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themuffinman
27 May 04,, 15:20
Webb: 'Should George Bush Get The Death Penalty? I Say Yes'
By Jimmy Moore
Talon News
May 26, 2004

SEATTLE, WA (Talon News) -- The comments made by a liberal radio talk show host allegedly calling for the death of President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for "war crimes" have been confirmed by an audiotape of the original broadcast obtained exclusively by Talon News.

As Talon News first reported last Thursday, a listener to The Mike Webb Show, which airs from 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. on 710 AM KIRO in Seattle, Washington, said that Webb had "called for the death of President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld for 'war crimes.'"

Despite maintaining his innocence by claiming he never called for the death of the president or anyone because he is opposed to the death penalty, the audio copy of Webb's show proves otherwise.

During the 10:00 p.m. hour last Tuesday night, Webb was speaking in an angry tone regarding the Iraqi prison abuse story when he began his death penalty remarks against Bush.

"[The prison abuse in Iraq] is a war crime, committed by the president of the United States," Webb declared on his show. "And do you know what the punishment for that is? Death!"

After declaring Bush being guilty of committing a "war crime," Webb compared the president with death row convicts in Texas.

"So, I say if this man has committed a war crime, and they can prove it, let's let George Bush get the final justice that he has meted out as Governor of Texas, laughing at people who have been sent to the death chamber, let him face the death penalty for the war crime he has committed," Webb contended.

Declaring that administering the death penalty to the president "is constitutional," Webb included other Bush administration leaders in the list of those who "should get the death penalty," including Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney, because they are all "war criminals."

Webb went further with his comments by pointing to the Geneva Convention and affirming his belief that Bush should be put to death.

"If this is proven to be true, that he knew what was going on, it's a violation of the Geneva Convention," Webb stated. "When you commit a war crime, which is punishable by death."

Webb then asks his listeners a question and quickly answers it for himself.

"[S]hould George Bush get the death penalty? I say yes," Webb exclaimed.

Continuing his vilification of Talon News on his show's weblog, Webb personally attacks a Talon News reporter by labeling him "America's #2 Neo-Con-News-Hound."

Webb describes the Talon News reporter as a "GOP Buddy" with "little go-arounds with the Dems." Webb then concocts a story that the reporter grew up with liberal movie producer Michael Moore in Michigan.

Despite Webb's attempt to take the attention off of his apparent death threats against Bush, the outrage towards him and his statements continues to spread across the country.

As previously reported by Talon News, people who are concerned with Webb's comments should contact Entercom Communications Seattle Market Manager Kevin McCarthy at 206-726-7000 or KIRO General Manager Dave Pridemore.

Also, since many listeners to Webb's show have inquired about how to report comments made by Webb to the appropriate federal authorities, the Secret Service may be contacted by calling 202-406-5708 and the Federal Communications Commission can be reached at 888-835-5322.

A copy of the full audio broadcast of the May 18 edition of The Mike Webb Show may be obtained for one more week through Tempo IV, Inc. by calling 425-825-5544.

Copyright © 2004 Talon News -- All rights reserved.

jth298
27 May 04,, 16:50
This is a ridiculous position that this presenter has taken. Maybe he is playing devils advocate but even so its a stupid suggestion.

Perhaps there is a case that the Coalition leaders should be subject to an investigation relating to the conduct of their military and the impact upon human rights of their strategy in Iraq (something that I understand that Amnesty International have recently commented on).

History and the American people will be the judge.

themuffinman
27 May 04,, 17:07
This is a ridiculous position that this presenter has taken. Maybe he is playing devils advocate but even so its a stupid suggestion.

Perhaps there is a case that the Coalition leaders should be subject to an investigation relating to the conduct of their military and the impact upon human rights of their strategy in Iraq (something that I understand that Amnesty International have recently commented on).

History and the American people will be the judge.
Now here's some crap. With the "abuse" and "humiliation" at Abu Gahrib storming the world, here's some back page news that I'm sure no one in congress will give a flying rat's a$$ about. Notice the paragraph I put in bold letters.


With siege lifted, Fallujah transforms into Islamic city-state

By Hamza Hendawi
Associated Press

FALLUJAH, Iraq — With Marines gone and central government authority virtually nonexistent, Fallujah resembles an Islamic mini-state — anyone caught selling alcohol is flogged and paraded in the city. Men are encouraged to grow beards and barbers are warned against giving “Western” hair cuts.

