Maybe just turn the channel?
Yes, there are many ways to distract yourself from the “never-ending impeachment of Donald Trump” — go outside, read a book, bake a cake, etc.
One radio host in Colorado has another idea:
‘You wish for a nice school shooting.’
Of course, the right-wing radio personality Chuck Bonniwell can be defended as having been joking when he said that on Wednesday, but, in a state that was home to both the Columbine and Aurora shootings, it’s harder to argue it was funny.
Even amid the uproar over the thin-skinned “cancel culture,” defenders of Bonniwell’s quip were in short supply across social media, as you can see from the hundreds of responses to this tweet:
Sandy Phillips, who lost her daughter in the 2012 Aurora shooting, was one of many calling for the radio host to be fired, the Denver Post reported:
He tried to backtrack by saying he’d want a shooting “in which no one would be hurt,” and he reportedly tweeted, and then deleted, this apology: “I made an inappropriate comment meant as a joke. I’m sorry it was not received that way.”
The damage had been done.
It didn’t take long for KNUS 710 to take action, and the talk show was canceled by the end of the day.
Here’s the station’s statement:
The “Chuck & Julie” show will reportedly be replaced by former White House aide Sebastian Gorka’s “America First” program beginning Thursday.