"Hate Radio Host Bill Cunningham Says He Will Broadcast From Boehner’s Office On Election Day"
On his nationally syndicated radio program Sunday night, hate radio host Bill Cunningham said that he will broadcast his show from the office of Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) on this November’s Election Day, and was invited by Boehner himself. “I’m going to do my show that day from the portico of the Speaker of the House’s office in the U.S. Capitol. I’ve been invited there by the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and I’ll be the only radio talk show host in the speaker’s office, doing my show from the portico overlooking the Washington Monument,” Cunningham said. “And I’m going to do it.” Listen here:
Cunningham is a prominent Ohio-based vitriolic hate radio host who was recently given a nationally syndicated television contract. In announcing his Election Day broadcast from Boehner’s office, Cunningham said: “[November 2nd, 2010] will be the date that normal Americans like you and I take back our country from the fraud and the charade which has been Barack Hussein Obama.”
Apparently, these are the types of statements that Boehner is willing to endorse in his effort to become Speaker of the House (via Media Matters):
– “Barack Hussein Obama, that’s the racist — obviously.” [8/24/09]
— Cunningham alleged that “Obama wants to gas the Jews.” [10/31/08]
— Cunningham invoked “[s]ix-six-six” and “the beast” in discussing “Barack Hussein Obama” [10/14/08]
— Cunningham highlights fake Kenyan birth certificate, says “maybe it is accurate,” but later adds “move on.” [08/03/08]
— Cunningham on Obama Sr.: “That’s what black fathers do. They simply leave.” [10/30/08]
— Cunningham on the poor: “They’re poor because they lack values, ethics, and morals.” [01/05/09]
— Bill Cunningham advocates “beat[ing] the hell outta” homeless people with “a big old cane, Singapore-style.” [07/14/09]
When contacted by ThinkProgress to confirm Cunningham’s appearance, Boehner’s office said only that the Congressman “has not made his plans for election night and will not for some time.” ThinkProgress contacted Cunningham’s producers, who said Boehner indeed promised to have Cunningham broadcast from his office, but they were not sure when it would happen.