WGMD HOST NOT READY FOR PRIME (OR ANY OTHER) TIME
When I’m cruising through Delaware (or northern Worcester or Wicomico counties) I often bump my dial over one tick from WICO-FM to hear what’s going on at WGMD-FM. While I like talk radio, I prefer some local content and WICO is now 99.9% syndicated. (two public radio stations are now the only source of real local content on the Lower Shore)
Two Sundays ago I happened to tune in and heard some guy named Bill Rogers spouting the most ridiculous nonsense this side of MSNBC. The problem? Rogers claims to be a conservative. Personally, I think we should trade this guy to the left for a future third round draft pick.
What was Rogers’ crime? The guy’s entire show (I only listened for about 90 minutes while I was driving to Seaford and back) was an attack on Libertarians. Sure, everyone has a right to their opinion. I don’t disagree with Rogers’ premise that voting Libertarian is often equivalent to voting Democrat, but Rogers’ reasoning was based on a false premise that I found quite offensive.
Rogers claimed that Libertarians were foolish because of their stance on gay marriage. He specifically claimed that same-sex marriage laws would require churches to marry same-sex couples. He didn’t say this once either. Rogers must of repeated this at least a dozen times in the period I was listening.
It’s bad enough that my party (the GOP) is systematically driving libertarian-minded voters away, now we have a supposedly conservative, local talk host trying to do the same with what are basically lies.
I will concede that the day may come that some court, even the US Supreme Court, may make such an outrageous ruling. However, that day has not arrived … YET. It’s bad enough that nominally Christian denominations such as the Episcopal Church perform what are de facto gay weddings. We have enough battles to fight in the present. People like Rogers don’t need to make up problems. If he is a conservative, as he claims, he also doesn’t need to deliberately offend a portion of the electorate we need to win.
PARKER, CLAYBAUGH SHOW TRUE COLORS … AGAIN