Tom Bauerle is obnoxious

30 Jan

He’s spending today’s 3 hours basically calling accused bike path killer Altemio Sanchez’s wife, Kathy, an enabler who shares some culpability with her husband. How could a wife be clueless about this, he asks. How could she continue to go to court to support him when he won’t even look at her?

Is there any evidence that she knew or should have known that Sanchez may have been a killer? Not that I’ve heard. At worst, she knew he was unfaithful – he has two arrests for soliciting prostitutes. But a killer? A rapist? I’ve seen or heard nothing whatsoever to lead to the conclusion – or even an insinuation – that she knew.

Assuming, therefore, that she didn’t know, I wonder what Bauerle’s getting at by spending so much time rubbing salt into her wounds? After all, she finds out her husband is accused of being a monster, he gets thrown in jail, her world is turned completely upside down. Now she gets a top-52 market radio host hurling crap in her direction? I’m sure she really appreciates it.

A woman called in to ask why Bauerle was piling on and putting Kathy Sanchez on trial. He maintains that it’s a “legitimate question”, and winds up doing what most bullying radio yakkers do – he cuts her off and calls on “stupid people” to stop calling his show.

Now, he’s got some FBI profiler on the phone, and he’s running through his crackpot assumptions and theories.

55 Responses to “Tom Bauerle is obnoxious”

  1. raoul duke January 30, 2007 at 11:44 am #

    Did you not get the memo? Tom is now the final arbiter of truth and justice… for stupid people, of course.

  2. BuffaloGeek January 30, 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    I really have no idea why you even listen to that show. You hate it, but you seemingly tune in frequently.

    It’s almost like the Howard Stern factor, people who hated him listened twice as long as people who loved him. Looks like this is the first time Bauerle has been compared to Stern, but you’re proving that people do tune in to hear Tom’s paranoid ramblings.

    Me? I couldn’t be bothered.

  3. Butch January 30, 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    i agree with Bauerle…………………………the wife WAS very possibly an enable. ……….only time will tell, however.
    Butch

  4. Dave January 30, 2007 at 1:54 pm #

    Culpability for what? For her husband being accused? This is still America, and Sanchez is still presumed innocent until he either pleads or is proven guilty at trial. The DNA and other evidence we read about in the paper mean nothing yet. Tom is a couple of years ahead of himself on this.

  5. Joe January 30, 2007 at 1:57 pm #

    I agree with the Geek. If I had a nickel for every time you made a “I hate Baurle” post……..

    Are you that naive? The more obnoxious he is, the more people like you will listen.

  6. Derek J. Punaro January 30, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    Yeah, more bluntly… it’s getting to be boring reading. The MKG analysis was at least humorous. This is just turning into a personal vendetta. If anything, you’re driving more traffic to his radio show. Don’t waste your time.

  7. Haterade January 30, 2007 at 2:20 pm #

    Tom Bauerle is a jackass, plain & simple… and I e-mail him regularly to remind him of that. It’s funny that he’s the #1 cop backer ( and even uses played out “cop speak” that he heard on the Shield ) … until contract time – then they are overpaid crybabies.

    “Butch” – you personify Bauerle’s audience very well.

  8. Santal January 30, 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    I knew Ms. Sanchez through a professional association, and I can tell you that she is an admirable person. Bauerle however is an obnoxious blowhard and I agree with the commentator who recommends not listening to him.

    For some people apparently the “for better or worse” part of marriage vows means something. By going to the trial and supporting him, Ms. Sanchez is doing exactly what a spouse or close family member should do.

  9. CB January 30, 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    I think Pundito is on da money…

    Plus many of you have posted that this is getting old…haven’t we all picked on a particular person or issue over and over and over and over and over again on our own blogs…

  10. Eric P January 30, 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    Bauerle stinks. Geek is right – you’re making yourself mental listening to that show. Also, why aren’t you still reading MKG (so I don’t have to)? That was much more fun.

    (chant from the crowd) MKG, MKG, MKG…

  11. Mike Walsh January 30, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    It’s doubtful that Mrs. Sanchez knew anything. If this guy is indeed the guilty party, he’s obviously mentally disturbed, maybe schizophrenic. His wife is a victim here, too.

