John & Ken, KFI Radio's hate talk tag team, waited til the final minutes of this afternoon's show to attack our report on their beefier half’s reception in the Pacific Palisades July Fourth parade—the small town celebration that turned into a Skokie march, thanks to the forced inclusion of their racist followers, "The Minutemen" Mexican border watchdogs.
Taking time from denying global warming and picking on the powerless, J&K began the bit by stating that “anyone can post on the Internet.” (That would be us-- for credentials, see Tabloid Baby)
Then they clarified matters by saying it was John, not Ken, who was riding in the car marked “John & Ken Radio Show” (the sign on the old-fangled car carrying the man and some children didn't state which one it held). "John" denied knowing his followers the Minutemen were marching toward the rear of the parade, and claimed he was booed by merely one paradegoer.
But they did read our complete July 4th posting on the air! And in the process, the radio clowns once again kept a safe distance from the vigilante hate groups they promote.
We typed as fast as we could while the two dunces tapdanced through their Eddie Haskell “It wasn’t us” routine, so the following quotes are approximate but accurate:
John & Ken were very offended by our description of “John” as “the beefy member “ of the radio team.
“There’s nothing beefy about John. “
“It means large or fat.”
“It’s also seen as sexy.”
They threw in a homophobic reference by playing the tired “I wish I knew how to quit you” audio clip from Brokeback Mountain.
(Beefy? We swear to God, we were talking about his head. Look at the picture.)
Then it got interesting.
John denied he was heckled or razzed along the parade route—except by “one guy who was booing."
“How can he tell from these pictures?”
“First of all, I don’t know who Tabloid Baby is!”
“What he has there is inaccurate!"
“There were lots of cheers. That’s why I do the parade.”
“But it’s the West Side,” said Ken.
“No,” John said. “The Palisades is different… It was just one guy started booing at me and everyone else who saw me, who recognized our show because we had a sign on the car, cheered and waved.”
Then beefy John showed his true chickenhawk feathers by hemming and hawing and denying he knew the Minutemen were going to march (this, despite the show's connections to the group and the heavy local TV news presence at the parade).
“When I got there, somebody told me the Minutemen were at the back of the parade. I didn’t know. I didn’t care.”
One said of Tabloid Baby: “He’s an idiot!”
Said the other (or maybe the same one): “Tabloid Baby is a moron!”
Shame on you, John and Ken, beefy and skinny, Laurel & Hardy, for not standing up for your fans and the hate you preach and inspire.
Then again, you did read our item on the air.
And you got the name right.
And by backing away from your support of the Minutemen, you showed yourselves to be frauds—shock jocks who do hate radio and deny global warming because it's an act to get ratings.
As Nelson Muntz would say: ”Ha ha!”