The reader comments sum things up nicely. I’ll add I contacted the FCC after the T-P put all the meat on the bones of a story Slabbed broke in December 2010 (on the down low) in the Robinette Federal grand jury subpoena as it is very clear the people at Entercom Communication’s WWL AM/FM are not to be trusted to report news in the public interest.
Garlandfill’s microphone cost a man of Fred Heebe’s wealth a relative pittance and at scandals end it is the briefcase boy that ended up with a lifelong case of the mookie stinks. It is a recurring theme in the human condition.
There is a stereotype that people here down in the deep south are illiterate racist dumbasses that is sadly reinforced by the charlatans from the area we elect to higher office such as Texas Gov Rick Perry. Appearances are often deceiving though as there is actually plenty of homespun wisdom that belies the stereotype such as that found on ‘Gate guest post on Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner. The people here know they are electing crooks to office, at least the minority that are engaged politically. It is accompanied by a sense of helplessness that nothing will change the system so you pick the pol that pays the most attention to your pecuniary needs knowing it means making a bargain with the devil. IMHO this is also what turns off the majority of the voters – you know the ones that stay home every election day.
Last night Paul Rioux us gave the good word that Garland Robinette will be indeed taking to the airwaves on his show the Stink Tank to explain things this morning at 10:00AM CDT. This is a must listen as Robinette is hanging it all out in order to salvage the tatters of his media reputation. Luckily for members of the Slabbed Nation in far flung locales such as Nova Scotia and OxPatch, you can listen over the internet by clicking over to the WWL AM870 website and click the listen live icon on the left of the top toolbar. I’ll update my thoughts in comments.