Dori Monson (KIRO m-f, 1-3p) is a beautiful man. He loves kids, and basketball. (And we already know how much he loves dogs).Unfortunately, the "reporter" is Dori’s KIRO colleague, Jim Moore, (m-f, 3-6p) with a schmoozy lap dance fuzzywuzzifying the far-right blabbermeister in this morning’s P-I.com.
Monson, the talk host with a girl's name but a boy's mind, is having his image re-tooled.
With a new civility code by the LDS Church-owned KIRO, he’s reportedly been told to tone down the political and race-rhetoric. After the instant public reaction to his angry decrying of the city’s support of the memorial for the Ethiopian family who burned to death in a house fire, he was told to desist.Moore’s puff pastry is about Monson's recent promotion to head coach of Shorecrest High School's girls’ basketball team.
Politicians, liberals, and poor people would never get the respect Dori gives his girls: “I … believe in praising publicly and correcting privately."
“I wondered if Monson had ever been heckled as a coach -- if you look at the abuse he takes in cyberspace, it seemed likely but it hasn't happened.” (Emphasis ours).
There’s the indelible image of the normally bile-spewing Dori sobbing in the locker room after the team was defeated at the state tournament.
We couldn’t help but well-up ourselves, reading that Dori played John Mellencamp's Your Life is Now for his team in the locker room before the game.
In this undiscovered moment
Lift your head above the crowd
We could shake this world
If you would only show us how
Your life is now
Once Dori was the self-proclaimed King Of Seattle Talk Radio. “He looks fondly," writes Moore "in the winter of 2008, his show got the highest ratings in town.” All that particular self-proclaiming had to stop when the PPM’s began revealing who was actually listening to what on the radio, and when, and for how long.
That was before KIRO handed over the mighty 50k bullhorn of the ayem band to The Sport (and Jim Moore).
All the industry-planted jellyrolls in the world won’t cover up who Dori Monson really is. He race-baits for money. The unemployed are “bums.” Homeless people are “garbage.” The governor is a liar. The president is a loser.
Remember when Dori bragged on-air to Ann Coulter that he’d bought his teenage daughter a ticket to Al Gore’s anti-global warming flic, An Inconvenient Truth, so she could lie to her teacher about seeing the movie for extra credit? He had to apologize for that one.
Remember how he blamed (for being dead!) the mother of the black, orphaned kid who became the symbol of health care reform for her own “poor choices?”
Martin (and Bonneville) are trying to
mainstream Dori in a market where he couldn’t be further from the main.
He’s a global-warming denying, Obama birth certificate questioning Glenn Beck wannabe who preaches that it's all an evil “one-world socialist scheme” to take away your precious libber-dee (and maybe your birthday).
But hey, Dori never yells at the refs: “Monson has
received [only] one technical foul in his coaching career.”