"Spocko," an obscure blogger living in San Francisco, has shaken up some of the merchants of hate on right-wing KSFO-AM radio. For the past year, he has been e-mailing the station's advertisers with audio clips from its shows and asking sponsors to consider what they're supporting. Some sponsors have pulled their ads, after hearing clips like one of KSFO's Lee Rodgers suggesting that a protester be "stomped to death right there. Just stomp their bleeping guts out." Other controversial clips were from Melanie Morgan, the chair of the pro-war group Move America Forward. In retaliation, the station's corporate owner, ABC/Disney, threatened legal action that forced Spocko to shut down his site (it's now back up), while simultaneously accusing him of attempting to censor their speech.
By Sheldon Rampton on January 19, 2007