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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  June 13, 2008
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TRN Will Rue "Kicking" Laura Ingraham

TRN owes Laura an apology and should hasten to make amends to her.

It smells like a management cover up.

Quote of the Day at www.lauraingraham.com: “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me….You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world.”

The person quoted is Walt Disney.

But, I suspect, the person figuratively “kick[ed] in the teeth” recently is Laura Ingraham and the contemptible kicker is TRN management.

The Quote of the Day in Laura’s latest Eblast “From the Wilderness” supports that suspicion: “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it. --George Bernard Shaw.”

When Laura first posted an explanation for her unwanted recent absence from her show, she stated: “Due to contractual obligations, for the present time I am unable to reveal why I am not currently hosting The Laura Ingraham Show. Rest assured, this absence is not of my choosing, nor is it health or family related….”

After some false explanations circulated, Laura posted this further explanation: “The decision to remove the Laura Ingraham Show from the airwaves was made unilaterally by Talk Radio Network as a tactic in contract negotiations, against my will and over my protest.”

There’s much more to it, I suspect.

TRN management may have cleverly included a clause in its contract with Laura requiring resolution of disputes confidentially in arbitration.

Emailers have reported receiving phony excuses and false information when they protested Laura's absence.

So why the lies and what is TRN management covering up?

If TRN management is not covering up, then TRN should publicly release Laura from those restrictive “contractual obligations”?

If TRN management doesn't do that, then listeners will draw the obvious inferences.

This emailer had sound advice for TRN Management:

“Let me STRONGLY recommend returning Laura Ingraham to her program ASAP.

“Laura is a hot commodity, and you're hurting your brand by pulling her. SHE is in demand. SHE will continue to climb in her visibility and her influence... with or without TRN. It is to TRN's benefit to keep her with you and on air.

“Laura has a loyal following, and if TRN is perceived to be slighting her... don't be surprised to see ratings drops for other TRN personalities. Remember - she is your anchor. Your powerhouse. I can't cite numbers, but in terms of overall media influence she outstrips Savage, Hendrie, Doyle, and Bruce COMBINED.

“I don't know what TRN is trying to accomplish by locking her out, but it is rallying her supporters and damaging the reputation of TRN in the Conservative Community.”

TRN owes Laura an apology and should hasten to make amends to her.

It better, for its own sake.

As another emailer put it: “I have noticed that Laura has taken a harder line, is going on offense and now has her ‘A’ game back. With thousands of Ingraham supporters hammering affiliates, sponsors and TRN HQ, I think a positive resolution will be forthcoming. Laura will prevail and be an even stronger communicator and leader.”

Amen!

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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