SELF-RIGHTEOUS ANKARLO SPEWS HATE AND FEAR AMONG THE PEOPLE AND IT'S SAD TO THINK HE IS GIVEN SO MUCH AIRTIME TO DO IT IN. Will make sure to not vote for anyone he supports!
By Amy Silverman
By Olivia LaVecchia
By Monica Alonzo and Stephen Lemons
By Chris Parker
By Michael Lacey
By Weston Phippen
"I am conservative, but I am not a right-wing nutjob," claims KTAR 92.3 FM morning talk jock Darrell Ankarlo in a station promo tease. Oh, please allow this smart-ass starling to differ! Since that boneheaded blowhard took over the AM slot from nice-guy Pat McMahon (you know, the old fart who used to play priss-pot Gerald on Wallace and Ladmo back when woolly mammoths roamed the Earth), the on-air discourse from 8:30 to noon has taken a dive into Sean Hannity/troglodyte territory.
Whether Darrell is smooching Sheriff Joe Arpaio's fanny on the air or making fun of the Sprint RED MOTORAZR mobile phone campaign aimed at donating some proceeds to fighting AIDS in Africa, Ankarlow-brow's slant is just to the right of Ivan the Terrible, despite the snow job he and KTAR put on to convince listeners that he's a reasonable guy.
In reality, Ankarlow-brow's a nasty little piss-ant whose vicious venom-spewing is well known to Dallas, Texas, residents, who used to have to listen to his angry-white-man rants on KLIF AM 570. The favorite whipping posts of Señor Low-Brow? Surprise, surprise undocumented Mexican immigrants. And last week, when a coalition of immigrant-rights groups in the PHX announced that they'd be taking to the streets May 1 to reprise the peaceful and immensely successful pro-immigrant rallies of last year, the full-of-himself radio reactionary acted as if some dood named Pedro'd peed in his Frosted Flakes:
"There's nothing that ticks me off more than when you know they're in your midst and then they get together and they say, 'Not only are we going to be here not only are we going to suck the system dry but we're going to march in the streets and tell you to go you-know-what to yourself.' Hacks me off more than you can imagine."
Of course, that's total bullshit. The planned march's meant to light a fire under the butts of lawmakers, federal and otherwise, to get them to come up with a guest-worker program and a legal path to citizenship for the undocumented.
Ankarlo comes off sounding a lot like former Republican Senator Jesse Helms in the '60s, when he was a TV commentator in The Bird's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, raving about civil rights leaders like the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who were then marching for racial equality.
Bigot boy's personal prejudice was palpable throughout the broadcast, like when he described driving through a Mexican neighborhood in town. He urged listeners to go see for themselves.
"You'll see bars in all the windows," fumed Darrell. "You'll see toilet seats out in the street. You'll see bedsprings out in the street. Just stuff all over the place. I've been to Mexico 40 times, and when I go to an impoverished city in Mexico, that's what I see."
Now, this skeptical sparrow knows Ankarlo's trailer-trash enough to have seen Trans Ams up on cinder blocks and rusted bikes out in the front yards of true-blue Ameri-cun citizens who just happen to be poor Caucasians. The Bird's point being that race and nationality have less to do with urban blight than poverty, something boobs like Darrell fail to grasp.
The drive-time doofus may try to come off like some great patriot on his program, but he revealed on the recent show his antagonism for the U.S. Constitution, specifically the First and 14th amendments.
"I'm all for the National Guard, fully armed, arresting their sorry butts," said Ankarlo of the future marchers, whether they be American citizens or no. According to him, everyone demonstrating on May Day should be rounded up police-state-style and taken to some ad hoc tent city until God can sort 'em out.
Freedom of speech and assembly? Due process? Equal protection under the law? Not for the brown ones, says Ankarlo. And what about them so-called "anchor babies" that is, children born on U.S. soil to undocumented parents? The 14th Amendment guarantees that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." But ol' Ankarlo'd rather operate outside the law:
"When you come here, you have that child here, then you argue to the government, 'Well, it's not fair to send us back. Our child is a U.S. citizen. You're breaking up our family, you mean American conservative freak talk show host Ankarlo! Don't you get it?' No, no, I'm sorry, you broke the law, you cheated the system in order to take advantage of the system, and I caught you red-handed. And now it's my fault? Bullcrap!"
In other words, crawl back to Mexico, you effin' diaper-wearer! And take that freakin' rattle with you.
Thing is, Darrell like it or not children born here of illegal alien parents are just as much citizens as your Herman Munster-lookin' keister. If you don't like it, start screaming for a Constitutional change.
Attorney Danny Ortega's listened to Ankarlo on the radio. For the well-known Phoenix activist, Darrell's shtick's all about ratings, though the overall effect is poisonous.
"What he fails to see is the overlap of that fear and that hate he's feeding is affecting everybody who's Hispanic or Latino," asserts Ortega. "He's now clearly with the profilers, believing that anybody who looks like me is an illegal until proven otherwise."
SELF-RIGHTEOUS ANKARLO SPEWS HATE AND FEAR AMONG THE PEOPLE AND IT'S SAD TO THINK HE IS GIVEN SO MUCH AIRTIME TO DO IT IN. Will make sure to not vote for anyone he supports!
I am so angry with this disgusting man that I cannot see straight.Stephen I applaud you for having the courage to stand up to such adespicable man. He spews his hatred for "brown people" everyday and Iam so sick of hearing him say he is not a racist. If this is not thedefinition of racism, I don't know what is. Dolores you ought to beashamed of yourself for calling "our" people cockroaches. Although Iwas born in Texas, I still consider myself a Mexican and very proud ofthat fact. You disgust me and are just as vile as Ankarlo. Do youthink Ankarlo gives a crap if you are here legally? He only sees yourskin color and assumes you are illegal as does everyone else who agreeswith this man.
Not too long ago a Glendale police officer was shot in the line of duty,and no one even mentioned that it was an "illegal immigrant" who triedto save his life. This officer was choking on his own blood and "mihermano" turned his head to the side and stayed with him until helpedarrived. Of course you did not hear anything about that.
Who the hell do you think is helping to rebuild New Orleans? Oh and bythe way, who was one of the first convoys to arrive with food, water andmedicine for Katrina victims? You guessed it, "my brothers." This wasthe first military operation on U.S. soil in over 90 years.
Last by not least, I have a nephew who is serving in Iraq at this verymoment. He is going on his second year there and he is very proud ofthe fact that he is able to serve "our" country as he does. I take suchdeep offense to the comments Mr. Ankarlo makes as his mother, mysister-in-law, is of Mexican decent and if she can offer her son's lifeto protect the very freedom you all have, then she better damn well getthe respect she deserves.
Mr. Lemons, I thank you for the article. It truly goes to show you thatracism is still so prevalent. Ankarlo whatever you do with your righthand, do not let your left hand know, meaning all the good things you do,need not be mentioned if it comes from your heart.
Conservatism in America has been confused with right wingism (my new catch phrase). To be exact, one must define conservative. It is one who wishes to protect an idea, property or morality or life. So Ankarlo is a conservative, but not a right winger. A right winger (or left winger) would be one who listens only to one view or opinion and can not deliniate from that position.
Darrell, like many conservatives, does not take his daily dose of Rush Limbaugh and respew it. Like Darrell, I have many views on many different subjects that most right wingers would consider appalling. For instance like most conservatives, I feel that abortion is wrong and should be outlawed. Unlike most right-wingers, I feel that execution should be abolished. You see a true conservative wants to preserve life because all humans are special to God and should be special to us.
I really appreciate Darrell Ankarlo. I do not always agree with him, but he allows me to disagree and still be who I am. This world needs more men like him and me. (and less men like Rush Limbaugh and Al Sharpton, who only seek to divide.