  12. thesportsroadtrip January 30, 2007 at 7:40 pm #

    Condi is hot… Hillary is not… I love Gettysburg… I love klibben cats.. I love anything 70s… Every Muslim is a terrorist… And before every hard break, I vow to make at least one sexual innuendo about my penis size or something like that and guffaw at my clever humor.

    That was the script the last time I tuned in…over a year ago. Has anything changed???

  13. RandomThoughts101 January 30, 2007 at 8:49 pm #

    Derek said:

    “This is just turning into a personal vendetta. If anything, you’re driving more traffic to his radio show.”

    I agree with those two sentences. People who live in and around Buffalo/Western New York read this blog so if you really don’t care for Bauerle’s show you should simply ignore it. Commenting on what he is talking about entices people to tune in. You are giving him free publicity.

    I still listen to Bauerle. I’ve never said I don’t listen. I don’t agree with everything he says and disagree quite often on his selections for show topics but that’s just my personal opinion.

    BuffaloGeek said:

    “You’re proving that people do tune in to hear Tom’s paranoid ramblings.”

    Right on the mark. Drop the ‘BEN and Bauerle bashing and move on.

    Like Derek and Eric P said, at least the MKG mocking was entertaining. This anti-Bauerle stuff you are spewing is not.

  14. RandomThoughts101 January 30, 2007 at 8:54 pm #

    Another quick point on this topic:

    A co-worker told me the other day he used to check out BuffaloPundit.com “5 or 6 times a day” about three months ago but now says he only goes on “once, maybe twice a day.”

    When I asked why, he gave me three reasons:

    1.) He misses the Mary Kunz Goldman “I read it so you don’t have to” posts.
    2.) He’s bored by the overkill on the Bauerle bashing.
    3.) His direct supervisor told him to “stop messing around on the Internet” and get some work done.

    The first two sounds like what a lot of other people are thinking.

    The last one just shows that his boss is not cool like me and doesn’t know how to let his people manage their time on their own.

  15. Dave January 30, 2007 at 9:50 pm #

    Forget MKG and Bauerle. I’m waiting for the next salvo at Bruce Andriatch.

  16. Jaquandor January 30, 2007 at 11:06 pm #

    Funny — my mouse has this thingie called a “scroll wheel” that I use to spin right past posts I don’t care to read on other peoples’ blogs. But then, what do I know.

    And this may be a random shot in the dark by dumb ol’ me, but I’m guessing Alan’s drop-off in MKG-post production may have something to do with the fact that she no longer has a regular Monday column in the News. All she does now is classical music reviewing, the Buzz on Thursdays, and the odd music article in the Sunday Spotlight section. It was her Monday stuff that drew the most mocking.

  17. Robert Harding January 31, 2007 at 3:12 am #

    This is comparable to Bill O’Reilly saying that the kidnapped Shawn Hornbeck liked being held in captivity because he could just sit around all day playing video games, etc. Anyone remember the BTK killer? His WIFE and CHILDREN had no idea who he really was either. His wife probably had no clue and probably couldn’t have thought of him as rapist and a murderer. For Bauerle to say that is reprehensible. But that’s what you get for having corporate radio in the area. One point of view, 24 hours a day.

  18. Bob Catalano January 31, 2007 at 11:23 am #

    I listen to Bauerle for a few minutes. I wrtie down the names of his advertisers. I phone them and talk to the GM. I ask them “Why would I take my business to you when you sponser a radio talker who insults me and other Democrats,progressives, liberals, independents et.al. I can take my business anywhere. I’m not stupid. I won’t do business with a company that insults me. I remind him that Buffalo is 3 to 1 democrat. Insulting democrats is not good business. Finally, I suggest that they try to tune-into WBEN after 6pm from the 3rd tier suburbs and see what happens. Why are you paying high ad rates for static, Mr. General Manager? Go ahead, try it.

    WBEN is no longer “The Voice of Buffalo” It is the voice of the Republican party, thank you Tim Wenger. They brag about having the best talk show ratings, but neglect to mention they are the only game in town.

    The fact that WBEN radio talkers have not debated the overarching issuesof our times – the Iraq war and the Bush presidency – makes Buffalo the laughing stock of the nation. That is a disservice to the WNY region.

