John Williams Out As Morning Man On WGN Radio

I really do not make it a daily ritual to find something to complain about.  But there are times when I think the universe is out to push all my buttons.  The news out of WGN Radio, once a station I raved about, (as this blog has often shown) is absolutely wretched!

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As some of my readers my recall I applauded shamelessly the announcement of John Williams as the new morning drive for WGN Radio.  He is cerebral, witty, and perfect for the morning.  His questions to those he interviewed were sharp and focused, and it was clear they originated in a head full of ideas and facts.  He was the verbal equivalent of a morning cup of coffee.  I absolutely love this guy!

So what did WGN Radio do………?

WGN Radio today announced that veteran radio host, news anchor and correspondent Greg Jarrett will join the station as the morning host on June 22. Jarrett will lead the morning team from 5am to 9am and John Williams will host the 9am to 12 noon talk show.

Well at least WGN did not fire him, as they did with our Girlfriends.

I am sure in the muddled mind of WGN Radio managment this cluster ‘screw’ of bad ideas makes perfect sense.  But for those of us who still have wrist control, and a lighted dial on our radio to see where to turn our AM radio, we know there are other places to go.

For starters.

Norm Coleman: “Time To End Charade In Senate Race”

How many times does a dog need to be slapped on the nose with the newspaper before he stays off the davenport?

Graphic Pictures: Shots Fired At Iran Protest Rally

Awful.  Iran’s religious clerics at work.

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More here.

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“NYT Still Gold Standard For Any Elected Official”

Naturally.

Four journalists are sitting in the waiting room of an important government official’s office. The receptionist rings her boss to announce, “Sir, there are three reporters and a gentleman from The New York Times here to see you.”

Hossein Mousavi Proves His Support From The People In Iran

It has been a long and disheartening weekend in Iran.  While there is weight being added hourly to the idea of a stolen election, there is also a movement underway in the larger urban areas that makes all proud that the human spirit prevails.  Hossein Mousavi is fighting for Iran.  The world community needs to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him. 

The complexities of the clerics, and the power they wield within Iran makes the fight a long shot.  But the continuous and unrelenting reminder that Iran is not a democratic nation, in spite of the ‘free election’, is a condemnation that needs to be made over and over.    While the ‘catch-22’ for the U.S. is obvious, in that how do we condemn a government as not being credible at the same time we need to have contacts with that government on crucial matters facing the world, is a huge problem.  In spite of that reality, I think it essential to the principles we hold and espouse that we not fail to stand with those in Iran who voted for a new way forward.

Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has joined a huge rally against the result of last week’s election, defying a government ban.

AFP news agency said Mr Mousavi told a crowd of tens of thousands in Tehran he was ready to take part in a new poll.

Mr Mousavi, who was making his first public appearance since Friday’s vote, believes results were rigged in favour of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Mr Ahmadinejad has dismissed the claims and says the vote was fair.

The demonstrators gathered in Tehran’s Revolution Square, chanting pro-Mousavi slogans as riot police stood by.

Mousavi we support you. We will die, but retrieve our votes,” they shouted, many wearing the green of Mousavi’s election campaign.

And Mr Mousavi eventually appeared, addressing the crowd from the roof of his car.

“The vote of the people is more important than Mousavi or any other person,” he told his supporters.

His wife, Zahra Rahnavard, a high-profile supporter of her husband’s campaign, later said they would keep up their protests. “We will stand until the end,” she told the AFP.