Friday, October 13, 2006

Is this the direction we want to go?

Frisco radio talk-show host Pete Wilson is in trouble for this:
Wilson did not apologize for his comments, which he made Tuesday afternoon during a talk radio show he hosts on KGO-AM before anchoring the local news each night on ABC 7. But he did say Thursday that his language was "inappropriate."

"I let some of my argument move toward the personal. Some of it was inappropriate, some was talk radio sarcastic cheap-shotting, and I did it several times. That was wrong and unfortunate," Wilson said in an interview. "I still believe the argument is a perfectly appropriate argument. I think the argument needs to take place about the number of directions we have gone with parenting and children."

Wilson said he supports same-sex marriage and adoption for same-sex couples and single parents. His problem with the decision by Dufty, who is gay, to have a baby with a friend who is a lesbian is that the couple have no romantic attachment.

"It may be perfectly fine in Bevan Dufty's case, but is this the direction we want to go?" he said.

Dufty's friend Rebecca Goldfader gave birth to their daughter, Sidney, last week. Goldfader and Dufty plan to move in together after the November election, in which Dufty is running to retain his board seat.

"The Dufty-Goldfader baby is, in my mind, a travesty. Or a potential travesty. Perhaps that's a better way of saying it," Wilson said during the first hour of his Tuesday radio program.

"At some point, there is a limit to how far we stretch the self-indulgent search for the alternative that we have been involved in the last 30 or 40 years in this country," he said later in the show.
The leading SF politicians want Wilson to get fired. This is just another example of intolerant leftist Californias who cannot stand anyone having a contrary opinion.

The funny thing is that a lot of people in Si Valley/SF think that Wilson is a right-winger. In fact, he votes Democratic and would be considered a left-winger in other parts of the country. He rarely even expresses political opinions. The reason that people think that he is a right-winger is that he frequently corrects callers on the facts. Wilson is very knowledgeable about current events, and he obvious reads a lot of sources with different views. Leftist callers just hate to be corrected on factual matters.

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