Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Drum roll please ...


So here’s the big news.

I’ve finally filed formal suit against Jim and Bob Karam, the management at WSAR and Mike Herren. I’m not going to be able to talk too much about it for a little while, but needless to say, I think it’s going to be an interesting process.

Especially once the list of witnesses to the harassment I endured at WSAR is unveiled. Oh, and the physical evidence. That’s going to be exciting too.

Part of the case will be hinging on certain individuals behavior during the 2007 mayoral election as well -- which is why I have yet to detail the real story behind that catastrophe. It's coming.

I have a team of lawyers who are working on it for me, and I’m very grateful to them for taking the time to thoroughly investigate what happened. And they share my commitment to shed light on the truth.

I know what I’m up against, but I’m ready. And having the truth on my side is incredibly liberating and has given me the confidence I need to stand up for what is right.

Stay tuned.

164 comments:

Anonymous said...

John

I understand that there is no love lost between you and Keri. But "facts are stubborn things", Does anybody deserve to be abused and terrorized in the workplace by some insecure bully?

Keri

This is a huge undertaking. I wish for you dignity and grace.

W. J. Bloggah said...

Fuck John Chartier, good for you Keri!!! With utmost sincerity I wish you the best of luck in this. I know you're not a stupid person so you should know what you're going up against, I just hope you can handle whatever dirty stunts they are going to pull. And you KNOW they will be getting down and dirty, that's how they play.

As much as I would love a play by play, I think the smart thing to do would be to limit any mention of this case and these carpetbaggers and thugs until this is over and done with. Don't bring them up on your own and delete any comments that refer to them by name, you know the Mouth-Breather is going to be blowing up this blog now with assininity.

Again, best of luck, you're in my thoughts. Stick it to the man, baby, he's got it coming!!!

Anonymous said...

Which former co-worker that was seen all dressed up and taking a piss outside?

Anonymous said...

OMG! What a bitter fag! Do you not have a life or a day job miss susie chartier?

Anonymous said...

Chartier is the one that is very bitter! Oh well I'm sure karam can handle two or three lawsuits at the same time. I don't know about Herren though he will probably self-destruct before court anyway!

Edward S. Smith Jr. said...

John, I don't know too much about you, but I do know that you have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to your assessments of Keri.
She and I may not be on the best of terms right now, but I pity those poor bastards and I know that you're excited mama bear, but don't say too much, I would hate for this to be ruined for you. I saw a lot of the stuff that you're going to file about and if anything, I think you waited way too long to do it.

Anonymous said...

Iwas told by a reliable person close to wsar that here accounting of the facts are way off..sure there were beefs and standoffs and yelling but that doesnt fit the harrassment burden in fact a person who works at wsar said it was Keri who innitiated all the drama and there hasnt even been an arguement since she has left..also sources tell me Keri wrote her initial complaint after and during a few bottles of wine and made a few serious mistakes that ultimately hurt her weak case..i was also told that the only reason Herrenwas brought into it was because he was an easy target and his relationship with the Karams go way back..I think we all are waiting for due proccess to happen and the truth being un covered.I also know that Krod has lost support from some old friends at the station and in fall river because of her writings on this blog and her over the top obbsession of wsar.

Anonymous said...

Really? So are you saying that he did not verbally abuse her at the
Thanksgiving football game? No I am not on the witness list. However I was at the game early and saw the abusive and disgusting manner in which herren treated Keri.

Anonymous said...

any witnesses should come forward and email keri and don't discuss it here.

Anonymous said...

I'm really starting to think chariter is one of the karam bullies .

RadioFree said...

I don't think I've ever fallen to the floor out of fright, period, let alone because of an earthquake. When I lived in California, I did think the earthquake drills were weird.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a prude, but what's with all the F bombs?

Anonymous said...

front page news

Anonymous said...

Keri has had the floor made the accusations and now will have the burden to prove her case if she dont win then what..the karams and herren have not said anything yet just remember he who laughs last laughs best.keri will not win i got a feeling her case is all bark no bite just like her.

Anonymous said...

Keri, I thought you said you weren't looking for cash. Something changed?

Anonymous said...

john chartier you are an ignorant,obnoxious,insecure bully. you appear to be under some sort of influence. i think you and your people are running scared and with good cause.it's obvious now that the end is near for the regime. correia and the karams are coming down!!! great job, keri! keep up the good work!

New England Bites said...

John ...

If she has a valid case, she will win. That's pretty much all we have to go on. We are all about to find out what really happened. No matter what side you're on, it's probably not doing your anxiety any good to be typing such angry things on someone's blog. I've heard things about both Keri and Mike - two people who I've NEVER met. I just hope that the truth is finally heard and the right person (whoever that may be) is properly punished. This really shouldn't be taking a toll on anyone other than Keri and Mike. In other words, it's none of our business. Let's just be spectators. Don't waste any more time on this, please. I'm concerned for you.

Laura

PS - I am very sorry to read about your cat. I hope it was a peaceful passing.

Anonymous said...

How come nobody holds Keri to the same standards she holds everyone else..she said it wasnt about money but it is now, she called people hacks who work for stateor pols but the first place she ran to for a job was a politician she left that job after learning she coulnt the do her hatchet job blog,the ultimate abusive boss now claims abuse.

shamrock said...

Good Job Keri!

Anonymous said...

thanks,laura.at least there are some intelligent people out there

Anonymous said...

Keri has had the floor made the accusations and now will have the burden to prove her case if she dont win then what..the karams and herren have not said anything yet just remember he who laughs last laughs best.keri will not win i got a feeling her case is all bark no bite just like her.


Mikey , at this point I am sure the Karam's would like you to Shut It!

bluestatehostage.com said...

Kerri I as stated in HN it's a marathon not a sprint and I hope you go all 26.2 miles good luck. As far as all the bull sh!t coming your way from the entitled of FR ignore the lot of them. Again good luck

bluestatehostage.com said...

I didn't think thee was any room in Fall River's tool belt until I read the comments of John Chartier. Well Congratulations John "The Tool" Chartier, space on the belt has been secured in your name.

Anonymous said...

Kerri is doing a great service for Fall Riverites, holding said persons to account. I suspect there will be no court proceedings to observe- this matter will be settled out of court, unless she is REALLY adament about making her case public.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps John is trying to gain favor with the Karam's to get himself a radio gig.

P.S. W.J. Bloggah - Best name EVER!

just anonymous said...

Good Luck Keri,

Please, above all other things, keep yourself and your son safe. I don't trust those people as far as I can throw them (and that is not far).

