Saturday, July 19, 2008

Crap Channel host makes up bullshit

You know it's a day ending in 'y' when the right-wing noise machine is out in full force.

Nope, this story isn't about an Indianapolis station's torture cult lovefest. (For the record, that wasn't a Clear Channel station.) This entry is about Bob Newman (Gunny Bob, as he calls himself) of radio station KOA in Denver, which is now owned by Clear Channel.

It turns out that Newman was allowed by Crap Channel to post doctored photos of Barack Obama - accompanied with made-up captions - on the station website, with the intent on making the audience believe the pictures and captions were real.

One of the phony photos shows the Democratic standard-bearer dancing with Osama bin Laden. One of the captions falsely claims the candidate threatened Newman. Gummy Bob Newman also read the made-up quotes during his radio show as if they were real quotes.

So the partisan attack politburo at Clear Channel hasn't ebbed since the last so-called election. I bet that pretty soon the company will sponsor more pro-war rallies like they did a few years back.

Distorting news used to be considered a serious taboo by the FCC, but now the FCC is too worried about Janet Jackson's nipple and raiding 1-watt pirate stations to give a shit.


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