Dennis And Callahan Make David Banner Angry

January 9, 2009

This is unreal. From the Boston Herald (which it pains me to cite):

“A Cambridge man has been criminally charged for making a string of obscenity-packed calls and threats to WEEI sports morning duo John Dennis and Gerry Callahan and two Boston radio executives, according to court documents and authorities.

The first voice mail was left for [Entercom New England VP Julie] Kahn on Oct. 29 when Banner complained of Dennis and Callahan’s support of Republican candidate John McCain, according to court documents.

‘…the next time Gerry Callahan laughs in somebody’s face with his snide, snickering laugh, I’m gonna come in there and kick his (expletive) teeth in. And then I’m gonna look for you and kick your (expletive) teeth in, you (expletive)….you can tell (expletive) John Meterperel when he makes fun of people to look in the. . . (expletive) mirror. (Expletive) you.’

In an Oct. 30 message for Kahn, Banner allegedly said, ‘Shut Callahan up. Talk sports in the morning. You sleazy, dirty (expletive, expletive expletive).’

Banner left a message for Dennis on Nov. 4 and brought up the 2003 Metco scandal when Dennis and Callahan were suspended two weeks for comparing an escaped gorilla to minority students who take part in the Metco program.

‘You and your Ku Klux Klan partner should talk sports you (expletive, expletive). And the next thing too Dennis, when you talk about somebody’s look, look in the (expletive) mirror you donut-eating mother (expletive, expletive) sucker. You and your (expletive, expletive) daughter, die you son of a (expletive).’

The final message was left for Kahn on Nov. 4. ‘… And every morning when I listen to the show, I just say, jeez, maybe tomorrow I wake up and hear that Jason (expletive) Wolfe and Julie (expletive) Kahn died. That would be my wish, for you to (expletive) die.’

Banner has been charged with two counts of criminal harassment, two counts of threats to commit a crime, and a single count of making annoying phone calls.”

For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Boston sports talk radio, Dennis and Callahan host the 4-hour morning slot on WEEI. Their show, over recent years, has become roughly 30% sports, 70% ignorant ultra-crazy-batshit-right-wingery. For much of the past year (I should point out that Callahan was on extended leave for a portion of this time for cancer treatment), they focused on analysis of the presidential election. Their take on this can be completely captured thusly: ‘Obama is a stupid, stupid, bad man.’

We at Moxie’s World have simply avoided WEEI. I suppose it is both sad and unsurprising that someone blew a gasket over it. What’s perhaps most notable, though, is that the guy’s name is David Banner. For real?? David Banner?? As in Bill Bixby before he turns into the Incredible Hulk? As in, “Mr. Magee, don’t make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry???” You DON’T want to (expletive) with David (expletive) Banner, (expletive).


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