Sorry Jared, But It Is Too Obvious

question    I came across a posting on another blog site called “Modern Talk”, written by local afternoon talk show host Jared Morris. Jared does the 3 to 7 pm slot on Delaware 105.9. The post is about the relationship between host and politicians, but for me the real story is the example he gives.   Here is a link to the site, .  The entire post is interesting and I encourage you to read it in  its entirety.

However the following conversation that he has posted, between himself and a local politician is the more interesting part. Jared gives some background first,

Because it was a weekend, our part-time staff had off, while the full-time host was working. Radio everybody. Therefore we had no call-‘greeters.’ I took an unscreened call after several about movies and it was the chairman of a 3rd party calling to remind everyone who they should vote for. He mentioned a politician who had been running a spot with a celebrity endorsement. Because it was off topic, I made a crack about calling the celebrity and moved on to the next caller.”

So this innocent throw away comment on Jared’s part then lead to him being contacted by the local politician, and here is the that conversation. Jared has redacted the name of the politician and the celebrity, but anyone living in Sussex can figure this one out.

Jared's postAnyone who lives in Sussex and has been paying attention can guess who this local politician is. The really telling part is when Jared states, “I thought you were a constitutional warrior”, and then this part, ” you are not the constitutional freedom fighter i thought you were. it’s very cowardly of you to try and chill speech.”, gee I wonder who it could be? And then later when the person attacks Jared’s Christianity, well since I have heard these very words coming from Jeff Christopher directed at me, I am going to guess the local politician who thinks Jared was out of line, and who begged, borrowed or paid for an endorsement from the Motor City Madman, “Terrible” Ted Nugent, the “Nuge” himself, is the person who while talking to no end about constitutional sheriffs, and 2nd Amendment rights, (or for the cool fanatics, 2 a defenders), he actually thinks that buying ad time on the station should make him above criticism. By the way, nothing that Jared related sounded like criticism in his on air exchange with the caller.

So Mr. Constitution seems to have little respect for the freedom of the press, even goes as far as to make this statement, “But now you’re using that as an excuse for throwing these digs at me that appear to be little digs of disrespect?”  So freedom of the press is just an excuse now?  And disrespect? For those who know, imagine Eric Cartman  cartman  saying, “you must respect my authority!”

This rant about something that he admits he did not hear firsthand is typical of the far right fringe’s response to anyone who dares to differ from them, or to take their views lightly. If you are not 100% “on board”, then you are quickly thrown outside the circle of trust.

It will be interesting to see if Jared addresses this on his show Monday, I know I will make every attempt to tune in at three o’clock.

22 Comments on "Sorry Jared, But It Is Too Obvious"

  1. One must remember that freedom of the press belongs to the man who owns the press. Persons hosting radio talk shows have a right to their own opinion since the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” and the Zappeler rule were decommissioned by the FCC. A person buying advertisements on broadcast stations has no more ‘authority’ to control what is said on the air than a heavy buyer of newspaper space can exercise influence over the paper’s editorial positions or news coverage. One must presume that an advertiser (whether political or not) is buying “time” or “space” because of, and not in spite of, the station’s performance in the first place. If a conservative candidate wants to reach an audience of liberals, whose minds he (or she) wishes to influence, he can buy spots on a liberal talk station (if there is such a thing outside of the major cities). Such a buyer would be foolish to then try to change the very nature of the programming that attracted the audience he wanted to reach in the first place. As for the station owner actively promoting political candidates, bear in mind that Ezra Klein’s “Journo-list” chatroom (comprising primarily B- and C-list journalists) functioned as the “unofficial campaign for Obama” back in ’08 when Klein was managing editor of the WashPo’s digital product. The primary difference between talk radio hosts and modern ‘journalists’ is that talk hosts generally make no effort to disguise or camouflage their political allegiances; today’s alphabet network reporters and major newspaper writers are generally at least as motivated as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is to elect and re-elect liberal Democrats…but they feign “objectivity” as a means to accomplish their agenda.
    Jared correctly points out that freedom of the press is more absolute in America than the other liberties enumerated in the First Amendment, so there is no “licensing” of radio hosts, DJs, writers, correspondents, editors or others in the Fourth Estate. But that freedom, at the end of the day, belongs SOLELY to the owner of the printing press, transmitter tower, cable outlet or website…and not to anybody else.

