Speaking of that, there's a guy who frequently gets in on Mike McConnell's weekend show plugging a web site saying the CIA murdered John Lennon..despite the best screening attempts.
> > I should have read the whole post...begining with the
> > thread, to begin with. Keep your Political rants off the
> > board. (You can discuss on the "Off the Air" board. When
> > politics are discussed HERE, it MUST pertain to radio.
> > there was a small attempt to bring it back to radio, it
> > lame.
> > Any questions? Email me...
> Okay, Cab, I hear ya! But have you have to admit, that very
> first post on that thread you deleted was, in fact, a
> political statement disguised as a "news/talk radio"
> post.--And that's what got me started! At least if I say
> something politcal on this board (which I know I shouldn't
> do), I don't do it in a sly/sneaky sort-of-way.
> Cab, you have your own show, yes? Can I ask you: don't you
> just hate it when you get a caller who calls in and says he
> wants to talk about subject "a"...but instead, in a
> crafty/conniving way he starts talking about subject "b"
> instead? I know a lot of talk show hosts get mad at callers
> who tell their screener they want to talk about whatever the
> host is talking about, and so the screener puts them on
> hold, and when the caller finally gets on the air, he starts
> off mentioning what the host has been saying....but then he
> begins to tip-toe his way into another subject altogether so
> as to make his own political statement. Like the guy who
> calls up to talk about, say, social security, and then
> somehow he winds up mentioning the war in Iraq! The two
> subjects don't go together, but you'll often times hear
> callers try to make some sort of "tortured justification"
> for trying to tie those two subjects together (or any other
> two completely different subjects, for that matter). And
> then the talk show host gets so frustrated that he ends up
> zapping the caller in mid-sentence!! You may or may not have
> a screener where you are, but I'm sure you know what I'm
> talking about. I know that I get frustrated whenever I read
> posts on this board that are disingenuous in nature (like
> the first post on that now-deleted thread), and then I start
> taking that poster to task. (My bad!)
> Well, anyway.......Thanks for listening, Cab!
I'll get back to you when I think of a cute quote