[News] Disney KABC Radio in Los Angeles Targets Mexicans

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Disney KABC Radio in Los Angeles Targets Mexicans

by
Ernesto Cienfuegos
La Voz de Aztlan

Los Angeles, Alta California - April 29, 2005 - (ACN)
Continuous anti-Mexican hate propaganda by a Disney
owned radio station in Los Angeles has become
intolerable to millions of Mexican-Americans in
Southern California prompting a boycott of its
advertisers. Radio KABC 790 AM's constant day and
night tirade against Mexican immigrants,
Mexican-Americans and other Latinos has many citizens
of Mexican descent worried that the radio station may
cause more serious ethnic conflicts and hate crimes
in the area. The Los Angeles region has recently
experienced three race related riots at local high
schools and four separate and unsolved shootings on
the area's freeways by unknown assailants that some
experts believe may be race related.

The constant and vicious hate rhetoric against
Mexicans by the various talk show xenophobes at KABC
has prompted the formation of the "STOP Anti-Mexican
Hate Radio Coalition" which is calling for a boycott
of the products and services of those businesses that
advertise on KABC radio. The coalition has collected
a list of most of the businesses that advertise on
KABC along with their toll free telephone numbers.
The list is published at "KABC ADVERTISERS"
http://www.aztlan.net/stop_hate_radio.htm . The
coalition is asking the community to call the
businesses on the list to express concern that the
hate propaganda against Mexicans on KABC radio may
result in more hate crimes and murders of Mexicans,
Mexican-Americans and other Latinos. The coalition is
asking the community to emphasise to the businesses
that they will be boycotted until they stop
supporting anti-Mexican radio programming at KABC.

There is no question that constant ethnic hate
mongering over the airwaves can have dire
consequences for those groups that are targeted. A
perfect recent example is what occurred during the
Rwandan genocide of 1994 when a radio station calling
itself "Voice of the Patriot" and another called
"Radio Mille Collines" instigated the massacre of
tens of thousands of Africans. Here in the USA, hate
mongering against Afro-Americans has resulted in a
series of horrific hate crime against the group. Just
this morning, for example, a vicious radio talk jock
by the name of Bill Handel said something over the
airwaves that should infuriate every Afro-American in
Los Angeles. Handel, angry that Police Chief William
J. Bratton may take action against the cop that beat
a Black man with a flashlight said, " the cop should
have parked his flashlight up his anus!" Any
Afro-American group wishing more details on the
commentary of Bill Handel should contact La Voz de
Aztlan at http://www.aztlan.net/contact/contact.htm

The Mexican immigrant community has already suffered
a series of unsolved hate crimes due, in large
measure, to the hostile anti-Mexican environment
created by hate radio. Among these is the
cold-blooded bludgeoning to death of a Mexican mother
and daughter in Fremont, California on February of
2004. Another heinous hate crime occurred in
Baltimore, Maryland on May, 2004 when three Mexican
children were decapitated. Yet another recent case
occurred last September in Columbus, Ohio when ten
Mexican immigrants were burned to death when
arsonists set their rented apartment building on fire.
None of these cases, nor many others in prior years,
have been solved by police authorities. La Voz de
Aztlan published a report on these hate crimes titled
"Heinous hate murders of undocumented Mexican
immigrants on the rise" at
http://www.aztlan.net/murder_mexican_immigrants_rise.htm

The "demonization" of Mexican immigrants and
Mexican-Americans by KABC radio is having extremely
detrimental affects in our quality of life and we
should not stand idle by and take it. There is a very
effective way to fight back against the bigots at
KABC. Radio stations depend on advertising dollars to
survive. Cut their advertising and they die.
Advertisers in turn depend on customers and can not
afford negative publicity. A few hundred calls to a
KABC advertiser would be enough for them to drop KABC.
Businesses in the Los Angeles area know that Mexican
immigrants, Mexican-Americans and other Latinos now
make a large percentage of all consumers in the area.
The advertisers can not afford to antagonize this
large and growing segment of the market. The list of
advertisers along with their toll free telephone
numbers is published at "KABC ADVERTISERS". The
"STOP Anti-Mexican Hate Radio Coalition" suggests
that you refer to the "Talking Points" at
http://www.aztlan.net/talking_points.htm when
speaking with the advertisers.

Disney's KABC Hate Talk Radio is on the 790 AM
frequency channel. It features five talk jocks who
hold extremely prejudiced views of Mexicans. The
worst of these anti-Mexican xenophobes are Doug
McIntyre, Bill O'reilly, Al Rantel, Sean Hannity and
Larry Elder They all support the Minutemen border
vigilantes and have given Chris Simcox, an Arizona
criminal, an exorbitant amount of air time to
propagandise and to recruit vigilantes. Al Rantel has
undertaken a fundraising campaign for the Minutemen
utilizing the Disney owned radio station. Sean
Hannity joined Chris Simcox at the Arizona/Mexico
border to lend support to the vigilantes through the
radio station. Indirectly, it is the advertisers that
are paying for the airtime that is being used to
demonize Mexicans.

There are many other anti-Mexican hate talk jocks at
other radio stations. The "STOP Anti-Mexican Hate
Radio Coalition" wants to focus on one of the worst
and use KABC 790 AM - Los Angeles as an example and
warning to the others. If the coalition is successful
in stopping anti-Mexican programming at KABC, other
stations will surely take notice. La Voz de Aztlan
encourages our readership to join and help the "STOP
Anti-Mexican Hate Radio Coalition". Go to the list at
"KABC ADVERTISERS" and start calling the advertisers
through their toll free telephone numbers. E-mail the
list to others in your network and ask them to do the
same. The Internet is a powerful tool with yet
untapped potential to do good. Help STOP the vile
bigots at KABC hate radio! Call at least five of the
advertisers per day during regular business hours.

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List of KABC Advertisers
http://www.aztlan.net/stop_hate_radio.htm

"Talking Points" to use when calling the advertisers
http://www.aztlan.net/talking_points.htm

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La Voz de Aztlan
http://www.aztlan.net/kabc_hate_radio.htm



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