Friday, April 06, 2007

Hate and Bigotry almost daily

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak has formed a "Coalition Against Bigotry and Hate" with several religious leaders, equal-rights activists and ethnic groups to oppose NJ101.whine's radio hosts Carton and Rossi, saying they are spewing hate and bigotry almost daily.

The response from the knuckle-draggers was just what you'd expect:

Carton said, "We are surprised and disappointed that at a time when we should be uniting communities, Senator Lesniak and his Coalition Against Free Speech have decided to pick the eve of the holiest of holidays to further divide us as a people.

Was it uniting communities to call Polish people "Polacks" who supported Nazis in the Holocaust- or did it serve only to divide us?

Was it uniting communities to slam Edison mayor Jun Choi, make fun of Asian accents and residents- or did it serve only to divide us?

How about picking on Mary Jo Codey, who wanted to bring attention to post-partum depression by being honest about her own journey through it? Where's the uniting force in that?

Y'know, now that I think about it, Carton and Rossi are a uniting force in the community: they've united the New Jersey Catholic Conference, Garden State Equality, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the New Jersey Council of Churches, the Lutheran Ministry in New Jersey, the Interfaith Dialog Center, the Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey, the Anti Defamation League, the Polish Legion of American Vets, the Polish American Congress and the Pulaski Day Parade Committee.

All of those organizations are part of the Coalition Against Bigotry and Hate.


Rob said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again.

Not until these organizations or this new parent organization organize a significant advertiser boycott that causes NJ 101.5 to lose significant revenue will the radio station take any notice and get these guys to back off.

It's all about the $$$ for Millenium Radio - NJ 101.5's parent company. Hit them where it counts. Here's hoping that this coalition can do that. Otherwise, no dice.


Bob said...

Rob is on target. Carton and Rossi are just two voices filling up space between commercials. They'd be gone tomorrow if Millenium didn't want them anymore.

Sharon GR said...

I know you're right. It's pathetic that they have the ratings to stay on the air. Some people must like their bullshit.

I don't know if this group of organizations can get together an advertiser ban. I agree- here's hoping they can do it.