Atomic Data pulls support from Davis & Emmer show following Davis's Newtown remarks

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A week later, controversy created by Bob Davis's incredibly insensitive remarks about Newtown victims still hasn't blown over.
This afternoon, Minneapolis-based Atomic Data announced it's immediately ending it's sponsorship of AM 1130's Davis & Emmer show because of the outrageous comments Davis made last Friday about victims of the Newtown school shooting.

SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer: If I were guv, Minnesota would "make Wisconsin look like [an] ugly step-child"

During a rant about gun violence victims who go on to become gun control advocates, Davis said he'd "stand in front" of families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre and tell them, "go to hell." He then offered up a non-apology for his callous comments on Monday.

Here's the press release from Atomic announcing the end of its sponsorship:


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armybrat
armybrat

Hey you stupid libs! Davis is the one with the sense to say what is true....laws aren't going to stop ANYONE from getting a gun if they want one!!! YOU got your right to marry today in this disgusting state. Now you can help Hilary get out her BENGAZI mess...or maybe you don't WANT to know about that one!!! Bob Davis didn't commit an atrocity like when SHE said..."what does it (the deaths of 4 AMERICANS) matter now?" Get REAL you idiots!

scott.luse
scott.luse

I am still amazed this douche bag hasn't been fired yet. Maybe his ratings went up after the remark. It's the only thing I can think of. He may have photos of the station manager but the guy should still fire him.

BobB
BobB

Imus in the Morning gave a real apology and was still fired for his callous hateful remarks.

This politicking jerk said worse, backed up the statements with a non-apology, and is embraced by partisans.       Well, as a community we should tell advertisers we do not appreciate the vile rhetoric.

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Atomic Data – gave press release renouncing the show 4/18, ending advertising

vonschlosser
vonschlosser

Emmer is guilty by association. he had his chance to retreat into obscurity with dignity after defeat, instead he wanted a little radio show. I know how the AM dial works. I remember when Bob Davis was nothing but the sad little warm up act on before Mischke. he was a little nothing talentless hack then and he's a talentless piece of vermin now. getting him and his would be gov sidekick off the air isn't about censorship. it's about punishment for making a living spewing this kind of garbage, they crossed the line, they have to pay the price. they can say whatever they want whenever they want.  be that on their own blog, or podcast,or perhaps while applying for Minnesota unemployment.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Just checking.. How many times have you tuned in? Do you know what time they're on? Do you know how to find AM on your radio?

This liberal hive mind does get boring. You're all for free speech until it's something you don't want to hear. I actually understand the point of what he was saying, too bad he had a lousy delivery.

As for the the rest of you barrista's and social justice majors, it was Davis who made the comment not Emmer.. So I don't even understand the "He was almost our next Gov" comments or are you unable to read the story and just pounce on anything with his name on it?

Just think if you'd put this much passion into supporting Air America.. Can you explain how/why that failed? It was right in the metro it's target demo.

vonschlosser
vonschlosser

smart move atomic data!  let's keep the pressure on the remaining sponsors till we get these 2 scumbags off the air permanently. then when Davis and Emmer are forced to take turns begging for spare change on highway entrance ramps we can all have a chance to tell them to go to hell.

Highminded
Highminded

Found contact info....these two companies have been bankrolling this crazy talk for months

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Highminded
Highminded

Guess WELLINGTON WINDOWS    and ZEROREZ    are happy to continue writing checks to support this hateful fever swamp rhetoric

Kerry J. McCarty
Kerry J. McCarty

Pssst... Emmer didn't make the comment and is the Conservative. Davis made the comment and he's NOT a Conservative... so what does that make him? A liberal.

Michael J. Fischer
Michael J. Fischer

It should be remembered they knew what they were sponsoring. Credit given for pulling out, I only question whether their motive was self survival or issues with the show's content. I think there's a difference in the quality of kudos deserved.

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

What if this guy won the governor race, man, oohhh boy, dodged a bullet there.

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

Shots fired!!!! Even if true, we have to commend them for making the right move, I believe it is genuine.

Lindsay Neely
Lindsay Neely

Terribly cruel thing to say. And yes, I read the entire transcript. He also said for them to "deal with it" in regards to their child being gunned down and murdered after watching their friends and teacher also being gunned down. How does anyone deal with that?

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

the other dumb ass ran for governor and then had a big ol cry baby fit when Mark Dayton beat him fair and square though God knows how much the re count cost us

beck00321
beck00321

Hey City Pages. Any way you can investigate and then list all of the sponsors for this show? I looked on the web page and I think they may have taken down the list of advertisers. And I certainly don't want to listen to these hate-mongers. Thanks.

David Huset
David Huset

Curious...what context would make this ok? Flame thowers sometimes get burned.

Robert Brown
Robert Brown

yeah, why were you supporting those clowns in the first place?

Michael J. Fischer
Michael J. Fischer

Great move Atomic Data; curious to know if you'd vetted these guys before providing sponsorship. If so, great move negated, ass-covering underway. Good luck.

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

Shows how much I know, didn't realize Emmer even had a "show" on the radio, or that Atomic Data (which I live almost literally next door to) ever supported them. Glad to see they have ears (and apparently brains) though.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@CinBlueland  Actually, we have AM 950 in the Twin Cities - a refreshing blast of the truth compared to the blithering idiots on the Faux channel.

chrisfl
chrisfl

@CinBlueland This is not a free speech issue, it's actually market-driven. Atomic Data pulled out because being associated with someone as ignorant as Davis could hurt their business. It would be a violation of free speech if the government stepped in to stop it, learn how the world works before you comment.

gabepeggy
gabepeggy

@Kerry J. McCarty So if you are not a conservative, you automatically are a liberal???? Really?

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Kerry J. McCarty Nobody believes this.  Not. One. Single. Person.

Not even you.  

But keep re-defining reality retro-actively.  Maybe you'll believe it by next week.  After all, that's what your party does.

Highminded
Highminded

@Kerry J. McCarty          Emmer's showed only support after the "go to Hell!" line.   He did not distance himself one bit. 

When Davis read his non-apology in which he stood by his statements(" I say what I mean" ,  "We don't filter our views or Commentary before we say it")....Emmer was supportive.....  

Emmer's immediately followed with, " Well, thanks for that. I appreciate the entire line of thought, Bob,"     

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Michael J. Fischer Most of these companies also have ads on AM950.  Business is business.  Until it's not.  I think that given the circumstances, Atomic Data acted appropriately.

webcelt
webcelt

@Randall G Baxter Well, we know how much it cost the GOP. </schadenfreude>

nolaredheadck
nolaredheadck

@Kasey McManus Smith   Neither... a douche actually gets close to a pussy once in awhile...

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