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Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity Dropped By Radio Stations in Major Markets

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Yesterday, hate radio hosts Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity had their nationally syndicated radio shows dropped from WPHT in Philadelphia, which is the second radio station to drop both of the conservative commentators.

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Lisa H (180)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 11:51 pm
Yesterday, hate radio hosts Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity had their nationally syndicated radio shows dropped from WPHT in Philadelphia, which is the second radio station to drop both of the conservative commentators. The moves were scheduled back in November 2010, and Marc Rayfield, market manager for CBS Radio in Philadelphia and senior vice president, said that WPHT wants to become “more of a locally based station.”

Just weeks ago, Beck was dropped from WOR in New York, but the most recent cancellation in Philadelphia hurts Beck even more. Beck got his start in Philadelphia, and many of his radio staffers still live in Philly, including Beck’s side-kick Stu. Immediately after being dropped yesterday, Beck dropped all affection for the city where he got his start, saying, “Philly sucks”:

“You know the killing streets right there in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia?” Beck told his producer. “You know how Philadelphia is not a place you want to be?” he added. “I’ll put you on a hidden cam and put you downtown at 6, 7 o’clock at night.” He could not believe his producer would be brave enough to walk around Center City at night. “Philly sucks,” Beck then said.

Last October, Hannity was dropped from KSL Radio in Utah, which is managed by Deseret Media Companies (DMC), a for-profit arm of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to reports, Hannity’s drop in Utah may have been due to a clash between DMC’s “Mission Statement,” which calls for the declaration of “light and knowledge” along with the advancement of “integrity, civility, morality, and respect for all people,” and Hannity’s constant lack of civility.

WPHT reportedly dropped both Beck and Hannity because they wanted more local talk content, but the most recent cancellations may be part of a pattern in which advertisers and broadcasters have become wary over the rhetoric spouted by hate radio. Color of Change reports that, so far, 81 companies have quit advertising on Beck’s Fox News show and Media Matter reports 100, including a list of those who haven’t withdrawn their advertisements.


Michael Carney (217)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:05 am
Yes, I live near Philadelphia, and there have been articles in the paper about him getting pulled off teh air, here, then he responded on his show, and said Philadelphia sucked, and bad mouthed the City in general...He's like a 5 year old child...So happy to see him, and his pal Hannity taken off the air...

Lisa H (180)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:09 am
Yes! There should be liberals dancing in the streets in Philly!!

H Nick H (1826)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:13 am
Hate radio (and TV) has no place in America. They spread misinformation and hate in order to divide our nation, and it's better used in nazi type countries, not here. Although I believe in free speech, these type promote hate, and ACTION. And there are always crazy people who are easily influnced by these "jocks."

I'm happy to hear that some radio stations are seeing clearly, and for the good of us all.

Mary L (132)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:20 am
I truly hope this is a turnaround from the mouth foaming bigots that have dominated radio and TV.

Suruna WTF (38)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:24 am
Isn't it funny how these idiots, and their various clones, jabber on about how 'All of America' is for (or against, depending on said crap) any nonsense that they spew. Yet, their audiences and sponsors are now disappearing. Is there Hope? seems so.. Go Away you disgusting sub-humans! Your contributions to American discourse have been laden with lies and self-serving, go away!

William Y (54)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:24 am
A little common sense, finally.

Jae A (316)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:36 am
I guess one other talking head like these two..$arah...would have lost her show had she had one so that's another plus to this story. She will not likely be getting one of her own after this happened to her buds.

Thanks for finding and sharing the good news Lisa ...

Carrie B (306)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:41 am
Great news! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie B (306)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:43 am
Again I say, great news! Thanks for sharing! My comment did not appear the first time I sent it.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:01 am
Chinese Proverb: When man put foot in mouth...he go hungry!

Woul lie to see all hate stations and people that speak hate...closed down or fired.

tracey p (81)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:50 am
This is good news indeed ! Thank you.

Anna Smith (493)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:22 am
Noted, Thank you Lisa !

Agnes H (144)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:26 am
Noted, but I don't know these two and thus can't comment! Sorry Lisa!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:43 am
I know them and I can...bye bye fellows, don't let the door hit you on the way out.. good riddance to bad rubbish..

