Richard F. Dawahare wants University of Kentucky games pulled from WLAP, the home of all things Wildcats and KSR’s radio shows (morning, pregame and postgame) in Lexington.
Dawahare, an attorney, writes, “It is no secret that these stations are exclusive provinces of conservative ideology. They spew propaganda with a breathtaking lack of regard for truth and with a pervasive tone of contempt and ridicule for those with a different perspective.”
Dawahare missed one important fact here: Matt Jones isn’t spewing conservative ideology, and I’m not sure anyone is on WLAP more than Matt Jones during basketball and football seasons. Not to mention, Ryan Lemond, who may be second to Matt in hours logged on WLAP’s airwaves, would rather take another rabid dog bite than talk politics.
But Dawahare insists the games must be removed from our favorite Lexington radio station. He wants them pulled from WHAS in Louisville, too.
“We cannot continue to allow our beloved Cats and Cards to be part of any entity that perpetuates this culture,” he wrote in the Herald-Leader. “When enough of us insist that we use our schools to further their foundational ideals – the pursuit of truth and the betterment of our world – change will come.”
It appears Dawahare adopted our “Facts are optional” mantra here.