OCTOBER 30, 2003 –
Yesterday, on KABC 790 AM out in LA – which is owned by Disney, the
same company who brought Rush Limbaugh to ESPN - Larry Elder
directly blamed Democratic "elected officials" and environmentalists
for the arson fires burning in CA.
more, the station was holding a pledge drive to help victims of the
fire (which are nowhere near under control) and Larry, right in the
middle, directly compared the Sierra Club with Enron, suggesting the
Sierra Club should "be held accountable" for causing these fires,
"just like Enron" was for the blackouts their scandals caused. Then
he continued and said directly that elected officials who work with
the Sierra club and other environmental groups are "highly
responsible" for the fires that are burning.
Remember, Disney owns this station. First, obviously, what Larry
said is clearly a provable lie - 3 of the 4 fires are believed to be
arson, and DO NOT even involve forests or trees but mainly chaparral
(the brush that lines all the hills out in California,) in addition
to the fact that a drought, ultra-low humidity, and strong winds
were what the arsonists were taking advantage of. The fourth fire
was started by an accident during a military training exercise.
Second, on top of lying, using a major crisis as it is still
occurring for directly partisan political purposes is as horribly
amoral as it gets. Yesterday, the first firefighter died in the
blazes and hundreds of more homes were burned, and there was Disney
sponsoring Elder to hit the airwaves and spread lies that make it
seem the Democrats and anyone who supports environmental protections
of forests caused these fires.
Again, the simple facts. 3 of the 4 fires are suspected arson. The
fourth was started by a mishap during a military training exercise.
The fires are being spread by winds, drought, and low humidity, not
by overly thick forests – in fact, it is mainly not even trees
involved but dry brush native to the hillsides.
that doesn’t stop Disney from trying to hang Democrats for this –
even if they try and hide behind the voice of hate talk radio host
you will recall, it was this same Disney station (and Elder,) among
others, who bashed the LA Times as sleazy and unfair for printing
simple facts about Schwarzenegger – in fact, the entire press picked
up on bashing the LA Times for its story. BUT, where is the
criticism of this most heinous, dishonest, purely political attack
on the backs of corpses even as the fires still rage? Where?
tell you where. Nowhere – except in The Moderate Independent. Once
again, clear evidence as to why you should help spread the word
about M/I. We don’t need to sit and complain that this stuff
doesn’t get covered anymore. We just need to get more and more
people to see that there is a news source that realizes what it
means to report the truth.
is it that Disney came to embrace such hate and scum, and, most
importantly, if the word is spread about what they do with the money
you give them when you bring your children to their theme parks or
to see their movies, would people not be outraged and demand Disney
don’t know. But, at least, we will get the word out there to begin
with. And as history showed us, our stories eventually get picked up by every major news source, as our articles about Schwarzenegger did (did you see David Letterman running the footage we had talked about from
Carnival in Rio on his new segment making fun of Arnold?)
now we turn our sites. Talk radio people, when they come into
public view, don’t last long. Savage was terminated from MSNBC
after just weeks, Limbaugh from ESPN the same, because out of their
talk radio caves people see how disgusting they are and they are not
Well, we’re shining the light on what goes on in the AM caveland.
And we think the people – once they see the heinous realities like
the one above – won’t stand for it.
now, Disney, be alerted, we are going to share with the world the
hate and lies you spread and partisan political agenda you push.
Watch out, Mickey, if the history of the stories M/I has fed the
world are any indication, this may just turn into a full-fledged rat