Below is a copy of a FCC complaint and it is followed by a copy of the original post on the clarkhoward.com message board, General Discussion thread.
Nov. 19, 2005 - Saturday
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Fax: 1 866 418-0232
RE: Complaint About Cox Communications and Station WSB AM 750 Radio - Atlanta, Ga
The radio station WSB is a station in the Cox Communications Group, both in Atlanta. Said station airs a consumer show called "Clark Howard Show" and this show along with WSB/COX, maintains a web site message board which 'in theory' is available for listeners to make posts and exchange information and ideas.
I posted under the registered screen name of '5th Army' on their General Discussion message board (see attached posts) regarding the statements of Rep. John Murtha (D) who I disagreed with.
This post was changed by a 'moderator4', which is a Carrie Muller of Rocklin, Calif who as you can see from the attached post changed the flavor of the post entirely. I urged other readers to "Fax Rep John Murtha and tell him you think he is a traitor.", this was changed to"Fax Rep John Murtha and tell him what you think of his statements." Clearly unwarranted censorship!
I posted on the General Discussion thread again with the information updated and also posted the attached 3 page post on the 'ClarkStinks' message board where the Clark Howard tells you that you can anything you want without it being censored.
Today I was again looking at this board and found that my post was deleted on the Clark Stinks thread, that several additional posts I had made after my original post (which was changed) on the General Discussion board had been removed AND my screen name of '5th Army' was now banned from the board.
This 'moderator4' is a well known Calif leftist democratic flunky and as you can see this person (Carrie Muller) uses her position to change and delete posts she disagrees with and also she will 'ban' posters from the message board who disagree with her Democratic positions.
I have repeatedly faxed and emailed not only the WSB management but also COX Radio, I have not gotten ANY reply at all from anyone at the Howard Show, WSB Radio or Cox Communications.
I want to make a formal complaint to the FCC about this censorship of the message boards maintained by WSB & Cox and I would like you to refuse to renew the WSB's reapplication for their radio license when it is up for renewal. I would like my complaint to be kept on file at your agency so that others who are disgusted with this blatant censorship can see it.
This Complaint is About:
Robert F. Neil, Pres & CEO
COX RADIO, INC.
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, Ga 30328
phone: 678.645.0000 email: email@example.com
And WSB-AM - News/Talk 750 WSB
1601 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 897-7500
Fax: (404) 897-7363
(Posted article and posters comments following)
Murtha, a Vietnam Veteran, Voted for War
By LIZ SIDOTI, AP
WASHINGTON (Nov. 17) - An influential House Democrat who voted for the Iraq war called Thursday for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops, another sign of growing unease in Congress about the conflict.
"Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk," said Rep. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.
"It is time for a change in direction," said Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., one of Congress' most hawkish Democrats. "Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region."
House Republicans assailed Murtha's position as one of abandonment and surrender, and accused Democrats of playing politics with the war. "They want us to retreat. They want us to wave the white flag of surrender to the terrorists of the world," Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said.
Murtha estimated that all U.S. troops could be pulled out within six months. A Vietnam veteran, he choked back tears during his remarks to reporters.
Fax Rep John Murtha and tell him [what you think of his statements]:
FAX: 814 539-6229 or
202-225-5709 -- Washington
Call him at . . .
800-289-2642 from Western PA
Write him at . . .
PO Box 780
Johnstown, PA 15907-0780
Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tx.
Edited by Moderator4 on 11/18/05 06:15 AM (server time).
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