Hardwick on Sunday

23 Dec

I’ll be in-studio with the Perfesser this Sunday the 28th at 11am. Further details to follow, but none of you will be reading this site after Wednesday, so I figure I’d get it out there now.

44 Responses to “Hardwick on Sunday”

  1. mike hudson December 23, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    what are you going to talk about?

  2. Pauldub December 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    What happens here after Wednesday?

  3. mike December 23, 2008 at 12:22 pm #

    hudson and dub if you had jobs you would understand.

  4. Chris Smith December 23, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    @mike hudson, we’ll be talking about you for two solid hours. You’ll be glowing from all the attention.

  5. Byron December 23, 2008 at 5:36 pm #

    Alan and Chris are “Doers”:

    “The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

    The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.”

    Says so here, anyway.

  6. mike hudson December 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    chris…that makes sense, seeing as how alan’s formerly formidable knowledge of obama — his goals and ideas — now seems to have left him. you might also want to talk about how not to make any money running a media outlet in western new york.

  7. mike hudson December 23, 2008 at 6:23 pm #

    hey guys, maybe you could talk about this…

    Obama Interviewed in Blago Probe


    it’s all about how obama’s chief of staff rahm emmanuel met with gov. rod blagojevich or his top aide (also indicted) at least seven times between the election and the illinois indictments. it’s the first time a president-elect has ever been questioned by the fbi!

  8. mike December 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm #

    hudson, paper’s a little light this week. Maybe you should spend sometime on the streets getting stories instead of playing with your webkinz.

  9. mike hudson December 23, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    paper’s 20 pages this week asshole. highest page count of the year.

  10. mike December 23, 2008 at 11:05 pm #

    reporter minus granto’s gift and the normal ad’s 4 pages of text. great double issue for the holiday’s, i love how it jumps from page 6 to 16 once the gift is removed.

  11. mike hudson December 24, 2008 at 1:14 am #

    there’s no such thing as too many ads in the newspaper business. just ask the lowly gazette.

  12. Restaino December 24, 2008 at 7:37 am #

    @Hudson…the election is over!! Sorry you lost!! Palin in ’12

  13. Russell December 24, 2008 at 8:31 am #

    I don’t understand why Pundit continues to accept invitations like these when he’s continually stated on here that he’s not an expert on anything and he has absolutely no credibility. If he honestly believes that, like he claims he does, he wouldn’t go on shows like this or speak at any of the forums he’s participated in.

    The fact that he agreed to go on this show without even knowing the topic gives the impression he thinks he’s an expert on everything, or at least has enough expert knowledge of any possible subject Hardwick could throw at him, and has a whole lot of credibility. Apparently Dr. Hardwick thinks this as well. I thought it until Alan told me otherwise.

  14. Byron December 24, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    BP has “continually stated” that he’s not an expert on anything? I missed that, I guess.

  15. Chris Smith December 24, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    Since when did anyone have to be an expert on anything to be a guest on a radio show? Alan is just as knowledgeable about local politics as the TV and radio reporters that Kevin invites into the studio on occasion.

    It’s talk radio and 99% of it is opinion and discussion. We have opinions on what we observe and based on the fact that 5000 or so people visited this site each day in December, I’d say people seem interested in what Alan and the rest of us have to say. Or at least, they like to discuss the issues of the day with us.

  16. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    I’m not an expert on anything that I write about. All I have is opinions about shit. I don’t come on here and tell you that my way or my opinion is the only objective truth. Unlike some people.

    With that said, I’ll add to Chris’ comment by adding that evidently Hardwick sees some value in my opinion and commentary. I don’t hold myself out as an expert or as a credible source for anything. But if others see me that way, that’s just swell, and who am I to dissuade them from that notion?

    Have a fantastic Holiday.

  17. Russell December 24, 2008 at 10:30 am #

    You dissuaded me from that notion when I thought you were a credible source. Obviously, I think everyone on here sees some value in your opinions and commentary otherwise they wouldn’t be on here. Do you add a disclaimer on the show, then, when it sounds like you are being treated as an expert or a credible source?