    Buffalo radio is wall to wall right wing conservatives insulting the rest of us.
    How long do you think that will stand?

    Yes, I listen to Bauerle and Beach. Then I pick up the phone and call their advertisers. And they are appreciative. “I had no idea”, is a common refrain.

    Try it.

  19. hank kaczmarek January 31, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    This is quite odd. BP taking flack from some of his favorite commenters.

    The week I was home last year (last week of July) I was looking forward to listening to Bauerle, just because I wanted to see what all the brou-ha-ha was about. There was no streaming WBEN audio in those days, And I’m always at work when his show’s on (no speakers in CSR offices).

    THAT was the week Bauerle went on Vacation—So I still don’t know.

    Bob C said : I remind him that Buffalo is 3 to 1 democrat. Insulting democrats is not good business.

    Bob, Buffalo being 3 to 1 Democratic is how this city declined in the last 50 years to where it is today–a shell of what it was. Monopoly of the government –By ANY party is not a good thing. Buffalo is proof of it.

    As for Insulting Democrats not being good business—Is the station going broke? Between Bob’s comment, and what the Station Manager did to Alan, Geek, et.al—It’s sure looks like the station wants to be known for a mixture of Conservative Talk Radio/Democrat bashing by on-air personalities.

    What you’re missing is, just like on the Limbaugh show, it is estimated that nearly 45% of Limbaugh’s audience of 20 million a week is Liberals and Democrats. If Air America could have had that listenership they’d still be on the air. So there must be a market for Democrat bashing in Buffalo, or the personalities would change at the minimum, or the format would change at the maximum.

    Vote with your channel selector, or listen to the man you love to hate. Just another of life’s choices.

  20. Ethan January 31, 2007 at 12:28 pm #

    I’ve posted it before, and I’ll post it again:

    Are we still at the point where we’re expecting resoned, intelligent, emotionally mature political or social discourse from Tom Baurle?

    The man is a demagogue, end of story. Leave it alone, if you don’t play with shit, you don’t get your hands dirty.

  21. Tatonka January 31, 2007 at 12:29 pm #

    _____________________________________________________________
    “[I]t is estimated that nearly 45% of Limbaugh’s audience of 20 million a week is Liberals and Democrats.”
    _____________________________________________________________

    I estimate that there is a 0% chance that I believe that.

    According to a Pew Research Poll from 2004, only 7% of Limbaugh’s audience identify themselves as liberal. That sounds much closer to the truth.

  22. voice of reason January 31, 2007 at 1:15 pm #

    I think Tim Wenger is the problem, Bauerle is a little fish in a little pond, there is no chance he would make it in a big market. He is an insult to intelligent talk radio, and he,s cheap to keep, if his listeners knew how little he makes they would be shocked. Bauerle couldn,t shine John Ottos shoes,,,,,,,,the day Otto died WNY talk radio died, the recent writer Bob said you can,t hear the station after 6 pm is true I live in angola and after 6 nothing but static.

  23. Bob Catalano January 31, 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    Hank, I’m a registered Dem but vote indepndently and I criticize the Dems and Rep’s alike. I’m heard on Hartwick regularly. Fair criticism is fine but bashing is not. You cannot get a fair hearing on Buffalo radio – meaning Bauerle and Beach. Instead of giving their callers a fair hearing, they use all the talker-tricks in the book to insult, humiliate, talk-over, hector and finally hang up on those callers who deign to disagree with their rebublican talking points. Yes, Bauerle is worse than Beach. Bauerle cuts off the caller prematurely, then calls him names; Beach hectors the caller with a thousand questions, interrupts every few seconds, hurls insults and name-calling, then hangs up. Maybe that kind of radio is good for ratings, but you can have it. Buffalo deserves better. You will NEVER hear one of these guys say “good point”. It a verbal war staged for the Beevis and Butthead generation, certainly not for adults. Buffalo listens because there is nothing else on the air. We are fighting a major war in two countries, over a quarter million civilians dead, untold wounded; We have become the pariah of the world; Jobs are fleeing this country in droves; Investment in the USA has fallen precipitiously…our standard of living is plummeting, yet the critical issues of our lifetimes are not heard discussed on Buffalo radio. Why? Because WBEN is earing its way promoting the republican agenda and trashing democrats. These are PUBLIC airwaves, not owned by Rebublicans. The FCC should be reminded of that.

