Coming on the heels of Tom Bennett quitting his hate-speech BigT's Talk and Variety Show, in response to comments made by Elise Marciano's anti-immigrant organization Vice President John McGowan, The Fairfield Weekly releases an old-fashion bitch-slap of an editorial.
"The spook is not going to take me out without me going out in glory."Ouch...that was good.
Those were fighting words from Danbury public access host Tom Bennett towards Al Robinson, the African-American blogger who led a crusade to convince Comcast to boot his Big T's Talk and Variety Show for, among other things, ethnic slurs and calls for viewers to shoot illegal immigrants.
Its final episode aired Friday night and Bennett wasn't there. In his place, sidekick John McGowan muttered about First Amendment rights.
"It seems that the blogger got his way," McGowan said. "Comcast caved in and invaded his freedom of speech rights." McGowan commemorated the end of the show with one last round of gibberish, claiming that Robinson was in league with the Weekly, is trying to shut down the comment boards at the Danbury News-Times' site and that the blogger may have been paid by the gummint to attack Bennett's show.
"I think John McGowan should be providing plots for the next Oliver Stone movie," said Robinson.
"They had one last chance to realize they had done wrong and apologize to the community." he added. "Instead they continued this smear campaign."
Series finales usually end with some milestone for the main characters—Hawkeye leaves the MASH unit or Dr. Richard Kimble catches up with the One-Armed Man. This one was no different: McGowan, vice president of the local U.S. Citizens for Immigration Law Enforcement, announced his candidacy for the mayor of Danbury. He'll run under the Constitution Party where he will once again be among hacks and losers.