Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fill-In WTMJ Talker Says Too Many Morons Might Be Voting

AM 620 WTMJ radio used Missouri talker Nick Reed as a fill-in for Charlie Sykes this morning.

The portion of the show I heard in my car towards noon was his argument against same-day voter registration.

Reed said that having more of something - - like friends, or cars, or voters - - doesn't mean its necessarily a good thing.

Especially if you don't know who these new voters are, or what they think, or whether 80% of them are morons.

Tomorrow's podcast will offer the full tape.


Reagan's Disciple said...

He was a fill-in on WISN for a few years as well.

He's a good host that provides some thought provoking opinions. He challenges listeners to actually think about issues rationally, versus taking the easy emotional response to everything.

Jim Bouman said...

Indeed, RD, the guy sounds like he could easily set everyone straight. We've seen many
strikingly derisive comments under your camouflaged identity, we're sure this endorsement of "actually think[ing] about issues rationally..." will persuade you to take some credit for your own "thought provoking opinions," contributions and potshots. I encourage you to shed your timidity; tell the world who you are and to take personal pride of authorship for your opinions.

Paul Trotter said...

RD: thought provoking? More like pandering to the old white men and women who have never listened to anything but right wing propaganda radio. If these propagandists allowed contrarian callers to speak their opinions I might begin to have a little more respect for them.Alas - they chicken out. So essentially it's a right wing circle of lies feeding lies. Talk show hosts gets daily talking points from Bradley foundation, talk show host spews this garbage and only allows callers who reinforce those talking points to speak. What horse manure. Where is the backbone of these fear mongering radio hosts? Bunch of whimps! They can't handle the truth.

Anonymous said...

"MAC said it conducted a comprehensive study in May/June of 2012 – during the Scott Walker recall campaign – which clearly showed the two stations each gave supporters of Gov. Walker and the GOP about 80 minutes of free airtime daily on their local talk radio shows, while refusing any access to supporters of Mayor Tom Barrett and Democrats whatsoever.
In total, the two stations subsidized the Walker campaign with an estimated $1 million dollars in airtime. The study documents that WISN and WTMJ hosts and guests not only exclusively promoted GOP candidates, but actively recruited volunteers for GOP campaigns over the publicly-owned airwaves, while refusing to provide any free airtime for the other side.
This, the challenge asserts, amounts to private censorship, which violates the First Amendment rights of those in the community who are denied access to the scarce publicly owned airwaves during campaigns. It further states the stations willfully have violated existing FCC rules about comparable time, citing legal opinions from the Wisconsin Broadcasters' Association.
"Broadcast stations have a unique duty to serve the entire public, especially during campaigns," explains MAC director Sue Wilson. "When a radio station uses its giant microphones to cheerlead for candidates of only one political party, no matter which political party it may be, it violates the First Amendment rights and public trust of the entire community.
"The behavior of WISN and WTMJ shows clear political intent, which violates FCC rules, as well as a lack of character to hold a broadcasting license. The FCC must not renew those licenses and should award them to new operators," Wilson said."

Reagan's Disciple said...


Funny, I wish they would let the odd balls talk more as well. However, instead of talking, those that disagree with the hosts usually start ranting and are not interested in having any dialogue whatsoever. Seems more like they are intent on embarrassing themselves.

There isn't much more funny than a teacher calling into Belling's show and proceeding embarrass their profession and themselves even further.

Reagan's Disciple said...


I don't feel it is necessary to put my name out here. But, if you are ever at an event, meeting, festival etc... I would have no problem and be happy to introduce myself. I'm sure you would also find me pretty reasonable in person, even though we quite obviously have differing views on political issues.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Anonymous said...

I heard his comments about voting, as well. It was a disgrace. My father was a combat veteran who fought for the freedoms and privileges that most of us take for granted, including the right to vote. He made a flippant comment about needing ID to purchase "malt liquor" but not needing ID to vote. I hope this comment didn't go unnoticed by others. He should be ashamed of himself.

Boxer said...

