Thursday, August 25, 2005
Michael Graham, a popular conservative Washington DC radio talk-show host, has been fired from WMAL-AM after he refused to read a prepared statement on air in which he would have distanced himself from comments he made on a July 25th show likening Islam to "a terrorist organization". Graham made the "terrorist" connection concerning Islam 23 times on the 3 hour show according to the station's management. The station received numerous objections from the Muslim community and from advertisers after Graham's remarks. Read more here in the Washington Post, here on MSNBC's website in an AP story, and listen here to a discussion among Chris Matthews, talk show host Blanquita Cullum and the Reverend Al Sharpton in a segment from Matthews' show Hardball on August 23 (may require the installation of some free software). The ABC radio website is available here.