You know who your allies are, please feel free to lean on us if you need anything.

S.S.

Faye Musselman said...

I think it took courage and commitment to file against the Karams and Herren. I'm sure your law firm/attorneys are familiar with the Karams and maybe even the legal defense team they will have representing themselves. Surely they felt you DID have a case or they would not have taken on yours.

There's been so much babbling about how abusive Herren is and now a victim comes forward. "Men" sometimes fail to understand how much courage and commitment it takes - *especially* when you (Keri) are not only an already a high profile personality but controversial one at that.

Whoever this "John Chartier" is - to someone outside looking in - you truly sound like an emotionally unstable nimcompoop. You seem overly emotional in just learning about Keri's suit and yet you question her ability to "handle the stress." Sir, the woman has already proven she can.

Anyway, Keri, I wish for you the best - and perhaps that will be an out of court settlement - but if the complaint ends up in court - in front of a jury or just a judge - I hope there will be sufficient media coverage to:

1. Keep an apparently abusive person in check from such future actions.

2. Raise the ratings of WSAR (hey, I like that station!).

3. Give you the credit, satisfaction, and justice you deserve.

You go, girl!

Who loves ya, babe -
Faye

RadioFree said...

John,

Please seek help. You've seriously lost it. I'm deleting your posts because I think you've really gone off the deep end.

You. Don't. Know. Me.

You have never met me. I have never spoken to you, other than answering your emails TO me. You are clearly disconnected from reality and need to let this obsession go.

Please, really. Seek help.

Keri

Anonymous said...

Wow this John Charties sure makes a lot of calls to wsar co-workers.
Maybe he should be called as a witness to , oh that's right he is already on trial.

W.J. Bloggah said...

On trial for what? Is it a competancy hearing? Cause the color of the sky in that guy's world is clearly not the same as ours, or any rational person. Dead cat indeed, if he got hit by a bus there'd be another dead pussy!

And yes, the W.J. stands for "Whack Job"! That's me!

FLSTF said...

And here I was thinking that W. J. stood for 'William Jefferson'. Hee!

Good luck, Keri! I hope justice is served.

Anonymous said...

Any HR professional or attorney can read this statement and know that karam admitted she filed a claim it does not matter if herren said it To her or about her it should have been resolved. Harrasment training 101. People have won cases for less than this!
Then prove that it continued and they are all in big trouble.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
He said an internal investigation was launched immediately by an outside consultant, though the results of that probe were kept private. James Karam said Rodrigues claimed only that Herren had said something derogatory about her to someone else in the workplace, not directly to her.

W.J. Bloggah said...

Oh, I'M retarded? Tell you what I'm not, Not a fight you want to pick, my man. Let's find a separate forum to settle this without hijacking this blog. Anytime, anywhere, buddy, I'll make you eat the words you claim to get paid for speaking, you top notch voiceover talent, you. I've seen your Voice123.com profile and it is "teh suxx!!!111!!1" you effin lame-o!

Anonymous said...

Keri was barely a child when things got bad at WSAR. Many employees just walked out when they'd had enough of the abuse, forgetting what others would continue to endure. Keri is the only one who has publicly called the owners on the carpet for it.

If arrogance and denial ran that transmitter, most of Europe could hear 1480.

Anonymous said...

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php/topic,120524.0.html

Edward S. Smith Jr. said...

Keri, you may not like me right now, but you and I both know that that whole thread is full of people with their heads up their asses.
I'd sent you those flowers. As often and as much as I could.
As for you setting people against people, never saw that. I saw employees that loved to work for you, employees that wanted to do their best and got disappointed in themselves when they couldn't meet your standard and I can only think of one employee that decided that because you were a woman, that they'd had the right to scream at you and become derogatory and foul mouthed, not only behind closed doors and in public, but also in front of people that were in management positions above the both of you.
I saw only a fraction of what you'd gone through, heard so many conversations that made me realize that this lawsuit was a long time coming, and can honestly say at the end of the day that that thread, that John's posts, all posted by insecure, unprofessional has beens and wanna be's that are not only threatened by you and your professionalism, but also were attracted to you and were rejected by you in either the direct sense, as in John's case, which I'd seen outright with my own eyes and for myself, or by you not responding to them at all.

You have to know that even if this lawsuit gets sticky and terribly messy, it still needs to be done. If not for you, then for the rest of the employees that come through those doors.

Know that I love you with all of my heart and that you have my full support on this.

John Chartier said...

I don't know what kind of misconceptions that you have about me. But I see my name mentioned a few times by you Mr Ed Smith.

First off.. did you just say that I was attracted to Keri and then was rejected by her? I hate to accuse people of being on drugs. But for you to say something so off the wall, you must at least be taking some prety strong cold medication. I've complimented her as a friend in the past, but I sure wasn't looking for anything more than that. So if Keri somehow convinced you anything different than that, it's simply because she's totally delusional.

Face the facts. A growing number of people think she's a wack job. Arn't you the one who she had a baby with. What happened to that relationship? She called you a stalker for sending her flowers, but then she had a baby with you? This soap opera gets more interesting with each post.

So why did you start your post off saying that Keri may not like you much right now. What did you do to her? Did you send her more flowers? Maybe you both disagreed about the kind of toilet tissue to use when you were both living together. I honestly don't think it would take more more than that lose her marbles.

Oh well.... it doesn't matter what I have to say. I'm reading Radio-info and I'm hearing about all the people with first hand testimonianls regarding how unstable Keri really is. How many more people need to post about her before you actually realize that perhaps they have a point.

You two split up. Obviously you must have seen the nutty side and couldn't handle it anymore.


PS. I see that this blog only takes off when I make postings. Evereyone pretty much ignores this blog until I post. Keri better thank me for keeping her blog alive. It appears that nobody has much to say until I come here and post.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about Keri anymore..35 posts in a week thats it and of those 35 posts half of them are keri..Hurricane will get 35 calls in one hour like it or not.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about Keri anymore..35 posts in a week thats it and of those 35 posts half of them are keri..Hurricane will get 35 calls in one hour like it or not.

Edward S. Smith Jr. said...

I've mentioned you twice. I'm positive that I know what I'm talking about when it comes to you.

Keri, mine and Matthew's relationship is exactly that and its really not subject to anything short of what she, he and I have to say and do about it.

In order to clear her name though,because it appears that you might want me to support some of your completely speculative and third hand accounting of a woman's personality that I absolutely adore and love, I'll address it like this:I can honestly say that anything that went wrong between us and caused harsh feelings was my fault and mine alone.