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday January 21, 2011, 3:14 am
Thanks Lisa. Yippieee! Hopefully this is just the beginning of stopping the Hate Spreading media & awful people who like to hurt with words, pictures and careful Lies (Sue factor).

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday January 21, 2011, 3:15 am
That's good. Hope they are not replaced by other crazies.

Elizabeth B (11)
Friday January 21, 2011, 4:05 am
Good to hear! Its time to quit listening to these morons.

Sharon H (282)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:02 am
This is good news and hopefully the rest of the stations they are on will do the same.

Brittany D (28)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:10 am
Yay for Philadelphia! I live near Philadelphia, so now I am glad no one around here will have to hear him. Hopefully other cities will do the same.

David C (131)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:11 am
hope this is a start to getting back to society being for everyone and anyone, and more civil and respectful discussion and critique

Geynell Eskite (68)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:28 am
The party's almost over. The TEA party, that is. The time is drawing near to pack up their ridiculous costumes, concealed weapons, misspelled signs, and go home. Sure, some are clearly still drunk with hate and intent on overstaying their welcome, but the neighbors are tired of the noise.

Perhaps when they sober up, some will realize what a poison tonic that snake oil salesman Dick Armey sold to them. "Smaller Government" (such an innocuous sounding phrase) really means taking the cop off the beat. Freedom is a blessing. TOTAL freedom is Anarchy. Tea Party demands for "freedom from Government interference" translates into freedom from Government protection, and freedom for corporations to pollute, poison or generally screw the public with impunity. Without "interference" businesses have the "freedom " to reintroduce institutionalized racism, segregation and bigotry. Sorry party-goers, but the "freedom" you voted for has a terrible price. If you're paying for it out of your last unemployment check, you better spend it wisely.

Melody Aragorn (135)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:41 am
Every seed has its time..
Thanks Lisa...

Hans Mueller (591)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:45 am (Click Here)

Mildred D (13)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:08 am
I haven't watched or even briefly seen any FAUX noise programs as long as I can remember. But the other day we were in a restaurant were I came to sit right in view of a big screen tv with Hannity and O'Reilly without the sound but with Close Captioning. It was practically impossible to now watch so I did. It was like I had landed on a different planet. The nonsense, lies, and other weird things that were being said just baffled me. I knew it was bad but this bad.... It wasn't even funny anymore, it was sickening. How sad that people are being taken in by this kind of crappola.

Just a short story with an example of how people are indoctrinated with FAUX poison.

A few days ago a good (Canadian) friend of mine had to be taken to the hospital for an emergency situation. One of the med tecs asked her 'aren't you happy we (the US) don't have social health care?' 'Why?' asked my friend. 'Because with social health care it would have taken 3 weeks before you would have been able to get any medical help'.
My friend laughed and said 'lady, in Canada I would have been in the hospital even faster than I was here just now'.

I'm just saying...

Angela Dubie (306)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:14 am
Beck, may have the right to talk, but no one has to pay him for doing it
As they say talk is cheep!

Elisa M (93)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:17 am

YAYYYY!!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting Lisa-- TY Charles for the forward :)

Arielle S (313)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:19 am
About time - may this be very contagious....

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (154)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:26 am
True justice dare I say it, does seem to be kicking in more and more; fantastic; let's keep going going going!!!!! Thanx Lisa. Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer, Animal/Human Therapist

Carol H (229)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:30 am
good news!

Ricardo C (66)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:00 am
When politicians notice that they are not credible anymore, they "hire" these crazy guys to do their work for them. That's what political analysts are for!

. (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:06 am
Noted and thanks :)

It's a start, but let's hope it grows like a snowball running down a hillly slope.

Be Blessed! Stay Blessed!
Peace, Love and Light ;-)

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:13 am
Thanks for this, Lisa.

Ahhhhh...!!! A little less stress.......!

Sheryl G (363)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:18 am
I had heard about Beck but hadn't heard of Hannity. Yippee, you started my day off on a high note.

