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Monday, September 21, 2009

KPCC "Air Talk with Larry Mantle" to Moderate Debate with the "Big Three" in CD 2 Special Election

KPCC 89.3 FM "Air Talk" Host Larry Mantle will moderate a debate with the "Big Three", Chris Essel, Paul Krekorian, and Tamar Galatzan at 10:30 AM, as one day remains before tomorrow's Special CD 2 Council Election.

This may be worth a listen.

Your thoughts..........

** Paul Krekorian: "I have said no more times than yes to Organize Labor in my time in Sacramento". Link here to view his voting record regarding labor issues. Hint, alot of "yes" votes.

** Chris Essel gets hit on AB 1818 support during her time at Central City Association.

** Paul Krekorian: "Proud of his association with Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes-Handel." Thankful for Fuentes "television tribute to him".

** Tamar Galatzan defends the use of LAUSD funds for her "timely questionaire".

** Chris Essel attacks Krekorian and Galatzan on payments to consultants from other funds. Krekorian seem befuddle when responding to Essel's charge that he was paying Consultant Eric Hacopian from his Assembly funds. ** Link here to "Cal Access" data for expendtures from "Californians for Krekorian in 2010"

** Now I know what a "empty vessel" sounds like on the radio. Kevin James would of had to invoke the "Talk Radio Mercy Rule" if she dare appear on his program.

** Michael McCue crashes this exclusive debate.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Noone cares.

September 21, 2009 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's a banner day for erik garcetti.

And another fake threat by the Zuma Dogg

Monday, September 21, 2009
Zuma Dogg Is Now Retired From Day to Day Activism and has made final city hall appearance unless he has to be the councilmember.

September 21, 2009 9:28 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

ANOTHER event with selective treatment..??

This is too much...

September 21, 2009 9:32 AM  

Blogger Charlie Cheswick said:

I'm really disappointed if Mr. Zuma Dogg is giving up if he loses.

The day before the election is not the time to pull a stunt that can absolutely sabotage his effort.

September 21, 2009 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Noone listens to Larry Mantle.

September 21, 2009 9:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look for Phil to start another "Look at Me" moment by lashing out at Larry Mantle.

Yes, "noone" listens to KPCC OR Larry Mantle.

September 21, 2009 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Naive Phil:

Radio and TV don't have enough air time to allow 10 candidates an equal opportunity to say anything meaningful. It's the reason that they usually don't get involved until the runoff. It's that they are doing this at all.

September 21, 2009 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have never seen anyone sabotage a campaign this much since John Edwards.

September 21, 2009 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

did zuma dogg really write that he is quitting if he loses?

September 21, 2009 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg please take down that post and say it was just a joke!

You are snatching defeat from the arms of at least a chance!

September 21, 2009 9:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what is "noone"? Peter Noone?

September 21, 2009 9:52 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

I wonder if the Tweeter at the Weakly is going to declare that KPCC is trying to influence the race, the way he declared that the Catholic church was.

September 21, 2009 10:01 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Anon@ 9:45 AM

Don't talk about things you don't understand.

When I ran for Mayor KPCC interviewed ALL TEN candidates. Each candidate got their own day.

This stunt is unacceptable.

There are "equal time " regulations under FCC rules concerning campaigns and candidates.

The other 7 need to be calling KPCC to complain for their equal time.

September 21, 2009 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph the Catholic Church is too busy to interfere with an election. They're too busy covering up what Roger Mahoney did to keep child molesters out of prison.

September 21, 2009 10:05 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

From Wikipedia....

The equal-time rule specifies that U.S. radio and television broadcast stations must provide an equivalent opportunity to any opposing political candidates who request it. This means, for example that if a station gives one free minute to a candidate on the prime time, it must do the same for another candidate.
However, there are four exceptions: if the air-time was in a documentary, bona fide news interview, scheduled newscast or an on-the-spot news event the equal-time rule is not valid. Since 1983, political debates not hosted by the media station are considered news events, thus may include only major-party candidates without having to offer air time to minor-party or independent candidates.
This rule originated in § 18 of the Radio Act of 1927[1]. It was later superseded by the Communications Act of 1934, where the Equal Time Rule is codified as § 315(a).
Another provision of § 315(a) prohibits stations from censoring campaign ads. A related provision, in § 315(b), requires that broadcasters offer time to candidates at the same rate as their "most favored advertiser".
The rule was created because the FCC thought the stations could easily manipulate the outcome of the elections.
The Equal Time rule should not be confused with the Fairness Doctrine, which deals with presenting balanced points of view on matters of public importance.

