"Mr. Finkbeiner accused WSPD-AM, 1370, of violating the Fairness Doctrine in not allowing him to respond to what he said were "vicious, one-sided diatribes" over the last three years, and said he would ask Congress to investigate WSPD."
Apparently, our mayor doesn't know that the Fairness Doctrine was repealed and is no longer in effect, even though some of his fellow Democrats want to bring it back - maybe for reasons just like this.
For the record, the reason Carty is not allowed to be on WSPD is because, at a public meeting several years ago, he accused WSPD morning show host Fred LeFebvre of telling 'mis-truths, half-truths and outright lies.' He also threatened to contact advertisers on the station and pressure them to withdraw their business. When Carty failed to either provide proof of his statement or apologize, he was banned from being a guest on the talk radio shows WSPD hosts (Morning show, Afternoon Drive and Eye On Toledo). In return, Carty forbade any of his staff from being a guest on or caller to the shows.
As for the rest of the mayor's comments, he takes the usual personal swipes at the individuals involved with Take Back Toledo, saying the named individuals are only interested in power and wealth, though this would be characterized by some as the pot calling the kettle black...
We'll be talking about this tonight on Eye On Toledo at 6 p.m., and will have more sound from his press conference.