Talk Radio

I accidentally listened to Lowell Green, a local AM Radio host, for a few minutes on the way into work today. Boy, what a mistake that was.

Green was talking about the recent “controversy” about our new Governor General, that she once might have been, gasp!, a separatist. His argument, such as it is, was awesome: “Constitutional scholars agree that you should not bar people from holding important public positions because of their political beliefs. Several scholars agree with this position. They’re dead wrong! I mean, come on!”

Not an exact quote, but not a misrepresentation. That was the substance of his argument: it is OK to bar people from with certain political beliefs from holding certain public offices because, I mean, come on.

I think I am actually stupider having listened to him than I was when I got into that cab.

4 Comments

  1. John
    Posted August 22, 2005 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Oddly enough, that’s exactly the same argument Rush Limbaugh used to justify demanding that the cops break up a furry convention and arrest all the perverts in fursuits.

    And, really, it was CONVINCING, then.

  2. Posted August 22, 2005 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Ouch. The CBC strike has really started to hit me. I’ve started to have instances where I’ve been exposed to corporate radio, and frankly, I want it to stop.

    On a side note, isn’t taking a cab to work so very metropolitan?

  3. Mike Hoye
    Posted August 22, 2005 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I lose some of my metropolitain cred because the cab took me from the place where I dropped off the rented Econoline van to my place of employ. Neo-politain, possibly?

  4. Posted August 22, 2005 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Only if the van was pink, the cab white, and your place of employment brown.