  2. Joe says:

    Man I’m glad I left the Republican party. What a bunch of whinny babies who are so lost. Unaffiliated feels so good at this point in time. I think it’s time for the good ole’ boy old fogey Sussex Republicans to step down.

  3. Frank Knotts says:

    Joe, trust me I understand your frustration with the GOP. I was voted out for expressing many of the same feelings you did in your above comment. However, we can’t change the party by leaving it. What we need is to bring in more young people. More women, more minorities. We need to diverge ourselves of those who like Jeff Christopher merely talk of inclusion, when in reality they want only to consolidate their tiny personal power base to feel important.
    We can do this Joe not by abandoning the party, but by refusing to allow these fringe elements to define the party.

  4. fightingbluehen says:

    “I think it’s time for the good ole’ boy old fogey Sussex Republicans to step down.”

    The old fogies are the ones who support the shameless attention seekers like Christine O’Donnell, and Sheriff Chritopher , and I have come to the conclusion that it’s mostly for entertainment purposes.

    Hell, I’m fifty now. Do you think I could add some drama and entertainment to my life by voting for Don Ayotte? Cops and Democrats are off my list of candidates, so who else can I vote for?

  5. Joe says:

    It’s time for a third party but the Dems and Republicans in this state have stopped that. The Republican party is beyond repair in this county and state. They are pretty much dead. They try to act like true conservatives but they are just power hungry fools.

  6. fightingbluehen says:

    Sheriff Christopher claims he has more power than the courts, and legislative hall.

    Who’s power hungry?

  7. JS says:

    Why am I not surprised that JC’s grasp (or lack thereof) of the US Constitution differs from his grasp of the Delaware Constitution? Talk shows are to radio as reality shows are to TV. At its core it is a money making entertainment genre (on both ends of the political spectrum). Its stock in trade is drama that fuels fear and prejudice (on both ends of the political spectrum). Because JC provided that to certain talk stations in Sussex County, he arrogantly believed that, if he didn’t “own” them, they at least “owed” him. Nothing else explains this bizarre exchange between Morris and JC.
    If the Nugent “endorsement” wasn’t such a pathetic last act of desperation it would be laughable. Obviously JC didn’t do his homework on the ‘Nuge which is ironic since he played the Christian” card on Morris. Had he done any looking at all, JC would have found that, in addition to his staunch support of the Second amendment (a good thing), Nugent is a draft dodging, convicted poacher

  8. JS says:

    ( damn, I hit submit too soon..hate when that happens) who writes songs about raping thirteen year old girls and had a sexual relationship with a 17 when he was in his 30s.
    In 1977 and again in 1992 Nugent bragged, in interviews, that he avoided the draft by, among other things, defecating in his pants, before showing up for his physical (Jeff, and I know you are reading this, that big word means that he pooped himself). It is true that, after figuring out that he could make money with his gonzo version of conservatism, he denied that happened but a review of his draft records

  9. JS says:

    show that he was 4f and he has never divulged the nature of his physical or mental disability leading to that classification.
    As to the song writing, google the lyrics of a song called “Jailbait” that Nugent wrote, recorded and performed.
    Yeah, a lot of thought went into paying for that endorsement,

  10. Gerald says:

    JS you are just as full as BS the lawyer that you are. According to public opinion, lawyers are as creditable as used car salesmen. Furthermore political lawyers are the reason Delaware and the nation is in sad shape. Example Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton you get it right? You feeding off Frank Snorts twisted lies just shows your lawyer credentials.

    Oh, just let you know if you and others don’t know, Judson Bennett (yesterday)and Dan Gaffney (today) endorsed write in Sheriff Jeff Christopher. Hmmm I guess they saw through the foggy haze of your lies!

  11. Gerald says:

    Oh and Jared, stop acting like a juvenile that got his hand caught in the cookie jar. You would think one working on the radio would act professional and respectful of the paid advertisements on your boss’s radio station.

    If you can’t, you ought to be fired!

  12. Hypocrazy Watch says:

    Gerry Dingle Berry – Christopher seems to love the 1st Amendment unless the “free speech” disagrees with him being re-elected. You know what the grown ups call that? HYPOCRISY.

    I think the main problem with law enforcement candidates like Christopher is that they expect everyone to speak to and of them like they’re being pulled over for speeding. Sorry, Jeffy, but you don’t deserve that respect when it comes to your political career and you can’t pull anyone over anymore. Waaa. Waaaa.

  13. Frank Knotts says:

    Gerald forgot to mention that Dan Gaffney said he endorsed Christopher, in spite of the fact that there was little chance of the write-in would work, and even if he were to win, nothing would change, and the office of the sheriff would be the same as it is today, no arrest powers.

  14. JS says:

    Gerald, I note that you do not in any way address the issue of JC’s buying an endorsement from a draft dodging, pedophile, poaching pervert.
    Yeah, everybody hates lawyers and cops until they need one. (BTW the word is “credible” not “creditable”. If you are going to use words with more than two syllables you ought to know what they mean) If you work, what do you do for a living?
    Of course Gaffney is going to endorse JC. JC is a proven money maker for his radio station. I’ve known Jud for over 25 years. Why do you value his opinion over anyone elses? You know of course that, in his endorsement, Jud agrees with me that the issue of the Sheriff’s law enforcement powers is now an irrelevant issue because the courts and the legislature have already decided the issue. Jud also said that JC “knows how to do the job”. One look at JC’s Family Court bid letter proves otherwise. Jud and I agree on many things, his choice for Sheriff isn’t one of them. What’s your point?
    Gerald, that sound that you hear, “tick, tick, tick” is time slipping away. At 8:00:01pm tomorrow your “Junior deputy Sheriff’s helper” badge turns to dust. You and JC will have all the time in the world to hang out with your buddy, the ‘Nuge”. Just don’t let him around your daughters.

  15. Hypocrazy Watch says:

    So Christopher paid Ted Nugent for that endorsement? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    How meaningless.

  16. JS says:

    Somebody paid Nugent. That glossy radio spot wasn’t a recorded telephone call!

  17. Frank Knotts says:

    Even if they didn’t pay him, which we don’t know because Jeff didn’t file his 8 day report, Nugent’s endorsement has an inherent worth. If he has ever endorsed a Bow company, or a BBQ grill, or a guitar for a paycheck it shows that his endorsement has a worth and should be reported.

  18. Dave says:

    “How meaningless.’
    @hypo I disagree. It’s very meaningful. Generally, most people do not think much of Nugent. He’s really nothing more than a caricature. For those who love Nugent and whatever he stands for, his endorsement will mean something, but then they were already on board the Christopher Crazy Train anyway. The second group of people find Nugent pretty repulsive or at least a joke. For those, his endorsement, will only serve to confirm their conviction that the Crazy Train has left the station. The last group are the ones, who faintly remember someone who sang some songs, one or two of which were pretty popular (Cat Scratch Fever). Other than that, they won’t have clue why he would endorse anybody, but that since he has spent the last several years be fairly crazy, it is more of a damming endorsement for Christopher because it triggers the thought in their mind that Christopher must on the same train. Bottom line, the endorsement was good for Christopher’s opponents and bad for Christopher.

  19. Joe says:

    I enjoy listening to Jared but I feel he has been completely embarassing himself on the air by being unable to control his emotions this afternoon, his screaming at Christopher a few minutes ago was one of the most unprofessional things i have heard. I was surprised Christopher was able to remain a gentleman and not just terminate the interview.

  20. Brian says:

    Gaffney endorsed Christopher?? That would explain why he never posted his with him interview to a podcast….. I disappointed in him. I thought he was more thoughtful (intellectually speaking) than that.

  21. evilkanivel says:

    I hope law enforcement has been checking all the bridges in the area to make sure former Sheriff Christopher isn’t getting ready to jump!

  22. mouse says:

    The sheriff’s getting nearer

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