Re: Clear channel stations inciting anti-bike violence
Oct 21, 2003 18:50 PDT
At 16:01 10/21/03 , Lane Wimberley wrote:
| ||http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-0310140066oct14,1,6358 |
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website. Here's the first paragraph or two...
Cyclists fail to see the humor in deejays' calls for assaults
By J. Michael Kennedy
Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
Published October 14, 2003
Kevin Bray was, well, shocked, when he heard that shock jocks were
urging their listeners to run bicyclists off the road. He was
horrified when he found out it had happened at least three times since
July, in each case at stations owned by radio behemoth Clear Channel
-- first in Cleveland, then Houston and finally at a station in
Raleigh, N.C. To Bray, an avid cyclist and veteran North Carolina
highway patrolman, there seemed to be an ominous pattern developing.
At the very least, this is incitement to assault with a deadly weapon (as
someone in the article points out), and, at worst, incitement to
murder. In either case it's a form of institutional terrorism.
Clear Channel is a far-right radio media quasi-monopoly which
surreptitiously mobilized rallies for the Bush regime's war on Iraq earlier
Perhaps there is some way to take legal action against these yahoos (other
than a finger-wagging from the FCC)?