CA Radio Hosts Silenced After Controversial Comments on Muhammed Video
There is no confirmation yet that Armstrong and Getty were suspended or put on vacation after their comments about the anti-Muhammed video that the Obama administration says is at the root of Muslim protests. However, their live show was replaced with a “best of” pre-recorded show a day after they said this:
“I’m horribly disappointed there aren’t thousands of Muhammad-mocking videos on YouTube right now,” Jack Armstrong said during Monday’s show, which airs in Sacramento on 650-AM KSTE.
“So many people that are good with the computer make an anti-Muhammad ad,” he said. Post it to Al-Jazeera. We need to swamp them with ads until they just gotta grow up or something.”
And the hosts didn’t stop there.
“It would seem to be the only response to this is to flood YouTube, flood the world with cartoons and movies and songs saying bad things about Muhammad until they finally grow up and realize, ‘Eh, what difference does it make? That’s, like, just your opinion, man.'”
Sacramento CBS has these comments from a representative from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations:
“The folks that did find out in the community have been just trying to ignore it,” he said of the radio hosts’ comments.
While he defends the hosts’ right to free speech… he’s exercising that right himself.
“I sent Armstrong and Getty an email today,” he said. “I’m just telling them when they want to address these issues, we’re open for a dialogue.”