Monday, April 10, 2006

Jim Rose: Where Is Responsible Radio?

Rose is a prolific writer, dealing mainly with radio history and profiles of people, but now and then he gets his dander up:
We cannot ignore these huge protest marches which have clogged America's streets and highways the past few days. What is ironic is that most of the marchers are not even citizens of the United States of America! Where were the authorities? Two Los Angeles Spanish speaking radio stations have been using forceful words to stimulate and entice students to ditch their classes and take to the streets to protest American laws which most of them have totally ignored anyway. They have been challenged to jump up onto the 110 and 405 freeways and stop traffic. Many were arrested. Is this responsible radio?

America's lawmakers are letting themselves be duped as to what the real issues are. American citizens have been flooding lawmakers' phone lines and fax machines with protests of our own.

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1 comment:

Gary Langer, ABC News said...

Highlights from a new ABC News/Washington Post poll: "Americans by nearly a 2-1 margin disapprove of the way President Bush is handling immigration. The public overwhelmingly says the United States is not doing enough to keep illegal immigrants out of the country."

"One-third approve of the way the president is handling immigration issues, which has been steady the last few years. But the number who disapprove has crept up to a new high, 61 percent in the latest ABC/Post poll. That disapproval runs steady across regions of the country, from the South and West to the Midwest and East alike."

"Meanwhile just 21 percent say the United States is doing enough to keep illegals out while 75 percent say it's not doing enough. That view again crosses regions - two-thirds in the South and West say the government is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration, as do three-quarters in the Midwest and East. And it's one of those rare issues that cross party and ideological lines, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, and most liberals, moderates and conservatives alike, in agreement that the government isn't doing enough to keep illegals out."

"The intensity of this view, moreover, runs high - a majority of Americans, 56 percent, feel 'strongly' that the U.S. isn't doing enough to prevent illegals from gaining entry to this country."