    The Voice of Buffalo is an embarassment to the entire region. Torontonians must think we are all morons.

    So…you do what you will. I will call the advertisers and the FCC and open their eyes.

  24. Ken January 31, 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    hear! hear! great post Bob Catalano!

    I cringe everytime I hear “liberal media.” who the heck ar ethey talking about? Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Hannity, Savage, Beck, Malkin, Coulter, .. the list goes on – I’ve barely scratched the surface.

    and Hank – I think it’s waaaaaaaay overly simplistic to blame Buffalo’s decline solely on the democrats. There are a lot of other factors, including the fact that this region never had the muscle to demand that the state ease the tax burden on business located here. Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, you name it – all had enough clout to push their respective states around for help.

  25. BuffaloPundit January 31, 2007 at 3:20 pm #

    Is that Bob from Derby?

  26. RandomThoughts101 January 31, 2007 at 4:16 pm #

    I believe that is indeed “Bob from Derby,” a regular caller to the WBEN Sunday morning political talk show “Hardline With Hardwick.”

    Bob and I have disagreed on things in the past related to things happening out here in the Southtowns (specifically in the Town of Evans/Village of Angola neighborhood) but I think it’s safe to say we can agree to disagree.

    Anyways, I’m glad you’ve allowed people to have an open discussion on your blog Alan. We’ve read some interesting opinions on this discussion thread.

  27. Bob Catalano January 31, 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    Yes, from Derby – where men are men (and so are women, so be careful) and where it’s always sunny and 80.

  28. Bridgette January 31, 2007 at 5:05 pm #

    Hey there, Ken. All the people that you listed are either on cable, radio or are columnists and guests on political shows. How about CBS, NBC, ABC, The NY Times, AP and The Buffalo News? These are far left media establishments.
    Why do you complain that conservatives finally have an outlet? Don’t want to give up the monopoly? Can’t bear to hear a differing view?

  29. realist January 31, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

    Bridgette – where did he “complain” ? While the “big 3” networks are certainly more left than right, are they really “far left media establishments” ? I think the point he was making is that if you listen to the media outlets he mentioned, they spend a great deal of their time bemoaning the “liberal media”, when there are just as many, if not more “right wing” stations/networks/columns etc …

  30. Tatonka January 31, 2007 at 6:03 pm #

    CBS, NBC, ABC and The NY Times are “far left”?

    Right. Keep saying that, maybe people will believe you.

  31. Bridgette January 31, 2007 at 6:44 pm #

    Um, I haven’t heard much in the “Big 3” outlets about Harry Reid and his questionable real estate transactions. Nor have I heard much about Ms. Pelosi and her exclusion of a major corporation in the minimum wage law(just happens to be in her congressional district). I could give many examples of democrat misdoings. My definition of far left is any media outlet that excludes news items that may cast an unfavorable shadow on any liberal.

    And yes, if you listen to the media outlets that Ken mentioned, you will hear conservative viewpoints. The argument is that not everybody has access to these outlets or choose not to avail themselves of them. However, most people do watch the “Big 3” or listen to news updates on music or sports radio stations, or read print media. Not everybody is as interested in politics or current events as we are. Not everybody seeks alternative reporting and opposing viewpoints as we do. I don’t drink any koolaid, conservative or liberal. I research issues and form my own opinion. Unfortunately many Americans either don’t have the time or the interest to do the same. Many just believe what they are told and follow the leader. Like lemmings. And if they are only fed the liberal viewpoint, then that is what they will believe.

  32. Joe Blow January 31, 2007 at 7:02 pm #

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich is pursuing the return of The Fairness Doctrine, which was enforced in The U.S. for many years until the 1980s. The Fairness Doctrine ensured that all viewpoints would be aired on public airwaves. Not just the right-wing propaganda approved by The Conservative Media.

    Send a $5 donation to Kucinch’s campaign fund as a token gesture of support for taking the airwaves back from the Right-Wing propagandists to the People of the United States.

