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Radio Personality To Father: Have Your Daughter Raped Straight

WMMSDOMINICDIETERX390Radio listeners in Cleveland received a rude jolt yesterday morning when Dominic Dieter of Rover's Morning Glory -- a talk show on the massively influential WMMS 100.7, "The Buzzard" -- told a father that his possibly-gay daughter should be raped straight.


According to the incident reports (and later confirmed to us by an executive for Clear Channel, the station's parent company), the anti-gay remark was made by Dominic Dieter, one of the "Rover's Morning Glory" cast members.  Responding to an e-mail from a father who (for reasons unknown) wrote to the station to say that he'd happened upon his teenage daughter kissing another girl. Deiter responded to the father, on-air, by saying:

"You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight."

This is not okay.  Not on any level, and not in any context.  We trust that the majority of fair-minded Americans will agree. Make no mistake, if this young woman is, in fact, gay - or if she's simply not interested in having sex with any of her father's friends, then what Dieter is suggesting is rape.

That's right, Dieter. Rape is not funny, and "corrective rape" happens to be a real and hideous thing

GLAAD's calling for Dieter's suspension, and for an apology, and for Rover's Morning Glory to produce "a segment speaking about the real harms that can come from parental rejection." If you'd like to let WMMS know your thoughts, the station's emailable at, and the general manager, Gary Mincer, may be reached at 216-520-2600. 

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  1. "GLAAD's calling for Dieter's suspension, and for an apology"

    GLAAD is weak

    He should be fired and not suspended and no apology is necessary. Just get him fired = huge impact as vs suspension and apology

    Posted by: say what | Apr 28, 2012 10:45:51 AM

  2. The time for Mr. Nice guy is over - suspension?? NO - GLAAD, stand up where women all over the world putting up with the same thing in real life cannot. FIRE his ass. Either that or he needs to be raped until he is gay - let's just see how effective that really is.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 28, 2012 10:55:32 AM

  3. GLAAD's statement trusting that "the majority of fair-minded Americans will agree" would have better read: "Obviously all fair-minded Americans will agree."

    Posted by: Commenter | Apr 28, 2012 10:56:41 AM

  4. and i just found this
    seems he also likes to smash bottles into women's faces. what a lovely guy

    Posted by: DanSwon | Apr 28, 2012 11:01:55 AM

  5. It's not just anti-gay, it's anti-woman and anti-man.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 28, 2012 11:09:29 AM

  6. I'd be incredibly surprised if the national news doesn't latch onto this within the next few hours.

    Regardless, I hope he's blacklisted from radio altogether...but - wishful thinking...

    Posted by: Leo | Apr 28, 2012 11:35:02 AM

  7. OMG. If he was trying to be 'funny' and edgy, it was an epic fail.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 28, 2012 11:40:25 AM

  8. Suspension and an apology? For advocating rape? Are you kidding me, GLAAD?

    There should be nothing short of an IMMEDIATE dismissal.

    Posted by: Mitch | Apr 28, 2012 11:49:03 AM

  9. Back in the 60's and 70's WMMS was the hippy peace and love station. Some things obviously don't get better. Sent email.

    Posted by: Akrontru | Apr 28, 2012 12:34:01 PM

  10. I was going to sat exactly what DASTIUS KRAZITAUC said, but I was so outraged I could barely find the right keys. I have so many other 'antis' lined up, but let me just leave with 'anti-social'. Any hateful creature insensitive enough to say something so shocking in a public forum must be removed from society, not just from the airwaves. And what fool writes about such subject matter to a radio show with a (notoriously?) controversial announcer in the first place? *purses lips & squints eyes in suspicion.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Apr 28, 2012 12:41:49 PM

  11. The radio station is owned by Clearchannel. Why not tell them what you think of this kind of incitation-to-violence?

    Posted by: s j | Apr 28, 2012 12:44:18 PM

  12. "anti female," that is.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Apr 28, 2012 12:59:32 PM

  13. What a f**king low-life.

    Posted by: TedL | Apr 28, 2012 1:20:16 PM

  14. How did "screw" become "rape"? Not defending this guy, but I think the remarks should be presented accurately, if we're going to be outraged by them.

