Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tea Baggers Love America More Than Nazis and Mexicans

Three headlines came together in my newsfeed this morning to bring you the above ridiculous blog post title.

I didn't check the exact dates and times, but almost as if trying to form a perfect trifecta of ignorance, fate brought us these three impossible statements from radio hosts across two different media outlets - Twitter and The Wall Street Journal.

Here's what has been published in the last couple of days:

Rush Limbaugh
An article released this morning on HipHopWired, titled "Rush Limbaugh Says Tea Partiers Love America More Than Obama, Clinton", bashes Limbaugh's recent editorial in The Wall Street Journal. To be fair to Rush, I'm not sure the article title is a reflection of his exact words, but HipHopWired writer Danielle Canada makes her case here.

The Toucher
Fred Toettcher, known as the "Toucher" on 98.5 The Sports Hub, typed a tweet on Twitter during NFL draft night that got people talking, and got The Toucher apologizing - hoping to save his job. "What did he tweet that taused tow much twubble?" (asked Elmer Fudd). According to USA Today, the Toucher tweeted this about draftee Tim Tebow and his entourage:
"It looked like some kind of Nazi rally...so lily-white is what I'm trying to say. Yeah, Stepford Wives."
Mike Bacsik
Mike Bacsik's former claim to fame was pitching to Barry Bonds as Bonds hit his record-breaking 756th career home run. Now the KTCK (Ticket 1310) talk-show host can add to his infamy, as he has served up a one-two punch of media misspeak on Twitter that is likely to send him off the air for a long time.

When the Spurs beat the Mavs, Bacsik tweeted "Congrats to all the dirty mexicans in San Antonio."

But that wasn't enough, according to David Flores on Kens5.com. A morbid threat was muttered in yet another tweet on the same night with this mini-rant: "If I get cancer and I’m going to die I will blow NBA office."

I don't know about you, but I've got questions.

What does all this mean? Why is all this hate in the air? Is it the economy, or is it just plain old people being stupid? (reference)
As if a live mic wasn't risky enough, how many DJs will continue to make statements on Twitter, Facebook and the like that could lead to them being off the air?

I'll leave that for you to decide. No hateful comments will be tolerated... please keep it respectable.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hide your young girls

A DJ in Darlington in the UK quit his job after he sent a FaceBook message to a 14 year old girl last week.

They had met earlier that day when the DJ's radio show did a live broadcast from the girl's school.

Looks like the girl's father was arrested after he beat the crap out of the DJ, but the police did not arrest the DJ.

In addition to resigning, the DJ in question has stated that he now "plans to travel overseas for a year".

Ummm, does that mean he's heading to the US? Or is he heading to another country where he thinks establishing relationships with 14 year olds will work out better for him than it did in England.

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Three things about Darlington that you may or may not care about:

  • Association with the history of railways

  • They've got their own football club

  • Hometown of deceased rock and roll drummer Michael Lee
  • Thursday, April 01, 2010

    1080 Drops Vicevich

    I know I haven't posted anything in a while, but a local DJ being fired has brought me back.

    The Hartford Courant reported this morning that the guy on WTIC AM 1080 - heard after the Ray and Diane show (that no longer features Diane) and before Rush - will no longer be heard.

    The guy's name is Jim Vicevich, and that's pretty much all I'm going to say about him.

    If you really liked listening to him, it appears he will still appear on the local Fox station in the a.m. as a regular on Fox 61 Morning News.

    No surprise there.

    Now, for our old feature: Three things about Hartford...

    It is home of the Mark Twain House

    It has a marathon

    It has a pretty good local beer