In which I ask whether liberals can possibly avoid hundreds of Coakley-esque talk-radio drubbings this fall. Please take a look.
Like you, I'm eager to see how Jay Severin
handles himself when he returns to the WTKK-FM airwaves tomorrow. He's
got a tricky task ahead of him, that's for sure. On the one hand,
Severin needs to show his bosses that he can, in fact, be "civil and respectful," or at least come reasonably close. But Severin
also has to convince his loyal listenership that--his recent suspension notwithstanding--he's
still the same edgy, erudite, Asian-women-lovin' conservative they've
come to esteem.
--"That means, 'Shut up. Don't lie.'"
That would be Wendy Murphy, co-host of WRKO's Finneran's Forum, explaining that the right to remain silent is actually an obligation limiting the right of alleged criminals (like Chuck Turner) to try to sway public opinion in their favor.
Interesting, especially given Murphy's volubility as a pro-prosecution commentator during the Duke lacrosse rape case.
I speak of Reese Hopkins, who's out of his 10 am-noon slot effective tomorrow, and Laura Ingraham, the nationally syndicated yakker who'll take said time over.
Boston Daily notes that Ingraham--whose exit comes amid broader cutbacks at Entercom, WRKO's parent company--probably won't be as...feisty as Hopkins.