“After all the blood that was shed, and the lives that were lost, we shall only accept God’s law in Fallujah,” said cleric Abdul-Qader al-Aloussi, offering a glimpse of what a future Iraq may look like as the U.S.-led occupation draws to a close. “We must capitalize on our victory over the Americans and implement Islamic sharia laws.”

The departure of the Marines under an agreement that ended the three-week siege last month has enabled hard-line Islamic leaders to assert their power in this once-restive city 30 miles west of Baghdad.

Some were active in defending the city against the Marines and have profited by a perception — both here and elsewhere in Iraq — that the mujahedeen, or Islamic holy warriors, defeated a superpower.

Under the agreement, the Marines handed security in the city to a new Fallujah Brigade made up largely of local residents and commanded by officers of Saddam Hussein’s former army.

With the departure of the Marines, the position of the U.S.-appointed civil administration has been weakened in favor of the clerics and the mujahedeen who resisted the U.S. occupation. That is a pattern that could be repeated elsewhere in Iraq after the occupation ends June 30, unless other legitimate leaders come forward to replace those tainted by association with the occupation.

Fallujah, which calls itself the “City of Mosques,” provides the religious fundamentalists with fertile ground for wielding power. The city’s estimated 300,000 residents are known for their religious piety.

Women rarely appear in public and when they do, they are covered from head to toe in accordance with Islam’s strict dress code for women. The lives of men revolve around Islam’s tradition of praying five times a day.

Unlike other Iraqi cities, Fallujah has never allowed liquor stores. Its famous kebab restaurants have prayer rooms, an unusual feature in most Muslim nations. Many of its adult male population wear beards, a hallmark of religious piety.

However, steps taken by the mujahedeen over the past month have gone beyond simply encouraging piety.

On Sunday, for example, scores of masked mujahedeen, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Great,” paraded four men stripped down to their underpants atop the back of a pickup truck that drove through the city. Their bare backs were bleeding from 80 lashes they had received as punishment for selling alcohol. They were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

Residents said a man found intoxicated last week was flogged, held overnight and released the next day.

Fallujah’s women hair stylists shut down their shops several months ago after repeated attacks blamed on Muslim militants.

On Tuesday, the mujahedeen expanded their “clean up” campaign. About 80 masked, armed men, accompanied by local police, forced hundreds of street hawkers at gun point to clear out from the streets and confine their businesses to designated areas.

The masked men later moved to the city’s used car market and “persuaded” dealers to move away from the city center because they were blocking traffic. In both cases, the police stood by without intervening.

According to residents, barbers have been instructed not to give “Western” haircuts — short on the back and sides and full on top — or to remove facial hair. Four youths with long hair were stopped at a market by mujahedeen on Sunday and marched to a public market where they were shorn.

“Are we Muslims, or not?” asked Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud, a 40-year-old father of three. “We are. So, we must apply God’s laws. The mujahedeen’s word is heard and respected, and the same goes for our clerics.”

There is little sign of opposition to the mujahedeen, though it could be that some people are simply afraid of confronting armed men.

Sheik Omar Said of the Fallujah branch of the Association of Muslim Scholars, a Baghdad-based organization created last year to defend the rights of the Sunni Arab minority, insists that nearly everyone in Fallujah really wants Islamic law.

However, he hinted that perhaps in some cases, the mujahedeen have gone too far.

“This will only come after educating society in religious matters first and then moving on to applying Islamic punishments,” he said.

However, the mujahedeen are clearly profiting from the hero status they acquired during the April battles against the Marines.

There is even talk of building a museum dedicated to the “struggle” against the American occupation. Money has been collected in recent weeks to help the families of those who died in the fighting, said by the locals to number 1,000 “martyrs.”

here is another story
U.N. troops buy sex
from teen refugees http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38649
Where is Amnesty International on these story's? I guess they only care what america does

Major_Armstrong
31 May 04,, 22:41
Liberals should be sent to live over in the mid east for a while.

ChrisF202
31 May 04,, 23:08
Is Jimmy Moore related to our best friend, Michael Moore? I hope the Secret Service arrests this lame idiot. As Armstrong said, send them to Iraq, let them see the real world, the real world where you cant reason with evil.

themuffinman
02 Jun 04,, 00:04
Is Jimmy Moore related to our best friend, Michael Moore? I hope the Secret Service arrests this lame idiot. As Armstrong said, send them to Iraq, let them see the real world, the real world where you cant reason with evil.
SEATTLE, WA (Talon News) -- Although he vowed to ignore charges of making death threats against President George W. Bush, liberal radio show host Mike Webb continues to berate "odd web sites publishing their gossip" for members of the "Klan."