    FYI – The conservative press is preparing a PR offensive against The Fairness Doctrine.

  33. Bridgette January 31, 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    Joe, just who would decide what is fair? Is your description of conservative viewpoints the same as mine? Does that mean that FOX news will get 3 broadcast stations to compete with ABC, NBC and CBS(reminder – FOX is on cable)? How about letting the MARKETPLACE determine which media will be on the air. (Air America anyone?)

  34. Bridgette January 31, 2007 at 7:21 pm #

    Oh, and Joe, what ever happened to the much beloved first ammendment? You know, the one that allowed the Virgin Mary to be portrayed covered with dung? The free speech that said that Jesus could be dipped in unine? Liberals love free speech only when it doesn’t disagree with them.

  35. Bridgette January 31, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    typo – I meant urine.

  36. realist January 31, 2007 at 7:56 pm #

    Newsflash, Bridge … FOX is a broadcast network. FOXNews is on cable, much like MSNBC is an arm of NBC. FOX is free to put their “fair & balanced” news on their network if they so choose. I don’t recall ANYONE saying ANYTHING about “silencing” so-called right wing media outlets, so what does the first ammendment have to do with anything ? There was no need to trot out the tired old “liberals love free speech only when it doesn’t disagree with them” line – because who was saying anything about free speech ?

  37. Bridgette January 31, 2007 at 9:29 pm #

    Newsflash, real…If you can read, you’ll see that I wrote “Fox news will get 3 broadcast stations…” My response was to the insane “fairness doctrine” proposal the whole point of which is to censor Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the like. Liberals want to silence those that disagree.

  38. Joe Blow January 31, 2007 at 9:32 pm #

    Bridgette, I was not in favor of public funding of those affronts on religion. There are some of us “liberals” who are conservative regarding social and moral issues, but liberal on economic issues. It’s called Populism. We’re not all the boogeymen that the Limbaughs of the world make us out to be.

    Air America died because the programming sucked. The problem with the WBEN type propaganda machines is that they never identify themselves as being a conservative – They pretend to be neutral news delivery outlets, but when they aren’t doing straight news, it’s all free commercials for The Republican Party.

    Right-Wingers always whine about an imagined “Liberal” media. If the media was really liberal, by your logic it would only be because of market forces, just like in radio. You should have no complaints about CBS News or The New York Times, because they are only serving the marketplace.

  39. Joe Blow January 31, 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    Nobody is talking about “silencing” Rush Limbaugh or anyone else. Want Limbaugh, Fine, then put on an opposing viewpoint afterwards. It’s not forcing any station to yank the right-wing propaganda machines.

    The Fairness Doctrine existed in our nation for many years. It was good public policy.

  40. realist January 31, 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    Bridgette : “The argument is that not everybody has access to these outlets or choose not to avail themselves of them.”

    Not everybody has access to a radio ? A paper ? A magazine ? The vast majority of people also have access to cable/ satellite television. If someone “chooses” not to “avail themselves of them”, that IS their choice, right ?

    Bridgette : “I research issues and form my own opinion. Unfortunately many Americans either don’t have the time or the interest to do the same. Many just believe what they are told and follow the leader. Like lemmings. And if they are only fed the liberal viewpoint, then that is what they will believe.”

    And the flip side to that are the people who only get the neo-con viewpoint, and follow like lemmings – dittoheads anyone ? It’s a two way street. It’s a shame that many Americans aren’t smart and informed enough to see things the way you would like.

    Why doesn’t FOX, which is a broadcast network just as ABC, NBC and CBS, put it’s news on broadcast television instead of just on cable — you know, that thing that nobody has ?

    To be honest … I don’t really even agree with a “fairness doctorine”, my issue is just hearing so-called conservatives cry about “the liberal media”, the hilarious “drive-by media”, or some of the local idiot’s fave – “main stream media”. How many people do you know who actually watch the big 3’s evening news ? For every “liberal” media outlet, there are 2 “conservative” ones.