And as for the Blog taking off when you post, I think if you'll notice, it's all negative.
It's like Manson taking credit for the record sales of the Beatles after that little Pulanski incident.

Anonymous said...

Keri was smart to leave radio. It's dead. And that bitchy little board-op gossip club Radio Info is the tracks describing a trainwreck. Any site that spends most of its space whining about how much its industry sucks is a magnet for personality disordered delusional losers.

And knowing that 35 degenerates call "The Hurricane" every hour is not encouraging for those of us who walk upright and speak in full sentences.

Anonymous said...

Two things:
Hurricane can't count to thirty five. I think that might even be the number of times you can hear him mouth breathing on the radio in a minute.

If no one cares about Keri anymore, then why did you post twice?

Anonymous said...

Wow just finished reading the Radio info board where some of Keris former co workers are posting about her..maybe she is losing her marbles.I have to go to some other sites and ask people whats going on.I hope what im reading isnt true but.check it out http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php/topic,120524.0.html

Anonymous said...

I got to agree with that previous post. I just checked out that Radio info site and it seems like a bunch of whiney little nerds talking about how this person sucks and speculating about the future of the industry that they're complaining about.
It's almost like a bunch of them can't get real jobs in radio, so they bitch about it.

Anonymous said...

I love how people are taking so much stock in that shitty message board, but no one is paying attention to the freaking disclaimer at the bottom of the homepage.

Here it is idiots, read it. They're making fun of you and you're acting like it's gospel. Morons.

Postings on Radio-Info.com are the opinions of the people who post them. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of Radio-Info.com or its parent in3 media, inc. In fact many of the views expressed here are just plain wrong. But they are opinions and this site allows us all to discuss those opinions. Any reliance on information posted is done so at the user's own risk. For a detailed look at the rules, regulations and uses of Radio-Info.com please see our TERMS OF SERVICE.

Anonymous said...

The FACTS are this Hurricanes ratings are way up.3 times as many in New Bedford and Taunton are listening and he has a third more of market share in greater Fall River.If you dont believe it ask Ric oliveira or the salesman WSAR.I didnt believe it and i like mike but i know and trust Ric and the salesmen came into my fathers restaurant and they both said the same thing.Say what you want but Hurricanes getting it done the ratings and the people have spoken.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, why would a salesman ever lie to sell something?
That's just wrong.

Anonymous said...

I liked Keris show and now i listen to the Hurricanes show everyday.Both shows are good Keris show was much more serious and had more investigative journalism,Hurricanes show is funnier and i like his variety of topics.Im not suprised Hurricanes ratings are good his show appeals to more people and his callers are not the same people who call everyday.I just wish we could listen to them both instead of havin g one or the other

Anonymous said...

I think that Hurricane's show is funny in the same sense that it's funny when handicapped kids say things that are innocently obvious.
It's socially taboo, but because they're impaired mentally, we look and listen and say 'aw how cute.'

Anonymous said...

OMG what a loser you are Herren. The only person "losing their marbles" is you and your pathetic stalking of this blog. I am sure your d!(k was in your hand when you saw people posting after a quiet spell. I love the fact that this this keeps you up at night.

John Chartier said...

I've never been so traumatized as I have been today over Keri's former boy toy trying to tell people that I was attracted to Keri and that I was rejected by Keri. I still think that I must have read that whole thing wrong since nothing like that ever happened. Either Keri is making up stories again (or) I misunderstood a whole post. I am attracted to lots of types of women, but the Keri type sure isn't it. Ughhh. Never was and never will be. I'm willing to take a lie detector test over any disgusting accusations like that in the future. Just tell me when and where to show up.

As for you Keri... I treated you nicely with respect in the beginning..... until you started lying to me. Then I admit that I never liked you much after that. You do have a huge problem with telling the truth. That's a fact adrressed by many people who know you! But hopefully you will one day realize that you are just harming yourself by acting like such a fool.

Do you have a case against WSAR? Who the hell knows. Going by your past behavior you are quite the drama queen and you just might be looking for attention and some kind of Payday. But you do realize that if you choose to post blogs and tell the world about your life, that ANYBODY is free to comment and you might not always agree with those comments. You do understand this... right?

But to prove to you that I don't want to come across as the stalker type, if you ask me not to post in your Blog anymore than I won't. So you just let me know. I'll check back to see if you want me to stop. I wouldn't want you to have a meltdown on my account.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who is related to a former employee of WSAR and the employee left because someone at the radio station was abusive. Mike's name was mentioned by that person--Keri's was not. I am not going to mention any other information because I don't know if the person would be comfortable with my telling you this.

The major thing is this though--it doesn't matter what Keri has said or done herself. If she felt like she was getting harassed at her place of employment then the management had a responsibility to protect her and stop it from happening. Once she filed her complaints with them, it became their fault that it continued to happen. Keri didn't go to the radio to just hang out with her friends--it was a job requirement that she be there daily to perform her job duties. As I stated, I know for sure of at least one other person who felt harassed by Mike. It is the Karam's responsibility to protect their employees from feeling threatened and abused while working and they are not doing this.

W.J. Bloggah said...

How are the Karam's going to protect their employees from harassment when they are the two biggest bullies in town? You really think they don't foster that kind of environment? As long as you tow their line, I guess your safe, but god forbid you go against their grain.

Just ask Jim Jim about Point Gloria, he'll tell you you should kiss his ass for building it. Real nice guy!!! And don't get me started on Boo Boo!! What kind of grown man is called Boo Boo anyways? I guess all thugs need a cute nickname!

Anonymous said...

it should be pee pee

Anonymous said...

Boo Boo got his knickname when he was in high school because he wore a fur coat and looked like Yogi Bear's little buddy. Some of you don't remember Yogi Bear. You're too young.

W.J. Bloggah said...

Oh yeah, was it a mink coat? With a couple of big-ass pinky rings for the peons to kiss? I remember Yogi Bear, I was more thinking of his nickname in a different context like, "Mess with the Karam's and wind up with a Boo-Boo!" or something like that.

Anonymous said...

I understand what your saying W.J. but it doesn't matter how the Karams treat people themselves. They can be the biggest a$$holes to people in the world, but as managers it is their job and responsibility to protect their employees from harassment in the workplace. Most companies would probably start with verbally reprimanding whoever was doing the harassing. If that didn't stop the harassment, then a written warning to be placed in the employees file and eventually, as good employers, they would have to fire the offender if he didn't change his behavior. Obviously the Karam's just don't care enough to protect their employees. I think that Keri has a case and she should go with it. There will never be changes made otherwise.

