Lou Dobbs out at CNN!
I was listening to Lee Rodgers last week screaming about how we should kick all Muslims out of the country. This is as bad or worse than the kind of comments that Dobbs would make. When Rodgers says stuff like that or says that we should massacre every one in Iraq he likes to make a comment right afterward. He usually makes an attack on CAIR. Something about them taking notes and how they will probably have some kind of email campaign to try and get him fired and how it never works. He of course doesn't bother to mention just how much his bigotry and violent rhetoric has cost the station. Does he ever wonder why he isn't allowed to read certain commercials anymore?
A year after Melanie Morgan was let go and she was back filling in for Officer Vic on a vacation. Rodgers made some comment about how long they had been on the air and how the liberals hadn't stopped the program. He was just oblivious to the fact that Morgan got canned because of the money that KSFO had lost. And he was partly responsible for the lost revenue along with Morgan, Sussman and Officer Vic. He probably believed the line that the new parent company was not singling her out but cutting all over because of a revenue drop company. I can read a financial statement even if he can't. I saw that Citadel mentioned the money they lost in San Francisco. There are only two stations in San Francisco owned by Citadel. KGO and KSFO. You don't call out a city for losing money if you are MAKING money in that city.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and he was mentioning all the reasons that Rodgers will never be fired. It's not because he's good or gets high ratings (like KGO hosts) it's because he is not important enough or high profile enough to be fired. He is being ignored.
He is kept in place by KGO management because they don't want an "outsider" to compete with KGO. Also, since he won't go on TV like Morgan his profile is low. He won't be quoted in newspapers either, so his outrageous comments are marginalized into the radio ether. I was doing him a favor by exposing him but I didn't mind because I knew it was costing the station advertisers. There really is such a thing as bad PR.
It is fun to make Rodgers jump through hoops though. I have been able to make sure that he has stopped attacking the journalists at ABC radio. The big bad Lee Rodgers won't admit it, but you will note how after I wrote the people at ABC radio and noted to them how he is calling all their journalists liars and buttkissers he has stopped calling them out by name. So much for his comments that nobody can tell him what to say and what not to say on his radio program. He just as to admit that the liberals and the journalists that he hates so much actual DO have power over him. It must really eat at him that a "crackpot with a keyboard" has any influence over him.
I supposed if we wanted to we could get him fired, but he's really not worth it. I'd rather show more and more advertisers just how bad he is for there brand. Loss of revenue is really what matters to corporations. Or I might just ignore him. He will hide out in Arizona screaming about the quality of his phone lines and the incompetent engineers at KSFO.