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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Semillas del Pueblo suit against KABC's McIntyer dismissed

EGP News Service
A judge dismissed a slander and civil rights lawsuit brought against KABC-AM and the radio station’s “McIntyre in the Morning” host by a charter school, court papers show.
Academia Semillas Del Pueblo and its principal director of operations, Marcos Aguilar, filed suit last May 17 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging the school was the target of an on-air, racist campaign that led to a bomb scare.
But Judge Ralph W. Dau found that the remarks Doug McIntyre made were opinion and not a command to imminent violence or other lawless action.
His 11-page ruling, issued Jan. 10 affirmed a tentative ruling he handed down in the case in early November before taking the station’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit under submission.
“It is clear that no reasonable listener would have concluded that Mr. McIntyre was seriously and literally maintaining that Academia Semillas Del Pueblo was a reconquista grade school, a madrasa, was aiming to train the next generation of revolutionaries, or to mount an attempt to secede from the United States,” Dau wrote. Similarly, reasonable listeners would not believe McIntyre was asserting the school was training terrorists and was a racist organization, the judge found.
Seth D. Berlin, a lawyer for the station and McIntyre, told Dau during the November hearing that his show is not a hard-news broadcast, but one in which he freely gives his opinions on social issues of the day. Often those views are expressed through satire and rhetorical flourish, Berlin said. According to the lawsuit, McIntyre began criticizing several aspects of the school in May 2006, including its funding, curriculum, demographics, administrators and educational statistics, all in order to increase his show’s ratings.McIntyre exploited a combination of anti-immigration sentiment and the nation’s fear of Islamic terrorists to “create a racist fury against Latino school children, teachers, administrators and staff at the school,” the lawsuit alleged.
The lawsuit quoted McIntyre as saying Aguilar’s job was to “keep his school, his madrasa school, open so they can train the next generation of Aztec revolutionaries,” and alleged he used “code words” aimed at a target audience to rile up listeners and create a backlash against the school and Aguilar. As a result, the school received many threats of violence, including a bomb threat that caused an evacuation of the campus, according to the suit.
But in a declaration submitted to the court on Oct. 15, McIntyre stated he found the bomb threat against the school deplorable and offered $1,000 of his own money as a reward for bringing the perpetrator to justice. McIntyre denied his use of the word “madrasa” was meant to insinuate that the school was teaching students jihadist philosophy or instructing them how they could become revolutionaries.
Although Aguilar appeared on other KABC radio shows, he refused to be interviewed by McIntyre, according to the broadcaster.
Meanwhile, a man who aimed his car at KABC Radio reporter Sandy Wells as he tried to interview parents and others outside the school was sentenced last May 11 to three years probation after pleading guilty to one count of robbery.
Ramon Flores, 32, also was ordered to pay $174 to Wells and do 400 hours of Caltrans work for the June 1, 2006, attack outside the school. Wells saw a silver sedan speeding straight at him, but he jumped out of the way and was not injured.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another example of pandering to illegal alien mexicans, why are we wasting tax dollars on this type of useless school. We already have more than enough uneducated mexicans in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has more uneducated mexicans than anywhere else in the world except mexico city. How many billions of dollars is California wasting on a useless attempt to educate illegal aliens from mexico? How many gang members are illegal aliens? We need to enforce immigration laws and fine employers who hire illegal aliens. We need more INS/ICE officers at all the county jails to process and deport the 25% of criminal, illegal aliens who are arrested in California.

We have a budget crisis in California because we waste money on social services for illegal aliens, the solution is simple, enforce the laws and hire more INS/ICE agents. The federal government needs to take more responsibility for this problem.

January 17, 2008 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That judge is a RACIST judge. He must he sanctioned.

January 17, 2008 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just can't help but to keep stirring the pot, and you, Red Snot?

(Er, um, ruled on Jan. 10? Who's your news source these days, Peter Jennings?)

The base word for "news" is "new".

Guess what, RS, Jose Huizar was relected to City Council last year. Maybe you heard?

State-by-state presidential primaries have started up again.

And, USC won the Rose Bowl.

OH, and Academia Semillas had its charter renewed.

I THOUGHT one of the main benefits on online blogging was that you could hear about stuff FASTER than with print or even broadcast media - now MS blog is posting WEEK OLD news (again).

January 17, 2008 2:55 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

EEEEEKKKKK goes the spinsters when hit with deletion.

January 17, 2008 4:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quick hit the delete button, Don Quixote and all his "friends" are on the loose again.

Dn Quixote get a hobby please, you are boooooooring

January 17, 2008 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This Don Quixote is just like the character in the novel, Don Quixote is the butt of jokes who has drifted into the land of fantasy. And Santiago is the old man from "The Old Man and The Sea" who talks to himself.

At least Red Spot has recognized these fools who have drifted onto this blog. Savvy?

January 17, 2008 7:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thee can sniff the "BLACK FLAG OF DELETION" in the evening wind.

January 17, 2008 7:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exotic rants of spin driving out indigenous thoughts of reason

January 17, 2008 8:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Multiple episodes of "SPINGASMS" bring on bouts of myopic visions.

January 17, 2008 8:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 17, 2008 8:10 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Paraphrasing the late Samuel Johnson.


January 17, 2008 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

don q has no friends.
she doesn't neither.

January 17, 2008 8:17 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

{(?? + "!!")-("!!" - ??)} = deletion

January 17, 2008 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


For the encore, show us how fab you are at deleting all user names she stole and posted with just in the last two weeks.

Start with Tony Rafaels, then...Wally Fay...

January 17, 2008 8:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Noone knows what your posting is about 9:03. Either it's racist or unintelligible.

January 17, 2008 9:13 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


January 17, 2008 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

one gone...

...thousands to go...

Can you delete the posts where she calls us fat? Or is that against the rules?

January 17, 2008 9:18 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Is it false or does the truth hurts??

January 17, 2008 9:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ummm, OK, truth hurts.

But...our sweetie Mayor Sam is not a "bastard." Not not not true!

Why is that allowed?

January 17, 2008 9:35 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Does it hurt your center of being??

January 17, 2008 9:39 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Thus you admit to spinning under the cloth of racial indenity.

You shall then be deleted to an eletronic world of equality....deleted

January 17, 2008 9:50 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

This comment has been removed by the author.

January 17, 2008 9:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 17, 2008 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you mean: identity

you OK? You eat bad food or something?

January 17, 2008 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"This post has been removed by the author."


Piece of friendly advice Delete the other. You'll thank Papa in the mornin'.

January 17, 2008 10:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As the sun sinks into the west and the delete button is the only refuge left the old Texas Ranger fades away. Then when the sun rises in the morning it rises on the truth unafraid of questioning.

Delete = Fear and defeat

January 17, 2008 10:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Delete = getting rid of annoying idiots on this blog.

Way to go Red Spot, nobody wants to read stupid ass comments by fools with a computer and an Internet connection.

I was wondering what you guys were waiting for.

January 18, 2008 1:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He deleted Don Quixote!!

January 18, 2008 2:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 18, 2008 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 18, 2008 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

.-.-.=\-. M***
(_)=='(_) www.realriders.com

January 18, 2008 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Um, I must have a red spot on my screen. That can't be Red Spot posting at 9:50 that he deleted comments because he doesn't favor racial equality. Who is the impostor under that KKK cloth?

January 18, 2008 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope it's not (the delete button) a case of "racial pandering"

January 18, 2008 11:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Um, no, it's a strange comment. Red Spot deleted a post supporting racial equality. Creepy.

January 18, 2008 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

34 comments on this thread and not one of them has anything to do with anything. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

January 18, 2008 11:16 PM  

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