Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Two 'jokes', two different reactions.

This is Mark Madden. As you might guess from the poster behind him, he's on sports radio. Radio suits him. He's got a great face for radio.

Recently, hearing about Ted Kennedy's health problems, he said he was sorry to hear it. "I've always hoped he would live long enough to be assassinated."

Did he give an apology for this? Who the hell cares? His employer, ESPN Radio, fired his ugly fat ass.

Not suspended. Fired.

Then we have this useless mass of protoplasm, Liz Trotta. She's on Fox Noise Channel and is asked about Hillary's comment that "RFK was assassinated in June". Ms. Trotta said something about killing Osama, then corrected it to Obama, then added, "Well, both actually..." followed by peals of girlish laughter. She did apologize, one of those 21st Century crap apologies along the lines of "Jeez, I didn't know people would be so easily offended..."

Is Fox Noise going to fire her? Hell, no! This is a station that panders to psychotics, and this is the sort of stuff that keeps the psychotics watching.

Of course, if this were a reputable news organization, she would be erased from the payroll quick as lightning. But we know better than that, don't we?


dguzman said...

When even ESPN has better ethics than a network like Fox, you know the end is near.

Matty Boy said...

ESPN puts people on leave for saying stupid things pretty regularly. Both Bob Ryan and Tony Kornheiser have spent time in the penalty box in recent memory.

Fox Noise... not so much.

FranIAm said...

Liz Trotta was one of the first - if not the very first women journalists in Vietnam.

It was ground breaking. As a kid who wanted to be a journalist, she was a hero to me.

Now. Not so much is right.