L.A. Times Features 104.1 The Truth/Tucson's Jon Justice
January 13, 2011 at 4:40 AM (PT)
JOURNAL Talk KQTH (104.1 THE TRUTH)/TUCSON morning host JON JUSTICE's reaction to SATURDAY's shootings are the focus of an article in the LOS ANGELES TIMES, offering JUSTICE's take on PIMA COUNTY Sheriff CLARENCE DUPNIK's charge that talk radio was in part a cause of JARED LEE LOUGHNER's rampage.
The article recounts JUSTICE's radio career and describes his interaction with callers on the issue of DUPNIK's allegations. "He said ignorant statements that caused death threats against me," JUSTICE said of DUPNIK, who he called "ignorant" and "a buffoon," drawing a listener's charge that the comments constituted "bullying." "Never in there would I advocate violence against any individual, including PIMA COUNTY Sheriff CLARENCE DUPNIK."
"I don't believe it's all about Democrats and liberals trying to gain control," JUSTICE said of the controversy. "The other facet of this is people can't wrap their heads around such pure evil ... I don't think anything's going to change. When this thing dies down we're going to be the back where we were before. We are a divided community, and most communities are -- they're divided along political lines."