WRKO Host John DePetro Suspended For Remarks About Matt Amorello

Laurence Glavin lglavin@lycos.com
Wed Jul 19 17:31:57 EDT 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Vita" <brian_vita@cssinc.com>
> To: "'Laurence Glavin'" <lglavin@lycos.com>, "'Scott Fybush'" <scott@fybush.com>, "'Blaine Thompson'" <blaine@well.com>
> Subject: RE: WRKO Host John DePetro Suspended For Remarks About Matt Amorello
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:06:02 -0400
> > If you're referring to Michael Graham, I suspect he realizes that this
> > could be his last major-market gig if he screws up, and he's been thoroughly
> > briefed by G. M. not to repeat his WMAL fiasco.
> >
> > --
> Would you care to enlighten us as to what the WMAL fiasco was?

Yes, in fact this week may be the first anniversary of the event.
When M.G. was a talk show host at WMAL in Washington, DC, he really
went overboard about calling Muslims "terrorists".  Some Muslim organizations
protested and Michael was at first suspended, then fired when he refused to 
apologize. I suspect these days he refers primarily to "Islamicists" or
"those Muslims involved in terrorism" so as not to seem as though he's
referring to ALL Muslims.  I recall that Jay Severin came close to saying the
same thing at that time, but G. M. chose not to censure him.

> Brian



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