Monday, August 07, 2006

An Interesting Choice, WSB Radio

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.


MelGX said...

There's a lot that stinks about this race —Lots of odd coincidences and strange goings on. I don't know about you, but I'm just about to pull out my tinfoil hat. I won't be surprised if McKinney pulls this off tomorrow.

Button Gwinnett said...

That's just kind of asking for it if you're WSB. Someone made a poor choice in judgement. Even though it happens, I don't like it when media outlets use their power to influence races. Maybe that's the case here, and maybe it's not. But this was in poor taste.

I will not be surprised either if she wins. McKinney's famous for her last minute wins.