Santa Cruz right wing KSCO radio host "Georgia" opened her Wednesday show with a joke suggesting that Hillary Clinton should be shot.
In the joke, Clinton asks other past presidents what she could do to better serve people. Lincoln tells her, "Go to the theater."
Station owner Michael Zwerling hasn't yet responded to a request for a comment. However, Zwerling and his mother Kaye made a big issue out of a cartoon in the Santa Cruz Weekly that depicted their station with a swastika on it.
KSCO-AM (1080) features conservatives Rush Limbaugh in the morning and Charley Freedman in the afternoon, with a sprinkling of other types of voices the rest of the day. The morning show is nonpartisan and the 2 p.m. show is liberal.
The station is one of the few independently-owned talk stations left in the country and is at times very socially responsible (particularly during local disasters) and at others wacky, at best.
In the interest of full disclosure, I did the 2 p.m. show weekly for several years.
Georgia's noon to 2 p.m. show comes from a Tea Party perspective and has all the wit and intelligence of a Ku Klux Klan meeting. In a recent show, the native South Carolinian suggested that slavery wasn't as bad as it was depicted. She also did a show arguing that Paula Deen should be forgiven for using the N-word.
What do you think of Georgia's "humor"? Is this the kind of joke that is acceptable on a publicly-licensed station?