Your comments on Darrell Ankarlo are interesting, but what you do not seem to realize is that he is not a conservative. Ankarlo is a very experienced radio voice talent whose days of top 40 are over, so now he is being paid to be a conservative sounding talk show host. I listened to his show, or at least tried to listen to his show while living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and quickly realized that this guy was not a conservative, doesn't know what a conservative is, and probably cannot spell conservative. Ankarlo's lack of knowledge in history and politics was apparent from the start and he seems to get all his information on those subjects from his kids high school text books. This is just another case in the radio industry of someone who was a good top 40 AM jock at one time having to find another means of making a living in the radio biz, and since conservative talk draws good ratings, what the heck, anyone can sound like a conservative, except to those of us who are conservatives and see right through the facade.There are plenty of these types in pretty much every market, and only dunderheads listen to them, as they are always the most guillable.
This story is a typical load of left wing crap and you shot yourself in the foot for printing it! It's funny that when your argument won't stand up to the light of day you resort to attacks calling Ankarlo and all the listeners who agree with him racist liars. I happen to agree with him and am proud of it! If you entered this country LEGALLY, then you are my neighbor and welcome. If your an ILLEGAL ALIEN, then you have NO right to protest anything or demand anything. This has been the worst piece of garbage the Phoenix New Times has ever written. I'm tired of our system being exploited by those who use any means to get what they want and I'm just supposed to take it and give up? NO WAY! You Go Darrell Ankarlo! We American Citizens are right behind you and I'm not playing the defense any longer. I'm thoroughly now convinced that the Phoenix New Times belongs in an outhouse for wiping your you know what. Patriotism is not a fashionable cause, it's a way of life!
The author, if you can call him that, is not a journalist. No investigative inquiries, just plain pull from the air bull.
Illegal means breaking the law. They should be forced to leave the country. period!
What dirtbags you people are! You are not even worth Darrell Ankarlo wiping his feet on you! Leftwing liberals like you have turned this country into an America I don't even recogize anymore. Your children will suffer the consequences. Get a grip.
Way to go Darrell; keep up the good work!
I wonder if the detractors of the "Bird" read the story about the Holucost denying conference they had in Chandler. Tell me in that article what you see as left leaning. These people who deny the actions of Hitler toward the Jews are the greatest "Race Baters and Hate Mongers of all. How could Republicans of any stripe side with these morons.
Ankarlo is just like any other right wing nut job, he is there for ratings, and the more outlandish he sounds the more ratings KTAR has. I have switched to 91.5 KJZZ NPR Radio for sanity's sake.
This article is a perfect example how the left and PC will be the death of us all!!!
Mr Ankarlo is a true patriot and is a great example of the real sentiment that exists in our nation but is silenced due to the fear of being called a racist.
I believe Mr Ankarlo will soon have more supporters than the Phx New Times will know how to write about. :)
Darrell is a liar.He says things he doesn't stand behind. In his latest BLOG he says "hate the sin and love the sinner" yet he screams at people who disagree with him and calls them degenerates, losers and he "wants to rip their heads off and drink their blood."
He is awful and I am turning off KTAR.The comments came because Darrell sent out an email to his former audience asking them to come here. What a dirt bag.
Correction..... illegals aliens, immigrants what ever you want to use ....should have read...illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, whatever term you want to use....
Man, this is unbelievable. You spew lots of hate. Illegals aliens, immigrants, whatever word you wish to use are just that illegal. They are not all from Mexico, we know that, but that is the easiest place for all to come in. They are not here legally and did not go through the due process provided for them. They need to leave. They need to learn our language. Have you any idea what it is costing our schools to have everything printed in English and Spanish? Everything has to be in both languages! The teachers all have to be bilingual. Food stamps? Health care? Sometimes I wish I were here illegally so I could get some help, I don't qualify. My dad was an immigrant, he was here legally, he became a citizen.
The ones here illegally do not have rights, our constitution was specific about that. It applies to citizens and naturalized citizens. They need to go home and enter the country legally.
You need to cover your hate and outrage better, that was just a smear story, not a newsworthy story.
Ditto on post #9...couldn't have said it better.I'm a Dallas resident, and WE MISS ANKARLO. We'll take him back if Phoenix doesn't want him..for that matter, we'll take Sheriff Joe, too. We got plenty of tent room. Dallas County could use a little o' that.
This article was so bad. Full of hate, like most left-wing journalists spew. Darrell speaks the truth. This author is obviously blind to Truth.
