Thursday, May 17, 2007

Finding the humor in 4-year-old's murder

Is there something funny about juxtaposing a question about a 4-year-old girl's murder with audio of a chicken squawking?

Jessica McBride thinks so.

Jim Rowen doesn't.

Rowen's right. The segment is not simply juvenile, but in extremely bad taste.

UPDATE: The offensive post -- titled "Listen to My Debate With Eugene Kane" -- has been removed from McBride's blog. The thing is, it wasn't just a blog item. It was a segment that was actually aired on her talk radio show earlier this week. Taking it off the website does not erase it from memory, or eliminate the need for a public apology.

email her at

and WTMJ General Manager Jon Schweitzer at and demand an apology.


  1. the comment seemed to have no direct relation to the death of the girl, people are just making a whole lot of something out of nothing

  2. People, as in, whoever removed the blog post and the podcast?

  3. WTMJ management found it inappropriate and took it down, according to Tim Cuprisin in the Journal Sentinel.

  4. Here's what she said. See if you think it has any "direct relation to the death of the girl."

    Said McBride on Tuesday's show: "Now that a 4-year-old girl was just gunned down while. . . What was she doing? I think jumping rope or something last night. . . You acknowledge it's a crisis, right?"

    The faked answer from the faux Kane was the sound of a squawking chicken.

  5. I want an apology from the station for removing it from the website and taking her off the air. That is the real outrage of this whole "story"