Tuesday, September 08, 2009


As the old phrase says, revenge is a dish best served cold. It is therefore to be hoped that US "shock-jock" Steven Cohen's humble pie was uncooked when he decided to call time on his World Soccer Daily radio programme (http://industry.bnet.com/advertising/10003639/steven-cohen-abandons-sirius-radio-show-following-advertiser-boycott/ ).
Cohen, if you need reminding, constantly used his programme to repeat the lies about Liverpool fans at Hillsborough. He compounded the insult by hurriedly reading out an "apology" from a hastily-scripted statement, only to repeat his lies afterwards (http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/05/shock-jock-subdued-as-sponsors-scram.html ). After being dropped by the Fox Soccer Channel, Cohen's radio rant was his remaining opportunity to pollute the airwaves. Now that is no more.
Like many a discredited cretin before him, Cohen is resorting to both the venal & the outlandish, claiming that he received anti-semitic emails & that his step-children were "contacted" (his word). Such tactics reveal a good deal more about the nature of the man.
Cohen is reported to be planning a subscription-based successor to his defunct show. That's sure to be a pretty slimmed-down operation, assuming, of course, that enough mugs sign up.


Guillaume said...

I have been wanting to use that word for a post for ages, just because I love it. My wife beated me to it, you did too... Gotta find some good topic to fit the title.

Professor Y. Chucklebutty said...

I understand exactly what you mean Guillaume, it is a word that animates the mouth in a most satisfactory way. I wanted to do a blog entry using Schadenfreude but at the time I didn't know how to spell it so I had to make do with writing an obituary for Clement Freud.