Last week, 84WHAS mid-day host Mandy Connell, had something rather interesting to say and outrage ensued.
Last night, LEO Weekly’s Phillip Bailey went on a Twitter Inspectigation that we thought was potentially very interesting.
This morning, however, Connell responded on her radio program. Give the segment a listen:[audio:http://thevillevoice.com/audio/mandytweet.mp3]
For those of you who can’t listen at work, here’s a rough transcript:
Mandy Connell: 84 WHAS! Howdy doo, everybody, it’s me, Mandy, and welcome to another addition of the really big show. And boy, you know, you can tell it’s a slow news cycle right now, because the stupidity of the stories out there is mind-blowing. Mind-blowing.
I wanna start the show by talking about something that happened last Thursday because that was the starting off point for all of this, the nonsense that’s coming down the pike right now. Uh, last Thursday — last Wednesday, actually — I said, uh, I used a phrase that I just, I still don’t know why those words came out of my mouth. It was inappropriate. On Thursday I apologized. Cause I meant it.
And now that incident is being used as a jumping off point by some by some of the local media, who are doing things so preposterous in an effort to paint me as this bitter, angry racist, that I just can’t let it go without comment.
Now, my tweets have been mined as part of a tweetvestigation by a local blogger for a, for a local magazine. And in his tweetvestigation he went back through all – I think I’ve tweeted 375, 376 tweets in my entire tweet career, which I believe goes back to maybe February of 09, I don’t remember when I started the Twitter thing. I was really, I was an active Twitterer for a long time, I haven’t been tweeting lately, I’ve just been busy. But I am very proud of my tweeting because I do some of my best comedy in 140 characters or less.
Read the rest of the transcript after the jump…
Normally, I would tweet about things I had talked about on my show when I was on the air in Ft. Myers. Now, what’s interesting about this particular tweetvestigtion, is that unlike – remember a couple weeks ago when context was so important? context was the most important thing you could provide – well, at least it was when Shirley Sherrod was the victim of the attacks. Context. Context. Well, no context is necessary now. No context at all. Let me provide a little context for Mr. Bailey Breitbart.
Context in the form of this: There are three specific tweets that he finds especially egregious. One about raccoon gangs. That’s not code for anything, it was about a story in Lakeland, Florida, about a woman being attacked by a gang of raccoons. An actual gang of raccoons. You know, little masks, little human hands, who tear into garbage cans, big fluffy tails that you can make hats out of. Gang of raccoons attacks this woman. And I said on the air on my show that when I saw this story, I just had this vision of this raccoon apologist standing in front of the raccoon media talking about the fact that the raccoon gangs were not at fault here, because the only reason these raccoons joined gangs in the first place was because they had failing schools, the system had failed them and they had no other choice. Please.
The second one that he finds so horrific is one that I linked to a story in the Washington Examiner that was a column about whether or not racism charges had been launched so many times against conservatives that they had lost their punch and they had lost their sting. And as a snarky commentary, a sarcastic comment, I wrote something to the effect of, ‘Can you still wear a white sheet after Labor Day?’ Because, honestly, that really seems like I’m seriously asking that question. I really want to know if it’s okay to wear a white sheet after Labor Day.
And the other one, which I don’t think I can say on the air, because it was a response to something someone else posted that was unintentionally funny. And I was making a point back to that person about the unintentionally funny way he wrote something. And I know it was unintentional, cause the guy who wrote it is just as nice as the day is long. And what he wrote could be interpreted a newsworthy way and a dirty way and of course I interpreted it the dirty way. Just trying to make a point.
But don’t worry about context! It’s, it’s all good. I mean, I am a conservative, so I don’t get context. So we’re moving on now.