13 Oct

(Starting around 0.38s)

“If you’re loving your Obamacough…if you’re loving that respiratory infection, it’s not a mystery – it comes from Obama’s children. If you’re enjoying that, why don’t you call Brian Higgins’ office and thank him for it, and ask if he’ll help pay your medical bills for whatever your doctor may have given you to counteract said cough.”

What is he talking about? What does this mean? What “Obamacough” did “Obama’s children” cause people in WNY to contract? Why should Brian Higgins pay for anyone’s medical bills, given that everyone in New York is mandated to have health insurance coverage nowadays either through their employer, through the exchange, or through Medicaid? 

In what way is this responsible? What sort of radio station is this, exactly, this WBEN? I mean, I get Bauerle saying any old oddity – that’s his job – but when it crosses the line from commentary into crackpot tin-foil hattery, doesn’t someone step in and do something about it?  

I mean, I know Obama is a public figure, and so are his kids, to a degree – I don’t put it past any right winger to leave Obama’s kids alone – but what evidence is there to back this up?  Isn’t this sort of the very definition of “actual malice” set forth in Sullivan v. New York Times


15 Responses to “#Obamacough?”

  1. Sean Danvers October 13, 2014 at 11:45 am #


    • JP Fitzpatrick October 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

      How much you want to bet Tin-Foil Tom shit his pants when he saw a walking talking tree was starring in a comic cook movie over the summer?

      • WhatMeWorry888 October 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

        whats a comic cook movie?

      • JP Fitzpatrick October 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

        Oops. I fat fingered that one. As a fellow spelling and Grammar Nazi, I sincerely apologize

  2. WhatMeWorry888 October 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Are you trying to be as coy as Higgins or are you both referring to the children that illegally crossed the border with a possibility of spreading the Enterovirus 68 is common in Honduras?

    CDC Warning: http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-adminstrations-immigration-policy-responsible-new-mystery-virus-causing-paralysis-children/

    Please I do not listen to WBEN or care what Brian HIggins says so If this has nothing to do with it feel free to just delete or banish me, no need to reply by using fuck as a verb adverb, noun or adjective and showing everyone how your profanity somehow makes you smart

    • Mr. Warmth October 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

      Fuck you, Einstein!

    • Nicole Ferguson October 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

      It’s so weird that the only sources I could find for this claim are fringe “news” sites! Either they’re the only ones who know the ~truth~ or they’re the only ones with the gall to politicize a virus that has killed children. Considering that conservatives were scaremongering about dirty immigrant children spreading disease months ago (and have been doing so off and on for the past couple hundred years), I’m going to go with the latter.

    • ckg1 October 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

      Fuck you in the neck, MOTHERFUCKER.

      Your posting history shows you to be a grade A idiot who also commits many and severe word crimes.

      • JP Fitzpatrick October 13, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

        wait, he’s not a grammar nazi. dammit, I apologized to a NOBODY?? ugh

    • Alan Bedenko October 14, 2014 at 6:20 am #

      Obama’s children are Malia and Sasha.

    • UncleBluck October 14, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      You say you dont listen to WBEN…but you reference a partisan/fringe website to try and back up your conservative/wingnut agenda/stance….makes sense…..

    • Rob Patterson October 14, 2014 at 8:32 am #

      The CDC did NOT warn that the enterovirus had been spread or introduced by immigrant children, as the headline from that website claims. Nor does that other study linked in that article claim that this virus is more common in Central America than elsewhere. Here, have a snopes. http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/enterovirus.asp

  3. jimd54 October 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Years ago some jackass tried to follow or otherwise heckle Howard Stern’s kids. Big mistake as Stern’s army made this guys family life miserable. Just sayin, these type of things cut both ways.

  4. hwhamlin October 15, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    The reference to Obama’s Children is indeed the flood of illegals crossing the border. It is disingenuous to think the reference is to Sasha and Malia. But, any old excuse to be offended, I suppose. Keep the CDC on the track of gun control and climate change–we wouldn’t want them distracted by, you know, disease control.

    • ckg1 October 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

      The stupid is STILL strong with this one.

      And you STILL can’t fix stupid.

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