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Readers dis, praise Hernando radio host Bob Haa




St. Petersburg Times
writer Michael Kruse profiles Hernando radio show Host Bob Haa in a story today, two weeks after the Secret Service began an investigation into the radio show host.

Listeners say Haa may have advocated shooting the president during a recent conversation with a caller. “So what?” he says. “This is America!”

Haa's fans and foes are sharing their thoughts on

Bert from Brooksville wrote: "The simplest solution for all this "hate fest" and controversy is for WWJB to fire and release Haa. It would be lifting a tremendous burden off their backs. This man has made a career out of hating people and is an embarassment to the county.

"...and a hero is born," wrote NewsKnight from Brandon.

"I am sick and tired of all of the RACIST LIBERALS," wrote J. from St. Pete. "I am not advocating what he said, but I should be able to say and draw pretty much whatever I want about the government. It's called free speech."

Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Secret Service says that it has opened an investigation into Brooksville radio talk show host Bob Haa following a number of complaints about his Friday morning broadcast.

Haa, conservative host of the Haa Wire show on WWJB-AM 1450 in Brooksville, became the subject of an investigation after authorities were alerted to complaints that incendiary comments were made on the show.

"We're looking into what was allegedly said," said John Joyce, special agent in charge of the Secret Service's field office in Tampa. "We have yet to determine what was actually said that day."

The story has sparked a lively discussion among readers about freedom of speech. Read the story, then tell us: Which reader comment do you agree with?

This is the beginning of America changing due to an indifferent population.
If you don't like his show then change the station.
Is freedom of speech one-sided now? Wow.
We have a right to free speech, but not hate speech.

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