West Virginia Radio Station Rejects Political Ad for Candidate for Governor

American Renaissance, August 01, 2011

William Johnson is chairman of American Third Position, a political party that is pledged to support “elected representatives necessary to return our nation to its rightful owners.” American Third Position wanted to buy radio ads for its candidate for governor of West Virginia, Harry Bertram. On July 27, Chairman Johnson sent the following message to the West Virginia MetroNews radio network in Charleston, West Virginia.

From: William D. Johnson

Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:50 PM

To: Joe Parsons

Subject: RE: a3p spot attached

Here is the script:

Vote Harry Bertram for Governor, the American Third Position Candidate. The Democratic party and the Republican Party have both failed us. Corporations export our jobs overseas; America is insolvent. Multiculturalism and massive immigration are destroying America’s heritage. Reject the Republicans; reject the Democrats. Vote Harry Bertram for Governor because we must secure a future for White America and our children.

Paid for by William Johnson. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Thanks, William Johnson

Mr. Johnson got this reply:

From: Joe Parsons [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 6:48 AM

To: William D. Johnson

Subject: WV Governor’s Race

Mr. Johnson,

After reviewing your ad with our management team and counsel, we have decided to NOT accept the ad as it is written. If you would like to discuss the changes needed to make this ad acceptable, please feel free to call me.

Joe Parsons

VP & General Manager

MetroNews Radio and Television Networks

1111 Virginia Street East

Charleston, WV 25301

In a telephone call today, Mr. Parsons explained to Mr. Johnson that the ad was unacceptable because of the word “white.” If that one word were removed the station would be happy to broadcast the ad.

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  • dhb

    I find nothing wrong with this ad. If he were running in my state I would vote for him.

  • Anonymous

    He should re-run the script and change White into “non-Diverse”.

  • steelwool

    I bet “Multiculturalism and massive immigration” was a bigger problem for them then the phrase “White Amreica”!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing. The Black Caucus, The Black Panthers, hard to list all the organizations and ads and speeches that mention Black America. CNN runs a series called “Black in America.”

    How did it ever get to this? The use of the term “white” is forbidden in public to describe whites, except if it is for some criticism of whites or as a pejorative.

  • GetBackJack

    They’re cowards, plain and simple. People like that are the root cause of why this nation is in such a mess.

    I’d omit the word white and run the ad. I think that the message will still get through big time (do not omit multiculturalism or massive immigration). Sometimes, we must take a step back to take two steps forward.

  • Anonymous

    I would think that clearly falls under discrimination by race civil rights laws. That said I believe I would have just chosen the word conservative over white and picked up more votes and less hassle, most whites would have gotten the more subtle point anyway.

  • Anonymous

    The last time I checked, federal election laws require radio stations to run election ads without censorship. He could potentially complain to the FCC and get their broadcast license.

  • Anonymous

    Here is the new script:

    Vote Harry Bertram for Governor, the American Third Position Candidate. The Democratic party and the Republican Party have both failed us. Corporations export our jobs overseas; America is insolvent. Multiculturalism and massive immigration are destroying America’s heritage. Reject the Republicans; reject the Democrats. Vote Harry Bertram for Governor because we must secure a future for caucasian America and our children.

  • olewhitelady

    I grew up in WV and now live just across the Ohio River. I’m gratified to know that a gubernatorial candidate believes it’s a good political strategy to appeal to white people in WV–because IT IS. The state has only a small minority of blacks and few Hispanics, but even there people can see the writing on the wall.

    If I still lived in WV, Mr. Bertram would have my vote for certain.

  • Tim in Indiana

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. Those on the right allowed the left to turn “white” into a dirty word a long time ago, when they made the terms “white consciousness” or, God forbid, “white pride” synonymous with the term “white supremacy.”

    Part of the reason this happened is that the right refused to bring up the IQ issue back in the 1960s when they had a chance and when thinkers like Charleton Putnam were urging them to, leaving the only explanation for nonwhite failure as white “oppression” and white “bigotry.”

  • Titus Crow

    Replace “white” with “real”. In all other venues, make it clear those words are synonyms.

