Three Atlanta Radio Hosts Fired

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  1. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    http://deadspin.com/heres-the-steve-gleason-bit-that-got-three-atlanta-rad-513889322

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    Today, former Saint Steve Gleason guested on SI's MMQB—no mean feat since he's in the later stages of ALS. He types using a program that tracks movements of his eyes, and his 4,500-word column took him four hours to compose. Around the same time the column was published, an Atlanta sports talk radio show did an entire segment, based on the premise that his computerized "voice" is hilarious. It was really, really bad.

    This morning, 790 The Zone's Mayhem in the AM did a bit where hosts Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino interviewed "Steve Gleason," played by co-host Nick Cellini. Outrage immediately spread..................







    http://www.790thezone.com/apology.aspx

    "We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on “Mayhem In The AM†on 790 The Zone, related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS. We suspended the three individuals involved immediately following their comments and have since terminated their employment. 790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support this kind of content. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS."
     
  2. Jake Dog

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  3. Uncle Larry

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    Didn't take very long for them to get fired - these hacks tried to be funny, but clearly don't have a writer like Benjy to come up with great comedy bits.
     
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    Apparently the stations owners aren't familiar with the definition of the word Mayhem...

    may·hem n.1. Law The offense of willfully maiming or crippling a person.
    2. Infliction of violent injury on a person or thing; wanton destruction: children committing mayhem in the flower beds.
    3. A state of violent disorder or riotous confusion; havoc.

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  5. gilaet

    gilaet mind wandering... Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;FvHpvaxSTF0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvHpvaxSTF0[/video]
     
  6. newcastlefan

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    they didn't get fired for not being funny. if that were a reason to be fired there would be nobody on radio at all and it would be all muzak. they got fired because the world has one politically correct insane. i've never seen so many tight asses in one generation.
     
  7. Dump Button

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    I betcha steve found it funny.
     
  8. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Making fun of the handicapped is not funny.


    Now, let me get back to the Derrick the Midget thread...
     
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    you mean like when Howard used to do his Corky bits? or when he used to talk about working with Alison's social worker kids for the special olympics?
     
  10. Ruffypup

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    Steve Gleason is way above their dopey comments and the "bit" should be treated in accordance.
     
  11. Hamptons

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    Unfunny hacks now onto Howard Stern doing Dick Clark stroke voice for 4.5 hours thats real talent
     
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    I think they were on dish nation sometimes. Dish nation Is tv poison!! Anybody see this shit before?
     
  13. slats7

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    If it was so bad why was it allowed to go on so long?
     
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    timmy!
     
  16. Estocada

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    Just a dumb unfunny bit by a pair of talentless shitheads. If that was their shows level of funny, they just got a mercy killing.