Constance F (418)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:19 am
What lovely good morning news. I just feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Hee, hee, hee Beck and Sean. Thank you, Lisa

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:34 am
A ray of light in a dark time. Remember the petitions to their corporate sponsors? LOL. Saw one the other day...Clamp light! Buy one now and we'll send a second one free! lol

Jeannette A (137)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:48 am
Lisa, you just gave me my first real laugh of the day... like Constance, this leaves me feeling all bubbly inside.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:53 am
So, the liberal media can spread lies about what's really going on..and that's ok? Get real people! One thing that this article failed to mention is that although they were taken off 2 stations they gained 5 the prior 3 months! So eat that!!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:54 am
Damn Jae A. you have some kinda fetish for Sarah Palin, I haven't seen a comment from you that doesn't mention her name.....YOU LOVE HER...

Toni C (508)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:57 am
Woooohoooo! Wish I could turn summersaluts, but I'd probably break my fool neck! This is the best news I've heard in a while. GO, Philly!!!

Friday January 21, 2011, 10:28 am
Now if only the people who listen to this garbage on hate TV and radio (Fox, ABC),would get more informed and find other outlets that doesn't program them. It amazes me how the democrats can lose the house to this crowd.

Sometimes I think the our electoral two party system is contrived and manipulated by the ruling elite to give the American people a false sense that our vote matters when our vote is just an exercise in futility. Especially the way the system is presently set up,

John Goodspeed (79)
Friday January 21, 2011, 10:42 am
Thanks, Lisa. I needed that!

Robert O (12)
Friday January 21, 2011, 11:22 am
Goodbye and good riddance!

WildOne Forever (194)
Friday January 21, 2011, 11:40 am
When Condervatives say the truth Liberals yell, "Lies!" When Liberals say lies Liberals call it "Politically Correct".

Yvonne White (229)
Friday January 21, 2011, 11:42 am
Beck & Hannity, next Ru$h & OReilly.. and Evangelicals like Pat Roberts who promote assassinations!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:02 pm
Now I know why O'bama was elected president and the economy is in such a disfunctional state. Because 70% of people are idiots! The comments here prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt!!!

Kathleen B (272)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:22 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:56 pm
So, it's not really a lie then, eh Scott? Because I was going to say, give us a link to the lies. Don't forget before you stick your foot in your mouth, though.

Oh. Did you hear/see?

No Mr. nice guy, ya know. ;|

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:18 pm
Another prime example....heeeeeeeerrrrrrreeeeeee'ssssss Jason R.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:20 pm
I could send B.S. Links to you all day too. Doesn't make them true. Who do you think monitors Factcheck, and Wikipedia, who do you think maniplulates the information that the sheep read....???? Get real!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:24 pm
So, Jason you say your an advocate for "Social Democracy" Let's look at the definition of that from Britantica shall we?

social democracy, political ideology that advocates a peaceful, evolutionary transition of society from capitalism to socialism using established political processes. Based on 19th-century socialism and the tenets of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, social democracy shares common ideological roots with communism but eschews its militancy and totalitarianism. Social democracy was originally known as revisionism because it represented a change in basic Marxist doctrine, primarily in the former’s repudiation of the use of revolution to establish a socialist society.

Go Go Go Go ....Socialism!!!

Morris G. (18)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:43 pm
Let's see. Hannity is still on 24 stations in Pennsylvania while Beck is on 22 there. Doesn't seem like they are quite on the ropes yet.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:24 pm
A small move in the right direction.
Not to diminish the importance of moves in the right direction.
Hoping this becomes a trend, the religious fundamentalists of every country are dangerous to the general population.Fundamentalists want everyone to convert to their beliefs 'voluntarily' so they don't have to torture & kill them for God.
These propagandists are mere extensions of the violent right wing, they should have been rejected before they were allowed to do so much harm.

Linda G (187)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:25 pm
A big step forward for truth and civility and perhaps if we keep the pressure on their advertisers, it will continure to spread.

Marco C (31)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:46 pm
Good for Philadelphia! Less air pollution, cleaner lifestyle in the city of brotherly love.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:49 pm
I really hate that wimpy excuse for a man

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:51 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Yvonne because you have done so within the last week.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:56 pm
Scott Pugsley are you defending glenn beck?
But yet I see you like Ron Paul.

