A few months ago I chatted with WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi over the telephone and said I thought he was doing a “good” job in his talk show role at the station. Good. Not great.
Let’s get this out of the way. Scaffidi was a great mayor at Oak Creek. If he had a playbook, God I wish he’d send it over to clueless Franklin where the strategy about growth is, NO-NO-NO.
As a talk show host Scaffidi is, repeat, good. However, in my view, and I have some prior experience in this regard, Scaffidi has work to do. He has turned his slot into public radio. Guest after guest after guest; the same guests over and over, some so tireless like Jim Wigderson, a classic bore and example of how print people struggle on the airwaves. Might as well rip out the phone system while Scaffidi is on the air. Callers? You’ll never get on.
I lost credibility with Scaffidi last week when during his Thursday program he discussed the controversial Gillette ad that ripped men and masculinity.
There’s nothing in that ad that any reasonable rational, decent human being should be upset by.
I applaud them (Gillette) for doing it.
Scaffidi’s on-air boy Robin, the liberal Eric Bilstad chimed in.
It seems like a good strategy. Generally it (this type of ad) does good things for the company.
Scaffidi agreed, and then said this:
To the folks including some radio talkers, If you’re upset with this ad, I think if you’re upset with the message, and if you’re upset with the message, then you’re an idiot.
Well, Steve, then my wife and I and millions across America are idiots.
The phrase, “All men are potential rapists” has been attributed to many people for decades. Makes you wonder how Scaffidi feels about that statement.
Scaffidi may be a Republican, but whether he’s 100% conservative is questionable. There is a difference.
I conclude with this column I encourage you to read. The author concludes that “I believe this hostility toward men is dangerous.”
This idiot and his idiot wife agree.