9 March 2011 Arlington VA
The trash continues over the forced resignation of Fred Grandy from the Grandy Group on WMAL, a Washington DC Talk Station. Atlas Shrugs, a well-known blog, in its latest front page, says,
"WMAL-AM in Washington, DC gave morning talk show host Fred Grandy an “offer he couldn’t accept” – don’t talk about Islam so much and leave your popular wife at home. The Friday discussions between Fred and “Mrs. Fred” about the Shariah threat to American freedoms and institutions were one of the most popular parts of the program."
"Grandy refused to meet those conditions and his show was cancelled. Now WMAL comes out with a different version of the incident everytime they get a call. The bottom line is this WMAL has become the first Shariah-compliant radio station in America. They speak about radical Islam very gingerly and they have no time for opinionated women like Mrs. Fred. Call them today and let them know you support the Constitution and not Shariah."
A number of writers have suggested that they support the station, and they have that right. Fred did 'resign', but only after an insult to his wife. How many have that much gumption these days?
Accuracy in Media asked some pointed questions on its blog as well. "Washington, D.C. radio station WMAL is once again being accused of firing a popular talk show host because of his criticism of radical Muslims. The station, a major source of news and information for the nation’s capital, claims that popular morning host Fred Grandy resigned on his own, but Grandy tells AIM that he was essentially forced to leave after his wife, who is also outspoken about radical Islam, was cut from the program."
"The growing controversy over Grandy’s departure has resulted in some Grandy supporters charging the station with being “Sharia-compliant,” a reference to Islamic law, and with bending under pressure from the Council on American Islamic-Relations (CAIR), a Muslim lobbying organization that combats what it calls “Islamophobia” in the media"
Let's listen to what Catherine Grandy really said. here's the YouTube broadcast video. Listen to it for yourself .
Here is the statement from WMAL.
Tell us what you think. is WMAL simply being "Shariah-compliant"?