Bernie Ward admits to child porn in plea deal

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    Bernie Ward, the most prominent liberal voice on Bay Area talk radio for more than two decades, admitted Thursday to distribution of child pornography by e-mail in a plea deal that will send him to federal prison for at least five years.

    Ward, 57, a former Roman Catholic priest, was a fixture on KGO-AM 810 for three hours every weeknight, known in recent years for his fervent denunciations of President Bush and the war in Iraq during his news talk show. He also hosted "God Talk," a Sunday morning program on religion, and was a prolific fundraiser for the station's charity drives.

    But his career disintegrated Dec. 6 with the unsealing of a federal grand jury indictment, issued three months earlier, that charged him with two counts of distributing and one count of receiving Internet images of child pornography. KGO fired him Dec. 31.

    At a 30-minute hearing in federal court in San Francisco, Ward admitted he was guilty of a single charge of distributing child pornography, saying it involved "exchanging an image of a minor engaged in sexually explicit activity" in December 2004. The plea agreement he signed, quoted in court, contained an admission that he had sent between 15 and 150 pornographic images via e-mail.

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    doesn't this belong in the 'religion' aisle?
     
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    no. Bernie is a left wing commentator and talk radio host.
     
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    Apparently Bernie is a piece of shit above all else he might present himself as.
     
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    indeed. Bernie is a piece of shit and should exit stage left of American politics.


    I say that not only as a person who absolutely loathes child predators but also as a liberal willing to clean my own house.
     
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    Since certain posters who will go unnamed (Jillian) insist on painting all fundamentalist Christians as child molesters and wackos, does this mean we can now paint all liberals as porn fiends?
     
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    No. Since when did something you disagree with justify doing it yourself?

    The dude's a pedophile and got busted peddaling kiddie porn. His politics and religious beliefs are irrelevant to THAT fact because it is THAT fact he's a piece of shit.

    And I LOVE to see you tell my mother, who is a dyed in the wool Democrat, plays organ at the church and teaches Sunday School that she's a porn fiend. You might get "the Good Book" upside your head.:eusa_eh:
     
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    The usual suspects will be along soon enough to claim it is a liberal trait.:rofl:
     
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    My point is, the usual suspects who make those erroneous connections ARE the lefties.
     
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    I would never do that because I really doubt she goes around on internet message boards calling Christians "nutters" and supporters of child rapists.
     

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