Janet Robert v Nick Coleman Update
The CP Blotter entry is getting comments.
Nick's claims in the Blotter:
In a telephone conversation with City Pages, Nick Coleman cited "ongoing management interference" as his main reason for leaving the left-leaning talk station after only six months. Coleman describes a work environment where Robert regularly imposed content restrictions. "Gays, guns, and abortion" were off-limits, Coleman says. And he says he was expected to minimize the airtime he devoted to the war in Iraq, which he claims Robert supports. Coleman claims he was also chided for criticizing Democrats, including Sen. Mark Dayton and tycoon Vance Opperman, instead of reciting the prepared Democratic talking points.
One poster Ann disputes Nick's claims (spelling/grammar in original maintained)
Lots of Gossip going on here, including the article. Guess some of you don't listen to Wendy's show.. there was a lot of Suppport and attention given to the GLBT community. Who was the only person who kept busting Sen Michelle Backman? The Station has always been supportive of the Anti-War, Peace movement..so that article is a lot of whoo-ee. There can only be so many shows.. and listeners were asking for More of Wendy.. she is able to get great guests and does a great job interviewing them. I thought Nick was good but really didn't seem up to speed with the progressive movement and issue.. and who people where and what was going on. I was a couple steps behind. He even mention this lady Cindy Sheehan during the Down Street Memo hearing.. and the at was the first time he heard fo her.... what? she has been a Speaker at many Peace rallys and Anti-War events.. Oh, well,
He does a great job with the articles.
Also,, I did find some of his, and Cubby's comments a bit sexist/and ignorant racial at times.. but just a little so don't get crazy in your response to this.
Posted by: Ann at August 13, 2005 01:20 PM
Nick's story makes sense on the Guns, Gays and Abortion gag order. Ann might be right to be skeptical of the part of Nick's story that suggests he was encouraged to downplay the war. Ann also might be right that Nick Coleman doesn't pay all that much attention to the Peace movement. Ann has a spelling of Michele Bachmann's name I have not seen before.
I listen to Wendy Wilde's show occasionally when I'm driving home from work. I've appreciated Wendy's Michele Bachmann Morality Minutes which I think are a hoot.