Anonymous said...

THEY do have a bunch of warnings and a big folder but sorry people its all about Keri.You will soon see.

Anonymous said...

Mike Herren is a low-class radio talk show host and an embarrassment to Fall River. He will continue to fail in life due to a lack of self-discipline and possessing no personal integrity. He offers little substance, if any. As history has demonstrated, his perpetual failure is inevitable. When he was younger, it was sad to watch him self destruct. Now, it's pathetic.

Anonymous said...

From the legal and human resources viewpoint- they hired an outside consultant? they have a folder of warnings? but the harrassment continued with witnesses. The way to stay out of court in these cases is PROVE that once a complaint is brought to the employers attention it is investigated with due diligence and resolved . Now this is when you can get yourself into legal problems- any retribtution towards the person for claiming harrassment or the failure to properly investigate and if found to be harrasment the failure to take proper action is going to cost someone their job and money.

look it up anywhere it's standard practice.

Did wsar provide harrassment training, have employees sign the harrasment policy ?

Right or wrong claims like this , the responsibility is on the employer. and since it was the actual employer and 1 employee this is going to be a tough case for them to prove otherwise.

Anonymous said...

The Hurricane should charge you and the rest of the bloggers a fee.The only time anyone pays attention to you and the rest of the hacks is when you are dragging his name through the mud.Go figure !! Everyone is listening to the Hurricane even his biggest enemies..

Anonymous said...

I really want to thank the "Wind Bag" Oops. sorry I mean the Hurricane. Since he's been on the air I have discovered the wonderful world of country and western as well as elevator music and non stop stock market reports. I can only equate his show to being pecked to death by a flock of ducks.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you cant stand the Hurricanes show thats too bad but different strokes for different folks..but you have to realize that you are in the minority his shows ratings are way up and his reach is rapidly expanding to places wsar normally dont reach ie taunton and new bedford he must be doing something right ..dont shoot the messenger the facts are the facts and the ratings have spoken

Anonymous said...

Let's see the ratings otherwise it's just speculation. Rubbernecking occurs during car accidents. Are you trying to make the argument that there is rubberlistening going on? Herren is such a car wreck that people can't help but to listen?

Anonymous said...

Aren't radio ratings based on statistics based formulas that provide not the true number of people that listen but only a sampling?
If that's the case, wouldn't it be easy to manipulate and sway in either direction? The first rule of statistics is that results can be used for either side of an argument.

I would also say that if Herren's voice is so powerful that it can amplify WSAR's transmission range, then maybe he should retire from radio and put his voice to a more practical use, like healing lepers, or curing the blind?
I figure, if the sound of his IQ dropping show can extend WSAR's range, then it can do ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

HaHA you people are hysterical Krod could come on her blog or radio and talk about her ratings and everyone would listen and be the first one to pat her back the Hurricane comes on against all odds ,no formal training,a boss who hates him and absolutely destroys Krods show and now those same rating systems are to be laughed at and ignored ..give me a break..but i understand people still thought the world was flat after being proven wrong.It will take time but Hurricane will win you all over!!

Anonymous said...

I think that Mike's show has been getting better. I can actually listen to it now and not cringe over what he's saying. Not all the time, because let's face it, we all sound like idiots at times, but his show is getting better. I have to give him kudos for that. And I'm not a big fan of his or one of his crazy fans. There's still room for improvement, but he IS getting better.

That being said, just because his show is getting better and just because some people like him, it doesn't mean that the Hurricane isn't an abusive person. Not for nothing, but there are people who thought that Ted Bundy was a great guy too--until they discovered his extracurricular activities--you know all of those pesky murders he committed. So crazy people--just because the Hurricane has a nice personality and he can make you laugh it doesn't also mean that he isn't also an abusive person.

Anon 5:10 said everything that I was trying to say before =)--and Keri needs to continue to fight. It's just not right for people to get away with abusing others the way that Mike and the Karam's have been.

Anonymous said...

Yeah just like he abused the guy he dragged out of a burning car running from the other side of the highway while everyone else watched 5 seconds after he got the guy out.Michael is many things but he is not how he is portrayed here.The people on this site pretend like they are objective and want to be respected for the opinions they have then they should stop the filth and nonsense. Oh yeah and about the guy burning in the car his name is E ddie Nunes 80+ somerset mass I can back up what i say!!Can YOU???

Anonymous said...

Just like there are police officers and firemen out there who are some of the worst spousal abusers. That's a fact also. Just because you do good things and save someone's life it doesn't mean that you can't be an abusive person. Anon--my point wasn't to attack Mike--it was to point out that there are many different facets to everyone. I don't think it can be disputed that Mike has a big heart and really cares about people and Fall River in general. But I've heard too many stories from too many people that point to the fact that he's a bully because of who he is. People in my real life who don't know each other. So Mike should take a step back and REALLY look at himself and consider changing how he comes across sometimes. Does he want to be seen as an abusive person? Changing your habits and actions is harder than anything else in the world. Just look at those of us who are trying to lose weight! LOL

Anonymous said...

Mike Herren is a thug, plain and simple. He's sucker-punched more people than the number that listen to his show. He's lazy, uninformed, poorly spoken and doesn't deserve one iota of credibility. He knows it, too. He just doesn't care. He never has and he never will.

Because of his behavior toward Keri Rodrigues, he's going to cost the Karam brothers a lot of money. That will be the end of him on WSAR.

Like I said, Mike Herren is a thug.

Anonymous said...

70 comments since Feb 11.
Goodbye

Anonymous said...

Call the blog and radio police the only indicator of success is the number of calls and posts.

Anonymous said...

Indeed radio statistics and ratings are all pretty much relative. They also happen to be pretty much sealed tight and known only by the people in charge at radio stations. So when people come on here, or anywhere for that matter, and say that Herren's ratings are through the roof, it makes NO SENSE. NONE.

Let me guess. You're a client, and the salesman told you Mike's ratings were awesome. Or better yet, Mike told you himself. That would be because the radio station is poorly run and tells everybody that ratings are skyrocketing, especially the host they are afraid to piss off by telling him otherwise. If you went in to WSAR and told them you wanted to buy time specifically for Wednesdays during that boring cruise show, the sales people would tell you the ratings were spectacular for that time spot too. That's what sales people do.

So shut the holy f*** up about ratings already. You don't know his ratings any more than his dumb ass knows his ratings. After all, we are talking about a guy who has Ric Oliveira and the news guy write up all his interview questions.

