Bill From NC: C-Span Should Change Name to ‘Black-Span’ Because Too Many Black Callers
March 29, 2010
(ChattahBox)—C-Span has had its share of bizarre callers lately. In December a Southern caller from a “small tea bag group” was concerned that his group may have mistakenly prayed Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) to death. They really meant to kill off Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV). And after the House approved passage of its healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve, a teapartier caller named Bunny was so upset, she said she threw out her Christmas tree and took down her lights. “They absolutely have ruined Christmas,” she said. Now, an angry caller Bill from St. Pauls, NC., threatened to stop watching C-Span, because too many “black folks” have been using the Republican call-in line. “If you keep on with the way you have been programming, you should change your name from C-Span to Black-Span, Bill complained to the host on Monday.
Bill’s main complaint seems to be that Black callers are using the “wrong” call-in line. That line being; the number designated for Republican and Independent callers. He wants black callers to stick to the “right” Democratic line:
“Yah, I would like to make a little respectful criticism here about C-Span. — The last two guys — you have black folks calling in on the Republican line, Independents, and you have so may of ‘em I can’t believe this is just an accident. If you keep on with the way you have been programming, you should change your name from C-Span to Black-Span. I mean I know they have opinions, but I wish that they would be honest and call in on the right line. Every one of ‘em thinks that Obama is Jesus Christ. And they don’t like it when anybody criticizes him. Well, I didn’t hear all this anger when George Bush was in. I mean all they did was criticize George Bush every day — He lied, he lied, all this stuff. And I don’t know how many of these folks — whether they are 10 percent or 12 percent of the population, seems to be 80 percent of your callers. Now I don’t know what you can do about it but I’m just about ready — and I think other Republicans and conservatives are just about ready to go somewhere else.”