Jon Justice, Wingnut Lip-Flapper, and the Lefties

The boycott of Tucson's right-wing shock jock Jon Justice of 104.1 FM is on like Donkey-Kong.

Seems he ticked off talented and tireless Three Sonorans blogger David Abie Morales, who is leading a boycott effort against Justice online. According to Morales, he's gotten one advertiser to bolt from Justice's show already.

The blood's in the water, and lefties on Facebook are in Morales' corner. What did Justice do to offend, you ask?

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Well, Justice has long dissed Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies program, and, in the past, he's done creepy things to a blowup doll of Pima County Legal Defender Isabel Garcia. (I kid you not.)

Most recently, he's called on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to resign after Dupnik's comments following Saturday's massacre in Tucson. Of course, Dupnik isn't going to resign. (Nor should he.) And Justice knows that.

See, Justice is a right-wing jerk. That's his shtick. And in liberal Pima County, he uses this shtick to rile the left-wingers, who are legion.

It's a standard ploy, a winning formula for right-wing lip-flappers from Bill O'Reilly to Rush Limbaugh. Right-wing commentators want to get a rise out of you. It's what they do for a living.

But though I'm a big fan of Morales', and an even bigger fan of Isabel Garcias', I generally do not like boycotts aimed at pundits of any stripe.

I was against the boycott aimed at Lou Dobbs, though I shed no tears on seeing the decrepit nativist shuffle off CNN. And though there was no boycott of CNN's Rick Sanchez, I bemoaned the fact that a few weird statements cost him his job.

Similarly, Don Imus' firing over his inappropriate comments, and the overkill of outrage over Michael Richards (aka, Kramer) and his use of the n-word onstage at a comedy club was ridiculous in the extreme.

When Archie Bunker-esque bigot Darrell Ankarlo ruled the airwaves at Phoenix's KTAR, I took every opportunity to smack him around in print and online. But I would never have supported a boycott of his show.

I'm not against all boycotts, of course. The boycott of the apartheid regime in South Africa, for instance, was righteous. Ditto the boycotts against segregated businesses and city services in the South during the Civil Rights movement.

And I supported the boycott against Arizona over its breathing-while-brown law SB 1070, though, admittedly, its effectiveness has waned of late.

But boycotting some media personality because you don't like what he or she says, well, that's where I begin to have a problem. Then the boycott verges on censorship-lite, or at least an imposition of political correctness.

Interestingly, Morales recently reported that Justice is trying to turn the tables on him and get his blog cancelled.

Dumb move. Tucson Citizen, the home of Morales' blog, has very little money. In other words, there's not much to boycott, boychick. I think Morales basically does it because he wants to. And, well, he is good at it.

The thing I'd like to hear is Morales and Justice debating. Morales should challenge Justice to verbal duel.

On neutral ground, mind you. Justice's show would not be neutral ground, what with all his sophomoric sound effects and his ability to cut people off.

Why, I'd even offer to moderate. We could do it on campus somewhere, in a coffee shop, or, my favorite, a bar. The forum would have to be agreed upon by both sides.

In any case, if Justice chickens out, he will forever be labeled a coward.

And if Justice consents, Morales will wipe the floor with him. Talk about a win-win.


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USAdefender1
USAdefender1

Rob,

In Spanish we add the "ita" mostly when we talk to children. I feel that you MORON liberals are like children, and so the "ita"!

I need not prove my beginnings to anyone because for the last half century I have been a proud American first!

USAdefender1

P.S. you still dodge the special election bit but that is to be expected cuz you are a MORON with a one track mind.

F150
F150

On the philosophical equivalency of media boycotts to censorship, I stand with the Bird. But I’m all for shining the light on businesses that sponsor hate. That’s want commercial media is, after all: it’s business-sponsored free speech. The Jon Justice Show features business-sponsored hate speech, and trust me; it really is hate speech. I’m a Tucsonan, and I’ve listened often enough to know. The guy plays Mariachi music while ripping into the Ethnic Studies crowd. He mocks people’s accents. The guy is just a vile, racist, hateful pig.

That’s not to say that he’s without his admirers, in the business community and elsewhere. One advertiser, an assault weapons dealer called “Black Weapons Armory” (no shit!) wouldn’t dream of pulling their ads. A right wing extremist who owns an east side exterminating business is a regular advertiser, and also regular guest. The owner of a longtime VW repair shop doesn’t seem to have any problem with the show’s hateful antics. It’s free speech, right? Rather than boycott, why not just shine the light and say “decide for yourselves.”

So to summarize: boycott? No. Shine light on businesses that sponsor hate? Hell yes.

