So I'm driving home tonight, listening to WSB radio host Chris Krok and receive a shock when I hear that Cynthia McKinney may be arrested for assault. My first thought was of course, how could she possibly do something crazy on the eve of her runoff? Then I heard talk about how they were waiting for the House to adjourn. Now wait a minute. The House adjourned last week! How is this possible?
It was a rerun of the show that played in March when McKinney had her run-in with the Capitol Hill police. Of course tuning into the show a few minutes late, I didn't hear the disclaimer that the show was a repeat.
But let's put that aside for a moment. Why would WSB choose to run this particular show tonight? I suppose you could argue the content is relevant given the heated nature of that race. No. I can't agree with that. In my mind nothing justifies playing such an inflammatory repeat.
I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but this kind of crap gives birth to those types of thoughts. Nutty conspiracy theories and casting blame at nefarious forces will never die if major media organizations make complicit editorial choices.
Bad form, WSB Radio. Very bad form.