On Radio Announcers and Fat Lesbians

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On Radio Announcers and Fat Lesbians
Regular Contributor
November 04, 2006
Vox Populi

By David R. Usher

The firing of WRKO-AM announcer John DePetro, for calling Massachusetts gubernatorial contender Grace Ross a “fat lesbian”, is a grossly inappropriate response by the station. However, I do agree that DePetro’s point could have been more intelligently stated, and his apology to Mr. Ross should have been sufficient.

DePetro’s comment was not inaccurate (although what critical mass has to do with one’s politics is certainly up for discussion).

The personal has been the political for years (if one happens to be a man). Male candidates are called every name in the book by the media, and for every scurrilous reason. Everything they ever breathed is called out for microscopic inspection or ridicule.

Feminist Carol Hanisch invented the idea that the “personal is the political” in 1970. It was quickly adopted by feminists and perfected into today’s accusatory terrorism of male politicians – most often founded on imagery more than reality. It is only fair that feminists now be held to a similar standard of review – so long as it is accurate.

If we fired every writer and radio announcer who ever made a Coulteresque remark about a politician, the airwaves would have nothing left to play except commercials. (This might well be better than suffering through groveling cootchie-snorter interviews the WRKO management expects).

Those brave enough to cruise Grace Ross’s web site will find a treasure trove of laughable idiocy. Its a Green-Rainbow party (Whoopie!) ticket featuring an inseparable pair of lesbian-activists propelled by iron-age feminist-socialist ideology.

The dynamic duette is “running” on abolishment of poverty and free health care (for single mothers and lesbians at the expense of working men). They promise to “take back the night” (from gangs of mass rapists pillaging the state of Massachusetts, which for political purposes has been temporarily relocated to Sudan). They promise to “respect” illegal immigrants. Their pitch closes with the classic feminist-hippie slogan — “peace and love”. Is this a joke, or is it Memorex?

I cannot imagine any non-lobotomized host being able to conduct a serious interview with Ross. It would take an interviewer carved from solid granite not to die of laughter (which is more permanent than getting fired, but at least you don’t feel the pain).

DePetro is to be commended for not laying down before lesbians who expect to be treated as virgin queens while dicing out every stripe of political insanity and perversion.

Lesbians, at the helm of government, would be a very serious threat to America (even more dangerous than John Kerry). Politicized lesbianism has no use for men in home, family, and society. A reign of pink multiculturalism in Massachusetts (or anywhere else) would be devastating.

There is nothing wrong with ridiculing lesbian politicians, who upon entering the political forum, will find that the personal is, indeed, inseparable from their politics.

Mr. DePetro has a bright career before him. He should have no difficulty finding a radio station looking for the ad revenues that always follow a host capable of telling it like it is. Ask Air America. They know.

11-04-2006 09:58 AM

Re: On Radio Announcers and Fat Lesbians
Regular Contributor
Lesbians in office are the enemy of the Common White Man. No wonder Terroists want democrats in office! These women are weak, and the enemy of the terroists enemy!!!

Weak democrats will open the borders and destroy our country!!!

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!

11-04-2006 04:21 PM

Re: On Radio Announcers and Fat Lesbians
Regular Contributor
here is the link to their Web site. The delusional nonsense the Fat Lesbians are promoting.


* Abolish poverty: Create universal health care & real affordable housing
* Decrease global warming, Increase environmental justice
* No one is expendable: End racial discrimination
* Support labor struggles, living wages & guaranteed income for all
* Take back the night, Rekindle the fight for women’s rights
* Equal rights for all residents, including marriage equality
* Bring Massachusetts troops home, Stop contributing to perpetual war
* Stop taxing poverty, stop corporate welfare, make taxes progressive
* Our vote is our voice. Voting rights for all people not monied interests
* Free education centered on each one’s greatest potential
Grace Ross has been a life-long activist working with diverse, low-income leaders to abolish poverty and on progressive causes from nonviolence, the environment, and international solidarity to anti-racist struggles, women’s rights, union organizing and gay/lesbian civil rights. She grew up in New York, came to Harvard for college and graduate work and found her home in the streets and primarily low-income communities’ struggle for survival and justice. She is a white lesbian living in Worcester.

“In this time when so many of us have been made to feel despair and disempowered, our campaign is a call of renewal in the struggle for peace and justice, we cannot wait for leaders elected through our present corporate-driven system to fight for these ideals. We will fight for our dreams as we call on the people of this Commonwealth to fight for theirs. We must show our faith in ourselves and begin the process of building the road to a new beloved Commonwealth.”

11-04-2006 06:49 PM

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