A Note On KSFO
After some communication with KSFO host Melanie Morgan regarding the KSFO versus Spocko kerfluffle, it might be fair to make a few items clear.
I’ve been informed that while ABC did request Spocko’s ISP not use their copyrighted material to attack their business, ABC did offer the use of transcripts, presumably as a matter of Fair Use. That suggests Spocko and Mike Stark could have gone on with their misguided boycott effort without interference from ABC. But then they might not have generated all the buzz they most likely sought.
It’s also my impression that, as conservative hosts, the talkers on KSFO probably don’t agree with ABC’s seeking a cease and desist order in the matter, but that would have been a legal decision over which the hosts had little or no control.
Lastly, while apparently one unnamed advertiser did not return to the show, all the others have and from reading elsewhere, it appears KFSO’s ad spots are fully booked.
With politicians of both parties playing with gerrymandering and balking on term limits while accumulating power, the market place may be the single best repository of democracy in America. And the market place seems to have decided on Right versus Left wing talk radio.
Hopefully, the misguided effort of Dennis Kucinich to bring back the Fairness Doctrine won’t result in average Americans having fewer choices in what they’d like to read, listen to, or watch in media programming today. For more on the Fairness Doctrine please see here. h/t Instapundit.