And congratulations to him for saving an old man from a burning car. Historically speaking, Mike's more likely to set things (say houses or bars for example) on fire than save people from them.

W.J. Bloggah said...

I knew about the house, but he burned up a bar too? It wouldn't happen to have been the Davol St Station a few years back, would it? That'd be...interesting...

John Chartier said...

You might be able to fault Herren for a lot of things, but why would you fault him because he has a writer who writes his interview questions? If you are going to go down that path than why don't you knock Jay Leno and David Letterman while you are at it? They've both got plenty of writers too.

As far as ratings go.... I don't care what program is broadcast on WSAR. Nothing on that station is going to get powerhouse ratings. It's not necessarily the fault of the hosts. It's the fault of the weak signal at the end of the AM dial where hardly anyone ever tunes in. Give the station a much better dial position in a larger city. Then maybe you could then talk powerhouse. As it stands, WSAR will never be a powerhouse anywhere except on Home St.

I've tuned into both programs. Keri's and Mike's. Keri's loud mouth annoyed me. She has that overbearing screech of a voice that made me want to tune out. She also stepped all over her callers and came across as just plain rude. Interesting at times. However very rude. CNN's Nancy Grace annoys me in much the same way. The only difference is that Nancy Grace doesn't have that annoying screech tone. But she's just as annoying in the way that she's overbearing and steps all over people. I don't like it.

On the few occasions that I've tuned into Herren, at least the guy comes across as genuine and seems to have fun on his show. I find that more enjoyable to listen to than some loud mouthed woman who you wish someone would just slap across the kisser.

Bottom line is different strokes for different folks.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS >>HURRICANE ARRESTED >>BIG BRAWL IN THE FLINT

Anonymous said...

Breaking News: It looks like Keri doesn't even bother coming here anymore. That's when you know the blog is dead.

Anonymous said...

I see where you're coming from John, but this isn't a late night comedy show and at least Letterman and Leno sit in the room with their writers and offer input. Hell, they even acknowledge their writer's during the courses of their shows sometimes. That's a different beast from someone who is actively pretending to be a qualified person to ask "the tough questions."

I look at it this way: if Leno was getting his jokes FROM Letterman, then why the hell would people A.) Show up on Leno's show instead of Letterman's and B.) Watch Leno's show instead of Letterman's.

So why show up or listen to Herren's show when a qualified person like Ric is also right there too?

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:23 aka Mike Herren

What are you going to talk about today when no one takes your "herren got in a fight bait?" How are you going to show us how rumors get spread?

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone care if there was fight in the flint, isn't that a weekly occurence? Did they ever shut down that crack house accross from the bar?

John Chartier said...

Big Deal. Herren got in a fight. Call Harvy Levin at TMZ. See if he can help your out. Martha Stewart went to prison. That has really put a damper on her career hasn't it? lol. Don't forget about the Rolling Stones getting arrested in Warwick back in 1972. That hurt their career pretty bad. Oh.. and poor Larry King. His prior arrests just killed his career huh? I wonder what he is doing these days.

When are you Herren bashers going to realize that getting into a little trouble is nothing all that unique. His life will go on and he'll do just fine.

As far as Anonymous 8:08 AM goes. I see your point. One would expect a local radio host to be a little more involved in the writing process than a high profile Television host who has a staff of 10 writers. I understand where you are coming from. All I'm saying is that if Herren needs the help and the help is offered than I see no harm.

I wrote for Jay Leno back in 1992 and 1993 when he took over for Johnny Carson. I was what is known as an independent writer. I would scan through the papers every morning and write a list of jokes for that nights show. Then I would FAX them in each day and get paid a whole $25 bucks for any jokes that Jay used on that nights monolouge. Now Jay didn't "need" my imput. But it's a perfect example of him taking every bit of help that he could get, no matter where it came from. So I see nothing wrong with Herren doing the same thing. If he needs the help in certain areas at least he has that support. If WSAR decided that he wasn't worth supporting, than Herren wouldn't still be employed at the station. So he must be doing something right.

BTW..... where did Keri go? Has she lost interest in even taking part in the conversation?

Anonymous said...

John that's interesting how many of your jokes did he use?

Anonymous said...

Leno only used John's funny jokes, which was none of them. John, go play in traffic already!

John Chartier said...

According to the anonymous comment right above mine it sounds like Keri is still here. She's just posting as Anonymous now. So So very angry at the world... AND FOR WHAT? Court case against WSAR isn't going so well?

Anyway....... to the civil person who posted right before Keri, I can't remember exactly how many jokes were used. But I do know that it wasn't lucrative enough for me to devote entire mornings to it anymore. It was all a law of averages. He only tells 7 or 8 jokes a night. Then he has his team of in house writers. So naturally most nights my jokes wern't used. So I took all those unused jokes and played in traffic. ;-)

Anonymous said...

keri nice photo shop work

Anonymous said...

Photo shop work? Good to see that she got a new job that she's more qualified for.

Anonymous said...

This is hysterical..both this blog and Shamrocks blog are consumed with all things Hurricane.His show today had the mayor apologizing to a union rep and 100= calls for top ten lists its clear to me who has won the battle its the guy everyone wants to talk to HURRICANE

Anonymous said...

Self-impressed yokels.

Anonymous said...

John Chartier, you are obsessed with Keri. What's your story, dude? Did she reject your advances? Or, perhaps "Hurricane" accepted them...

John Chartier said...

I'm just commenting as everyone else is. I don't see where I am anymore obsessed than you. You read and comment. I also read and comment. Maybe you are obsessed with me. At least I am commenting about the blog owner and related issues. You come here to comment on me? That's interesting. I guess Keri has bored you to the point where you need to talk about me now instead.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I just think you're odd.

John Chartier said...

Yeah.... I would have to be odd to keep coming here. I agree.

Anonymous said...

Who's the crazy guy and why does he keep coming here? He's almost as bad if not worse then the people that are obsessed with Hurricocaine except his obsession is Keri.

John Chartier said...

The crazy guy is probably the same guy you emailed earlier in the week when you sounded like the same broken record. Somebody has lost their marbles... and it's not me.

Anonymous said...