  • Question Diversity

    Ironically, West Virginia is one of the whitest states in the union. I don’t know if WV has these laws, but Federally licensed airwave media (TV, radio) cannot reject Federal candidates’ media buys, save some very very rare circumstances.

  • Anonymous

    William Johnson is chairman of American Third Position, a political party that is pledged to support “elected representatives necessary to return our nation to its rightful owners.” American Third Position wanted to buy radio ads for its candidate for governor of West Virginia, Harry Bertram. On July 27, Chairman Johnson sent the following message to the West Virginia MetroNews radio network in Charleston, West Virginia.

    Vote Harry Bertram for Governor, the American Third Position Candidate.

    The Democratic party and the Republican Party have both failed us. Corporations export our jobs overseas; America is insolvent. Multiculturalism and massive immigration are destroying America’s heritage. Reject the Republicans; reject the Democrats. Vote Harry Bertram for Governor because we must secure a future for White America and our children.

    —————————————————

    They have my vote.

    YES! A secure future for WHITE America and OUR progeny as the Founders intended! WE are the rightful owners of AMERICA and never forget it and teach your kids the TRUTH.

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    How about “European America” in the place of “White America”?

    If the radio station would accept that, it might soften up prejudice enough to say “White America” later.

    But I hope A3P can first make a big enough stink about their ad being rejected in its present form that plenty of West Virginians will hear about the A3P party.

    Hey, the party has already succeeded in getting mentioned in Amren! 🙂

    A3P is a very exciting effort directed by some top notch people. Here’s its website:

    http://american3p.org/

  • Anonymous

    It fine for La Raza and the NAACP to make direct references to their color and ethnicity, but whites can’t. There is the Hispanic community, the black community but the recognition of a white community is offensive to the press. Now that is a story all by itself.

  • Will to White

    Just replace the word ‘White’ with black, hispanic, asian, jamaican, purple, mexican and that should be acceptable.

    We must forge ahead, without permission from the pathetic left. No apologies, ever.

    Our country continues to be handed over to the criminal invaders! It becomes more unrecognizable day by day

    Would European American be ok with you??

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    I imagine the A3P party realized there was a very high probability that the ad would be rejected. But by wording it as they did, they can maybe bargain down to something slightly “milder” that might not have been accepted if they had led with it. And also, as I said, hopefully they can use the rejection to generate publicity.

    The A3P party is very determined to avoid divisive internal squabbles of the sort that have hampered previous white political efforts, and is determined to “mix it up” in mainstream politics and give our movement a true political presence.

    I believe we are all welcome to get on board!

  • Anonymous

    You have to be sly and use code here. Something like “…we must secure a future for NASCAR-loving America and our children.”

  • Anonymous

    Only if White people themselves are removed from America, will the multi-cult Marxist hate police who control the media find the country “acceptable”.

  • Dario

    Please come have a candidate in this corrupt state known as Connecticut!!

  • WR the elder

    I have felt for some time that the biggest strategic error made by the A3P was that they came out as explicitly being a party for White people. They could have had exactly the same positions on all the issues but avoided the explicit pro-white talk and they’d be a respectable party. As it is A3P must fight a terrible uphill battle. Not only do they have the same problems of access that all non-Republicrat parties have, but they constantly have to fight the “Nazi” label and get denied air time for daring to be pro-white. Yes, I am recommending a degree of subterfuge but let’s face it, our opponents have been damn sneaky lying bastards for decades. As in Great Britain, a lot of people are desperately seeking a party that will slash immigration, but are easily scared away by the “Nazi” and “White supremacist” labels slapped on by the media.

  • fred

    What’s next — a voice over from Daniel Carver? There’s no reason to engage in low brow sensationalism. Just take the word out and run the ad.

  • crusader88

    Sigh! The race that dare not speak its name!

  • LibertarianRealist

    In Al Sharpton’s 2004 presidential campaign radio ads, he stated he would “make sure that all Americans and especially people of color are never again deprived of their right to vote.” He also accused other Democrats of not paying enough attention to “our people” out of “fear of offending Iowa and New Hampshire voters.”

