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.