KROD STILL ALL WRAPPED UP IN ALL THINGS HURRICANE>HOW COME THE ONLY WAY ANYONE PAYS ATTENTION TO YOU ON THIS BLOG IS WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HURRICANE??? THINK ABOUT IT HE TOOK YOUR TIME SLOT AT WSAR, TRIPLED YOUR CALL VOLUME DESTROYED YOUR RATINGS,AND NOW IS DOMINATING YOUR BLOG!!!I DONT THINK YOU EVER THOUGHT IT WOULD TURN OUT LIKE THIS.NOW YOU ARE TRYING TO GET A LAWSUIT OFTEN THE LAST GASP OF DESPERATION.YOU KNOW AFTER T%HE LAWSUIT YOU WILL NEVER WORK IN RADIO AGAIN.HURRICANE COULD POSSIBLY PUT AN END TO YOUR RADIO CAREER. AINT THAT A BITCH.

Anonymous said...

She already put an end to her own radio career by her ongoing shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

does wsar judge their success by the # of calls ?? Why are you counting?? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Nope, never e-mailed you. Seek help. Some time on the couch may do you some good.

John Chartier said...

Oh... I apologize then. It must have been someone else who was equally annoying. Hard to tell around here when you've got the same person posting 50 times as anonymous.

Anonymous said...

John Chartier,Get a job, get a life, get help. You ramble foolishly and are infatuated with michael herren.He's an ignorant thug, and the reason ratings might have gone up is pure entertainment. The snorting,mouth breathing,coughing would not be tolerated on a reputable radio station.He's great on Mondays after a long weekend of drinking and whatever else.Sounds like he"s snoring at times!I only listen to laugh.(Of course,I'm college educated and work as a professional.)Mondays are the best!I can almost smell him over the lines...unless its a long weekend, then he calls in sick on Monday!

John Chartier said...

I do hope you realize that most of the posts that bring up Herren's name arn't even from me. I've only listened to the guy three times at the most. If you are going to ramble about me than at least ramble about stuff that I've actually said.

I'm out of here. Even Keri is to embarrased to post here using her own name anymore. It kind of takes the fun out of it. IT REALLY IS OVER.

PS. If you want to bash me than at least bash me at my own site. 95 percent of the conversation here seems to be about me anyway. At least on My blog I won't focus on trashing Fall River in every post. So if you are in the mood for something that may actually be interesting.... go here.

http://studiocenter.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

OMG is Fartier gone? Thank God! What a completely annoying whacko. Praise the Lord it's over!

Anonymous said...

This board has become so far off track that it's lost it's original purpose. You people who keep talking about Chartier are the annoying ones. Apparently your parents forgot to name the whole bunch of you. I've never seen a forum with a bigger bunch of cowards than this place!

Anonymous said...

I looked at his blog and it is one long rant.

Anonymous said...

I looked at it too. His one long rant is already more interesting than anything I've seen here before.

Anonymous said...

Good reason for you to stay there and comment - isn't it!

Anonymous said...

Just listened to the latest WSAR "infotorial". If forensic investigators checked the knees of Mayor Correia's pants, they'd find carpet fibers from WSAR.

Anonymous said...

Ken Fiola on Hurricanes show tomorrow to talk about Durfee textile building.

Anonymous said...

So is Hurricane going to be on his knees before Fiola like he is with the Mayor blowing him kisses and whatever else goes on underneath that desk or is he actually going to try to ask a tough question or two?

Anonymous said...

Update: Hurricane gave Kenny a BJ!

Anonymous said...

Update: It looks like Keri doesn't give a shit about this blog anymore.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS HURRICANE YOU HAVE FINALLY GOT RID OF KROD

Anonymous said...

or so you think silence is golden

Anonymous said...

Keri has a lawsuit pending...I'm sure she finds this banter amusing.

Anonymous said...

The "Blow Hard"(AKA the Hurricane) may have a new career. After listening to all the softballs he pitched to Ken Fiola on Monday, he may have something else to do when the weather gets warmer. The season starts at Father Kelly Park in Mid-April

Anonymous said...

So Keri has a lawsuit pending? Big Deal. Why does that mean she has to stop posting new blogs about unrelated issues. Oh yeah I forgot. She's a one trick pony. She doesn't know how to talk about anything else besides WSAR and Fall River. She's obsessed. I hope she stays in Medford.

Anonymous said...

Of course Keri blogged about what happened to her at WSAR--she had a job that she loved and she was treated horribly by the people there. Not all of them, of course, but it only takes one person to ruin it. From what I've seen, she loved her job and was very hurt by how everything went down there.

She ended up getting harassed--have any of you ever been harassed at your jobs? What it does to you mentally and physically is not a fun thing. And it makes it much worse when the person getting harassed is a strong person. They take it, and take it, and take it because they think to themselves, "Oh, I can handle it. It's not really that big of a deal." etc. And what is happening to the person? Stomach pains, headaches, nausea--all at the thought if going to work. Those are just a few of the physical symptoms. There are reasons why we have harassment laws people. It can happen to any person at any time.

As far as Keri not posting here lately my opinion is that she probably can't post anything about WSAR publicly because of the lawsuit. Keri's mentioned things other than WSAR before and a lot of you "Anonymous" posters bring it back to "The Hurricane" and/or WSAR--so her lawyer probably told her to stop posting for a while. Like that's all that her life is about anyway. I'm not a Mike or a Keri fan, not really, but some of you fans on both sides are ridiculous. I'm sorry, but you are. You are the people who don't let it go.

Townsend Hill said...

I miss Keri's comments on Fall River government and the local political landscape.

It seems like a lot of people who want to move Fall River in a different/better direction have come together, and I think Keri was a big part of that.

I wish her well and hope she's back soon.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 1:21, Have you seen the various websites where Keri said that she really enjoyed her tenure at WSAR? She released those exact words in a press statement. So I wonder how that is going to effect her lawsuit.

People who are as miserable as Keri claims that she was typically won't talk about how much they enjoyed their tenure at said station. It is a very conflicting statement. How can you tell people that you enjoyed your time somewhere, but then sue them later on claiming that they made your life miserable?

Anonymous said...

I think that you can enjoy your time somewhere overall, but leave on a miserable note because of harassment. I've worked in places myself where I loved the job and then people started acting like a$$holes and I ended up leaving unhappy. But for the most part I did like that job. That's how I think and look at things.

Anonymous said...

Keri;

I know you're reading this...Is this outright war between the HN and WSAR not the funniest thing ever? And what about the clip on the HN online showing the RDA meeting in which Fall River residents finally joined together and made their presence felt, but were not allowed to speak. I hope the citizens are angry enough to raise their voices even louder when it comes to their elected officials (and political appointees) making politically motivated decisions that have led to Fall River languishing as it has. I know you're probably restricted from commenting because of your case, just as Nick Fischer hasn't commented on his situation (and I hope he's sueing too!)...but boy would I love to hear what you have to say.

Anonymous said...

