Friday, February 8, 2008

J.C. Corcoran's Slap on the Wrist

Yesterday St. Louis was shocked by the horrific murders of five people at a city council meeting in Kirkwood.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of five public servants, killed by a cowardly madman with a gun, and with two others wounded, one critically.

Also yesterday, Emmis Communications announced that KHITS morning drive host J.C. Corcoran would be suspended for two weeks for stating on the air Monday morning that, "I swear, I'm gonna get on top of [Ameren UE's] building with an AK-47 and just start picking people off."  Corcoran was mad at the power company because his electricity went off during the Super Bowl.

Apparently, Emmis Communications - even after the Kirkwood killings - doesn't believe that threatening to shoot people is serious enough to warrant more than a slap on the wrist.

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