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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

re: Mark McKinnon's TOS violation

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Dear Hot Soup,

I love Hot Soup. America needs a site like yours, a site where all points of view, from Richard Perle's to Joe Lieberman's, are represented. That's why my heart is heavy as I find myself compelled to report one of your founders, Mark McKinnon, for violating your Terms of Service.

As a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, McKinnon aired pro-terrorist programming, including "an hour-long tirade on the importance of anti-Jewish violence" on "Al Hurra television, the U.S. government's $63 million-a-year effort at public diplomacy broadcasting in the Middle East." That's a violation of section 8a of your Terms and Conditions which bars members from promoting "racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual." There is no question McKinnon shares responsibility for this. His fellow governor, Joaquin Blaya, admitted as much last Wednesday in testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee.

Granted, the other governors share some responsibility for this fiasco. After all they approved the hiring practices which resulted in staffing Al Hurra with people who didn't speak Arabic, but perhaps the other governors were too busy to properly oversee the staffing process. Ken Tomlinson most certainly had his hands full smuggling all the Board's pencils, staplers, and stationary home in his pants, and Secretary of State OfGeorge is always on call to serve Our Leader's needs, so McKinnon, having more free time, should have been on top of this.

I suppose his failure to properly oversee the hiring process is somewhat mitigated by the fact that every hire was vetted for their loyalty to Our Leader. At least I hope that's the case. If not, then McKinnon and the Board were also in violation with an important Presidential Directive.

Please keep me informed about the status of this complaint.

Heterosexually yours,

Gen. JC Christian, patriot

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