It would have been nice for Keri to of at least had the courtesy to tell people that she can't comment on anything, instead of just vanishing. Don't ya think? She's even a rude blogger.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:17,
In this very blog post, Keri writes:

I’ve finally filed formal suit against Jim and Bob Karam, the management at WSAR and Mike Herren. I’m not going to be able to talk too much about it for a little while, but needless to say, I think it’s going to be an interesting process.

No "rude" there.

Anonymous said...

Where did she say that she was going to just stop posting about Everything else? I must of missed that part.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Must "of" missed English class, too.

Anonymous said...

I love people who try to deflect the conversation when valid points are brought up. That is when you know the person has a weak argument. When they start grading you on grammar. Why don't you just answer the lady?

Anonymous said...

I think the simple fact that Keri isn't posting about anything else just goes to show you that this blog was never intended to have any other purpose than to bash WSAR and Fall River. How sad!

Anonymous said...

She has bashed WSAR ownership and some of its on-air personalities, never the whole, entire station and all of its employees. And when did she bash Fall River? She clearly loves Fall River and most of her ex co-workers, if you don't come away with that opinion then you haven't been reading her blog for very long.

Anonymous said...

When did she bash Fall River? LOL. Every single blog is trash talk about a member of city hall, WSAR or one of it's employees. Does the girl EVER have anything nice to say about ANYBODY?

Why do you think everybody always stops her from writing blogs? Either her former radio station, her one day job at the new place as well as her alleged attorneys. They all tell her to not post a blog because they know she is a loose cannon who just tries to make everyone look bad. Everytime she opens up her mouth it's NEGATIVE! So this is why they put a leash on her. She's out of control.

I don't know what went wrong in Keri's childhood to cause so much anger. However something is clearly not right.

Anonymous said...

hurricane put Keri out of business..period.. as soon as she felt some resistence on her blog and as soon as it stopped being an echo chamber for her she quit....keri is washed up and all done after her lawsuit goes bad what is she going to do???/

Anonymous said...

WSAR loses even if they win. They will have to spend money to defend themselves. Even if they win the lawsuit it will cost them quite a bit on lawyers. If WSAR loses the lawsuit it will cost them a lot of money.

I've seen enough to think it is probable that Herren created a hostile work environment. If management (the owners) can't prove that they did what was necessary to put a stop to it, she has a good chance of prevailing.

Keri's complaint is most likely legitimate. There isn't anything foolish or shallow about Herren's alleged behavior. And it wasn't just Keri who complained. The guy who used to be on the air with Herren articulated Herren's behavior in writing.

Is it a stretch to believe Herren could have done the things he is accused of to Keri? I don't think so. And that is why he (Herren) and the owners have a real problem on their hands.

The most likely outcome will be a financial settlement with Keri that contains a clause stating the owners do not admit any guilt. That is, unless Keri is doing this on principle. That would be WSAR's worst nightmare - having a weak case against someone who will not settle for money. Either way, Herren will probably end up costing WSAR a whole bunch of money.

Anonymous said...

Remember that the Karams have Money. However Keri does not! Not long before Keri left the station, she was begging the Karams for $1,000 as a downpayment for a car. So what are the chances that she can afford an ongoing fight with anybody if she doesn't even have an extra $1,000? She is in way over her head. One day she will wake up and realize that.

Keri is the plantiff which means the burden of proof is going to be on her. She has already released enough conflicting statements to kill her case. I can't believe that she is silly enough to keep this thing going.

Ladies and gentleman, you are looking at a woman who just likes to battle with people. When she doesn't have a valid reason to battle, she will not hesitate to make one up.

That's my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear Mike on WSAR screaming at a caller the other day? The guy might feel passionately about the people he was defending, but he definitely lost control. He made me believe that he could be a hostile and abusive co-worker just from his little rant.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that Mike could seriously kick someones ass if he wanted to. But that doesn't mean he ever would. Listen to Bill O'Reilly. He seems like he's about to lose it on a daily basis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJjNVVwRCY

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:26...where the hell have you been? Why do seem so impressed that a grown man who calls himself an educated profession can "kick someones ass"? Are you 12? To suggest he would never to such a thing...I think we all no better.

Anonymous said...

Keri's attorney costs could be paid from her lawsuit-damages.

Anonymous said...

Keri most likely won't be getting any lawsuit damages. So I wonder who will pay her attorney costs? She should stop suing people just to make a quick buck and concentrate on getting a job. Maybe she can greet people at Walmart if they deem her qualified.

Pretty fishy that she had previously written how she was not seeking money, but now it appears that this whole case is all about money.

Anonymous said...

I heard she got a good ass job, double what WSAR was paying and she wasn't going for money at first but the agency she filed the complaint with wasn't doing anything, what choice did she have other than to file a lawsuit since her complaint wasn't being processed and moved forward?

Anonymous said...

Double what WSAR was paying? So she's making $15,000 a year now? Good for her. By the way, where would you hear anything about her? She has vanished from the radar. This must be Keri again. How cute of you to come play on your blog again.

Anonymous said...

I was the biggest Keri supporter in the past. However after reading up on all the bad treatment she has put people though on that radio info forum, I think I'm done here.

Signing off,

A Former Fan

Anonymous said...

wow 15k so herren is making big bucks too huh?

Anonymous said...

Are you kiding me? Big Bucks? WSAR and the words Big Bucks don't go together. Nobody at that station has ever made big bucks.

Anonymous said...

im glad that this heffer isnt posting anymore

Anonymous said...

you mean the radio huffer, duh duh duh weaze ,

Anonymous said...

Oh for crying out loud people--GROW THE F*CK UP!! Calling people names and making fun of them because of a speech impediment or because of the way they look is childish and absolutely ridiculous. No wonder people think that all of us who post on blogs are mental midgits.

John Chartier said...

Are you people still fighting?
Feel free to go over to my Blog. I just kicked off my new show this past week. Perhaps it will entertain you while you are waiting for more Keri drama to happen.

http://studiocenter.blogspot.com

Townsend Hill said...

On February 21, 2009, at 11:40 PM, John Chartier said:

"I'm out of here. ... IT REALLY IS OVER."

But I guess he can't stay away. Still trolling for readers?

John Chartier said...

Relax. I just stopped by to see if "crazy" came back. I told keri I would stop posting if she wanted me to. But she didn't respond. So I guess she isn't all that bothered by me. So perhaps you shouldn't be so bothered either.

Townsend Hill said...

Not bothered at all. Despite what you said, I knew you wouldn't stay away because you can't, and you're apparently not a man of you word.