  • Marc B

    I just heard the commercial today on the Alex Jones show and it was slick sounding but also seamlessly blended in with other Patriot movement related advertising. Jones will keep it on until he gets enough heat from listeners or other sponsors, just like he did with the Scriptures for America ads. Although he talks realistically about tribal loyalty and allegiances being normal and healthy, that is as far as he is willing to go along that sort of reasoning.

  • Uniculturalist

    Maybe West Virginia law is different, but at least under federal law as I understand it, a media outlet is required to take any paid advertisement from a political candidate. A few years ago there were some particularly disturbing scenes in an ad run by a pro-life candidate (in South Carolina, if memory serves me right). The ads were run, but the station provided advance notice of them so that anyone who wanted to avoid seeing them could do so. I would think the same kind of thing might apply here. Looks to me like Harry Bertram has a case.

  • rockman

    You get the respect you demand

  • Reg

    Since when does reality or facts matter? Remember, they are all descended from kings and queens that lived in opulence in their majestic cities of ancient Africa…..

  • OBSERVER

    Who is at fault?

    White people for even thinking they would get ANY respect in a multicultural/diversity nation.

    Fools. Get used to this. White is the new N word and we have hell coming our way.

  • patthemick

    Seems to me to simply change the word to European would be just as effective.

  • MAJ

    Ok, perhaps we should call ourselves “people of no color.”

    Seriously, perhaps we need a new word that is friendly, benign-sounding, but means white. Once the media picks it up it will be too late to have the leftist media retreat.

  • hokie

    “we must secure a future for White America and our children”

    – It’s too similar to the 14 words of White Nationalism. Learn to phrase things in a way that doesn’t leave you open to stereotypes. “We must find a way to preserve America and American values for the sake of posterity.” Same exact sentence, wouldn’t have been censored.

    TLDR version: Victory is not getting a bigger piece of the pie through advancing the Euro-American cause. Victory is defeating the racial spoils system,aa,wealth redistrubution, etc and then letting our inherent advantages regain all that was “taxed” away from us through participation in a true free market economy.

  • Anonymous

    23 — crusader88 wrote at 10:04 PM on August 1:

    Sigh! The race that dare not speak its name!

    ————————————————-

    Yes, I agree.

    But it sure seems many posters here are also afraid of the word, WHITE! They seem to think to tone that word down will do the trick. Who do they think they are fooling? Only themselves.

    ——————

    As for this:

    32 — hokie wrote at 10:42 AM on August 2:

    “we must secure a future for White America and our children”

    – It’s too similar to the 14 words of White Nationalism. Learn to phrase things in a way that doesn’t leave you open to stereotypes. “We must find a way to preserve America and American values for the sake of posterity.” Same exact sentence, wouldn’t have been censored.

    ————————————-

    So what? What is wrong with WN and the 14 words? You are afraid of stereotypes? This is the reason so many Whites will never get it or make any headway. We have to be strong and HONEST in our purpose and by watering down the word, White, is a sure way to defeat our cause. Haven’t we been doing this for decades now, so as not to “offend” others sensibilities?

    As for your suggestion, ““We must find a way to preserve America and American values for the sake of posterity.” is ridiculous.

    This has been said many times before and the “America” you refer to consists of any nonwhite with the name “American” after his race! So you think that most Whites will pick up on that?

    Nope.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with poster #21. Be smart, let the message get through without creating undue controversy. Just remove the word “white”, and the message will still be conveyed.

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    To 29 — OBSERVER:

    There’s no use whining, at least beyond it’s being a necessary stage for some of us in our “grieving” process.

    Let’s do exactly as A3P is doing and take every opportunity to put the word “white” in people’s consciousness.

  • Anonymous

    Many of you seem to be confused about “America”. The first few colonies were largely informed by Euro/Anglo culture, it’s true. Since then, in the past several hundred years or so, a variety of international influences have shaped the U.S. Texas and California for example (two of the largest states) along with other southwestern states have been widely influenced by Mexican culture, and are much more interesting for it. I’ll enjoy my tamales, you can keep the kidney pie.

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    I’m a bit stunned at all the posts above that seem to agree that use of the word “white” was a mistake. One poster even called it “low brow sensationalism,” which I hope was a bit of brilliant irony.

