"He's didn't kill anyone. He just helped get rid of the body. Geez. Cut him some slack, will ya??"
I had an email exchange with Jerry Waters, of 950AM WVTS, and he unequivocally denounced what Ms. Carney has done, as stupid, and unbelievably irresponsible. And he thinks that this may be what effectively kills West Virginia Wants to Know, at least in its current form. That's what you get with Waters; he calls a spade a spade. According to Waters, he has stated so on the air. Because I can't listen to all the shows all the time, I'll have to take his word, and have no real reason to doubt him.
Hoppy had Chicago Furlip, Mike Agnello, on his show Thursday, and basically allowed Furlip to say whatever he wanted about the case for about 5 minutes, and then Hoppy moved on to something else (he spent a good amount of time bashing slot parlors yesterday, I think Hoppy was getting paid by the anti-gamblers yesterday). Hoppy didn't really comment, other than to classify it as strange.
And that brings us to Chicago Furlip on 58Live Thursday afternoon. Furlip displayed what can only be described as a disgusting, nauseating, vomit-inducing proclamation of love for Carney. Furlip probably was hopping up and down on a couch and doing his best Tom Cruise imitation. Furlip had Carney's lawyer, Jason Huber on the show, proclaiming that these charges were all simply retaliation and vindictive because of Carney's work being a government watchdog. Huber kept proclaiming that Carney was innocent, and is anxiously awaiting her chance to prove her innocence in court. According to Huber and Furlip, everyone in Mingo County is corrupt, and has it out for Carney because she's a threat to them. First, I'm not going to argue that Mingo County is free from political corruption. However, that doesn't mean Carney wasn't effectively the getaway driver. Which is basically the only relevant fact with regard to Carney. Just because she did something good last year, doesn't mean she can get a free pass to commit crimes now. And for Huber to argue this is a total joke. He should know better.
Furlip ate it up. Every second of it. He quickly pointed out all the good that Carney has done over the years, and blah blah blah. The dumbass just doesn't get it. He just doesn't get that he sounds like a complete jackass on the radio. He must think his listeners are idiots (he may by right, to a large degree). The best exchange came around 5:30 pm. A caller called in and said, that Carney was effectively helping the drug dealers and those who killed a federal drug informant. Carney is working for Mike Clifford, who is representing Walter Harmon, charged in helping dispose of the body of Carla Collins. Harmon is the nephew of one of other ladies involved in the alleged break in, Betty Jarvis. The charge carries the death penalty or life in prison as potential punishments if he's convicted. Furlip countered with the fact that he the guy in question didn't really kill anyone, he was simply charged with helping dispose of the body. Are you kidding me? Furlip thinks there's a difference between killing someone and helping dispose of the body? I'm pretty sure those were both answers to the Jeopardy questions last week in the category "Things only a true scumbag would do." Evidently, Furlip thinks it makes a big difference. Did you get get charged with killing a girl? Yes, well, you're a scumbag. Oh, you simply helped dispose of her body? Let's get you an application for sainthood.
Furlip's dogged defense of Wanda Carney, is sickening, and I'm calling on 580WCHS radio to seriously consider firing his worthless ass. He is simply too disgusting for human consumption. He says he's convinced she's innocent. Well, I'm issuing a challenge to ol' Furlip. Put your money where your cheesy mustache-covered mouth is. If Carney doesn't walk on all charges, he should resign.
My guess is Furlip doesn't have the stones to go there.