Monday, December 04, 2006

“Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?”

Seriously. I wish there was an alternative to 870 AM in the morning.

I could just turn the radio off. But, I want to here the local news updates at the top and bottom of the hour.

The discussion topic for the second hour of Spud’s show today was Keith Ellison’s choice to use a Koran to be sworn in to Congress. He went to a commercial break saying “Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?”

Hmm… the 1st Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?

Hmm… being Muslim. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?

What a stupid question. How about we analyze the un-American, anti-Constitutional reaction to Ellison’s attempt to freely practice his religion? That’s what I want my AM talk show to discuss. The erosion of the rights granted by the Constitution affects both liberal and conservative Americans.

I suppose the next topic will be: What version of the Bible should Congressmembers use to be sworn in?

A caller reminded Spud of the 1st Amendment, quoted above, and the more relevant section of the Constitution, Article VI:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
Hmm… the Constitution. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?

5 comments:

MAD said...

I did not hear the Spudster's show this morning, but WWL-Radio has a weak lineup and generally boring talk radio format. It appears that management seeks to pander to its carefully cultivated suburban white audience, and the blandness of the suburbs helps create bland radio.
WWL is mostly about commercials, and I stopped listening regularly some time back since it was all commercials, most all the time.

Karen said...

I also liked when he asked if it was a "real Bible" or a fake one for a photo op. That Spud is always asking the hard cutting edge questions.

rickngentilly said...

the guy sounds like he has tourettes when he starts talking over people in his funny(?) voices.

Puddinhead said...

I recently shot out an email to WWL's programming department complaining about their on air talent (mainly Bob DelGiorno and McConnell) and how since the mid-term elections they've become even more focused strictly on their white suburban demographic they're shooting for, with McConnell particularly parrotting whatever "talking point" happened to be the hot topic on the conservative websites the day before his show. DelGiorno, on the other hand, must be one of the only morning radio hosts in the country who displays as much (at best) indifference and (at worst) utter disdain for the very market he broadcasts in. I finally got tired of his constant "things are so much better in Mississippi--that's why I live there" attitude that I let programming know that in spite of my decades of loyal WWL listenership and my patronage of their advertisers that even the addition of a comparitively professional broadcaster like Monica Pierre isn't enough to get me to listen to his show any more.

Diane said...

Spud is...well, a spud. How can you bear to listen?