Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Michael Coren fired

Here is an interesting bit of news. Broadcaster Michael Coren has been turfed from CFRB. I didn't hear the bit that brought on his dismissal. Among talk show hosts, I think Coren is better read and more intelligent than most, although he can be abrasive and obnoxious at times. CFRB really has a problem with a lack of interesting personalities. Many of them, hosts like Bill Carroll and The Motts, seem mostly interested in doing endorsements - whatever action they can get. One good thing about Coren is that you don't hear him doing ads, but then again, maybe nobody wants him. The morning guy seems bored with the whole business, and the weekends are filled up with dressed up info-mercials for drugs and resorts.
Most of my radio listening is in the morning, getting ready for work and driving in - and I'm usually tuned into CBC.

8 comments:

Don L. said...

Michael was doing spots for an online butcher, however, I don't think they were very happy with him, he even managed to make a simple ad offensive with his "Meat...it's not murder...it's Delicious" line.

mister anchovy said...

I never heard those. I bet they were a scream.

greatwhitebear said...

I don't know about Canada, but down here passing a staged interview off as a real one would get you fired from virtually any station in the country. Apparently, it will up ther too!

Anonymous said...

I just heard about this -- pretty amazing -- he IS CFRB -- bad move firing him in my mind

zydeco fish said...

I have mixed feelings about that guy. Yes, he is abrasive and sometimes appears to be callous, but I have found him to be entertaining. I find that he looks like a gargoyle.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see this idiot gone!
He is nothing but a bigot, homophobe and generally just a jerk.

He never lets people say their piece. He always berates them and almost never allows people to complete their own thoughts. That is not talk radio, that’s dictator radio.

I hope that he is removed from his little TV show where, if you actually watch this guy, you can see the hate seethe from his very sole. Sad man.

Anonymous said...

I was thrilled to hear that Michael Coren had been fired. He's a pathetic little Nazi, and a bafoon.

MARK POTTER - ORANGEVILLE said...

see above for name!

I was just listening to him on the radio (May25/07) with an equally moronic guest- sitting in for Jim Richards and all I have to say is:

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Anonymous said...
Glad to see this idiot gone!
He is nothing but a bigot, homophobe and generally just a jerk.

He never lets people say their piece. He always berates them and almost never allows people to complete their own thoughts. That is not talk radio, that’s dictator radio.

I hope that he is removed from his little TV show where, if you actually watch this guy, you can see the hate seethe from his very sole. Sad man.

7:58 AM
Anonymous said...
I was thrilled to hear that Michael Coren had been fired. He's a pathetic little Nazi, and a bafoon.
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and he's talking about the lack of callers phoning in - is it because NOBODY CARES! Why does he have to shove his christian rhetoric into everything? What a wanker. he makes me ashamed to be a white, English-born male.

Get off the radio. Intolerant asshole....I'd better go - I'm being intolerant.

Take the hint twit!