  41. Tatonka February 1, 2007 at 8:58 am #

    Just for the record, Pelosi supported various versions of the minimum wage bill that did not apply to American Samoa years before Del Monte (the company in her district) bought Star Kist (the American Samoa company), so it’s clear that the exemption in the new bill didn’t arise from an attempt to benefit a company in her district. (That, by the way, is what the “exemption” is – the bill doesn’t apply to American Samoa. There is no exemption for a single named company.) Several different Republicans have also sponsored minimum wage bills that exempted American Samoa in the past – so were they doing favors for Del Monte also?

    Of course, none of this will matter to the wingnuts, but they are facts nevertheless.

  42. Richard February 1, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    Someone who can tolerate listening to that ignorant fool should compile and publish a list of Bauerle’s advertisers so decent people can figure our where NOT to spend their money.

  43. realist February 1, 2007 at 9:55 am #

    DeLacy Ford
    Dessert Deli – apparently make some “Bauerle” cookies
    Tandoori – where he is hilariously known as “Satish” Bauerle
    Pizza Plant – where he is known by the clever moniker “apostle of the pod”

    Those are just off the top of my head. I’ve never had the occasion to frequent any of them, and don’t plan on it in the near future.

  44. hank kaczmarek February 1, 2007 at 11:30 am #

    Bob C—I’d like to thank you for an informative reply, minus the usual bashing I get from the liberals here.

    You said:

    Buffalo listens because there is nothing else on the air.

    Well, Air America WAS on the air in Buffalo. It wasn’t supported. Many came and fawned over that nit-wit Al Franken, but ALL the Air America stations aren’t off the Air, but Buffalo’s is, And WBEN continues on?

    This confuses me.

    Why is it necessary for a station to put on an opposing viewpoint after a show like Limbaugh? If you don’t like the message, and in his case its’ just as much entertainment as news, turn it off/

    Tatonka (FOR ONCE) is correct when she says only 7% IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS LIBERALS OR DEMOCRATS.

    Look at how many people in 11/04 Identified themselves as Voting for Kerry, when they DIDN’T. Fact is, outside enclaves like WNY, not a lot of people want to admit their Democrats.

    Old School Democrats I can identify with. Ade thinks I’m anti-union. I just think it’s a concept whose time has passed. The unions are the ones who have ruined most of the industries that built this country. When Steel from Italy and Japan (that don’t have the resources in their countries to make it) is cheaper than what was made here, it was the unions that caused it. But The Old School Dem’s cling to unions. They’ve Ruined WNY, why stand by them?

  45. Tatonka February 1, 2007 at 11:40 am #

    So millions of Liberals and Democrats tune in to Limbaugh every day just to enjoy the privilege of hearing themselves called traitors, lemmings, fools, etc., and are then too embarassed to self-identify accurately?

    Yeah, Hank’s theory sounds plausible. It must be interesting in her world.

  46. Haterade February 1, 2007 at 12:20 pm #

    Gee Hank… why would I ever think you are “anti-union” ? Could it be because some of the crap you spew ? You go off half cocked about things you know nothing about. I NEVER claimed to be an expert on private unions, so I don’t debate their merits … but when you post about public union issues pertaining to this area, and you have no clue what you are talking about , it is humorous. You begin to back-pedal, then just disappear. When you claimed that the OT at the Holding Center was a union caused problem, you were full of it. Hell, even the EC Comptroller said you were wrong. You went off half-cocked in the “doodyheads” thread too. The FUNNIEST thing is when you complain that YOU get “bashed” ! Go over to the “doodyheads” thread and answer the last question… I’m sure you’ve already seen it.

  47. eac February 1, 2007 at 4:13 pm #

    Pundit-

    why don’t you help the poor lady sue the crap out of this asswipe?

  48. Tatonka February 1, 2007 at 4:25 pm #

    eac – I read that Obama is refusing to give interviews to Fox “News” right now as a result of that bogus madrassa story. Good for him.

  49. Bob Catalano February 1, 2007 at 4:52 pm #

    Hank, I have no patience for ‘bashing’ on air or off. We can all make our points very strongly without resorting to ad hominum attacks. I don’t tolerate the insult festivals that pass for debate. High caliber dabate is the life blood of democracy. In Abe Lincoln’s day, he debated Douglas for for 6 hours standing on a maple stump, then the crowd took a break to go home and milk the cows, then came back for another several hours of debate under lantern light. They respected each other but tore into each other positions.

