In case you haven’t heard, 700 WLW just fired morning host Doc Thompson. While he was on his honeymoon.
The new guy? Eddie Fingers. The SAME Eddie Fingers who got fired from the same WLW in 2010. He’ll go back to co-hosting afternoons with the god awful Tracy Jones, while the equally terrible Scott Sloan moves to mornings.
Firing Thompson while he was on his honeymoon is an asshole move–that much has already been covered.
But what about Fingers tucking his dick between his legs to go back to WLW? Fingers says he didn’t hold any ill will toward WLW’s staff, just the higher-ups at Clear Channel. Okay, but WLW is still a Clear Channel station. It’s the same terrible company. Christ, they just proved it by making room for you by firing a guy on his honeymoon.
Fingers has been jobless for about a year and a half. In that time he used John Kieswetter at the Enquirer to basically beg the world to hire him. A man’s gotta work. I get that. But Fingers is almost certainly now working for much, much less than he made when he got canned. So much for pride and principal.
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Now, now. I should note first off that I believe the screen capture I used to be fair use of WLWT’s website, as I provided commentary about a current story AND what I feel like was a bit of humor to boot (poorly executed parody, perhaps?). I’m surprised that one of the only news sources I trust hit me with such a silly note, and one with such a poor understanding of such issues. In other words, bummer, WLWT. I’ll take my stupid ball elsewhere, I guess. I changed the dumb picture to a different picture of Rode. HOWEVER, KNOW THAT I FELT THREATENED BY YOUR EMAIL. Ultimately, you got what you wanted. Good for you.
The above is a story posted at WLWT’s website. You’ll notice that the photograph is NOT of the escaped murderer, but rather the guy who escaped WITH him (and who apparently DOESN’T HAVE A FUCKING MOUTH). Jose Ramon Hernandez is at present still at large and thanks to WLWT, I know what his friend looks like.
People are already saying that the just-now-happened Carson Palmer trade to Oakland was the doing of Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis, but whatever. Mike Brown made sense here. I WONDER WHAT TRICKERY HAD TO BE UNDERTAKEN TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
Speaking of trickery, here’s an ESPN oopsie:
Either way, we can consider our long national nightmare over. Carson Palmer is apparently gone from the Bengals, and we can now consider them the team that SWINDLED a team still reeling from the recent death of its owner. Of course, the extra first-rounder might be worth it.
If it can be inflated, there’s a good chance a Hamilton man has fucked it.
WLW says Edwin Tobergta of Hamilton got arrested over the weekend when a neighbor saw him romancing an inflatable raft. That’s “romancing” in the Biblical sense. As in, “Thou shalt fornicate with thine raft!”
The same story says Tobergta was once arrested for humping a 4-foot inflatable pumpkin. And a 2008 story from WLWT says he’d been arrested for similar behavior at least three times before. In that story his family asks that Edwin get help for his problem, instead of the cops just arresting him again and again.
Either he never got that help, or he did, and was told, “Edwin, my advice is that you leave here and immediately make your penis dance with more inflatables. Here, fill this giant Mickey Mouse lawn snowglobe with your semen.”
A lot of stupid spelling and grammar errors show up on Enquirer.com every day. It’s the kind of thing that could be prevented with basic proofreading. Oh, well.
But this amounts to the Enquirer folks et al not paying one fucking lick of attention. Check out the shirt on chin pubes.
There are two sets of questions:
For the Enquirer/Metromix/Cincinnati.com team, what moves your photographer to take a picture of this guy? And post it, unchanged? And why hasn’t anyone in the Gannett compound noticed as of 8:30 Thursday night?
For Lintbeard, why buy this shirt? Maybe you thought it was funny when you first saw it, but why go through with buying it? And then why buy this shirt and wear it in public? Above all, why buy this shirt, wear it in public, and say, “yes, Mr. Camera, I would like to be forever immortalized as the douche telling everyone what makes his penis happy”?
Jeff Ruby sells overpriced steaks on restaurants that sometimes barrel out of control down the Ohio River. No wonder people in Orlando should give a shit about his legal musings.
Ruby took out this full page ad in the Orlando Sentinel Saturday to show his displeasure with Orlando and the Casey Anthony hubbub.
Hey, Jeff, wrong city. Those jurors who you think screwed the pooch came from the Tampa area. And what makes you think people 900 miles away will care about this ad in a Saturday newspaper no one reads?
UPDATE AGAIN: Here’s the story from Fox 19. Kind of a bummer that they didn’t mention the potentially deameaning videos where his face is right next to a 700 WLW logo (which you’ll find below), but whatever:
I recently shot a videoblog that told a joke about young black men I know liking pot and white women…I immediately thought it went too far. I told my video guy not to use it. When he sent videos to my computer guy, he forgot to take it out. As soon as I heard about it, I removed it. I apologize for my bad joke. As my black friends, clients and fans will tell you, I’m not now…nor have ever been prejudiced.
Not sure I really have anything to comment on about it, but there it is.
I also talked to a Fox 19 reporter on the phone about our post covering the vid. It’ll be discussed in detail on our next podcast, which should go up early next week.
I think that is all. Anything else comes up, you’ll hear it here last.
Yesterday afternoon, we had reader David Sparks post this video in our Community Posts section:
Okay. Just in case the video gets taken down, here’s a transcript:
“I have many black friends, and I have many black clients. Why? Because cops are usually tazing naked black men, so I got cases against cops. I represent black men and I have black friends. But let me tell you something about this. On my flag football team, every black guy on the team–this is just calling it straight right here, no political correctness here–almost every, AW THE HELL WITH THAT, EVERY BLACK GUY ON MY FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM, went out with, lived with, and was married to a white woman, and smoked pot. I just want you to know that I understand black culture. If you want to conquer, If you want to conquer an African nation, SEND WHITE WOMEN AND POT. This is the bulldog. Every dog has their day. I hope tomorrow is yours.”
The smug look on Deters’s face at the very end of his diatribe says it all–he’s pleased with himself, and that’s pretty hard to swallow.
This seems pretty newsworthy to me, especially since Eric “Birth of a Nation” Deters is such a media hound. He’s a public figure, and this is more or less the most racist thing we’ve heard a local public figure say since Marge Schott’s “Million-dollar N/Hitler was good at first” debacle. It pretty much ruined her reputation–well, that and Schottzie dropping a schittzie in short right field. Kinda like how Bulldogs dropped a steamer on the KY side of the Purple People Bridge. THE SIMILARITIES ARE BOUNDLESS.
But I digress.
This should be news. Yesterday. So get on the stick, Enquirer. Get on the stick television stations. and for Pete’s sake (yes, THAT Pete), GET ON THE STICK, 700 WLW. He’s on your damn station. Please, please, please can someone make him answer for this? And while you’re at it, ask him how the hell he manages NOT TO BLINK for so long on the welcome message on his website:
Seriously, though. Deters should be called out on the carpet for this.