WRKO radio talk show host John DePetro was fired yesterday for his remarks about Green Party candidate Grace Ross. The Google headlines posted in the extended section show how great the interest was in this story while the last debate of the campaign was taking place in Massachusetts yeserday at UMASS Dartmouth.
The candidates were surprisingly bold in their firm promises to bring commuter rail within the next four years and also promising other economic development funds for Southeastern Massachusetts. Grace Ross talked about the shame that Massachusetts has the second highest average salaries but still fails almost one-third of all its high school students.
As you can see from the Google news summary, very few of the reporters who attended were interested in the issues. They just wanted to know if Grace Ross, the Green Party candidate, was offended by a radio talk show host calling her a "Fat Lesbian".
I was there as Grace Ross laughed it off for a local FOX-TV station reporter, saying that it certainly was no news and that it wasn't up to her to chastise people like the talk show host. During the interview, she persisted in attempting to talk about issues while the reporter continued to try to get her to dish some dirt.