    If someone insulted me in person in the manner I often hear on air, somebody would likely go to the hospital. I won’t tolerate rude behavior.

    I told this to Grady and Joe on Voice of Reason: I love Al Franken but every other word is “ahhhhh” . He’s hard to listen to. Slow-talkers are anathama on radio . The lady in the morning (national sydicated) was a croaker, had a voice like a frog. Awful. I alo took a shot at their weatherman for hyping his name.

    I play no favorites. I criticize and/or praise anybody, if I think they deserve it.

    Independent thought is objective thought. That my MO.

  50. Dave February 1, 2007 at 11:16 pm #

    I’m a left-winger. I have no problem with right-wing media proliferation, so long as they don’t label their rants as ‘fair and balanced news.’ Same with left-leaning media – I don’t want Franken or Moore portraying themselves as objective.

    What I do have a problem is the lack of any real public discussion or debate of issues. Buffalo is not unique. From coast to coast, every personality with a microphone has become Jim Rome or Chuck Dickerson, who feed their audience an abundance of their extreme, one-sided spew, and woe to anyone who dares question the party line. You can find the same thing on any political chat room or elementary school playground.

    It’s sad, so sad…….

  51. voice of reason February 3, 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    It,s great to read such interesting and intelligent comments but getting back to the core of this subject, W.N.Y. has no intelligent talk radio. Some of Bauerles recent topics, what are the worst weddings songs? The funny things kids say, what hard to find kids toy can,t you find? This little creep has to be removed from the air waves, just about everybody I talk to can,t listen to this little moron, so I ask you what are your best ideas to get rid of Bauerle and help bring intelligent two way talk radio to W.N.Y. ?

  52. Shaneo October 7, 2007 at 8:49 am #

    Tom Bauerle and his show are a failure that continues to occur on a daily basis. I work in a facility that staffs a dozen or so people, depending on the day. Well, after nearly 4 years of listening to awful, one-sided, right-wing takes on nearly everything, mixed with terrible subjects, we have turned his show off, and left it off. I used to cringe when I heard him, but at this point I am sure that, of all people, Larry Hunter and his damn dog could do a much better job. I will not listen to WBEN for the simple fact that between 9-12, this area is being dumbed down by the material that it being presented. The Sabres have started the season 0-2, so it must be Al Queda. Hillary is leading in the polls, both locally and nationally, so it is a left-wing media bias that will hand her the White House on a platter. I used to enjoy the shows that Tom presented because, apart from every other show locally, it made me think. Years later, it began to lull me to sleep. I would encourage WBEN to follow in the footsteps of their sister station, WGR550, and really think about switching things around. One of the last comments I heard Bauerle make was something to the effect that if he went to a different market, he could wipe out their local talk market within a matter of a week. Well, I welcome that challenge of sorts, and I would be willing to chip in for his plane ticket.

  53. the man January 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    oh my god you guys are so FUCKING STUPID! You whiny liberal shits make me sick. Look, obviously I’m a conservative and I don’t just bash democrats for no reason like how you’re insulting this man (you fucksticks) just because there is a talk show host who HAPPENS to be a conservative and doesn’t even talk a lot of poliics on a show ou pull a fucking jihad on him. jesssssuussss. He usually just talks about current events, and occasionally does fun shows, about 1/10th of his show is politics. to me he makes intelligent points and looks at things from a different angle that makes you think. You guys suck… you do know that liberals own the internet right? Most young unexperienced people use technology such as the internet (FACT) this is barely a representation of how many people like bauerle in buffalo. the ratio’s probably about 50-50 even with libby scum. you guys are such ignorant asshats….

  54. Docdaneeka December 9, 2008 at 11:28 pm #

    Tom Bauerele is an asshole of the first degree. I knew him. Trust me. He’s a brilliant guy, but, so was Ted Bundy. Tom also has bees flying around inside his fucking head and they never stop buzzing. Ask any woman who has ever dated him. He’s a frightening narcissistic prick who would fuck your grandmother if he thought it would further his career. Simply put, he’s your basic sociopath who plays with himself and his guns while looking at himself in the mirror – naked. Stay away. Bad news Bauerele should be locked up.

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