The following letter appeared in The News-Sentinel here in Fort Wayne a few weeks ago:
Please, as victimized Democrats, help us fight the battle of unfairness in radio broadcasting.
Contact your county Democrat chairperson in your state or district to follow our lead. We recruit good honest Democrats and good honest labor union workers to set up boycotting the radio stations, their advertisers, owners, management and CEOs.
The radio stations who broadcast the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Savage, Drudge and locals who are actually Republican campaigners will be picketed on site until they are discontinued.
We are gathering names and addresses of CEOs and owners of both advertisers and radio stations and will go to their homes to picket and expose their unfairness there.
This unfairness in broadcasting has been going on since the Reagan-Bush union-busting era and is overlooked by The National Democrat Party. It’s time to put a stop to this travesty.
John Moyer, New Haven
And here’s my reply (to be published soon!):
To the gentleman and his friends who think the amount of conservative radio programming is unfair: It has nothing to do with fairness. It has everything to do with what people want to hear. If conservative programming were not favored, sponsors would dry up and the programs would go away. Democrats did try to get in on the air time (remember Air America?), but were found to be, um, boring.
Logic dictates that if more people agreed with the Democrats’ message, they’d have supported the programming. Picketing will not change a thing except to make Democrats look like whining crybabies. You can’t make people agree with your message by distracting them from it. If it is worth hearing, it will draw listeners on its own.