Thursday, October 10, 2013

Magic 107.7 John and Leslie disconnected from military life

Magic 107.7 John and Leslie disconnected from military life
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
October 10, 2013

This morning I was listening to 107.7 driving to work and was shocked. John and Leslie were talking about how Fisher House stepped up to cover the fallen soldiers during the government shutdown.

Leslie had no clue who Fisher House is but that isn't the worst part. She said she thought they were the group showing up at people's houses with the huge checks. Sorry but that would be Publishers' Clearing House. Then she made it even worse by calling them Fisher Price. That would be the toy company. Then they made it worse by saying Fisher House does great work for veterans. Sorry, yet again they got that wrong.
Providing a "home away from home" for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
How can they be so disconnected from what is going on they don't know who Fisher House is? How can they care so little they didn't even bother to find out when they heard about them stepping up to cover the fallen because the government didn't?

They are a reflection of what is happening all over this country when people just go about their daily lives and pay more attention to sports teams than the real heroes risking their lives everyday quietly, without expecting any rewards and their families sacrificing so much while they are deployed. All they expect is that they are taken care of properly, their wounded are taken care of and their fallen are actually honored. They expect that since they are willing to die for each other no matter what political party pride divides others, that the congress would actually be willing to set aside those same differences and pride for the sake of the nation they love so much they are willing to put it all on the line.

Sports? Yes because right after John and Leslie were done talking about the fact the fallen had to be taken care of by this charity, they went right into sports talk and Leslie got upset because someone said the wrong name of some sports figure!

Now this gets a bit worse because IHeart Radio has been running commercials about Show Your Stripes and hiring veterans. I have a link up because I believe in what they are doing with that but you'd think a station that cares so much would at least require some basic knowledge from their on air "talent" so that they wouldn't end up having to be responsible for showing exactly how disconnected people are from the troops and our veterans.

I think tomorrow I'll find another station to listen to on the way into work.

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