September 21, 2009 10:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil you are so immature it's laughable.

The mayor's race is a city wide event and they broadcast to more than just cd2.

There are fair use rules, which you don't understand, but that equal time must be requested. And since this just came out today, and the election is tomorrow, KPCC did a smart thing because they are effectively doing an end run around it.

You're probably the only person who doesn't see that.

September 21, 2009 10:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil do you get ALL of your information from Wikipedia?

An intelligent person would get it from the FCC, where it can't be tampered with.

KPCC does have to abide by equal time rules, but the request for equal time must be submitted in written form. KPCC did a smart thing by waiting until the day before the election so they won't have the time to comply with such a demand.

Grow up man. Seriously. Are you so naive that you think they're going to give Joe Essavi or Augusto Bisani air time?

September 21, 2009 10:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i guarantee you phil that "NOONE" is going to submit an equal time demand.

You are a bonafide retard for thinking that you're clever by copying & pasting something as untrustworthy as reprinted rules from Wikipedia.

September 21, 2009 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares. KPCC is a P.O.S. Noone listens.

September 21, 2009 10:12 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

I guess nobody subscribes to Arbitron, because KPCC gets far more listeners in the day than KCRW does.

September 21, 2009 10:18 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Yes KPCC is required to adhere to fair-use. Considering Obama's attempts to re-institute the fairness doctrine this is intriguing.

I think an FCC complaint should be investigated.

September 21, 2009 10:33 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I'm listening right now...they just let Tamar talk for about five minutes uninterrupted.

Other 7 candidates should be timing this.

September 21, 2009 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This started out boring, then the host started asking each of them about their sleazy campaign stunts and now they are all eating each other up. If its possible,someone should post this on Zuma dog's website. With Kevin James' endorsement - if listened to this should help Mary!!

September 21, 2009 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel sounds like she is calling in, while the others were in the studio - studio must be too far from her swank Mansion in the Doheny Estates.

September 21, 2009 10:59 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Essel is getting creamed. She's filled with Shallman talking points that she can launch but can't back up on her own. She's even been obliged to let Larry step in for her when she's getting too out of her league.

Michael McCue calls in about grassroots candidates, Mantle says, "There are so many grassroots candidates in this race, how do you get critical mass for any one of them," cuts McCue off.

Can already see Shallman privately blaming the lameness of his candidate on Wednesday.

September 21, 2009 10:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:59 AM, or maybe there's a Sig Alert on the 10. Lol.

September 21, 2009 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel should have boycotted this show like she did James.

September 21, 2009 11:15 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Charlie and the other person who commented. It's true that I have to move on with my life after this election winds up. It's not a matter of "either vote for me, OR ELSE I'LL RETIRE." I think the people who know me well can explain it. I showed up for one council meeting, and stayed for three years and again, the people who know me can explain that you should be happy for me. I didn't want to post it after the election, cause it would look like sour grapes/crybaby stuff, so I waited until today, the last day, cause I'm basically done and on to the next thing, after Friday's final event. I don't think my blog post on the last day is gonna really sway things. But my friends say I should just wait until tomorrow so I put the post on hold until tomorrow.

It doesn't matter how Nutty Scummings and Wacko Boore try to spin this and all that. People are sending me emails calling me, "a genius, artist and civic treasure," so I feel pretty good about things.

A whole wave of new activism has been triggered since I started...talk radio is BLASTING city hall on a daily basis now (sure wasn't the case when I started calling) and I don't think anyone knows the stuff I am doing round the clock outside the council meetings. It's been a lot of intense energy focused in one narrow area (city operations).

No one has done anything like this. There are a lot of active, vocal community activist fighters who are doing the good work, but they also have a life and a world outside council chambers.

I took this on as a full-time project -- went where no one has ever gone -- and it takes a certain kind of person, that's for sure...and it comes with it's side effects as many of you know, that's for sure...

I can only stop doing something on a "good" note. And I finally, for the first time in three years feel good and that's when it's time to move on.

Some of you people are way too anal and uptight and worried about all the wrong things.