Pima Mujer
Pima Mujer

I have been boycotting Journal Broadcasting for some time now. I don't watch KGUN or listen to "The Truth" (If ever there was an oxymoron, that station name is it). Journal Broadcasting has been stirring the pot in Tucson since SB1070, and Jon Justice's views are creeping into the language and tenor of KGUN news. I don't like it. I don't watch.

BTW, for those of us who understand Spanish, USAdefende1r's comment is really offensive. Can't we disagree without profanity concerning mothers.

Xicanita_2000
Xicanita_2000

good article, please ivite me to the smackdown..if Justice agrees to one!

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

Two days after the shooting and MORON Morales was already counting Rep Giffords out and calling for a special election. His worry…. A Tea Party takeover! She is making remarkable progress but MORON Morales is scared that the other side could get in so he is willing to throw his Rep under the bus.

I can see why Dodo Bird likes this guy!

Chinga tu madre Morales!

USAdefender1

Truth08
Truth08

He (Jon Justice) will coward out, as Ankkkarlo did the second time around when Ben Miranda asked him to take him on, and no not on 'neutral' ground it was on enemy territory.. KTAR

Ben Miranda laid Ankarlo out the first time in which case he became the "Chicken Shit"...

Yes, I remember the Bird taking him on as well... He didn't ask for a rematch either then.., as I recall..?...No..?

Regards,Truth

Steve
Steve

Cool idea...

Rob
Rob

A special election was not the point of the story. That's your attempt to draw attention away from the subject. In a way very much like the one you are defending.

I've heard Justice, unfortunately, one more than one occasion. Your just scared. I would be too.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

You mean it's not ok to tell someone to watch out when they go home in case their mother runs out from under the porch and tries to bite them?

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

Pobrecita!

Offensive are the words of your MORON Morales which you apparently stand by. That darling is “offensive”! I'm far from the left but would never call for a special election two day after a shooting when we are all supposedly in mourning as a nation and the Rep is still alive! Tucson residents are not missing out on federal representation and legislation proposed will not be negatively affected by one less vote for a couple of months while Rep Giffords situation is evaluated. I guess MORON Morales and Pima Mujer "La Pendejita" are showing the true colors of Tucson Latinos “Que Verguenza”.

USAdefender1

Rob
Rob

The Tea Party is already follfilling it's destiny; implosion. They are already turning on themselves and threatening their own.

You've really shown yourself for what you are. Your 2nd grade Spanish skills combined with the obligatory curse words learned and used by 6th graders.

No doubt you find it much easier - and safer - to sit behind a keyboard and tell someone to "fuck his mother" than you would in person.

I Love Crackers
I Love Crackers

Hey where can I get a hold of said debate transcripts?

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

Rob,

Si quieres podemos debatir en Español. A mi no me importa en que idioma lo hacemos pero creo que no me vas a entender. La verdad es que veo que muchos se adelantan al respecto de la habilidad de la congresista Giffords de regresar a su puesto. La inseguridad de los izquierdistas es increible. La comunidad de Tucson todavia no entierran a sus muertos y personas imbéciles como tu no para de hablar pendejadas.

Mis video enseñan que no siempre estoy detras de mi computadora aunque ultimamente asi parece. Cuando hayas pasado un poquito de tiempo enfrentado cara a cara a los que ven las cosas diferente a ti me reclamas. Mientras tanto compita…. Acompaña al MORON Morales y Chingas a tu madre tambien!

USAdefender1

P.S. Not bad for 2nd grade Spanish!

Rob
Rob

"I see online translation has become somewhat more accurate."

You fudged on more than a few my 7th grade D in Spanish class friend, and not just words. Your post was clearly a copy and paste job with words you ran through an online translation engine, most likely Google translate.

Take note that adding the diminutive of -ita (most often added to inflect affection...just saying ;)) to every word doesn't make you look any smarter.

Though you do seem to be stuck on a few select words.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

You know little of the Spanish language Robertito “El Puto”. You got the literal translation down pat. But why argue with a moron stuck on a few words. I guess you stand with MORON Morales and “La Pendejita” Pima Mujer in calling for a special election.

Liberals are known for standing by the worst around them but here you have a young women who has been injured and from what I can see, because she is not corrupt you would rather see her gone!

What a POS you are amigo!

USAdefender1

P.S. A couple of friends have called me and told me that I fudged on a few words but a MORON like you would never have caught on anyway!

Rob
Rob

I see online translation has become somewhat more accurate.

What a classy, witty and on topic response. I'd think there are better ways to articulate yourself than to urge a person to have sex with their mother and throw around poorly phrased insults. Just not for you.

Que le vaya bien.

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