Every since I learned that Democrats happily serve as guests on the right wing talk radio show hosted by John Fredericks, I have been wondering how we can get Democratic politician’s to stop feeding this troll. Why are they helping a right-wing troglodyte who served as the Virginia Chair of Donald Trump for President build his media “empire” and throw red meat to the Republican base?
is CNN are Virginia Democrats mainstreaming a right-wing radio host who promotes violent, extreme rhetoric? John Fredericks has appeared on CNN many times. His radio show often features loose talk about right-wing violence. (SALON ARTICLE)
The John Fredericks Show is advertised with the hashtag #TruckingTheTruth and #GodzillaOfTruth. Fredericks frequently promotes pro-Trump ideas and messages. The show’s website promotes pictures of Fredericks with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Trump himself.
Why does Dick Saslaw let John Frederick’s frame the debate? Can it be it’s because Fredericks’ gave him the pet nickname of “the Godfather?” Hey Dick, don’t you realize he’s making fun of you with that nickname? Can it be he thinks he can persuade Frederick’s listeners? Maybe.
Why do delegates follow in Saslaw’s footsteps. If Saslaw ran off a cliff, would they follow? Did U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid happily go on the Rush Limbaugh radio show and let Rush to frame the debate and stroke his ego? Hell No. He was a political fighter and no fool.
Said Fredericks about Obama: “I’m fighting like crazy to stop this president and his bad policies that are detrimental to the United States of America.”
What other Democrats have been willing to go on this show? Unfortunately plenty. Not cool.
- Senator Tim Kaine
- Senator Mark Warner
- Governor Ralph Northam
- Governor Terry McAullife
- Susan Platt
- Gene Rossi
NOTE: I am trying to find evidence of John Bell, David Reid, Danica Roem and who else? Frederick’s has URLs for these but the page is blank. Comment if you know and have links.
Dick Saslaw quotes:
2017 – on Tom Perriello – As for Perriello’s hopes of expanding the electorate, Saslaw scoffs. “That’s sheer fucking fantasy. If he had Mike Bloomberg’s money, maybe he could make it happen. But this whole thing is a joke. Ralph will win this thing by 30 or 40 percent.”
2011 – on Gerrymandering- “The House does theirs. The Senate does theirs. And I’m not gonna interfere with the lines the House draws for the House. And they’re not gonna interfere with the lines I draw for the Senate. And I would simply say, well, you know, our goal is to make the Democratic districts, particularly the marginal ones, a little bit better than they are now. I’m not greedy. I’m not trying to put all the Republicans out of business by any stretch. They didn’t do that to us 10 years ago. And we’re not gonna do that to them.”
2014 – “You can’t legislate ethics.” Asked about Virginia’s F rating he said, “So what?”
Susan Platt, Gene Rossi Boost Fredericks’ Dreams of a Conservative Radio Network
What are Susan Platt and Gene Rossi thinking? You sleep with dogs, you catch fleas. Remember when Sean Hannity partnered with token lefty Alan Combs? That’s you Susan and Gene, a token Democrat on a conservative radio empire run by a pig.
Blue Virginia article to read: https://bluevirginia.us/2018/01/all-eyes-on-dick-saslaw