KFI Host's Inexplicable Take On Ed Schultz 'Slut' Flap
SoCal Talker: Any Proof She's NOT A Slut?
While reactions to the now-infamous Ed Schultz "slut" flap have ranged from outright revulsion to qualified quasi-support, a deranged rant by KFI-Los Angeles libtalker Bill Handel absolutely tops all comers.
Taking a machine gun to the boundaries of human decency and good taste, Handel used his morning show to rail against Schultz not for calling Laura Ingraham a slut, but because of the apology, which he saw as "caving in".
Repeating the insult, the longtime lawyer rhetorically added "what proof is there she's NOT a slut?" Saying Ed's tirade was "just fine", the KFI talker compared it to conservative hosts who label Obama a traitor.
Handel sees the controversy only in political terms since Schultz framed "slut" with "right-wing" and "talk".
When confronted and challenged by others in his morning team, Handel confirmed he felt Ed's vulgarity was "just fine". "There's NOTHING inappropriate" about using the term on the radio, he asserted.
Whether Handel's off his meds or merely doing a fairly decent impersonation of CNBC's wacko Jim Cramer isn't clear. You be the judge:
At one time, Handel was considered by some to be moderately conservative, but in recent years he's marched steadily leftward. In particular, he's known for slamming Rush Limbaugh at every opportunity.
He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
We've previously covered his program here and here.