I don't really care about WRKO's decision not to employ Bernard McGuirk as a fill-in or co-host for Tom Finneran. McGuirk is lousy as a host, I don't listen to WRKO, and we've already seen that Al Sharpton can control the airwaves when he wants. So there's no there in that story. But I laughed at something ancillary in the Boston Globe report of the decision:
Dan Kennedy, who teaches journalism at Northeastern University and blogs on the local media scene, applauded the station for reversing course.
"To actually bring McGuirk into Boston, and to pair him with a guy who -- although he's not doing that well on the ratings certainly, has some class and some dignity -- was an awful decision, and I'm glad they're not going to do it," he said.
I'm sorry, Dan? Class and dignity? Finneran?
He's a convicted felon. An unrepentant, convicted felon.
You've lost all perspective.