    Posted by: sduncan | Apr 28, 2012 1:33:19 PM

  15. OK...........really? I really am reading what I think I'm reading? I shouldn't be shocked, but the depths of sexism and homophobia displayed here, and by many men across this country recently, honestly leaves me speechless and is a major punch to the gut. What a disgusting person Mr. Dieter is.

    Immediate firing is required, and it's probably going to happen. The backlash here has already begun and will get heavier throughout day and weekend. But it's these kind of statements which make you realize women and LGBTQ individuals are still not really fully respected by society at large. Because meatheads like this feel absolutely no shame and no filter towards saying whatever they want in regards to their hateful view towards women and gays. Completely pathetic.

    Posted by: Francis | Apr 28, 2012 1:46:00 PM

  16. @SDUNCAN -"You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight." Sounds like " You should contract one of your male accomplices to stick his penis into your daughter's vagina without her permission & shove it in & out repeatedly until she turns heterosexual - that is,assuming she is a lesbian in the first place." Feel better about your ridiculous post now? @ the rest of the commenters - let the outrage continue! I worry that the mainstream media doesn't pick this story up, especially since it currently finds itself so concerned with the relationship between Kanye West & Kim Kardashian.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Apr 28, 2012 1:58:49 PM

  17. "Screw" becomes "rape" when one reads the rest of the comment, "You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight."

    He should get one of HIS friends... not one of HER friends (no better, if without her consent, mind), not asking HER if she wants it, not considering HER in the matter at all, except as an object to be "screwed" by someone most likely significantly older than she is. Whether or not someone else MIGHT be willing to give the talk show personality a pass, since he said "screw" and not "rape", it simply sounds hideous to me, no matter what word he chose. No mention is made of discussing the issue with her at all, and without consent, "screw" = "rape".

    Also, like Leroy, I have my concerns about a father who would send this question into a radio talk show such as this, in the first place.

    Posted by: Storm | Apr 28, 2012 2:07:42 PM

  18. Leroy, I didnt post to make myself feel better. I posted because the headline changed the Dominic's quote from "screw" to "rape."

    Posted by: sduncan | Apr 28, 2012 2:07:57 PM

  19. SDUNCAN. Um. Okay.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Apr 28, 2012 2:18:44 PM

  20. @LEROY LAFLAMME Looks like we had the same impression... just took me longer to type it.

    @FRANCIS (& others) I also hope that this person is fired.

    Posted by: Storm | Apr 28, 2012 2:21:48 PM

  21. People need to start legally challenging the licenses of these stations and filing complaints with the FCC. Radio and television are granted use of the public airwaves to provide a public service to the communities they serve. Unfortunately, a lot of these problems with the media are a result of Bill Clinton's deregulation triangulation with the Conservative Republicans and his approval of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. That's why we have more right wing stations and consolidated ownership by major corporations.

    If this station was locally owned, we'd have greater leverage, but it is a Clear Channel operation and they are less responsive to local pressure unless they face a legal challenges to their license.

    This creep should be fired, an apology and suspension do not speak loud enough.

    Posted by: Bob R | Apr 28, 2012 2:26:27 PM

  22. @sduncan any sex not agreed to by both parties is RAPE. Got it? Accurate enough for you?

    Posted by: Dale | Apr 28, 2012 2:35:35 PM

  23. Sduncan concern troll is concerned. shut up, stupid.

    Posted by: wtf | Apr 28, 2012 2:52:50 PM

  24. So get one of your adult friend to screw your gay (also maybe minor ) daughter ?

    ah yes, teenage daughter, it says. I wonder if calling for child rape is a criminal offense.

    Posted by: Malaysian Ho | Apr 28, 2012 4:13:34 PM

  25. It takes a lot to shock me. I am older and thought I had heard it all. But this truly does shock me. It's creepy, icky. He is telling the father to get a friend of his, therefore an older man to have sex with the young woman. Just think about it if the father takes this advice. Just think about that. This is disgusting. E-mails sent. We need to ALL send e-mails.

    Posted by: StraightGrandmother | Apr 28, 2012 4:17:05 PM

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