Detroit Radio Show Booted by Pro-Israel Network for Blatant Antisemitic Broadcast – Ruthie Blum/Algemeiner.com
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A satellite radio program in the United States was discontinued by its network earlier this month, following an antisemitic broadcast, The Algemeiner learned this week.
The program, called “White Lies and Roses,” was removed by the Salem Radio Network, a Christian syndicate with an illustrious line-up of American conservatives, including Bill Bennett, former secretary of education during the Reagan administration, and renowned Jewish pundits Michael Medved and Dennis Prager.
Kim Stewart and Christian Wright, the hosts of the show in question — broadcast on November 1 on WDTK The Patriot in Detroit, Michigan — describe their mission as one of “truth-telling.”
Devoting more than half of what would turn out to be the duo’s last broadcast with Salem to “Israel and Palestine,” the man-woman team conducted a dialogue that had livid listeners calling in to argue the “facts” presented.
The following are excerpts from the broadcast:
Christian Wright: I think that people might label me an antisemite. And that’s ok. I don’t care. And I’ll tell you why I don’t care. Because I love people. I don’t care who they are; what religious background they have; what race they are; who they are; whether they’re criminals or non-criminals, I love people. I really do. And every human has value in my eyes. They do. So, if you want to label me an antisemite, because you’re a Christian who believes that Jews are God’s chosen people, so be it. But hear my argument before you judge me.
Kim Stewart: You can find this article, “The Maps Tell the True Story,” on whatreallyhappened.com. It is interesting in many ways. I know that growing up, my father was a WWII veteran. And the stories that he told me completely are the opposite of what we hear in news media today… But this story of Israel and Palestine is a fascinating one. And if you look at the maps, it’s kind of, I don’t know any other word except “incriminating.” The article says: “The truth is that, far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with. The following maps show just who is wiping who [sic] off the map.”
Christian Wright: … These maps do show that Israel is the aggressor. And we hear constantly on conservative radio that the Jews are being attacked by the terrorist Palestinians, and you know, oh, the poor Jews are innocent people. But the case is, I mean, it’s not the truth. It really isn’t. Now, do I condone terroristic attacks? I do not. I don’t even condone violence. But, if you are an aggressor, you have to realize that those who you’re fighting against will, at some point, retaliate against you…
Now… there are many Christians today supporting Israel. And say that we as a nation should continue to support Israel, because, you know, they are the chosen people and they are victims.
Well, they may have been victims from time to time throughout history… But the fact here, in Israel, they’re not the victim. They were not given Jerusalem and other holy lands in 1948 … They took those lands from the Palestinians by aggressive force.
Kim Stewart: The article talks about what Israel is doing, and it says, “You know, if the United States really wanted peace in Palestine, all they’d have to do is stop signing the checks that pay for Israel’s war machine.”
Christian Wright: If I started a religion today, and it mirrored the Jewish religion… my religion would be labeled a cult… So let’s get this straight: the Jews are not Christian. They killed Jesus Christ. They are his killers. Now, if you want to believe that the Jews are God’s people, that they are the chosen ones, and that Israel or Jerusalem and whatever other lands are holy and that the Israelites deserve those lands, fine … All I’m saying is that the Jews took Israel by storm. By aggression. So, any terrorist acts committed against them, you have to expect those acts to occur…
… The Jews claim Israel as part of their natural heritage, but they didn’t occupy the land for thousands of years … The Jews took it upon themselves to war against the Palestinians in order to win those lands …
… The Palestinians are continually being pushed around by violent acts by the Jewish state. Whether the Jews are the only democratic state in that whole region – that’s not even the point. That doesn’t matter …
You know what’s interesting about the Jews? History has shown us that the most popular men in history have hated the Jews. Ben Franklin, even. Henry Ford. You could go on and on, Martin Luther … and it’s so funny that they’re so beloved now. It really is. I find that intriguing …
I have to say this about the Jews: The Jews are masters at propaganda … Did the Holocaust happen? Certainly. But it was not nearly the numbers that they portray. Propaganda.
Following an inquiry by The Algemeiner on the content of the show, Chris MacCourtney, General Manager of WDTK The Patriot, responded, “Please know that ‘White Lies and Roses’ is no longer a partner of Salem in Detroit. The broadcast in question was their last.”
David P. Santrella, the Santa Barbara, California-based president of Salem Media Group’s radio division, was unavailable to comment. His assistant told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that this was because he had “just returned from a trip to Israel.”