Yesterday morning, I listened to that Gallagher guy on the local AM radio. He comes on after Bill Bennet and I just happen to like hearing Bennet do commercials in his wholly unenthusiastic unconvincing way. (I want to call his show early one morning and tell him how enjoyable it is to listen to his commercials, having listened to him talk down to the likes of me for years. Every time I hear him, I think of that.:)
Back to the point — Gallagher was couching his remarks about the Michael J. Fox add oh so very carefully. He was hemming and hawing and finally said what he thought. Yesterday evening, I sent him an email through his website, asking why he needed to speculate about the ad, since Fox clearly has a PR type as does the Parkinson Foundation.
This morning, I was tuned in again. Gallagher was attempting to make an analogy about ticks. He told some pretty nasty stories about farting, getting caught with his hand down his pants and lastly, shitting himself while driving. Making these sort of confessions is a tick he has, much like Michael Jackson — wait — Michael J. Fox has. (Yes, Gallagher said Jackson and then “caught” himself.) He then decided that the issue was not about stem cell research, but rather the contest over federal funding.
Later in the day, I had a chance to listen to Rush over the internets. I was lucky enough to catch the call from a woman who called him on his webcam performance of the day before. His excuse? He was simply trying to re-enact what he had seen for his audience.
RIGHT. Anyone who can watch Rush on his webcam has the ability to see the ad for her/himself. Quite a lame excuse. Rush was doing what the caller accused him of, namely, making fun of Michael J. Fox.
Gallagher, Rush, Hannity — don’t get me started — are the proto-typical bullies. They will always pick on the “other.” This time, the “other” is actually someone who didn’t ask to be put in the position he is in, is fighting for his life, and except for a marginal minority, is well liked by a great number of people.
Since I have a real job, I am unable to listen to any of the radio talkers for more than a few minutes a day. Perhaps someone set this straight over the air and I didn’t catch it. What I take away from what I heard is that Gallagher, Rush and Hannity find it easier to float specualtion than do some work.
Same as the other day. Nothing changes with them.