Ordered to stop criticizing Trump, Bruce Bond quits – says: “The fact that my bosses would censor me … is ridiculous.”
Bruce Bond, Pennsylvania talk show host, resigned rather than be censored by his bosses at WTPA-FM. Bond, who hosted a 3-hour talk radio show felt like he had no choice. Bond’s boss, Tim Michaels told him he was to stop criticizing Trump.
“I certainly didn’t want to leave,” Bond said. “Being in that studio, it was perfect. And I’m very sad that that couldn’t continue.” The New York Post wrote that the shock jock shared a copy of the letter he received from Michaels on his Facebook page. “This is to serve as notice that it is not permissible on WTPA airwaves to talk disrespectfully (sic) of the President. I have received backlash in the form of emails, phone calls and such.”
The station’s General Manager told Fox News that he had warned Bond “multiple times” to refrain from all political talk — whether it be pro or against Trump. WTPA said that Bond was hired to do an entertainment show and was cautioned not to make political comments.
The Huffington Post published that Bond has had a controversial career and that he has also served time in prison for check a forging scheme. WTPA hired him in 2013 after he returned from prison.
“But I can’t be walking on eggshells when and if the subject of Trump comes up. I’m certainly not going to be positive,” he told Pennlive.com.
Michaels said the station accepted Bond’s resignation and wishes him well. “That’s basically my comment on Bruce,” he said.