Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Head Of Mohammed?

                                                           By Julius Lozenge 

During his May 31,2017 podcast toxic talker Jay Weber scolded D-list comedian Kathy Griffin for the now-notorious photograph of her holding Donald Trump’s severed head:

They should make an example of her and make it known to her that this type of thing is completely unacceptable. There has to be some line drawn in the sand by the Secret Service. Say, "Look, enough!" We look past an awful lot of nonsense when it comes to threats against the president or art or expression that is deemed political expression but there is a line here. This goes way beyond most hate or threats I have seen in my lifetime. The left got away with some really vile crap against George W. Bush.

Needless to say, we were surprised at the sudden wave of humanity and compassion from the
normally heartless and crass Weber.  Griffin’s stunt was disgusting, inappropriate, irresponsible, and characteristically unfunny.

Of course, Weber very quickly let the pretense slip when a caller demanded, “Hold up a head of Obama! Hold up a head of Mohammed!”

Weber — who mere minutes before had pleaded, “Look, enough!” — laughed like a giddy child.  “Wouldn’t that be something?” he giggled. “That would really be something. Hold up the head of Mohammed.” Then his own hypocrisy dawned on him. He quickly changed the subject.

Enough, Jay Weber. Enough.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What can we believe from Jay Weber?



                           Jay Weber Uses  2015 Article For ‘Update’ On Global Warming 
By Paddy M.

In his never ending quest to defend Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Right-wing radio host Jay Weber of WISN 1130 in his June 1st, 2017 podcast  references an opinion piece that is outdated and misleading.

Weber begins with,”Forbes is just posting this story. It’s an update from NASA. NASA confirms that global warming is not causing any, underline, any polar ice cap retreat. There’s an updated batch of data.”

 Only problem with this...

The article Weber references is dated May 27th, 2015. It is written by James Taylor, president of the Spark Of Freedom Foundation . One look at Taylor's foundation website reveals what we’ve seen before -- a public policy organization supporting, hold on now, ‘common-sense, common-ground energy solutions. This foundation promotes affordable, abundant energy founded in conservative economic principles and a common-ground approach.’

Founded in conservative economic principals?


Everyone’s ears should perk up when the phrase 'common-sense' is used. It is a phrase that we often hear from right-wing politicians and "think tanks." The policies they propose are far from ‘common-sense.’

Weber goes on to paraphrase from the article saying that the ‘data here continues to contradict one of the most frequent assertions by global warming alarmists that we are losing the polar ice caps.’

So how did the Washington Post and Slate respond to Taylor’s op-ed piece? Both tear into Tyler’s op-ed as having numerous flaws in providing solid scientific evidence.

The critical point here is that Weber references an 2015 article as if it were current. Furthermore, the article he talks about at length is an opinion piece. We hear Weber attack credible news sources as "fake news" day after day, yet we now see that the sources he uses to support his conservative views and feed his listeners are questionable at best.

Is Jay Weber believable? This is another case of A Lie By Omission.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Right Wing Radio's Lie By Omission

Right Wing Radio's Lie By Omission 
By Paddy M.

In his podcast on 3-30-17 WISN 1130 AM's right-wing talk host Jay Weber defends Scott Walker, asking, "What's so terrible under Governor Walker's watch that he needs to be replaced?" "What are his controversial issues....?"  Perhaps in the bubble of right-wing radio, everything is coming up roses, but for many in Wisconsin Walker's policies continue to have a profoundly negative impact. Spending millions to drug test Wisconsin citizens on food stamps, millions being given away by WEDC to corporations  with nothing to show for creating jobs, and rejecting nearly a billion dollars of federal Medicaid dollars to name just a few. 

Weber mentions the Lincoln Hills tragedy as the only controversial issue to hit the Walker administration. This is where right-wing-radio's lies by omission come into play. By ignoring Walker's disastrous policies and their impact the listener is lead to believe by WISN's talk show hosts that all is good in Wisconsin. The lie by omission is also pervasive in their talking points  about President Trump. Could it be that the talk show hosts are soothing their listeners with what they want to hear?  Would their listeners want to hear anything else? Given their high ratings it is doubtful that contrarian points of view about Walker and Trump would be discussed. Is WISN talk radio good for its listeners and Wisconsin?  The answer is clear. A lie by omission is indeed an insult to their listeners and to a greater degree our community in southeastern Wisconsin as policy is often dictated by the power of right-wing radio.