    We must put forward the word “white” at every opportunity, and fight for the right to do so (and I regret if my posts above gave the opposite impression). The fight we are engaged in is explicitly a racial fight, and using the word “white” will impress that fact on the only minds that don’t already get it, the minds of whites.

    Subterfuge (as one poster recommended) may occasionally be necessary, but its adoption as a general policy saps the spirit of an organization and leads to confusion and sell-out.

  • Tom in Illinois

    What if I were to change it to “Light complexity America”?

    I would also like to send a letter as well just for experimentation purposes and say we need to bote democrat for the future of Black America…i wonder if they’ll accept that too.

  • Jack in Chicago

    White Indo European people have never been free to say or think what they want – in the Middle Ages you could get arrested and tortured for saying that the earth revolves around the Sun, instead of the way we know it to be now. Under Communism – socialism, Whites in Eastern Europe had to watch what they said – that’s life.

    We have similar situations today – and it just takes some finesse. This ad would work fine by using “Americans” instead of “White Americans” – the audience would get what was being said.

    The key to our success is implicit White nationalism – just make a few adjustments to taylor our message to different audiences. Try to resist the urge to tell the WHOLE TRUTH in a 30 second advert.

  • Anonymous

    The radio station is doing this guy a favor. Running that ad would just give anti-whites umm… I meant “anti-racists” an excuse to attack whites umm I meant “racists”. Dangit! This Newspeak is so confusing.

    There’s no reason to give them the rope to hang you with. Besides, the message is more powerful without that last line. It denounces Republicrats, outsourcing, national debt, multiculturalism and immigration. That’s a powerful message. There’s no need to say anything more. People will get it.

    Just say this…

    Vote Harry Bertram for Governor, the American Third Position Candidate. The Democratic party and the Republican Party have both failed us. Corporations export our jobs overseas; America is insolvent. Multiculturalism and massive immigration are destroying America’s heritage. Reject the Republicans; reject the Democrats. Vote Harry Bertram for Governor and help secure America’s future.

  • Anonymous

    I support a candidate that is best for America or the State of residence. The bottom line is that the various races in this country are not going anywhere and we must coexist. Those who want separation, its okay but its a fantasy. America strength nationally and internationally is what is going to save this nation and our strength comes from our people. Of course the Indian are the only true native ones, all others are transplants.

  • WASP

    Post 4, you took the words out of my mouth.

    4 — Anonymous wrote at 6:11 PM on August 1:

    Amazing. The Black Caucus, The Black Panthers, hard to list all the organizations and ads and speeches that mention Black America. CNN runs a series called “Black in America.”

    How did it ever get to this? The use of the term “white” is forbidden in public to describe whites, except if it is for some criticism of whites or as a pejorative.

    How did it get to this? I’ll answer that. 50 years of brainwashing by leftist. I also blame World War II and the Nazi Party. Ever since the Third Reich, the rest of the world gets nervous when white men with guns get together to talk about change. In other words, there has been an opposite and equal reaction to what they did.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Harumphty Dumpty, if you mean white americans say so. Or is it every time one hears the term Americans in the main stream media all whites are supposed to wink and say, those main stream media-always-on-our-side guys mean us whites?

    The problem is, the Ad begins with, “(both parties) have failed us”

    Meaning americans of all hues and colors. . . and then it ends with “we must secure a future for white america and our children”

    But what can you expect from the third way, a group the left paints as neo-nazi influenced? a group arguably worse than the main-stream media themselves?

    Of course, as anyone knows who followed Jared Taylor’s ‘Banned in Halifax’ appearance, the media wont run the paid ad no matter what it says.

  • anon

    That was stupid, what was he thinking–the only thing missing was 14/88. Some would argue that the rightful owners were Native Americans anyway. I would have worded it, “return America to the people who built it”.

  • Der Nonkonformist

    @Rockman:

    “You get the respect you demand”

    I try to see it more like “You get the respect you are willing and ready to enforce”.

    Cheers,

    Der Nonkonformist

  • Anonymous

    36 — Anonymous wrote at 1:49 PM on August 2:

    Many of you seem to be confused about “America”. The first few colonies were largely informed by Euro/Anglo culture, it’s true. Since then, in the past several hundred years or so, a variety of international influences have shaped the U.S. Texas and California for example (two of the largest states) along with other southwestern states have been widely influenced by Mexican culture, and are much more interesting for it. I’ll enjoy my tamales, you can keep the kidney pie.

