For those who never understood what
“hoist with his own petard” meant
Michael Graham is the living embodiment:
Washington radio station WMAL-AM fired talk show host Michael Graham yesterday after he refused to soften his description of Islam as “a terrorist organization” on the air last month.
Graham had been suspended without pay from his daily three-hour show since making his comments July 25. The station had conditioned his return to the midmorning shift on reading a station-approved statement in which Graham would have said that his anti-Muslim statements were “too broad” and that he sometimes uses “hyperbole” in the course of his program. WMAL also asked Graham to speak to the station’s advertisers and its employees about the controversy.
But Graham refused both conditions, prompting the station to drop him.
…and Graham submits his own punchline:
In a statement yesterday, Graham blamed CAIR for his firing and defended his comments: “As a fan of talk radio, I find it absolutely outrageous that pressure from a special interest group like CAIR can result in the abandonment of free speech and open discourse on a talk radio show.”
Yes. He actually used “free speech”, “open discourse” and “talk radio” in the same sentence.
Well, now he knows this answer to this question:
What the he â€” does it take to get fired anymore?
Apparently, nothing. In America, it is impossible to suck badly enough to get fired anymore. The CIA completely misses the 9/11 attacks, but does George Tenet get fired? Bill Clinton was caught red-handed committing perjury and obstructing justice, does anybody care? Janet Reno started her career by burning dozens of children to death and ends it as America’s longest-serving Attorney General.
…and now Michael Graham self-immolates.
Apparently, while Michael wasn’t looking, someone fixed the system and now it works.