  18. Byron December 24, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    If this site had year-end awards I would nominate Russell’s post for the Scroogiest of the Year.

  19. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    @Russell – my credibility, or lack thereof, is irrelevant since I actually report on things maybe once per year. The rest of the time, I just find shit to opine about. I didn’t realize opinions had “credibility”. Because they don’t.

    It’s not my show, so I’ll let Hardwick do the disclaiming.

  20. Russell December 24, 2008 at 10:39 am #

    Oh and Chris, they may not have to be an expert, but they should carry some level of credibility. Being knowledgeable offers some level of credibility. Being a TV or radio reporter also does. Even if BP’s not an expert, people do have some trust in his knowledge and insights, if not, they wouldn’t value his opinions and commentaries.

    Keep in mind, I said that BP had credibility and he’s the one that denied it.

  21. Russell December 24, 2008 at 10:40 am #

    Why do opinions not have credibility?

  22. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    Because opinions are not facts. They do not need to be believed. Only heard, agreed with, disagreed with, or argued about.

  23. Russell December 24, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    Our entire system of government, laws, society, knowledge, education and even scientific inquiry and medicine would crumble if opinions do not have credibility.

  24. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    No, they wouldn’t. But thanks for trying!

  25. Russell December 24, 2008 at 10:45 am #

    Facts do not need credibility. They are facts. Opinions rely entirely on credibility. Non-credible opinions are disguarded and the credible ones are debated, researched, tested and in some cases eventually rise to the level of fact. Credibility is key for opinion and irrelevant for facts.

  26. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    The people reporting facts need credibility. Opinions rely entirely on subjective opinion, not on the credibility of the person giving them. Your decision to credit them is your problem.

    The point, of course – despite the jejunity with which you’re engaging in this “argument” – is that I do not hold myself out as an expert on anything, and have never claimed to have any more or less credibility as a journalist or blogger or anything else. Whatever “credibility” people would like to assign to me is entirely up to them, depending on their observations and opinions. I never said that my opinion is better or smarter than anyone else’s, and I never said that you should pay attention to me over anyone else. That, of course, is what I meant, and you know it.

    I see, however, that your Christmas tradition is to engage in idiotic semantic arguments that are not only wrong on your end, but quite stupid, in my humble opinion.

  27. Russell December 24, 2008 at 10:57 am #

    In the process of a bill becoming a law, credible experts and witnesses are invited to offer their credible opinions as to its needs and impact. The credible pros are weighed against the credible cons and that’s how legislators decide to make it a law or not. We make decisions on who to vote for or against based on credible opinions. All scientific inquiry and discovery begins with opinion. All medical diagnoses are merely credible opinions. Jury decisions are merely opinions usually based on the members of the jury deciding which side’s witnesses they find more credible. Yes, take credibility out of the equation and we’re not left with much. You’re welcome.

  28. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    I didn’t realize this blog was part of the “process of a bill becoming a law”, engaged in any “scientific inquiry”, or making medical diagnoses.

    Jurors are the finders of fact – not the opiners of opinion. KTHXBAI.

    Any other inane, off-topic, non-sequitur, irrelevant, not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of anything relevant, things that you might want to type out?

  29. Russell December 24, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    Credibility is a subjective opinion. Facts are entirely objective. That’s why they’re facts. It doesn’t matter who reports them. They’re facts. They’re reliability does not depend on the messenger.

    I do not have any Christmas traditions. I do not celebrate Christmas. And you were just as engaged in this discussion as I was.

  30. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    Credibility is a subjective opinion. I told you I don’t claim to have any. What’s your fucking point, in that case?

    Facts may be objective, but they can be in dispute. That’s why we have trials with juries determining, based on the credibility of witnesses, what the facts are. They don’t give an opinion, they weigh the evidence.

    Opinions are always subjective, and are always in dispute or the potential for dispute. My opinion is no more credible than yours, or Hardwick’s, or anyone else’s for that matter. Whatever value it has is assigned to it by others – certainly not by me.

    In other words, I’m not an egocentric, megamaniacal prick telling you my truth is the only truth or my opinion is the only opinion.