    —————————————————-

    Do you even know the difference between the SPANISH influences and the MEXICAN ones (which is nil)? It was the SPANIARDS influence! They are CAUCASIANS!

    As for Mexican “influence” being “more interesting”, where do you get that from? The orange painted houses or the light purple painted houses with garbage thrown all about and cars sitting all over the front yard?

    Keep your tamales.

  • ihateobama

    It is illegal to censor political advertising. The station could get in trouble with the FCC.

  • Anonymous

    The hispanic media outlets have no problem advertising their racial interests. However, white media outlets get their arms twisted by the Justice Department if they dare attempt the same.

  • Anonymous

    44 — anon wrote at 5:37 PM on August 2:

    That was stupid, what was he thinking—the only thing missing was 14/88. Some would argue that the rightful owners were Native Americans anyway. I would have worded it, “return America to the people who built it”.—————————

    Maybe you need to educate yourself on the “rightful” owners of America. It sure wasn’t the native Indians! They OWNED nothing. They did not form nor build AMERICA. There was no such land called America when the natives were warring with each other.

  • Anonymous

    41 — Anonymous wrote at 4:59 PM on August 2:

    I support a candidate that is best for America or the State of residence. The bottom line is that the various races in this country are not going anywhere and we must coexist. Those who want separation, its okay but its a fantasy. America strength nationally and internationally is what is going to save this nation and our strength comes from our people. Of course the Indian are the only true native ones, all others are transplants.

    ———————————————————–

    Another troll……NationALITY (White, that is)…is what will save this nation. A nation = RACE.

    BTW, trolls such as yourself love to get on these forums and say,” the nonwhite races are not going anywhere”…Who says? YOU? If that is the case then say goodbye to AMERICA. There will be no such thing any longer.

    Also, the INDIANS did not have a country to begin with. There was NO America when the Indians were roaming from here to there and they NEVER built anything, let alone a country such as America.

  • Anonymous

    The radio station seem to be pretty obviously thumbing its nose at the law:

    http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/tags/fcc-political-advertising-rule/

    While it is not illegal for a station to run a state or local candidate’s ad when the ad does not have a candidates voice in it, there are important ramifications for the station if the spot is not a “use”.

    (…)

    Most importantly for the stations, if the spot does not have the candidates voice or picture in it, the spot is not covered by the ‘No censorship” provision of Section 315 of the Communications Act. That provision prohibits a station from rejecting a candidate’s ad based on its content. But, because the station can’t reject the ad based on its content, the station has no liability for the contents of the ad.

  • Anonymous

    He should just substitute White for Caucasian or western or occidental, Anglo-Saxon, or European descendants. Its just semantics, not a big deal really, White is rather unscientific anyway, kind of in line with the notion that race is just color anyway. So do away with white and pick a more academic word like Caucasian.

  • Anonymous

    Indians are not anymore the native race to the Americas then Whites, Australasian are actually the earliest known racial type inhabiting America. Them and Whites were just absorbed or exterminated by the mongoloid Indians, that’s all. This country though was built purely by European men.

  • Anonymous

    32 — hokie wrote at 10:42 AM on August 2:

    “we must secure a future for White America and our children”

    – It’s too similar to the 14 words of White Nationalism.

    **************************

    I’m not a White Nationalist–some of it’s positions are just a bit too extreme, but having said that, it was upon hearing those 14 words for the first time, that the racial realities I’d been hearing about all the time finally kicked into my consciousness and made me remember who and what I was–a WHITE woman and the mother of two WHITE children that needed a future!

  • Anonymous

    If Mr. Johnson wants the ad to run as it is written he or Mr. Bertram should record the ad by reading it themselves instead of having it broadcasted by a station worker.

  • rjf101

    Even if the word “White” were removed, and it just said “America,” I think people would understand what he stands for.

    I’d vote for someone like him (obviously), but here in 55%-minority Texas, a candidate like that stands no chance.