a long time," KFSO on-air host Lee Rodgers said.
Disney fired back at the lowly blogger by threatening to sue for copyright infringement. Fair-use issues were raised, and the story has become big news. Here's an excerpt from TRex's article; you can read the whole thing at FDL:
Late Nite FDL: What’s That Sound?
It's the sound of Wingnuts' heads exploding! It sounds like…victory. For you see, the Spocko vs. KSFO Snuff Radio story has made it all the way to USA Today, and for once the Big Media seems to have gotten it right.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. "Misrepresented" those poor, poor victimized and persecuted six-figure swill merchants at KSFO. Fortunately, the man debating Dancin' Dan Riehl was none other than Mighty Mike Stark!
Some advertisers, including Bank of America and MasterCard, have deserted KSFO since an anonymous media critic identifying himself online as Spocko began posting recordings of the station's "Hot Talk" hosts. Spocko and some of his readers have been e-mailing the audio to KSFO advertisers since 2005, asking the companies whether they want to be associated with the controversial rhetoric.
The First Amendment flap was debated Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources. Dan Riehl, a blogger critical of Spocko, said some of the radio hosts' comments "were blown out of proportion or misrepresented" in the complaints to sponsors.