Thursday, March 5, 2009

All The News That's Fit To Print

So I just checked wabcradio.com. According to their website, the most important news headline of the day was: "Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar's Son Arrested In New York." New York - the city that never sleeps! According to the article, they arrested him while he was, quote, "selling sea scrolls by the seashore."

Even better, the next headline showed a photo of a gay couple from Utah protesting Proposition 8. The problem? The headline read, "Dad Pleads Guilty In 4 Kids' Deaths, Wants To Die."

I think Charles needs to give the smackdown to some of his fellow reporters...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The big question from today's show concerns the "bad news" that Imus mentioned several times. He started to say that he has always shared his life with his listeners but then stopped short of telling us more. Chuck, one of his closest friends cautioned Imus to hold off saying anything until next week when apparently more information will be available, Imus seemed more concerned than usual and his tone was more serious than joking. Early in the show he mentioned that he was going to the Ranch at the end of the month then, almost as an aside, told Chuck "...at least I am old enough"

His health has been an issue since last summer and lately he has referred several times to his PSA levels.

Does Imus have a serious illness?

Queenpat said...

The word is "cancer' and Imus may have it...what form, no one knows. Prostate is the most common in men at his age, if they catch it early enough...one can survive. All best in either case.

Al said...

Well, if it's not health related bad news(and everyone seems a little too upbeat today for it to be health related, but...),
then there's plenty of bad news out there for people who work in AM radio today, like Citadel's money problems....yowza!
Time to bail out of Citadel, I-man!

No wonder so many management people are leaving WABC...

Mike said...

Yes, he definitely chilled me a little earlier in the week when he was talking about his PSA levels and that he was calling people to say, "Goodbye"... even though it did sound in jest. I haven't gotten a chance to listen to today's show yet, but I think I'll have to practice some of the "larynxology" I've learned from him over the years to see if I can guess what's up.

He'll be OK. The grumpiest and most bitter among us outlast everything!

CG said...

Yeah...when I heard that news my stomach fell to the floor.

I'm hoping for the best - it IS treatable, of course, and I remind myself that it's better not to jump to conclusions without hearing the full test results. But, yeah, I'm concerned.

(And Sirius stock? One cent? Yikes. I assume that's the lowest it could go. Unless they want to switch currencies and make it a halfpenny, or something.)

Al said...

Googling 'Don Imus' lately doesn't bring up anything except the old Rutgers stuff...

Is Imus really that irrelevant these days? You'd think that if he had a serious health problem, the media would be all over it...

Mike said...

On the bright side, Inside Imus is now up :). For those of us who have had to download sketchy programs and hook our laptops up to our stereos because online streaming can be unreliable at times, this is a huge deal!

CG said...

That's interesting, Al...I guess we'll have to see what happens this week. Hopefully it'll be minor and he won't need a lot of press.

As for the streaming program - Woohoo! :-) That's awesome news - and as someone who's also done equally sketchy things with her computer (haha, that sounds wrong when I say it ;), it will definitely be a good change.

And it came in the nick of time too - I've recently had a bunch of Internet problems that will finally (and hopefully!) be resolved on Tuesday. How bad were they? Two hours ago I got off the phone with the Comcast rep, and he told me, quote: "If the maintenance guys screw up with you one more time, I will personally come down to your apartment and beat them with sticks." It's good to have people looking out for you. ;-)