Monday, September 29, 2008

KSFO, Melanie Morgan

In January of 2007, just a few months after the George Allen media storm, a fellow blogger, Spocko, contacted me. ABC/Disney had threatened his web hosts with a lawsuit.

What was the issue? He used his blog to host short clips of Disney/ABC owned KSFO radio show hosts. He sent emails to the companies that advertised on that station and asked if they wanted their brand to be tarnished by its association with such disgusting gutter rhetoric. Advertisers fled in droves.

Because Spocko wanted to retain his anonymity, I took up his cause. Within days, scores of bloggers had mirrored the audio clips Disney/ABC wanted to stifle. Within a week, the story appeared in USA Today, The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, amongst others.

Howard Kurtz had me on Reliable Sources to chat about the issue:

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