By now you’ve probably seen the video clip of Vice President and Scrappy Kid from Scranton, Joe Biden, dropping the f-bomb three times as he introduced President Barack Obama during a news conference after signing the health care bill.
“Today American becomes a whole lot wealthier because tens-of-millions of Americans will be a whole lot healthier from this moment on. Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.” (Off mic) “This is a big fu**ing deal. This is a big fu**ing deal. This is a big fu**ing deal.“
Right away, the easily offended jumped on the bandwagon demanding an apology.
If I had to apologize every time I dropped the f-bomb, I’d never accomplish anything during the day! One person to jump all over the story was none other than grandstanding Wilkes-Barre/Scranton talk show host Steve Corbett, who prefers to be called…. Corbett. Like Sting. Or Madonna. Or Prince. But not Jesus.
Stevie, looking to hang on to as many listeners as he can since the launch of the new 94.3 The Talker, decided that there was no better topic to discuss today than this. Using the excuse that kids could clearly hear the f-word uttered by the VP, he called for Biden to issue an apology and went a step further, asking listeners to support banning Biden from visiting his pseudo-hometown of Scranton. He even went as far as to ask Scranton City Council and state government to “Ban Biden.” This weak attempt to gain attention was more embarrassing to the city of Scranton than Biden dropping the f-bomb.
Like they say, “must have been a slow news day.”
Vince Benedetto and the gang up at Bold Gold Media could not have asked for a better time for Steve to go all high-and-mighty on us than the day after the launch of the new talk radio station in town, 94.3 The Talker. With Corbett back-to-back with the other boy from Scranton, Bill O’Reilly, you would think that he would do his show with an extra dose of serious to keep as many listeners from jumping down the dial. Instead, he gave all of us the perfect reason to tune elsewhere, and that’s a big fu**ing deal.