Walton and Johnson urging motorists to hit cyclists
If you ride, you must be aware of what two of our local radio
personalities are propagating over the airwaves. BikeHouston and the City of Houston Bikeway Program are confirming the conversation broadcast and are calling Clear Channel. Please take a minute read the following and to contact Clear Channel Communications to voice your disgust and consider boycotting their advertisers. Note: GHORBA has donated over $1,200 to the Clear Channel Santa Letters program the last two Christmas seasons. Some respect to cyclists is the least they can do.
Here is the actual excerpt from a recent broadcast. Prepare to be
Walton: "I hate those guys in their gay little bike shorts and stupid looking pointy helmets. They're always in my way. I'm telling ya, I'm gonna tap one of you guys. You keep getting in my way with your stupid looking pointy helmets... and I drive big car. I'm gonna have to give one of em' a little tap. Send him to the ditch"
Mr. Kenneth, the "gay" character: "Oh and I'll come visit you in jail. Ohh!"
Billy Ed the redneck character (the same person as the gay one): "Just knock em' off the road."
Walton: "Really, these guys don't have the right of way. You don't have the right of way. Just keep off the road for the real forms of transportation, automobiles, and we'll all be fine. Keep out of my way and I won't have to run you over"
This was followed up with several Texas and LA rednecks calling up to confirm their hatred for cyclists and their desire to see cyclists hurt, run over, humiliated and punished by rogue law enforcement.
If you think this is terribly clever of them and you agree then you're probably not on our email list! If so inclined, you might consider dripping these guys an email and letting them know that you take issue with the suggest that cyclists should be targetted by their listeners.