    Your choice not to comprehend that is, as the kids say, your problem.

  31. Russell December 24, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    No jury has ever been presented with two different opinions from doctors, eh? Juries only make decisions based on fact? Why are a number of convictions later overturned because a person is later found to be innocent? Was it a fact that Cappozzi killed that woman in Delaware Park?

    I was merely demonstrating how credibility is central to our government, system of laws, etc. I don’t get your point about this blog not being a part of those processes. That’s pointless.

  32. Russell December 24, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    Isn’t a jury’s determination referred to as an “opinion”? Aren’t even the rulings of our Supreme Court referred to as “opinions”? All judges offer “opinions”. I think they are opiners of opinions, contrary to your view.

    I never said you were egocentric or a megamaniac. I merely stated you had credibility and you shot that down.

  33. Buffalopundit December 24, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    They listen to the doctors, who are hired as – and hold themselves out as – expert witnesses, and then the jury determines the fact of whether the plaintiff is as injured as he says he is, and causation, and all that other good stuff.

    If you think I have credibility, that’s swell. Just don’t say I ever said I had any.

  34. Chris Smith December 24, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    What are we arguing about? Arguing to argue? Sweet!

  35. mike hudson December 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    i’m staying outta dis…

  36. indabuff December 24, 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    Christmas spirit FAIL

  37. Ward December 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    As Amicus Curious:

    Opinions do not have inherent credibility. However, in decide whether to accept or reject them, one of the several measures we use is the credibility of the declarant.

    If, for example, Len Lenihan were to tell me that a certain candidate is well qualified for a certain elective office, I would weigh that opinion against my certain knowledge that good old Len is a political hack. If, on the other hand, Pundit were to opine to me that a certain brand of Estonian snow tyre works well on frozen horse-poop covered roads in Varysburg, I would weigh that against my experience that he well and truly knows that subject. He has (gulp) credibility, and his opinion carries weight with me.

    Russell–judicial opinions and editorial opinions are apples and socket wrenches. Judicial “opinions” are in fact decisions. Moreover, a judicial decision may be comprised of one or several “opinions”, including majority opinions, concurring opinions and dissenting opinions. And jury “opinions” are none of the sort. They are “findings”.

  38. Kevin Hardwick December 24, 2008 at 7:53 pm #

    The truth is that I invited them for the donuts that Geek always brings from Paula’s.

  39. mike hudson December 25, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    i figured it was the donuts, perfesser.

  40. Partridge In A Pear Tree December 25, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

    I’m gonna figure it out this way:

    Pundit is a lawyer who works for some insurance company. He has a blog and it is well read but most media types don’t take it too serious.

    Hudson is a bit of a prick but a serious newspaper reporter. His paper doesn’t have much of a circulation but it is passionately read by the demographic the publisher aims for. He’s legit, Bedenko really isn’t.

    Hardwick loves the doughnuts. So does that guy who used to run Erie County, Joel Francis Giambra.

    Chris Smith is angry at the world because the media outlet we all tend to forget flopped. He and Alan and that Odien character each lost a few thousand. Oh well.

    I expect WBEN to have an extra phone screener on the Sunday morning shift. Bendenko is going to get some crank calls ALA “Ba Ba Booey” style.

    Happy Christmas gang.

  41. Partridge In A Pear Tree December 25, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    Who is on from 10 to 11?
    Will it be taped for later consumption online? I will be at Bills vs. Patriots game. It is going to be a lower rated show since it’s the holiday weekend and a Bills home game. Keep us update on the topic.

  42. Kevin Hardwick December 26, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    It’ll be all roundtable and listener calls. 10-11 will be my former students Jeff Paterson (Communications Director for the Health Association of Niagara County, Inc.) and Chris Grant (Chris Collins’ Chief of Staff). 11-noon will be the guys with the donuts. Any topic is fair game and it will probably not be archived (unless Alan goes completely berserk).

  43. mike December 26, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    Do they still make AM radio’s ?

  44. mike hudson December 26, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    a BIT of a prick?

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