types of speech that is to be protected, and these men are absolutely inciting violence (from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-rowe/krxq-sacramento-radio-hos_b_210637.html):

Williams and States took turns referring to gender dysphoric children as "idiots" and "freaks," who were just out "for attention" and had "a mental disorder that just needs to somehow be gotten out of them," either by verbal abuse on the part of the parents, or even shock therapy.

"Allowing transgenders to exist, pretty soon it becomes normal to fall in love with the animals," they said.

For his part, States bragged that if his own son were to ever dare put on a pair of high heels, States would beat his son with one of his own shoes. He urged parents whose own little boys expressed a desire to wear a dress to verbally abuse and degrade them as a viable response. "Because you know what? Boys don't wear high heel shoes. And in my house, they definitely don't wear high heels.

so, once again, thank you snapple, sonic, and chipotle, and shame on the rest of you.