Found June 17, 2013 on Kissing Suzy Kolber:
Peter King has embarked on his annual four-week vacation. That may seem like a lot of time off to anyone who isn’t European, but then most people don’t realize how much it takes out of a person to aggressively resist fact-checking as hard as PK does. Serving in his stead this week is Steve Gleason, the former Saints player diagnosed with ALS. Gleason gives an affecting, nuanced account of his experience living with limited faculties, his adventure traveling and his foundation’s work to improve access to technology for other ALS patients. He even takes a jab at PK at the end. Lofty effort. In fact, it’s far more engaging than the column ever deserves to be. Which is why I’m gonna pass on the usual fisking and instead use another tack for our weekly dose of PK mockery. Save for the fact that they write about different subject matter and one of them is Jewish, while the other worships some sort of nugget deity, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and Peter King are essentially the...

Atlanta Radio Hosts Fired for Mocking Former Saints Captain Steve Gleason’s Battle With ALS (Audio)

There are some lines not meant to be crossed, but that didn’t stop three shock jocks in Atlanta from doing just that. Atlanta radio station 790 The Zone’s Mayhem in the AM hosts Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino were fired on Tuesday, after the show aired a segment mocking former Saints captain Steve Gleason. Gleason, who has ALS, wrote Peter King‘s Monday Morning Quarterback...

Radio stunt mocking former Saint Steve Gleason costs jobs

A radio stunt mocking former Saints player Steve Gleason has now cost three Atlanta radio employees their jobs. 790 The Zone's morning show, "Mayhem in the AM" aired a fake interview Monday supposedly with Gleason, making light of his battle with ALS and the computerized voice Gleason now uses to communicate. The 36-year-old has made his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral...

Atlanta radio hosts fired for sketch mocking Steve Gleason

ATLANTA Three Atlanta radio hosts have been fired following an ugly two-minute clip of their morning show made fun of former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. Radio hosts Nick Cellini, Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino of "Mayhem in the AM" on 790 The Zone made insensitive remarks concerning Gleason...

Atlanta radio hosts suspended indefinitely for mocking Steve Gleason

Steve Gleason is a former NFL safety with the New Orleans Saints who has been diagnosed with ALS.  His battle with the illness has inspired countless individuals as he's made his fight very public in hopes of raising awareness and research dollars for ALS.  His foundation Team Gleason is dedicated to finding a cure for ALS. This morning Gleason wrote SI's Monday Morning...

NBC Still Hates Us, Adds Scott Pioli To Sunday Night Football

You may have thought Ray Lewis would be the most noxious addition to an NFL talking head show this fall. Well, you’d still be right. But here’s another studio show addition that’s almost as bad: NBC is bringing on former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli to the already bloated roster of Football Night In America. Oh, the unspeakable things that will result. Not only does it...

An Open Letter To 'Mayhem In The AM': Why ALS Isn't Funny

It's never easy to open the door to your own personal life and let others in, but to better understand the perspective I have on this story, I should probably begin by saying that my dad lost his own battle with ALS last February.Which is why the actions of the now-fired members of the "Mayhem in the AM" morning sports talk show in Atlanta struck me as particularly...
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