The tendency for many in my business, those who have a broadcasted voice and a platform, is to preach to the ne'er-do-wells and the meatheads, preach that they stop with their chicanery, stop with their self-destructive behavior, stop with their narcissism.
Truthfully, I never get why my peers do this.
I mean, without the morons, without the fools, how do we fill in the other 75 percent of the content wheel in radio and print? After all, most of what we discuss each day consists of people screwing up royally, and many times in the most idiotic ways possible. Let me make this very clear -- I LOVE THESE PEOPLE!
No, no, no, not the Aaron Hernandezes of the world, not the violent criminals nor the sociopaths. The transgressors I'm talking about are more the misdemeanor variety (either actual misdemeanors or understood, societal misdemeanors). Indeed, I'm talking about your garden-variety idiot, not the kind of idiot who probably has a blood-splattered shirt hidden somewhere in his house.
And on this day where we give thanks, as someone who is responsible for 22 hours of radio and several thousand words of content each week, I want to thank the idiots!
In particular, four groups of you:More »