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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cunningham endorses Hillary, again, live on CNN

Radio talk show host Bill Cunningham is burning up national TV time tonight.

In a live appearance just now on CNN, Cunningham endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, saying, "I've had it up to here with John McCain. He's off the list. I'm joining Ann Coulter in supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton."

Earlier today McCain denied ever meeting Cunningham before, telling reporters, "I will certainly make sure nothing like that happens again."

But Cunningham told CNN he met McCain twice before, including after a special invite with former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine at Kenwood Country Club. "John McCain is developing -- maybe because of his advance in years -- a bad memory,'' Cunningham said.

"They told me to fire up the crowd. You're talking to conservatives," Cunningham said of pre-rally advice from the McCain campaign. "Get them fired up and give them some red meat. And I did. In fact, when I left, John, the crowd was cheering. All was well. No problem whatsoever until about an hour later . . . when John McCain threw me under the bus, under the Straight Talk Express. I got thrown under the bus."


24 Comments:

at 8:33 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cunnigham is a complete embarassment to Cincinnati (& that's sayin' something).

If the Democrats take over the Federal Gov (Congress & President) - some will be on his personal stupid self-serving shoulders.
Why does anyone listen to this idiot?

 
at 9:05 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did Senator McCain wait to a later press conference to show outrage? Why wasn't it addressed while the crowd was present?

 
at 9:25 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wingnuts are losing it, and they will take the entire GOP down with them. They are like the fanatical SS holdouts at the end of World War Two; they would rather die in the the bunker with their Fuhrer.

Bye-Bye GOP.

 
at 9:33 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Editor,

As a life-long Republican, I would vote for Hillary Clinton over Ann Coulter or Bill Cunningham. They, and many of their talking head colleagues, make themselves richer by saying ridiculous things. What citizens and voters ought to keep in mind is that Coulter and Cunningham do not make our country better. Indeed, they make it worse. Clearly Cunningham has been talking to himself for too long. He loves to bestow the title of "Great American" on his guests. But today he failed to recognize a bona fide great American named John McCain. Where John McCain sees a need to heal the wounds in our nation and appeal to our better angels, Bill Cunningham does his best to reap the financial reward of exploiting our divisions and the darker side of human nature. God bless John McCain and shame on Bill Cunningham. I think it may be official. Talk radio hosts just beat politicians out for a top spot in line for tickets to hell.

from Oakley,
K

 
at 10:15 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep speaking the truth about Barack Hussein Obama, Bill!

Barack Hussein Obama is an empty suit full of empty promises.

 
at 10:26 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention Jon Craig:

I realize that, as a journalist, you may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but listen up:

Bill Cunningham made a tongue-in-cheek comment that he might support Hillary Clinton instead of McCain. It was not an endorsement. Are you so dense that you can't identify sarcasm when you hear it?

 
at 12:21 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:56.
If you read the whole blog, you'll see Jon Craig reported it as a "presumably tongue-in-cheek" endorsement in his posting THREE hours ago. Take a chill pill. The point is McCain invited Cunningham on stage to speak -- and now they're pulling knives on one another. Did you even listen to the CNN report?

 
at 12:28 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cunningham doesn't care about anything but money in his pocket.

He's a _hore. His wife & kids should be ashamed of him.

 
at 4:33 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dream on 10:26-and keep wishing that the GOP isn't disintegrating around you. You are living in a dream world. The GOP is toast.

 
at 5:35 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain wasn't informed about Cunningham's comments until after his own speech.

People: Cunningham is a parodist and a satirist. That anyone anywhere considers what he says seriously, and a) believes and agress with him on the basis of what he says and how he says it, or b) gets into a lather over it, is an uncritical fool who should resign from civic participation.

 
at 7:50 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Republican who was ambivalent about John McCain. Not anymore. It took guts to rebuke Cunningham.

Cunningham is an idiot and an embarassment to the Republican Party. He is only out for himself and will turn on anyone in a minute if it will get him ratings or his prat-boy Joe Deters tells him to.

Hopefully he will be out when Clear Channel sells WLW. His ratings have been in decline for the past two years because his act is wearing thin. He has outlived his usefulness. Then maybe he can go back from whence he came, the Democratic Party. He once ran for judge as a Democrat.

While John McCain was being tortured in a North Vietnamese prison camp, this so called "Great American" was hiding in Canada and dodging the draft. When will someone do a story on that?

Citybeat -where are you??

 
at 10:36 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain may or not be a great American, but the GOP *is* disintegrating at the local, state, and national level. Their donations are down, their volunteers have deserted the place, and with so many elected officials going to jail, it's not hard to see why non one who is even remotely sane wants to be seen near any of them anymore.

