Richard Neer (WFAN)
Richard with regard to your show on WFAN this morning where the Kappernick “debate” seemed to dominate the discussion, It seemed as I was listening that you felt this was a good thing, or at least it was the best way he could start dialogue about his agenda. I wanted to reach out to you to explain why this is so offensive to Veterans and active duty military people.
To me, that flag represents all that is good about our nation and none of the areas where we need Improvement. In rough times during combat, every soldier inevitably asks him or herself “What am I doing here”? The only real answer to that question, and what will drive a true combat soldier when he or she is afraid or worried, is when we force ourselves to look at the big picture.
That song, that flag and our patriotism aren’t just a cliché to us. We look at that flag and we think about the term liberties, the premise of equality, freedom, the pursuit of a life and a future for our children — that promises them a chance to grow up not only safe and secure but capable of achieving their own happiness and self actualization. That flag drives us to “go on” when your cold, tired, miserable, sleep deprived, anxious, afraid, when you watch friends suffer or worse.
The flag has nothing to do with, and does not represent racism, which is always going to exist in the minds and hearts of some sad people (of all races). Disrespecting the flag is like kicking your dog when something in your life doesn’t go the way you want it to… Richard, the DOG IS INNOCENT.
I hope this articulates what I’m trying to say adequately. I love the sports show, and the rock shows and your commentary for years, but your words this morning hurt. I think you came across like you were condoning Kappernick’s behavior, because it started a dialogue, and you accepted his comments about “not trying to offend the military, because he supports us and has family in the military — which is BS” I didn’t like it at all, and I know I speak for dozens of buddies that I stay in touch with– probably thousands more based on what our online communities are saying.
Long Beach, NY
“Devil in the White City ” is a fantastic book. Be sure to read his other books espeially “Isaaks Storm” . He makes reading about the past like reading the most engrossing novel. I have read them all and am looking forward to more. (hope you read this email, I hate talking on the phone)
Sent you an email nov 25 and was wondering if you ever tuned in to Josh Krajcik highlites from the X Factor show. He’s made it to the finals which will be aired this coming Wednesday at 8pm on Fox 5. First prize: 5,000,000.00! Yep,
5 million! When you see his audition you will be impressed with his version of
At Last by Etta James. Sadly, she has been diagnosed as terminally ill with lukemia and doesn’t have long to go. I truly hope she had the opportunity to listen to Josh. I’m sure she would have been pleased. Perhaps he will sing it again during the finals in a tribute to her
Richard, I hope you had a chance to listen to Josh Krajcik who’s currently on the X Faxtor show on FOX. I think he’s special. Listen to his audition (go to the longer versions so you can hear comments before and after) of Etta James’ At Last. If you like it go next to: Josh Krajcik at judges house and listen him sing
Robert Flack’s I Saw Your Face. Lastly, go to Josh Krajcik Wild Horses. Always take the longer version to hear comments before and after. I think this guy is special and I hope you enjoy him, too.
Yeah I listen to Rich every time hes on. He gives his callers a chance to speak their minds and comes back with very knowledgeable facts. Saturday mornings wont be the same when he retires.
Richard, with respect to your recent loss, I hope our motley am crew were some comfort.
As a long-time WFAN listener, I wish to say that Richard Neer is FAN’s best host. Not only is he at least as knowledgeable and informed as any broadcaster in the station’s lineup but he is far superior to others in dealing with callers. He is never (as far as I’ve observed) rude, overbearing, or otherwise unpleasant to people on the phone. He lets them have their say. He doesn’t cut them off mid-sentence. I wish some of FAN’s bigger stars were more like Richard. I expect to spend more time listening to him and less to afternoon broadcasts. –Walter Kroczak, Yonkers, NY
richard could you please tell me the song that carlos santanns plays onwith the rollong stones. firstname.lastname@example.org
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