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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  June 11, 2008
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The People Are Rallying For Laura Ingraham

Laura's not off the air at her request now and the result is bad for America.

My call for support for Laura Ingraham to be put back on the air has been answered enthusiastically.

Emailers are reporting that they have been letting Talk Radio Management know they are upset and they know whom to blame and what to do.

Examples:

“Is there anything I can do to insure Laura Ingraham gets back on the Airwaves? I left a voice message on Mr. Ron Severied"s line. Laura is a National Asset needed to defend America . Any person of average smarts at TRN knows by now the battle we are in and those in leadership should have just that LEADERSHIP-and bring Laura back to continue the SURGE on the home front.”

“Thanks for your blog post about Laura Ingraham. It's been a concern for many of us. Though we have been relieved that it was not due to her health or family, we are very concerned about the overall situation, and whether it will spread like the virus that is liberalism! Please keep us informed.

”BTW, I did call the number, gave my name and phone number to a voice mail (because ‘no one is in the office’ on a Tuesday, at 2:45 Central!!), and asked that I be called back with an explanation of why Laura was not hosting her own show. I'm not holding my breath until I get a return call.”

“I called 541-474-2297 to voice my concern about Laura. I got the impression from your listing on her website that she is off the air due to a decision by management to keep her off. However, the gentleman I spoke to told me that Laura is off air at her request, that she had requested time off til 6/30/08, but that they hoped to have her back on air, possibly, by next Monday, the 16th. Just what the hell is going on?....”

“Off the air at her request”?

Laura WAS off the air at her request when she went to Guatemala to pick up her adopted daughter, Maria Caroline.

Laura's not off the air at her request now and the result is bad for America.

As another emailer told Talk Radio Management:

"There is a tremendous VOID on the Laura Ingraham Show because of the removal of Laura, the natural and required host. The conversations experienced daily are an enlightening format. I can't believe we are being denied the conservative viewpoints of the hostess and her guests and her millions of listeners. If ever there was a time in our great nation for the ability to access all points of views it is now in our current political environment. I trust you will right this Issue and soon Laura will be back on your airwaves hosting her very enlightening radio program. Thank you."

Another emailer wants us to do MORE:

"Thank you for this article Mr. Gaynor.

"With all due respect, I think it's got to go further than 'We want Laura back' at this point. People have to tell their local affiliates that they won't listen to their station during her time slot until Laura is back.

"I've been posting on her message board since she sent her 1st 'e-blast' entitled 'In the Wilderness' and I knew something was wrong. Others assured me that she was 'camping' until the truth came out. Many on her board are are either apathetic, resigned, or worried about getting their money back for their 365 memberships (which makes me sick!)-But some aren't! They've already called at least once.

"Before I tell everyone I know to call their local affiliates and tell them that they're boycotting their station during her time slot, and post the suggestion on her message board, I want to make sure that this wouldn't hurt Laura's position in some way. I can't see how it would, but radio seems to be a strange world.

"We can't afford to lose this lovely and courageous young woman's voice. Many I know-and they range from ages 10 to 83-will do anything they can to help, but they're running out of things to do! Would a boycott help?"

YES!

Whatever it takes, for Laura's and our sakes!

"PS-TRN has removed her message that you quoted from her website again. They've been removing her posts too."

Another emailer reported a conversation with TRN, as follows:

"I spoke to TRN this morning to ask what was happening with Laura being off the air.

"Here is how it mostly went:

"Me: I'm calling to find out why Laura Ingraham is not on the air

"Receptionist: Everything is fine.

"Me: Every thing is fine? Why isn't she on the air?

"Recp.: Management told me everything is fine.

"Me: What does that mean?

"Recp.: Mngt. just came over and told me everything is fine and she would be back on the air.

"Me: What does that mean? When will she be back on the air, tomorrow or next year? Tell management I don't appreciate vagueness.

"Recp.: Management. told me that everything is fine and they don't know what all the 'Hub-Ub is about'

"Me.: What all the 'Hub-Ub' is about? Tell them that for the last few years my morning routine included turning on the radio and hearing Laura in the morning and now she is inexplicably gone and when I ask you why, I get vague responses.

"Recp.: I'm writing that down sir and I'll pass it on..."

"So am I clueless or is TRN? What's up with Laura? I'm Jones-ing for my healthy radio addiction. Please let me know what else I can do to help."

Tell them you will boycott the station and its advertisers!

Yet another emailer:

"Please consider extending your letter campaign to XM-RADIO.....

"Laura is the reason my family spends over $600 per year on 4 cars and 2 portable xm-radios.

"I have notified their Head Programmer that we are gone if she doesn't come back.

"Here is their contact page info: http://www.xmradio.com/about/fast-facts/location.xmc

"Here is their financial and officer info: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=XMSR

"I suggest all correspondence be directed to corporate officers."

A very determined emailer forwarded to me this copy of her e-mail to XMRadio:

"Hi Guys,

"I'm 56, wife is 50, 2 boys 22 & 20. I have purchased XM radios for all our cars and my wife and I own 2 portable XM Innos.

"The single biggest reason for these purchases has been the Laura Ingraham show.

"She is more than a conservative talk show. She is funny and astute on our culture.

"No threats or tirades... Simply my promise. We will notify XM that we will drop our XM subscriptions if Laura is not back on the air.

"Thank you for your consideration."

Excellent additional suggestions were received too:

"You offer 3 great suggestions for getting Laura back on the air sooner. May I suggest #4 & #5:

"#4: Business owners contact TRN advertising at the website, using this link: http://www.talkradionetwork.com/ads

"I identified my business and entered the following: 'We are interested in advertising only on the Laura Ingraham Show. Will Laura Ingraham be returning soon as host? Please reply by email.'

"I was unable to leave a voice mail because the voice mail box was full!

"#5: Listeners contact advertisers. For example, I am seriously considering a GM auto, something that would not have even crossed my mind before Laura's enthusiastic endorsements of her hybrid Tahoe."

Whatever you can do...PLEASE DO IT!

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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