Glenn Beck Deems Ron Paul “Domestic Threat”

C. G (1)
Friday January 21, 2011, 3:43 pm
about time!!!!

Fran F (118)
Friday January 21, 2011, 4:05 pm
That's encouraging! I hope this is the beginning of the end for hate radios.

Jean Muir (6)
Friday January 21, 2011, 5:20 pm
Had to spend sometime in a service repair shop late yesterday, and the TV had Fox & Beck on, it was angonizing for me to have to listen to his rhetoric for 30 minutes. I asked if I could change the station and I was promptly told no, this guy is good. Glad he is being slienced in some market places, wish Fox would drop him also.

RK R (33)
Friday January 21, 2011, 5:28 pm
Thank goodness. I am tired of the fear mongering and the propaganda they keep pushing. It gets old. He is like watching an old actor being too flamboyant about his cause(s). Anyone ever see some of those old shows Archbishop Fulton Sheen did in the day? I think Glen Beck is trying to be showy just like him. Look him up.

Fiona O (565)
Friday January 21, 2011, 5:53 pm
Fantastic news, thank you, Liisa.

Henriette M (154)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:07 pm
Just one thing of many one can never take back; Harsh/hate words once spoken! Best to remain silent when all you have to say is to put someone else down. If this is all the news these idiots have to report then it is best to keep one's mouth shut, rather then remove all doubt! Thanks Lisa.

Animae C (515)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:47 pm
Thanx Charles for fwd!

Kim O (396)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:00 pm
Noted!! Great news!! Thanks Lisa!!

Sharon Karson (82)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:13 pm
Hark! Doth hear the tip toeing of sanity's return?

Thanks for the great news. Now if we could rid the airwaves of all who foment violence, we might actually manage to return to appropriate civil discourse.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:56 pm
No Kathy, Scott just follows the "hate liberals" meme, like the other cult members. When people call a university study BS and it can proven to be a real study ( a 2nd one), then it's just more of the twisted definitions of the last 9 years. Pay no attention and hope he reads that study.

Jae A (316)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:19 pm
Scott Pugsley, you nailed me...yes I love $arah...She's really HoT and gets me so turned on and excited...serious kinky fetish no doubt. I mean everyone knows that gay men especially, have constant fantascies about famous ...women...[WTF ?..are you snorting Pugsley to come up with that remark..] ...Ok , seriously....I'd roll on the floor laughing but I might not be able to get back up easlily !

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:31 pm
9 years of this crap, Jae. Can you believe it? :0

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:00 pm
So happy! Will Rush be going, too? I listen to Air America, the only radio network that is progressive! Stephanie Miller is a great comedienne, daughter of a Congressman, herself, and has two co-hosts on her morning show who are such wits! Please ask for Air America in your town if it is not offered.

William K (308)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:05 pm
May this be the beginning of a growing trend.

Carlene V (202)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 4:07 am
Thanks Lisa!

Hope this continues, maybe even get rid of Limbaugh too! Now, that would really mean something. I'll sign any petition to get these jackasses off the air.

Does anyone remember Beck a few years ago when he was on CNN? Well, he was a different person then which goes to prove, all he really is good at is possibly acting, which is what he does most of the time, that and cry.

They are both first class jerks and this has made my day!


Hans Mueller (591)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 5:51 am
Keith Olbermann Gives Abrupt Goodbye to MSNBC Show!

Angela Dubie (306)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 6:36 am
Your right Jason, it goes to show that us consumser still have a bit of power left
Just hit their bottom line

Lynn Allen (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 7:14 am
Conservative, bull! How about charter members of Gun-toting Whackos United? Good riddance although I suppose they will join the Gingirich for President campaign.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 6:20 pm
Henriette = I think that what you were trying to say is a quote I heard many years ago that say's.......

"It is better to remain quiet and thought of as a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt"

Lisa H (180)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 6:23 pm
Thank you my friends, I have delivered stars to those of you that I could! Scott, thanks for dropping by and providing great entertainment! Even one tiny step in the right direction leaves me dancing in the streets. Gotta celebrate the small joys, as the large ones are scarce right now!

