The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

28 April 2005

Americans Demand Answers

LA Billboard Ignites Fury

Television Station Proclaims "Los Angeles, Mexico"


Sadly, this photo is real, not the Photoshop fake I hoped it would turn out to be:

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The blogosphere has been going nuts over this for a couple of days now, a fantastic effort led by Michelle Malkin and many others, now the LA Times has followed suit with their own piece:


(Los Angeles Times- 27 April 2005- Anna Gorman and Susana Enriquez)

New billboards advertising a Spanish-language newscast on KRCA-TV Channel 62 were intended as an attention-grabber for its core audience, but instead have struck a nerve with activists seeking to curb illegal immigration.

The billboards show two cable newscasters sitting in front of the downtown skyline, with "Los Angeles, CA" printed above. The "CA" is crossed out, and "Mexico" is stamped alongside in bright red letters. Underneath are the Spanish words, "Tu ciudad. Tu equipo." — Your city. Your team.


The beauty is that the KRCA-TV suits responsible for this campaign have energized Americans like never before, into finally standing up to the increasingly overt effort to take American states, for Mexico.

Worse, from the same LA Times piece, is the station's unbelievable response:


Executive Vice President Lenard Liberman said Noticias 62 was a popular news program in Los Angeles and noted that people of Mexican descent made up a large portion of the city.

"We tell the story behind L.A.., and we tell the story behind Mexico," he said. "If they find that offensive, I'm sorry. But you just have to drive around L.A. to know that this is a Hispanic city."


How do the various other groups, together making up a sizable percentage of the area's population, feel about that comment? Liberman would have been better off saying nothing, than pouring salt on the wounds.

Based on his rationale, it wouldn't be strange to also see Boston, Ireland or Providence, Portugal billboards for their respective TV stations? Or New Bedford, Cabo Verde? Miami, Cuba? San Jose, Vietnam?

The latest news is that activists are working on an advertiser pressure campaign to lobby any company that dares to buy spots on KRCA-TV's overtly anti-American newscasts. It's discussed here.

I have a feeling this is going to get much bigger in coming days. The billboard confirms the darkest fears of many Californians and this image will be hard to forget.


3 Comments:

  • Considering we're talking about LA, my first reaction was "Yeah, and???"
    Not surprising to see Liberman continuing the liberal trend of cater to weakness at any cost...even if it's eventually your own. La Raza must be proud to have such an influencial and useful idiot on board, who will be thrown under the bus once their goals are realized.
    The answer, as always when dealing with the legacy media in general (and radio/TV stations KZAR in particular), is at the end of the money trail.

    By Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box, at 28 April, 2005 05:02  

  • Brian,

    Might be interesting to follow the polls on their mayoral election after this?

    By Anonymous Gary, at 28 April, 2005 06:01  

  • "Executive Vice President Lenard Liberman said Noticias 62 was a popular news program in Los Angeles and noted that people of Mexican descent made up a large portion of the city.

    "'We tell the story behind L.A.., and we tell the story behind Mexico,' he said. 'If they find that offensive, I'm sorry. But you just have to drive around L.A. to know that this is a Hispanic city.'"

    After all, Liberman is such a traditional Hispanic name...

    By Anonymous UML Guy, at 29 April, 2005 03:19  

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