Is there any big deal that if I am not in the run-off, which I hope I am, that after the election, after three years of intense effort as an activist the likes as have never been seen before that I work on the project of my own life. I'm in a much bigger crisis than anyone who is complaining to me about their issue. You people sit in your homes with all your food and money and hammer me to show up to fight for your issue. I was flatter and honored and ran with the ball.

Is there anyone out there who knows me that is reading this who doesn't COMPLETELY understand?

SO YEAH, I said I didn't want it to turn into an election stunt, but YEAH, the free sample of ZD is over and in order to continue it'll have to be as a candidate in the run-off, and I'll keep on trucking and will win the election, because once I make the run-off, I couldn't agree LESS with Kevin James that I am not electable. If I'm in the run-off, I'll get all the media exposure and it will be a HUGE deal and there will be TONS of coverage and I'll be able to keep performing the way I have at the forums and exposing and hammering and it would be the best thing ever, and I am ready for that and I'll WIN if I make the run-off against ANYONE, once in. IT'S OVER!


O.K., now it IS an election stunt, just the way you want it to be.

Have fun. And I'll be sure to make one last blog post about the difference between "community benefit" activism and the stuff that most people end up getting wrapped up with. (See Jerry Springer/WWE/Red Spot.)

September 21, 2009 12:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually, if you listened to the whole thing, Essel didn't do that badly and she landed a knockout on Krekorian's illegal Assembly account spending to promote his Council campaign.

His response to the host was pathetic. Larry just counted him out while his eyes glazed staring up at the ceiling.

September 21, 2009 12:46 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Shallman lackey @ 12:46, if your boss let your campaign respond to inquiries from ordinary citizens like, say, writers, bloggers, and even homeowners, instead of pretending they're too far out of reach to answer questions at all, I for one could feel a little better about your candidate, who will talk to anyone but a writer.

Shallman lackey, tell your boss (if he meets with you five minutes a week) that Nuch wouldn't have beat Weiss without John Thomas hitting the Times every day and mopping up everything your boss did wrong, And tell him that Shallman's failure to understand new media is precisely why Antonio has no future ahead of him, and it's and why Essel's in for an epic fail tomorrow.

Return a single fucking phone call in fifty and maybe we who the editors chase around for ideas could feel a little better about your candidate. I hope she gets buried tomorrow, as do most who have tried to engage your campaign, and it's your arrogance that's why.

September 21, 2009 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Lisa said:

I called into KPCC asking why there isn't even 1 grassroots candidate on this panel. I was told I would have to write this question on the KPCC blog and email my concerns. I was then asked, "Do you have any other questions?" I watered down my question and got on the air, unlike Michael McCue who was cut off during his call in time on Air Talk. Irresponsible and unresponsive public radio broadcasting.

September 21, 2009 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg didn't say he was giving up if he loses. He said he was not going to city council until he had to go as a council member. He meant he was campaigning, I'm sure.

He did say that if he didn't win, he was going to go back to Malibu a few months ago but he changed his mind. He admitted that once exposing the horrors of city hall gets in your blood, you can't just walk away.

He knows we need him and he knows that if it were up to all the activists and they weren't afraid of splitting votes and taking them from one of the other "big 3" to give the "other 7", he would easily win. He knows if we had to depend on radio commercials only and didn't know any of the candidates personally or know their backgrounds, he would kick their collective asses.

I wish he would have called in to Larry Mantle.

September 21, 2009 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, so much for my Zuma won't really leave post a minute ago. I should have read ahead.

I still don't believe it. Once you get the local political addiction, it is nearly impossible to break.


September 21, 2009 4:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg can say and do whatever he wants. But it is an act of sabotage to say he is going to never come back if he doesn't win.

September 21, 2009 5:31 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

For the record, I WILL most likely show up to council on Tuesday one more time, MOSTLY because I have to be right near by in the morning, so I'll be there anyway and the election is tomorrow. So don't cry about that. Start counting the days after that.

And Charlie, it's not GIVING UP. It's called showing up for what was supposed to be one meeting and staying for over 3 years. Again, if you want me to do this forever, then pick me up every morning and take me to city hall, stay with me through the meeting, then drop me off after. THEN REPEAT FOR 3 YEARS.

(Forget about the other meetings, blogging, phone calls and everything else.)

Let me know how it went in 2012. IT'S JUST BEEN MADNESS. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. AND PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME ARE HAPPY FOR ME. It's taken a long time to get to this point.

September 21, 2009 7:29 PM  

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