One thing left to say--GO DARRELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ankarlo has been a refreshing change for Phoenix talk radio listeners. Anyone who has listened to Ankarlo voice his views on illegal immigration....knows the author of this disgusting story is a liar and and idiot to boot.
I'm a daughter of a "LEGAL" hispanic, and there are many LEGAL hispanic citizens that are fed up with illegal cockroaches from Mexico and other countries invading our nation, stealing ID's, significantly draining our health-care systems, education, and more. We have no problem with "Legal Immigration" and welcome people like us who worked hard, waited, endured hardships and more...just to get here legally.
Your article was nothing more than a bitter name-calling rant against a talk show host that you were obviously unfamiliar with. Shame on you.
If this is your idea of good journalism, go back to reviewing restaurants, or spend some time with Paul Rubin. Mr Rubin is a fine journalist who gives us a true picture of what is or has happened in our community...without prejudice. You, on the other hand, offer nothing but cheap cracks and name-calling...in your flawed attempt of glossing over the negative impact of illegal immigration as it affects our city.
What a piece of biased garbage! Anyone who looks into the matter for more than a few minutes finds that the government account of what happened on Sept. 11 is full of holes. You can always find a few bigots and whackos in any large group of people and I don't doubt that some of the people interested in 9/11 are. But the speakers and overwhelming number of attendees at the Chandler conference are sincere and rational investigators. This piece is seriously hostile and biased and, by the way, the writing is pretty bad, too.
Curious about something- since a "prevaricator" is a liar (thank you Mrs Kirkham!) are you calling yourself, or your readers and commentors liars? I got the big dictionaries too (actually ten of them, one nearly a foot thick) Sesquipedalian verbiage infrequently stand to impress.
Undocumented? You mean illegal. The invasion from the south are not guilty of not having the proper permit or license, they are in fact guilty of invading the United States illegally. That is a simple as the truth can be stated. Their motivation is irrelavant. I do not care why there are here, what their motives are. Ankarlo is simply stating the truth, and promoting true problems that are screaming for true solutions. Unfortunatley, that is not popular is this "touchy-feely- PC, all are equal, let's have a rousing chourus of "Kumbayah" everybody" world of media flacks like yourself. Anyone who thinks that ALL illegals are here to simply work at McDonals and be law abiding citizens are either naive, stupid, or blind to the truth. The majority, some say 90 % or more of unsolved murders in LA county are attributed to ILLEGAL aliens. The majority of street gangs in this valley are not red-headed irish lads, and the problem continues to get worse. The very fabric of American society is being changed by the invasion of bodies from the south, and Ankarlo is simply using SOME of his shows to put forth the idea that this needs to be changed. You column is full of playground name calling, slanted so far to the LEFT that is defies one of the colorful metaphors you so love, that it defies a second look. You are wrong, and if you do not wake up to the truth, you will live to regret your current stand. One of these days it will be "Dude, where's my country?!"
Kudos to you for calling a nut, a nut! Looks as if the two comments listed are from the conference you're talking about. If you can't stand the heat..... Hatred comes in a lot of forms and it appears that this conference has the versatile market cornered. Keep the temperature rising. Perhaps a little dose of intelligence will make a difference - then again.... But thanks for trying!
Made an ass of yourself on Ktar. Any thought of the New Times being a legitimate Newspaper flew out the window with every word you said, The bird said in the ear of Me.
Is this a piece of journalism or a hate filled gossip column? Seriously reading this piece one can’t help but be pounded with the constant personal attacks, racist attacks, and name calling. Everyone knows that speech like this is designed to inflame sympathetic readers, discredit the objects of the story, and usually (especially when the level of mud slinging is this high) gives less credit to the story for neutral readers. This sounds more like the vicious gossip of teenage girls rather than something that is reported in the Phoenix New Times. Maybe if the media starts reporting news and facts and ideas instead of distractions (did anyone really need that much Anna Nicole airtime?) and near propaganda pieces like this, the US people will start listening again. Please I urge you (for professional respect and respect for the truth) to be a reporter, not a gossip columnist.