BOYCOTT CAR TALK AND NPR
how the hosts tell a woman how to destroy her car so that she can get a new one
in her divorce. Write to Car Talk and your local NPR station to express your
outrage at the link below.
This is the
letter that I sent to Car Talk and NPR.
I listen to
Car Talk on WBHM out of Birmingham. On the April 12, 2003 edition of Car Talk a
call was taken from a caller "Miranda from the East Coast." The caller refused to identify herself, and
then asked the hosts to instruct her in a method to cause her older mini-van to
stop working and make it look like the vehicle "just died."
appalled at the answer, and horrified that the hosts even attempted to answer
her query. "Miranda's"
rationale for asking how to destroy her car was so that she could get her soon
to be ex-husband to buy her a new vehicle as part of the divorce settlement.
The discussion went on for a little while, and it came out that
"Miranda" was upset because her husband left her for someone with
"big headlights." It is no surprise that "Miranda's"
husband chose to leave, considering what a devious, immoral, unethical
"witch" the caller seems to be.
What came as
a total shock to me was the solution given by the hosts to drain the oil from
the car so that the engine would seize up. I do hope that any male in the
process of getting divorced listened to this show. I also hope that if the scenario is concurrent with the demands
of his soon-to be ex-wife, the man plays this tape for his attorney and the
judge, and brings Car Talk and all associated with it up on charges of
extortion and fraud, along with his ex-wife for perjury and fraud.
As the hosts
are aware, divorce is no picnic, and there is an extreme bias in the court
system against the male. The hosts
suggestion on how to destroy "Miranda's" car simply played into the
divorce ethic of "women take
I will no
longer listen to car talk, and will be asking that the many fathers' rights
organizations boycott both the show and NPR.
I will suggest to any NPR listeners in the fathers' rights movement to
think twice before they renew their pledges to NPR stations that air Car Talk.
information will be posted to the many organizations across the world that are
trying to establish parity in the family court system, along with a link to the
car talk website.
are guilty of collusion in fraud and extortion, and perhaps a violation of the
RICO act. (Conspiracy to defraud.) And it is out there for the public to hear.
just so you don't think that I am some ex-husband who has a lot of anger,
please let me give you a brief history of who I am. I am a second wife who is dealing with the constant grabbing of
the first wife, so much so that my children are suffering. Ask any second wife which children are more
important in the eyes of the court and the law. I am the Director of Florida Citizens Against Paternity Fraud,
I am an Executive of Citizens Against Paternity, a Life Member of DADS of
FLORIDA, former President of the Second Wives of Florida, and member of the
legislative committee of DADS of FLORIDA.
I am a frequent contributor to various father's rights groups, both
through the internet and by writing op-ed pieces.
show's producer, you should never have let the call from "Miranda"
air on the radio. If the call slipped by the delay, then when you heard
"Miranda's" the question you should have gone to dead air. By airing
the full conversation and the answer, you have lost the respect of many
people. I hope that Car Talk will feel
the effect in it's pocketbook, along with the NPR stations that carry the show.
this situation, Car Talk must extend an apology for the acts of the hosts both
on the radio and on the website. Perhaps it might behoove Car Talk to have a
fathers' rights activist present our side.
I concur with Nadine.
I hope that NPR stays
far away from giving advice on childcare. Apparently a call placed by a parent
to conceal and alienate children from the other parent would promptly receive
proper guidance, as long as it was from a woman seeking a divorce.
President Florida DAD inc. (Dads of