@Jim Bouman:

Never forget that Rayguns is the self-labeled "Voice of Reason on This Blog." If he wishes to remain anonymous, he will. Or you can look him up in cubicle 4A the next time you drop by the McGruber Institute.

Boxer said...

Apparently Reed didn't get the memo from Governor One Door Over, Bobby Jindal, telling everyone "We need to like them now."

Paul said...

@RD- I wonder if you've ever listened to Sly In The Morning. Sly welcomes callers of every political viewpoint including the likes of Glen Grothman on a regular basis. Heck - Sly used to have Walker on his show on a regular basis until Walker dropped the bomb. Sly goes after Obama as well as Romney. I have never heard a teacher speak on any of the right wing shows. If they do happen to get on Belling shouts them down. Go ahead RD - try to get on one of these programs with a progressive comment and tell them you're from Shorewood or a teacher. They just won't let you on unless you lie you're way on. Give Sly a chance RD- he's one of the few talk show hosts who regularly goes after Charlie, Jeff and what's her name. WTDY - 6-10 am each morning. And if you call RD- you will be put on. Imagine that - the screener just asks your name.You can even be RD if you want. 1-608- 321- 1670. I look forward to hearing you express your opinions. It's your choice RD- propaganda or a balanced show.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Sly had a portion of this assclown's BS on this morning. Some Waukesha County Co dingbat claimed certain members of the gene pool shouldn't vote, and they all had a good laugh on WGOP.

What the losers from the 262 area code don't know is that they're the shallow gene-pool members in question. Especially the morons who get their 'news' from AM620 talkers. But even those cretins deserve the right to vote and register on election day.

Reagan's Disciple said...

He made a flippant comment about needing ID to purchase "malt liquor" but not needing ID to vote.

What is so upsetting about that comment? It is a true statement.

Also, did he say that your father, a veteran, shouldn't be allowed to vote? I'm not sure what your point is with this issue.

Reagan's Disciple said...


Teachers and union members are constantly allowed on the programs.

I'm not sure if every one that calls is put on-air. Perhaps they just allow the ones who are good at making fools of themselves.

Isn't Sly the guy who was making fun of Rebecca Kleefisch for having cancer? Sorry, but I am not really interested in listening to that type of discourse.

Reagan's Disciple said...

I guess I can't listen to "Sly" even if I wanted to...


So unfortunate.

Paul said...

RD: MALT LIQUOR? Don't you see the racism in this remark?

Reagan's Disciple said...


Sorry, I don't. What is racist about malt liquor?

Anonymous said...

Malt liquor is an inexpensive alcoholic beverage with a relatively higher alcohol content than beer, sold in 40 oz bottles at convenience stores. It's marketed to poor individuals, typically in African American communities. There have been a number of controversies over the sale and marketing of "forties" to poor black folks over the years. The radio host's statement of needing an ID to purchase "malt liquor" but not needing ID to vote was clearly racist. This isn't a close call. A caller on the radio show, just prior to the "malt liquor" comment, made reference to needing an ID to purchase "Boone's Farm," which refers to a cheap, malt-based apple wine sold in convenience stores in the inner cities.

With regard to my father who served in WWII - you missed the point of my statement completely...my point was that he and so many other folks fought for his country so that others (such as you, me, and every other citizen) could continue to have the freedoms that we often take for granted, including the right to vote. Get it?

Reagan's Disciple said...


Thanks for clarifying.

40s, malt liquor and Boones are sold every where. I've seen them in Waukesha, Oconomowoc and Pewaukee and also consumed it all myself.

By stereotyping in this instance, you are actually racist in the room?

Are you saying only poor black people consume malt liquor? That statement by itself is racist. As for the Boones connection, you are just plain ignorant on this issue. Boones was the choice alcohol when I was in College. Yes, imagine that... white people drinking Boones. I thought you said only blacks drank that stuff.

I'm sure you know, but stereotyping itself can be racist, and you are guilty in this instance. You just assume the individual was referencing African Americans, simply because in your mind... they are the only ones who drink that stuff? Wow.