In the 1972 book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a little boy named Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair and then suffers through a day where nothing goes his way. From getting stuck in the middle car seat, to having to go to the dentist and having a cavity, then having lima beans for dinner (yuck!), poor Alexander vows to move to Australia.
After yesterday, Doug Guetzloe may want to check the prices on flights at Qantas.com.
Last night, Tony Pipitone at Local 6 broke a story proving a financial link between Alan Grayson and Doug Guetzloe's Fake Tea Party. If you haven't yet seen it, check out the video here (http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23982346/index.html) and my post from yesterday here, RollCall's write up here, and Orlando Political Press here. UPDATE: Here's an official press release from RPOF.
In a beautiful coincidence of timing, on the very same day that all this news was flying around the local TV news and blogosphere, Doug Guetzloe's radio show, the Guetzloe Report, was canceled, and, to add insult to injury (or, as I would put it, to add awesomeness to awesomeness!), the owner of WEUS AM 810, Carl Como, said that the cancellation of the Guetzloe Report was a "ratings decision," even though Guetzloe paid WEUS for the time to broadcast the program. Now there's also some allegations back and forth that Guetzloe was improperly promoting the
Florida Tea Party Fake Tea Party and one of its candidates on the air, and that Guetzloe and his Fake Tea Party members are victims of some sort of unfair treatment, but I just can't stop laughing about Como tossing Dougie right under the bus.
Oh how fun. Karma is such a b****, isn't it?
It's all just too darn funny. Guetzloe has always tried to declare himself the king of all conservative thought, and claimed to have an army of thousands of listeners and supporters. You know you stink when you can't even get high enough ratings for a radio station to be willing to sell you time. Doug's been causing controversy, ticking people off, getting entangled in lawsuits and ethics complaints for years. This latest kerfuffle is just par for the course, and could not have been a surprise to the WEUS management. Sounds like ol' Dougie really did have some pretty crappy ratings.
Anyway, Central Florida can now enjoy a third hour of the Laura Ingraham show on WEUS during the time that the Guetzloe Report used to air. Ahh, lovely.
(Hat tip to Tom Tillison at Orlando Political Press, who named yesterday as "Doug Guetzloe's Really Bad Day")