He’s A Moron Who Should Be Fired…Today!

In our lifetimes we’ve all come across someone who is clueless and should NOT be in the position they’re in…enter the newest addition…Michael Felger. I can honestly say I had never heard of him before this…and I hope to never see or hear from him again…but that’s up to his employers at CBS Radio…

His crime?…an on-air rant about Roy Halladay and his unfortunate death in a plane crash this past week…the highlights as told by Des Bieler and Marissa Payne from the Washington Post:

“This is the kind of death that makes me angry,”…comments that dripped with disdain for what he described as Halladay’s recklessness…calling the former Blue Jays and Phillies ace, who died at age 40 and left behind a wife and two sons, a “moron” and a “jackass.”

“It angers me. Someone, who, I don’t know, is so cavalier about life, and just doesn’t appreciate the tenuousness of life, and is willing to screw around with life and death? Especially when you have children, or a family?” Felger said. “That guy’s like the bad guy to me. You’ve got a family! And you’re going to screw around in a little toy plane?”

At various points, Felger employed a high-pitched, mocking tone of voice, as he mimicked Halladay and others performing daredevil stunts in planes. “‘Wheee! Oh look, I just landed on the water, everybody! I’m going to tweet it!’ Splat,” he said. “You’re dead. With two kids. Moron.”

I think it’s easy to see who the moron in this story is…

Roy Halladay was someone who many people looked up to…his family and friends…and the many fans in Toronto and Philadelphia who watched him play and conduct himself as a professional…something Felger knows nothing about…his rant was nothing more than a classless excuse for a radio hot take meant to get his name in the news…and he should without delay be fired for it…I get the feeling that CBS doesn’t have the balls though…they’re the vehicle that allows Felger to Strut his brand of shock radio and he got their name in the news thanks to their guilt by association…

To tell the whole story…not that I want to give this guy any more thought than I already have…I will add his on-air apology to this post…not because I thought he was sincere…I don’t…but, because we all know the division that’s been caused in this country by lying, insincere, morons when we don’t hear both sides of a story…his apology:

In his apology on Thursday, Felger said he felt especially remorseful about how his “over-the-top” comments may have affected Halladay’s grieving family.

“I could come in and say ‘I apologize if I offended anyone,’ but that’s fake and hollow and everyone hates that, don’t you? Isn’t that the worst, when someone comes in and says that? Besides, the only folks that I would really want to extend that to are the loved ones of Halladay,” he said. “They’re the ones dealing with enough right now, not to have to have me come over the top and do what I did yesterday. So, sorry doesn’t do that justice as it relates to them. That one’s gonna stick with me for a while.”

Felger didn’t walk back his comments entirely, however. He added, “There is stuff that I did mean,” referring to Wednesday comments, but criticized his own presentation and tone.

“The hyperbole was just low-class, bad, not good,” he said. “I don’t feel good about it.”

but it made him relevant to many of us who had never heard of him before!…as I read through his apology I find myself asking what stuff did he mean, and if you’re telling me you meant what you said…what the hell kind of apology is that?!!! …and am I supposed to feel sorry for you because you say this one’s going to stick with you?…is he somehow making himself out as some sort of victim in all of this?…

Michael Felger: The next splat I would like to here is the sound of your pathetic radio career coming to an end…oh, and the Jerk Store called and their running out of you…



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