Bonneville International, who owns KIRO and the Rush Limbaugh-bearing KTTH is owned outright by the LDS Church.
Rush Limbaugh is in big trouble. Mitt Romney (the country's most famous Mormon) is in big trouble for his tepid response to Rush's slut-shaming tirade against this young woman exercising her political rights in the nation's capitol.
Bonneville and the LDS Church would go a long way towards some community respect in this town, if they had the courage to drop Rush from KTTH. It should be simple- they outlined some good reasons in 2009 in their Code of Deseret Media.
While we're not terribly optimistic they will live up to these stated principles (they've had many opportunities), we're hopeful that this latest porqueria from Big Pants will be the camel's straw.
The Code was supposed to force a “‘reawakening to righteousness,’ and be a ‘puritanical purge’ and series of ‘reorganizations’ at the Deseret News [their flagship paper] that replaced experienced reporters and editors with younger, more light-filled, devout [and cheaper] people.”
They made a big deal of removing Sean Hannity from their mother station, KSL in Salt Lake City in deference to their Code. But they didn't touch the delusional pig, Glenn Beck, or Hannity in markets like Seattle. They did cut the mic of vile reactionary scum, Michael Savage in Seattle, but for the most part, kept the wingers that pulled the ratings.
To Bonneville: there will be a backlash, we assure you. This is a progressive town which has a long history of honoring women in the public and private sectors.
Do the right thing and be rid of this man.
He dishonors you, the women of Seattle, and his stinking up of the airwaves bodes ill not only for Romney's future (your dreams of mainstreaming your faith in this country rest heavily in his candidacy) but also for building respect for your faith in this community.