--It may be true, maybe not...but it's so darned fun, what the hell--we're going with it: this came in over the transom this morning with a phony name and a real Entercom IP address:
David Field is in town this week. Those of you who want to meet Mr.Tom Clendening, might stop in at the Unemployment office on Monday. Dave Pridemore, is going to be demoted this week to his Sales Director role...
If you haven't been following the degeneration of the once-great KIRO radio and its sister station KTTH, Program Director Tom Clendening and Dave Pridemore are responsible for its demise. David Field is CEO, Director of Entercom from Bala Cynwyd, PA. Whether Field's here or not--Tom and Dave's got some splainin' to do and we're glad.
~BlatherWatch gets a lot of hits from Bala Cynwyd, so we'd like to welcome the Entercom boys to Seattle. A tip: have the salmon, the halibut's probably not fresh.
~A reader writes some news probably too late for Mr. Clendening: losing baseball doesn't have to kill a talk station. In Atlanta, ratings went UP at WSB after losing the Braves.
~The "Intelligent Design" discussion continues to froth all over talk
radio. This faith-based "science" (known to some as "Inferential
Divinity") is a Trojan horse to sneak creationism into the public
schools. Conservatives and religious activists apply political tactics
to smear science these days, a dangerous development. They're doing it
to the theory of evolution, just as they did to the previously
nonpartisan medical procedure framed by them as "partial birth
abortion." Yesterday, Dr. James Dobson likened embryonic stem cell
research to Nazi experiments; and Bill O'Reilly said, “Whatever your belief, it should be respected. But the National Academy
of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
both reject intelligent design and don't want it mentioned in science
classes. That, in my opinion, is fascism.”
Need some science? For get those boring old values-neutral scientists--call a talk show host.
~We hear Michelle Malkin denies ever kissing anyone from BlatherWatch as we reported recently. She's gotta remember that crazy, crazy day...John Carlson was there, so was Diane Medved, so was Tom Robbins. Obviously, it didn't make as big on impression on Michelle as it did on us. Either that or she's lying. Either way, we are very, very disappointed in Michelle.
~ Limbo's J.Kingston Pierce's concept of "Unintelligent Design" seems less apocryphal than its forebearer. He asks: "Would a “higher intelligence” really have inflicted upon our planet some of the people, concepts, and commodities we see around us every day?...shouldn’t we be asking whether we’ve been the victims of unintelligent design, instead? He lists some taken-for-granteds from modern life. Like decaf, Rick Santorum, talk radio, packs of mismatched men’s boxers, spam (both kinds) Anna Nichole Smith, oversize foam fingers, buffalo wings, Michael Medved, the CEO perp walk, plastic fences, steak tartare, Newt Gingrich-novelist, clitoris piercing, swine flu, guns in churches. We don't know what he's got against swine flu or Anna Nichole, but he's spot-on about Newt Gingrich novels- they just don't compare to Bill O'Reilly's. Click here for O'Reilly reading a smutty passage from his novel: Those Who Trespass while Janeane Garofalo laughs hysterically in the background. We would add gingivitis, KIRO's Frank Shiers, cliterectomies, Fox's John Gibson, raspberry-flavored coffee, CNN's Robert Novak and Bernie Goldberg. Pierce has quite a list going over there--give him a click and a few of your own nominations.
~speaking of Frank Shiers, he graciously but snidely quoted us on the Dori Monson show Thursday. We'd said he was the conservative talk radio version of USA Today--denoting his blanditude. We didn't mean it as a compliment, but he took it as one. That's so pathetic, it's sweet.
~DEP'T of CORRECTIONS: conservative author and national defense analyst Philip Gold, critical of neoconservatism and the Iraqi War, we recently wrote about complains about our characterization of him: "I ain't no militarist," he says, I's a grouchy old Marine." That's no excuse, we thinks, to talk like Steppinfetchit, Phil
~Adam Carolla, that politically incorrect horse-boy from Loveline and The Man Show may replace Howard Stern in the Pacific time zone when Stern goes to satellite radio in January. Carolla's not signed yet, but he said “Tentatively correct” on when asked about it on Stern’s show this morning. Do you care? Well, now that we mention it, we guess we don't either.