Just when you thought that Hillary Clinton was the only one talking about Kennedy assassinations, Mark Madden of ESPN Radio WEAE (1250) apparently also has been in the fray, according to Bob Smizik of the Post-Gazette.
Says Smizik — who must be a glutton for punishment, since he hates Madden’s show, but apparently listens all the time — the confrontational sports-talk host said Wednesday:
“I’m very disappointed to hear that Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated.
“I wonder if he got a card from the Kopechnes.”
The comment referenced Kennedy’s role in the 1969 drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who was a passenger in his car when it drove off of a bridge and into the water near Martha’s Vineyard.
Madden apologized on the air two hours later for what Smizik says “would be a fireable offense at some radio stations.”
WEAE GM Mike Thompson tells Smizik, “it was a comment that was stupid” but one that didn’t justify further action.