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Host Called Reckless By Secretary Of State

11-1-2012

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale has called a comedy bit by Clear Channel Omaha host Scott Voorhees (pictured) reckless. The KFAB-AM host broadcast a comedy bit with fake U.N. election observer Steve Apple. The bit made it sound like the U.N. election observer was real and indicated votes here in the United States were being manipulated and they are allowed to ask for a pat-down.

Gale issued a statement, after his office received calls, that the report was completely false.

Gale said, "I want to make it clear that the U.N. has no right to send election observers to the United States, much less any whom are armed and in uniform. It is also untrue that Omaha was targeted due to serious concerns about civil rights violations. While it may have been an attempt at humor, the claim made in this broadcast was in poor taste and reckless. It has fostered citizen outrage and concern about armed observers at their polling sites. Spoofing the process demeans our democracy," Gale said. "People don't need further distractions as they prepare to cast their votes. They need straightforward and honest information on which they can rely."

You can listen to the entire bit HERE




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