Suppose you’re a libtalker with your own call-in radio show. You have your own bully pulpit, but yours callers simply won’t listen to reason. Do you cut their mikes? Nope, you cut your own.
That’s what Tim Benz, co-host of the “Morning Show” on Pittsburgh alternative rock station 105.9 The X, did Friday morning. TribLive reports that Benz became so frustrated with his listeners’ misguided opposition to his support for stricter gun laws that he walked away from his console, leaving dead air behind him.
Benz is quoted as saying:
There was a flare-up about gun control on the show, which included a good deal of flashback against the station. I wasn’t able to walk away from the fight … [so] I decided to step away from the Morning Show.
When you’re a morning show host in a town of blue-collar workers who love their guns and the Second Amendment, you’re going to [anger] a lot of people.