Sunday, September 19, 2004

Um, you fired the wrong person

SEATTLE -- A radio talk-show host said Saturday he has been fired for criticizing CBS newsman Dan Rather's handling of challenges to the authenticity of memos about President Bush's National Guard service.

"On the talk show that I host, or hosted, I said I felt Rather should either retire or be forced out over this," said Brian Maloney, whose weekly "The Brian Maloney Show" aired for three years on KIRO-AM Radio, a CBS affiliate here.

Maloney says he made that statement on his Sept. 12 program. He was fired Friday, he said.

"What they have expressed is essentially that my show went in a direction they're not comfortable with," Maloney said.

KIRO Radio's general manager, Ken Berry, did not return a call seeking comment. A staff member at the station said Berry would not comment because it is a personnel matter.

He would not comment because they did something completely stupid and thought that no one would hear about it. SURPRISE!!!!!

Now we're starting to hear exactly how CBS works. First, they try to blame the White House for their screw up and now this.

As in my post about fat folks, this comes down to personal responsibility. Firing someone because they called you out, well, it seems like your trying to hide something. The problem, everyone knows you screwed up. Admit it.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin