As predicted, A & E has shut production down on Dog- The Bounty Hunter to investigate the National Enquirer Story about a Telephone conversation between Duane Chapman and his son Tucker concerning his Black Girlfriend and her attempt to audio tape The Dog using racial slurs. This is just what Dog was discussing with Tucker- that if she was able to tape his racial comments, that all he has worked for for 30 years would be lost. Chapman released a statement today -
My sincerest, heartfelt apologies go out to every person I have offended for my regrettable use of very inappropriate language. I am deeply disappointed in myself for speaking out of anger to my son and using such a hateful term in a private phone conversation. It was completely taken out of context. I was disappointed in his choice of a friend, not due to her race, but her character. However, I should have never used that term. I have the utmost respect and aloha for black people, who have already suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred. I did not mean to add yet another slap in the face to an entire race of people who have brought so many gifts to the world. I am ashamed of myself and I pledge to do whatever I can to repair this damage I have caused."
Today is Halloween, and what better way to get some cheap press, then to change the format of your radio station today to All Christmas Music. I haven't noticed, but would imagine the Holiday decorations in retail stores will be up anytime. Speaking of Halloween, did you notice that more and more homeowners are decorating their yards, ala Christmas. Amazing.
Here is the radio station in Kansas City Mo- that is now all-Christmas
The Etos channel is set for launch in Germany, and the channel will be dedicated to Funerals and Mourning, and Documentaries about Cemetaries. The creator is hoping to be up on the air by December but needs additional funding. There will be a service to provide funeral announcements on the air for deceased loved ones with pictures, music, text, and dialogue. Hmmmm.
Roy Innes former Chairman of Congress of Racial Equality has called for A & E to drop Dog Chapmans successfull Dog th Bounty Hunter program, because the National Enquirer has acquired two telephone conversations where Chapman in speaking to his son, The conversation was with his son Tucker and related to Tucker's Black Girlfriend. Now whether this story has legs remains to be seen, but Drudge had it first (but now it is down, and the Enquirer is up with a Teaser Page and you can hear the tape there and judge for yourself....Sounds to me like Duane and Hunter were having an honest father to son chat, and though, his TV program bleeps out cursing- the tape is not edited. It's sad that a son would do this to his father. Also the tape doesn't sound like a racial rant to me- just Dog explaining that if he ranted and used the language he uses, and it was caught on tape- because it would be taken out of context.
Update: After listening to the tape- there appears to be alot more to this story.
Former "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison was sentenced to three years and four months in prison Wednesday for a drunken driving crash that killed a 17-year-old Beverly Hills High student last December.
Wal-Mart has threatened legal action against the web sites gottadeal.com and dealtakers.com if they publish, in advance, any of their Black Friday sale promotional items. It appears that these two signs have access to Wal-Mart ad circulars prior to distribution, and upset the Bentonville, AK promotional plans for the sale.
That sigh of relief you are hearing is from million of ebay sellers, and other online merchants that use the internet for their sole income. The ban extension comes 1 day before it was set to expire and includes a provision for no tax on Instant Messaging, and E-Mails.
Talk Radio will have a field day with this story. The San Diego Union is reporting that 11 of 18 Hospital Burn Victims from the San Diego Wildfires are illegal immigrants without health insurance. This shows the financial challenge hospitals face in providing long-term, intensive care for all those who need it. Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates immigration restrictions, said that in the case of the 11 border burn victims, it might make sense to request assistance from the Mexican government or arrange long-term care in their home country.