Talon News recently reported that a listener to The Mike Webb Show, which airs from 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. on 710 AM KIRO in Seattle, Washington, said that Webb had "called for the death of President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld for 'war crimes'" during his program on Tuesday, May 18.

After Webb denied making this statement, an audiotape of Webb's show was obtained by Talon News that found he directly called for Bush to be put to death for his part in the Iraqi prison abuse controversy.

"[S]hould George Bush get the death penalty? I say yes," Webb exclaimed on his show.

Webb reacted by maintaining he never called for the death of the president or anyone and began hurling insults at conservative web sites and fabricating stories about the Talon News correspondent who exposed him.

"This bunch of right wing websites' ignorant criticism comes very close to the heart of what you and I have discussed for a long career of broadcasting: even in its more rudimentary, even savage-like form, the Fundamentalist, Neo-Conservative dominated media will do anything -- I mean anything to get their way," Webb expressed.

"I guess anything goes for these people who couldn't publish a Jr. High newspaper, let alone be handed the keys to a little hometown 'news' site on the Internet," Webb scowled.

He continued by saying that he is "not staying stuck on what some puny, hit-less website that arouses ire from granny and her son at the trailer park."

Nevertheless, Webb continued with his antics on his weblog on Friday in a personal message to "Mike Webb Show Insiders."

"Thanks to you who have forwarded the phone call records and the odd websites publishing their gossip about me," Webb expressed.

Attempting to deflect the extra attention he has been receiving since Talon News first broke the story about his death threat comments against Bush, Webb contends this news organization is made up of "two losers" who he does not want to waste any more time talking about.

"I just can't run the show based on shrill rantings of a broadcaster wannabe and a home brew website for the [Ku Klux] Klan," Webb exclaimed, derogatorily referring to Talon News and its readers.

Webb concluded that he does not "get bogged down in the petty stuff" because he always seeks out "the integrity of a story and universally interesting content."

Copyright © 2004 Talon News --
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2004/june/0601_webb_klan.shtml

brokensickle
14 Oct 07,, 00:01
Liberals should be sent to live over in the mid east for a while.


Or Venezuela, or Cuba, or China, etc. and since they claim that they are for the little guy they can stay in the government oppressed neighborhoods, towns or villages.:cool:





Ivan

crooks
14 Oct 07,, 13:12
I predict a bright future comedy career for this guy - thinking it in your head is one thing, saying it on air is another concept entirely.................

Dreadnought
15 Oct 07,, 13:59
Im sure that he will mind a visit from the secret service.;)

Feanor
15 Oct 07,, 21:06
Or Venezuela, or Cuba, or China, etc. and since they claim that they are for the little guy they can stay in the government oppressed neighborhoods, towns or villages.:cool:





Ivan


Huge difference between those three countries.

In any case while what he said was moronic, it's no less moronic then some thing coming out of Republicans mouths.

Trooth
16 Oct 07,, 01:06
Another cartoon shocker ...

Dreadnought
16 Oct 07,, 02:54
I have a further question, two even:

If and ONLY IF (Not that I would wish such a thing)

Lets just say some nut job listened to this idiot and assails Bush. First off would this particular person be liable to the death penalty as for calling for the attack with swift justice even if he didnt pull the trigger?

My guess is yes he would be but I'm not a lawyer.

Second: If Bush was assailed as the president of the U.S. tommorow then they would have to swear in Cheney. Would Cheney sit as president past the elections coming soon? The reason why I asked is to see if anything has changed (legally wise as to this predicament) in the Executive Branch since Kennedy's assasination saw Johnson sworn in but not this close to new elections? Thanks.

Trooth
17 Oct 07,, 01:29
I have a further question, two even:

If and ONLY IF (Not that I would wish such a thing)

Lets just say some nut job listened to this idiot and assails Bush. First off would this particular person be liable to the death penalty as for calling for the attack with swift justice even if he didnt pull the trigger?

My guess is yes he would be but I'm not a lawyer.

Said cartoon shocker seems to have qualfied his ranting with the whole "tried for war crimes" bit. So whilst i am sure people would try and make an incitement case, in theory all he is stating the obvious (if someone is convicted of a crime that carries the death penalty then they should get it). Clearly if he had said that then well, it wouldn't be cartoon shockery so he didn't.

But as i say all depends if the prosecution can make a case, or for that matter whether a jury is interested in listening to a defence.