Friday, January 26, 2007

Media Behaving Badly, Part One

WWLS is the dominant sports-talk station in the Oklahoma City market. One of the station's shows is the "Total Dominance Hour," which features Jim Traber, Al Eschbach and Dean Blevins. Blevins is a former Oklahoma quarterback, one-time ESPN football color analyst and current sports director at KWTV, the local CBS affiliate. Well-meaning Traber and Eschbach decided to check in on their colleague, who was recovering from hip surgery earlier this month. Blevins never realizes he is on the air. The first hint something might be going wrong comes about 30 seconds in, when Blevins says, "I'm going to try and pee in a minute." About 90 seconds in, Blevins begins to relieve himself while talking to Traber and Eschbach.

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