Fire DJ who advised a man to have someone 'screw [his] daughter straight'
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Fire DJ who advised a man to have someone 'screw [his] daughter straight'

    1. Jessica Gerson
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Gerson

      New Orleans, United States

"Rovers Morning Glory" is a popular morning show on Cleveland's 100.7 FM Radio. The morning of Friday April 27, 2012, Dominic Dieter, a cast member on the show, read a letter from a father who had written in to say that he'd caught his adolescent daughter kissing another girl.

On the air, Dominic Dieter then stated:

"You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight."

For a public figure with a wide audience to make a statement like this is unconscionable. He is openly advocating the rape of a teenager, as a tool to alter her sexuality. There is no scientifically compelling evidence that sexual orientation can be successfully changed, and certainly not by rape. It is not possible to "screw someone straight." The implication that it is furthers the kind of bigoted myths that lead to actual sexual assaults on members of the LGBTQ community, and women everywhere.

I am calling on Clear Channel Communications and the leadership of WMMS 100.7 FM Radio Cleveland to take swift and decisive action. Fire Dominic Dieter and show your listeners that statements like Dominic Dieter's have no place on your airwaves!

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    • Stacey Eskelin HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      If that wasn't hate speech, I don't know what is. And if you don't fire Dominic Dieter, I will make it my personal mission to start a boycott of every advertiser's product you run ads for on that show.

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    • Brittany Nelson ST.LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      Regardless of whether this was a 'joke', Dieter deserves to lose his job for publicly advocating child rape and a hate crime.

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    • J R SAINT LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      Yeah, child rape is SUCH a fantastic joke. This sad excuse for a man needs to be yanked off the air, and that's just for starters.

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    • Chef Laura Walker SAN JOSE, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this is disgusting at best. Fire this creep. This idiot is on our airwaves, GET RID OF HIM. . .

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    • Barry Greene EDMONDS, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      In what has rapidly become a police state and fascist country since 11 September, 2001, it is possible to arrest and incarcerate anyone without due process of any kind. Habeas corpus is dead, and the United States 'president' reserves the 'right' to extrajudicially murder anyone he pleases, including American citizens, and has done so. The military drone campaign is illegal in international law (not that America cares that there is such a thing, or even allows that there are other countries in the world which are sovereign) and is daily murdering innocent civilians. In this climate, in this country, if the above can be pulled, why isn't this piece of garbage Dieter facing way more than firing?

      Part of why this crap is going on is that the U.S. is what I call 'hyper-masculinized', as it is hyper-militarized, and it is thought by The Ignorati - of which this Dieter shit is a card-carrying member - that there's big (enough) money in misogyny.

      Clear Channel must be pushed VERY HARD. This is the right-wing, war-mongering corporation which had its radio stations ban the playing of such songs as John Lennon's 'Imagine' and Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' in the days following 9/11, when corporate media in the U.S. was screaming at the tops of its fascist lungs for war, because many of these communications companies are owned by war-mongering weapons manufacturer/'defense' contractors. Dieter

      should be castrated, fined and jailed, and Clear Channel should be sued into paying huge damages to the family of the girl, though before that cheque (that's correct: 'cheque'. I'm not American, and the rest of the world does spell it that way) is written, it should be ascertained what the father thought of Dieter's misogynistic comment.

      After all, why was he calling in to some retarded, 12-year-old boy mentality-commercial radio bullshit to bring this subject up? Because perhaps he WANTED the adolescent, hateful response he got? After all again, many people in North America, and in the Western world for that matter, tune into garbage like 'Rovers Morning Glory' to participate in this teenage-boy level of misogynistic ignorance - they want to get reinforcement for their own sociopathic ignorance, because their not intelligent enough to haul themselves up out of the slime.

      And to respond to David R. Eckman: Yes, Mr Eckman, apparently inciting to rape over the airwaves is now perfectly acceptable and considered free speech, because these are not public airwaves, and if I were you, I'd acquaint myself with how much Clear Channel is contributing to right-wing political campaigns and causes, and how much it is bribing the FCC to be able to get away with this kind of 'free speech.' Mark my words, this offense goes WAY BEYOND

      DIETER. Look, for example, at the kind of vitriolic, inflammatory blather that comes out of the right wing these days, and which they defend as free speech. When everyone in the U.S. administration and Congress were gettting themselves into a lather about Wikileaks' Julian Assange, several federal politicians stated in the media that he should be executed. Obama went on record making a statement about the 'guilt' of Bradley Manning, when no such guilt was, or has yet to be, proven to exist. Obama thereby slanted the proceedings in favour of mind-controlling the American public and a potential jury into finding against Manning. And the climate of fear and hatred and Islamophobia and 'war on terror' bullshit and unlimited corporate bribery of politics (Citizens' United) and hyper-masculinized hypermilitarism now allows for an unstomachable amount of the kind of shit like this Dieter, and Fox Lies And Propaganda now regularly trade in. These are not isolated cases.

      Naomi Wolf has written about these things in 'The Terror Dream.'

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