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Boston Radio Icon’s Disgusting Gorilla Remark

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G.M. Chrysler! One of the morning show hosts for WEEI in Boston, the top-rated sportstalk station in the country, recently made an on-air remark that speaks for itself–but I will characteristically offer unnecessary commentary and say that his remark is MANY magnitudes worse than Rush’s statements. John Dennis, who has been with WEEI for seven years and was also a Boston TV sports anchor, has generally been a class act. UNTIL NOW. Check this out:

In a segment discussing news during Monday’s “Dennis & Callahan Show,” Dennis said that Little Joe, the gorilla that escaped from Franklin Park Zoo, was “probably a Metco gorilla waiting for a bus to take him to Lexington.” Metco, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, is a voluntary desegregation program that enrolls Boston students in suburban schools. The program provides transportation to some schools.

Yikes. WEEI has suspended him. I normally like to see people receive some latitude when they say stupid things (consider the source), but unless I’m missing something, I would support Dennis’ termination.

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  • I don’t defend Dennis, but as a regular listener to their show a few years back when it was the Dennis and Callahan show, I am in shock that he said that. His show was always entertaining and a little more intelligent than some of the other shows on WEEI, like the Big Show during drive time, etc. It’s too bad because he is an entertaining broadcaster, but there is no excuse. I wouldn’t object to him being fired either.

  • Eric Olsen

    Makes Rush sound like Joycelyn Elders