The GOP is a shell of its former self, rotting from within by arrogance, greed, and incompetence, and getting deserted in droves by ordinary Americans who are no longer falling for their "Jesus wants you to vote Republican" tripe anymore.

The GOP is no different than the mafia and I hope the next Democrat in the White House closes them down as a corrupt organization, as allowed under RICO statutes.

They are no longer a political party. They are simply a criminal enterprise for money-laundering and the sexual abuse of children.

 
at 10:56 AM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in that city for 27 years and I heard that idiot Cunningham go on and on with his idiotic chatter and no one with influence objected. He's an embarrassment to the city and the people living in the community everywhere I have gone for the last 10 years. Everyone thinks you all are socially, politically and definitely racially deficient in all areas. Do yourself a favor and get rid of him soon as a first step. That city is clearly more bigoted than the south.

 
at 12:51 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cunningham is an embarassment.

What is even more embarassing is that Republicans tolerate his bilious attacks to the point that they don't even hear him anymoe. Portman: We love him.
Deters: He always does that.

Shameful.

 
at 2:04 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cunningham is only interested in Cinningham!

He will say anything for attention. Don't you think more people tuned in to his show today. That's all he wants. Maybe the station will wise up and consider outlandish rants and raves something other than a radio program. Most of us stopped listening to him long ago.

Not listening

 
at 4:24 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found truth in Billy's comments. At some point in time the media will have to treat everyone fairly. Noone can actually claim that they didn't see this coming. I would expect that the 'opening act' would get the blood pumping and get people excited. I believe Mike "bob" McConnell made a comment on his show to the effect of "do they know what they are getting themselves into by having Willie introduce McCain?"
Not a fan. Never been. Follow the lead in the movie Brewster's Millions and vote None of the Above.

 
at 5:44 PM, February 27, 2008 Blogger Mary said...

Bill Cunningham should be fired. He is an embarrassment to the city.

 
at 7:29 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think Progress catches Cunningham in a flip-flop:

Defending his widely condemned comments about Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), conservative radio host Bill Cunningham contradicted himself within a matter of minutes yesterday on Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes about whether he refers to Obama as a “Manchurian candidate”:

CUNNINGHAM: And the Daley — the Daley political machine gave us this — this stealth candidate, this Manchurian candidate. We don’t know who in the heck he is. I’d like to know more about Obama.

VERSUS

CUNNINGHAM: No, I did not concur with any caller. I do not believe Barack Hussein Obama is a terrorist or a Manchurian candidate. I do believe we know nothing about this guy from the Daley political machine.


You can watch the clip of Cunningham at the link above.

 
at 7:57 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 democrats running so you are going to half to hold your nose when you vote in 08.

 
at 11:08 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every dog has his day, and Cunningham's radio days are coming to an end. The people of this great nation have gotten their guts full of the likes of Cunningham and all the other Rush Limbaugh wannabes. Americans are sick of the disgusting vitriol spewed like verbal diarhea everyday across our PUBLIC airwaves everyday. Taxpayers have paid for this crap long enough. The federal government removed all fairness laws regarding radio in the 80's (under Reagan) --which led to the ascendency of Rush, Gordon Liddy, and all the other spewers of hate. It's time for the laws to change, so that a modicum of civility and objectivity is restored to our public airwaves. Enough is enough.

 
at 2:56 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Embarrassing" is...how the city of Dallas welcomed JFK to town in 1963.

"Embarrassing" is...how the democrat Mayor of the city of Toledo welcomed the U.S. Marines to town earlier this month.

"Embarrassing" is...electing democrat Jerry Springer the mayor of Cincinnati after he was caught paying a hooker with a personal check.

Nothing about the recent John McCain appearance is embarrassing to the city of Cincinnati. Bill Cunningham is a Great American!

 
at 3:48 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Hussein Obama is an empty suit full of empty promises.

Are the liberals in the mainstream media going to take me away to the re-education camp now?

In the words of our leader, bring it on!

 
at 3:51 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Hussein Obama is an empty suit full of empty promises.

Are the liberals in the mainstream media going to take me away to the re-education camp now?

In the words of our leader, bring it on!

 
at 1:35 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 6, 2008

Billy,

Don't let the bums get you down.....you spoke the
truch about bacon hussein obama....
and keep the beautiful jacket you wore.....especially since your son gave it to you and for the reason..
Good clothes do not go out of style....and you have
every reason to keep it....
Wear it in good Dixie Health..

Deo Vindice

 
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