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 7:28 pm
Thank you, Lisa! Symbolically it's good news. We can't get the country back until we unite. We will unite. Right?

Love the tube top. Looks warm where you are. ;)

Lisa H (180)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 7:47 pm
I find it hard to conceive too, Jason. I hear our country has sucked before, so I retain HOPE for our future. Maybe AFTER the rise and fall of the righteous evildoers! Ummmmm, thanks Jason, but its paint, not actual clothing. But yes, even today it's a lovely 75 degrees in southern California!

Bonnie B (103)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 10:48 pm
Thanks for the good news, Lisa! Can we hope that this may be just the beginning of their Karma running over their Dogma?

Stelizan L (258)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 11:38 am
Yes, the wheel turns slowly but surely - have no knowledge/experience of these two but to me 'hate radio/tv' says it all. The only way to straighten out this 'line' of so-called humanity is to hit them where it hurts, in their pockets - and for 'hate' anything I sincerely hope it hits them dead centre!

Kris B (136)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 8:32 am
I enjoyed reading the comments. Most had with a little sprinkle of love included.

Debra S (4)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 10:12 am
I love this. Thank you Lisa. Noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 10:16 am
And again you fail to mention that 4 other stations picked them up!! Just like I have always said....1/2 the story is what you give to fit your own sgenda!!!

Lisa H (180)
Friday February 4, 2011, 12:43 am
Scott, this is my posting of GOOD news. I would only have added that if it were GOOD and BAD news. So, just as your side offers their half of the news (as you just did), we choose our side of the news to avoid complete loss of hope and the need for mass suicide. Thank you for contributing. Isn't it great to live in a place where you can choose your info to suit your preference??

Lisa H (180)
Friday February 4, 2011, 12:45 am
Even sent ya a pretty green star, so you can do some good in the world while you hang out and piss on us unpatriotic radical liberals.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 4, 2011, 11:45 am
I don't see anyone as LIB or CONSERV, DEM or REP, I see people for what they are. Either they are concerned about the well being of our nation, and the future of our children or they aren't. By closing your eyes to the reality of what's going on, it just shows me what kind of person you are. And by thinking that you posted some good news, it's just pity I have for you. Because as much as I think that Beck is part of the problem, he is giving out mostly true information. You should not fall for every conspiracy, but not every conspiracy is a theory! Here are 33 Conspiracy theories that turned out to be true! People need to wake up and stop watching mainstream media to get their information. 90% of all media, including the newpapers are owned by the big banksters. They will give you the information they want you to know......Please wake up!! Your childrens lives depend on it!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 4, 2011, 11:52 am
Thank you, Lisa! Your news postings are like the finest wines! (save the best for last) Thank you, again!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 4, 2011, 12:11 pm
I might add, you are the best at finding the most poignant news stories! I can wait days, weeks, months, years to see what you find! Keep up the good fight! Thank you!

Lisa H (180)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 5:40 pm
Interesting link Scott, except that it doesn't have a damn thing to do with this article. So you say you "see people for what they are. Either concerned about our nation or not." Interesting, except that now you know "what kind of person I am." I would love to hear how you know that, and more importantly, what kind of special training you have that makes your rude opinion one I should care about. Obviously if I had no care for our future, I would be home watching The Simpsons instead of chatting your rude self up! I think everyone here is well aware that mainstream media is FOS! Hence our arrival at C2, where we share information and then discuss it, generally in a manner that does not require insults and name calling. These are merely distractions that you feel give you power, and we feel makes you an ass. Your comments are not directed to educate or enlighten, they are just flaming attacks without substance, obviously intended merely to spark a response.
John A, thank you. That's because I only post things I fall over that make my jaw drop so hard I have to share them.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 7, 2011, 11:29 am
I would never defend Glenn Beck, he is as much a part of the problem as all of the other mainstream media. Mis-information networks....while the federal government and the federal reserve tighten the riegns ever slowly around the American citizenry.

And Lisa H, I won't even dignify you insults with a response..

Fernando J. (0)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 9:06 pm
you really are misinformed victims. I feel sorry for all of you. Hannity is a great american and one of the few voices representing what the other half of the country believes. efforts to silence other's voices is what happens in a NAZI state.
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