Welcome back, I guess.

Anonymous said...

"Crazy" did come back, his name is John Chartier...

John Chartier said...

Oh... I never said that I wasn't crazy. But I'm man enough to admit it. ;-)

Anonymous said...

"MAD enough," you mean, John. A crazyman's admission of craziness is neither justification nor mitigation. You've cried "Wolf!" You've cried "Sheep!" Now, no one listens.

Anonymous said...

What the hell are you talking about 7:10PM? lol. The funniest thing which we have all proven is the fact that Keri is worthless to her own blog. She hasn't posted in a month and we are having no problem at all keeping each other entertained. She's not needed on the radio and she doesn't even appear to be needed on her own blog! I find that incredibly amusing.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of not needed.... John Chartier, he's not needed and unnecessary but you know he's going to respond, for a crazy person he can be downright predictable.

Anonymous said...

I personally think you are all nuts. Each and every one of you!

Anonymous said...

and you too, you are nuts too...

Anonymous said...

Please, i'm begging you all to go to JC's blog. I know he thinks he's going to get people checking it out becuse of the all the hits here, but it's just not happening. His "show"is so bad it's good and i'd like to see it continue. So please, do it for me. If you enjoy the unstable as much as i do, you won't be sorry.

Anonymous said...

and i know you do or you wouldn't be here.

Leo said...

Keri, I miss your voice of reason and (in)sanity on the radio. I wish you well in your case and offer up all my moral support!!

Leo from The Cape

Anonymous said...

By Sean Burke
Publisher
Posted Mar 05, 2009 @ 12:01 AM
Last update Mar 05, 2009 @ 05:44 AM


Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to the ownership and management of WSAR.

I’ve just had the unpleasant experience of listening to your most recent WSAR editorial, and am compelled to respond. I did not think for a moment that you could, or would, go to such depths. I am thoroughly disappointed.

The hypocrisy displayed within that editorial is nothing short of stunning. To question the honesty and integrity of this newspaper, and its publisher personally, while you have degenerated your station, and our shared responsibilities to public service and the First Amendment, to nothing more than the public relations wing of the Correia Administration is abominable. To call into question the freedom of speech and free flow of opinion and ideas expressed within our online commenting feature as cowardly, while running (and profiting from) a station that has built its predominant programming model on a similar anonymous call-in format is yet more stunning. And to further question our fairness while never, in my memory, having allowed a rebuttal to a single one of your editorials or a conflicting opinion in contrast to your own to be aired on your station is most telling. The contradictions and hypocrisy are palpable.

You have worked hard, despite fundamental tenets of journalism that should compel you otherwise, to make these issues about the newspaper. This is not about the newspaper; this is about this administration. Reporting facts and editorializing on key events is not the cause of discord in our community … a classic “shoot the messenger” stance. This administration is responsible for its actions, or inactions, as the case may be. It is a responsibility that includes acceptance of the applause or criticism those actions elicit.

Your motives are quite clear and obvious: Implicate the newspaper to discredit and undermine our coverage to deflect attention from an administration that has mismanaged at almost every opportunity. It simply won’t work. This strategy significantly underestimates the perseverance of this newspaper and, more importantly, the intelligence of the residents of Fall River.

This newspaper has consistently reported within its news pages in a fair, balanced and objective manner … all duly noted by the mayor himself. And we will continue to do so. The newspaper also, simultaneously, offers well-researched, well-articulated and respectable support and/or criticism, as appropriate, through its appropriately labeled opinion pages, along with an open invitation for ongoing discussion and debate.

This journalism and opinion, respectively and separately, are fundamental missions of all media dedicated to public service and constructive discourse, all enabled through the First Amendment. These distinctions between news and opinion are a difference your editorials about this newspaper fail to recognize or about which you are ignorant. These are important responsibilities that we will not abandon, despite your best efforts to distract us. If this community’s political leaders are unaccustomed to accountability and criticism, I cannot apologize for that. It’s why the media exists.

It is not the newspaper’s (or radio station’s, for that matter) job to be a cheerleader for the government. That is a dereliction of your journalistic responsibility to the communities you serve. Our job is to inform citizens (and the electorate) of how well, or poorly, the government is handling the affairs of the people — affairs that have been delegated by the people to this administration. An informed citizenry makes our very democratic system work. In your absence, we will continue to fulfill this responsibility on behalf of both of us.

Your station and its talent have consistently sniped at this newspaper, most often, disingenuously through knowingly dispersing misinformation. That’s all well and good, I suppose, in a competitive media marketplace (only you choose the manner in which you wish to compete). But to offer such hypocrisy-laced charges against my, and this newspaper's, integrity and honesty is far less than I would ever have expected from you. Despite our previously respectful professional disagreements, I would not, nor could not, do likewise to you.

The Herald News has been steadfast in its determination not to engage with WSAR in the petty sniping that has defined the purposeful assault on this newspaper’s reputation to date. But when you decide to call into question the integrity of an 135-year-old institution, its journalistic commitment, its dedicated employees, the community it serves and the very democratic ideals for which it stands, that, WSAR, is out of bounds and will not go unaddressed. With that, we consider this issue closed and will return to our duties and obligations to news and to our readers. No more need be said.

I’m truly sorry that you’ve taken your cause to these unseemly levels. I know you are better people than this.

Respectfully,
Sean Burke
Publisher
The Herald News

Roger Williams said...

ZOMFG, the drama! The unspeakable, as alleged by the unemployable! And the baby daddy playing white knight? Classic!

Left unexamined: whether or not Krod was sent packing when her ratings went the way the most left of center talk shows have gone around the rest of the country (ie, down the drain). The outpouring of butthurt she's venting on her former employers, replacements, and everyone who isn't helping her in the hugbox? I definitely could have seen that coming.

HINT TO UNINITIATED: This would be much easier for our heroine to win if

1) the burden of proof weren't on her

2) it weren't so easy for her alleged antagonists to show that the hinges on the ol' door were never that tight to begin with

That said, do keep everyone in the entire world informed of the details of what is sure to be the grittiest 20 minutes of legal action in the history of the Commonwealth.

Anonymous said...

Roger Williams is alive, I thought or at least was hoping he had died. He's only slightly less crazy than Chartier. Slightly.

Roger Williams said...

Hi, Keri and/or Keri's baby daddy! Did you know that Google has this awesome feature where you can actually login with your user account instead of posting anonymously? It's true! It's OK to come out of the anonymous hugbox to diss your e-enemies!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, only slightly? I think his comments prove otherwise. Definitely a whack job.