WOR (710 AM), one of the city's two biggest talk radio stations, said this morning it is dropping Beck's syndicated show as of Jan. 17 and replacing him with a familiar New York name: Mike Gallagher. "The reason is ratings," said WOR program director Scott Lakefield. "Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn't getting what we wanted."This is a strange coincidence. Just last week the Janesville Gazette's tinfoil hatter Dan Conry, was explaining exactly why people like Glenn Beck (or himself), don't last too long in the Big Apple.
Dan Conry Show Excerpt:They can be nice and blame it on low ratings but I think Conry's explanation, who by the way has first hand experience on this, is what really is at the root of Beck's departure.
"I grew up in a democratic household, I grew up in a very liberal city. I grew up in a very liberal background. You don't exist in the city (NY) that I lived in if you're a bigot, if you're a racist, if you're a homophobe, if you have no tolerance for anybody."
Sound Off Excerpt: Gazette's anonymous column)Yeah, Dan. What's up with that? Much better to use names your army of screaming lunatics can relate to, such as those people, gay people-liberal-drug addict-drunks, left-wing socialists, communists, Marxist morons, union thugs, etc., etc. First of all, the Sound Off comment is a complete farce most likely sent in by one of Conry's supporting interlopers or Conry himself in an attempt to straw man and defuse the outrage he fueled by demonizing and stereotyping anyone who doesn't agree with his right-wing idiot-ology. Others suggesting Conry "tone it down" are merely saying "hey, it's okay to be a morally bankrupt class-war-waging psychopath, we can relate, you just don't have to tell everybody." I say Conry should just be his own natural self.
On WCLO talk-show host
Two suggestions for him. First, he should investigate the school districts' revenue shortage; second, please stop calling elected officials Irish pals, buddies, partners or my friends.
The only thing worse than a raging bigot at the mic is a phony raging bigot at the mic.