In our last episode, Barnett had given audio of the interview he conducted to King Banaian at SCSU Scholars. This audio included questions on big government vs small government, abortion, and illegal immigration.
Barnett was on King Banaian and Michael Brodkorb's show yesterday and acknowledged publicly that he'd been fired. It will be interesting to listen to the complete audio of the show.
From King Banaian's comments:
I was listening to KNSI that morning and there is alot more to that interview than that.
Pusateri's description said:
Barnett countered that it was indeed relevant on a number of levels; including the notion that many of KNSI's conservative listeners (yes, KNSI is a station heavily geared toward conservatives) would assess the pro-life stance of candidates as a barometer of the candidate's character; additionally, Barnett brought up the fact that the Council may have to choose city employees' health plans, and voters may be interested as to whether Langsjoen would approve a plan that paid for abortions, and/or domestic partnerships (read: Gay civil unions).
There was no mention of domestic partnerships or gay civil unions in the clip Barnett included on his website.
Groucho in King's comments continues:
Also, later in the show, Andy yelled at the producer (Don was out that day...whoever the kid is that fills in...) over the air for leaving the studio to go talk to the manager. Not very professional in my opinion...
Groucho | 11.04.07 - 7:07 pm
I've emailed the "kid that fills in", Michael Jamnick for comment. I'll let you know if I get anything.
I also asked Karen Langsjoen for comment:
I did NOT make an official complaint to anyone. The only comment I made afterward was to an intern who works there that I know, and who came out to apologize for the interview. I told him that this kind of interview is one of the reasons I belong to the League of Women Voters. Andy can claim anything he wants to, and many people will believe him. So be it. I stand by my right to refuse to answer questions that I do not believe pertain to the office I am running for.
Jamnick was the intern Langsjoen was referring to. I have emailed him for comment on this.