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ThisThreadIsSatire Donating Member (697 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 01:58 PM
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Fred Thompson Continues ‘Media-oric’ Rise
December 22, 2008 TheDesperateBlogger.com

Radio Next for Former Senator, ‘Law & Order’ Star

Fred Dalton Thompson, the former U.S. Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate who has also starred in movies and television, is making the jump to daytime radio.

Westwood One Radio Networks President Gary Schonfeld, looking as proud as a peacock that had just swallowed a dozen Styrofoam pellets, called Thompson, “a perfect fit for radio,” adding, “His unique set of qualifications will make him a huge hit with both listeners and advertisers.”

The two-hour daily talk show, tentatively titled ‘Midday Siesta with Tio Freddie’ will air live from Noon - 2pm, Monday - Friday beginning March 2nd. It will fill the time slot being vacated by Bill O’Reilly’s wildly popular ‘They’re All a Bunch of Liberal Jerks’, which will sign-off after a successful six-year run on February 27th. According to a statement issued by Westwood One, the show will feature Thompson sharing “his views on politics, topical issues, pop culture and water cooler stories”, as well as guest interviews and listener calls.

“I know this is merely a stepping-stone for Fred, but I hope he’ll stick around for a while,” Mr. Schonfeld told the freelance journalist who was lured to the scheduled press conference by free coffee and donuts, “It’s so obvious that he’s on his way to bigger and better things, we’re just honored that he’s chosen Westwood One as a stop along the way.” The radio executive-turned-groupie continued, “The writing is on the wall. The question isn’t if greater accomplishments await, it’s how soon can we expect them.”

Pueblo, Colorado based media consultant Meegan Toomey, co-founder of Travers & Toomey LLC, concurs. “Just look at Senator Thompson’s body of work in mass media and entertainment,” she explains, “Then, look at the momentum of his career. The man’s gone from Hollywood movies to prime time television and now daytime talk-radio with the momentum of a runaway freight train going downhill. What’s going to stop him? Nothing. I predict within 4-6 years we’ll be talking about Fred Thompson as the biggest thing to hit Vaudeville since the Crash of ‘29.”
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:00 PM
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1. Well, he does have the perfect face for radio
:P
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:03 PM
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2. Can I change my registration to Republican, run for President
Edited on Mon Dec-22-08 02:04 PM by NewJeffCT
and then get a multi-million dollar radio deal? I'm a white male, too.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:04 PM
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3. Two Hour work day. Sounds just about right for that lazy fuck. n/t
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:33 PM
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4. Will he schedule it around his naps?
He makes Ralph Reed look like Mr Excitement
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:39 PM
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5. He should schedule his show for 9 pm
Makes for a great sleep aide!


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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:47 PM
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6. Early sponsors include Sominex, Nytol, and Sleepeeze.
Edited on Mon Dec-22-08 02:47 PM by Lastlaughin08
"and now daytime talk-radio with the momentum of a runaway freight train going downhill".


Yeah, just like his presidential primary bid. Downhill all the way.
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ThisThreadIsSatire Donating Member (697 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:51 PM
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7. Love Your 'Keep America Beautiful' Advice
But I wonder if Red Bull wouldn't be better ad placement...
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:51 PM
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8. He'll call in sick on Day 2.
Thompson, "Blub, blub, blub..."
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 03:25 PM
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9. Not so much medio-oric...
as "mediocre" to describe both his acting and senate career.
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ThisThreadIsSatire Donating Member (697 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 03:34 PM
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10. Wow!
This is one of the kindest, most 'diplomatic' posts I've seen on DU!

Nice to 'meet you.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 04:28 PM
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11. Fred Thompson does scare me, just a bit anyway
Sarah Palin is an inarticulate buffoon who comes off to virtually everyone, whether they admit it or not, as an airhead.

Fred Thompson is probably much, much more of a defined right-wing ideologue than Gov. Palin. But Mr. Thompson is considerably more articulate in his demagoguery and fairly personable and likable - perhaps not to those of us on the left who are paying attention to where he is coming from - but articulate, perhaps even at times eloquent - and certainly personable and likable to a lot of people who may either lean right or have little or no conscious political convictions.

I could imagine Mr. Thompson being a major political figure, especially if Gov. Palin fades.
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