Video: Mike Rosen says David Sirota's spin on "motherf*cker" bomb makes him a liar

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Video below.
Update: Last week, we told you about a live event at which KHOW's David Sirota called KOA's Mike Rosen a "motherfucker;" see the clip below. For our original post, we managed to contact Sirota, but a communication mix-up delayed our efforts to reach Rosen. Now, however, the conservative radio vet has weighed in. He rejects Sirota's efforts to cast the exchange as "hilarious," suggesting that the progressive yakker's spin marks him as either "delusional or a liar."

As we detail below, the October 24 Battle of the Talk Show Hosts event began heating up just shy of ninety minutes in, after Rosen suggested that Sirota's problems with Barack Obama, of whom he's been critical, are rooted in the fact that the president isn't as liberal as he'd like.

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David Sirota.
"You're the leftist," Sirota responded in a confrontational tone. "I'm to the right of you, because you have nothing to say about it.... You're a hypocrite. You didn't say a damn thing about George Bush...."

Rosen interjected briefly to ask jokingly, "Are you channeling Joe Biden?" But rather than addressing this question, Sirota announced, "I'm calling you out, motherfucker, because you've got nothing to say."

"Motherfucker?" Rosen asked -- at which point moderators Steffan Tubbs and April Zesbaugh broke in.

When asked for his take on the MF bomb, Sirota sent the following via e-mail:

It was all in good fun and came at the end of an interchange accentuating a point about how he so loyally carries water for his Republican Party friends that he has no criticism of the GOP on the very same faults they share with Democrats. Essentially, Mike was repeatedly struggling for words to answer a pretty simple question (after six tries, he never bothered to answer). It was pretty hilarious, actually -- the kind of thing that makes that kind of event so entertaining, and why a live event is so unique. We get to converse in ways we aren't necessarily allowed to on air.
Rosen couldn't disagree more. Here's his reaction, also sent via e-mail:

Sirota's lame attempt at damage control is transparently preposterous. His outburst was clearly not "in good fun." There was no tone of humor in his voice or the crazed look in his eyes. He just went nuts. The audience wasn't amused; it was appalled. His performance was an embarrassment to himself and to the radio station he represents. If he had any class, he would have apologized the next day instead of rationalizing his crude and unprofessional behavior. I was in no way "struggling" to answer his barrage of questions. He simply prevented me from doing so with his repeated interruptions. When he finally stopped ranting, I gave my categorical rebuttal. His self-serving misrepresentation of the content and dynamics of the one-hour debate was apparent to anyone who attended or watched it on line. He's either delusional or a liar.
Continue to read our original coverage, and to see the "motherf*cker" exchange.
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maxplanck0
maxplanck0

Rosen, as demonstrated in previous encounters of this type, is ill-equipped when lacking a microphone and 5-second delay which enables him to browbeat his callers into submission on his regular turf @ KOA. He's no match for Sirota, who's intellectually superior, even though I don't agree with him all the time.

RichDenver88
RichDenver88

Once again, Mike Rosen brilliantly exposes Left Wing Extremists like Sirota as the petulant, children that they are.  Rosen's wisdom and intelligence on the issues reduces Sirota to the juvenile, emotionally unstable, profanity laden idiot that he is.  IF MFer is the best that Sirota can do once he is clearly emotionally compromised, then that is just sad.  The listeners of KHOW deserve better than a lefty hack with a limited vocabulary. Be a man Sirota & apologize for acting like a child.

Boondocker
Boondocker

Pretty ironic. Rosen is always the one who rails against "political correctness," defends insensitive speech as "freedom of expression" and declares that no one has the right not to be offended. And yet here he is, with his pachyderm panties in a wad, whining about being offended by politically incorrect speech being aimed at him. As is typical of conservatives, Mike has a long history of loving to dish it out but being totally incapable of taking it.

dykebanger
dykebanger

Someone is getting MIGHTY anxious about the shifting polls. David, get ready to be dogged...

bhstdmufin
bhstdmufin

Also- thanks to westword for posting the video.  I wanted to watch this, but had to work.   It was cool to find the whole thing on line.

 

bhstdmufin
bhstdmufin

I'm a conservative......Ive never voted democrat......Im a huge boyles fan.....,but Sirota impressed me more than any of them.  That dude just tells it the way he sees it.  I dont know him, but i dont get why he is branded as a leftist.  From what i heard, he is in the middle.

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen

Where's that delay button when you need it!

bobexum
bobexum

I was wondering how long it would take for Sirota to apologize to Rosen on his show today... he owes hi that. His comments were rude and vulgar and he wouldn't shut up long enough to allow Rosen to answer. April didn't help either, repeatedly trying to move on to a new subject.

Joey Buhrer
Joey Buhrer

Wow, the two most obnoxious people on local radio.

Johnny KingFisher
Johnny KingFisher

F rosen, gop piece of garbage, f that selfish anti societal parasite...

Aaron Betcher
Aaron Betcher

mike rosen is the biggest jerk and hyperbolic talk show host ever. all he does is provide the slippery slope argument for everything.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Mrs. Smith's 6th Grade class would be titillated by such "news" ...

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @RichDenver88 Thanks for the post, Rich. We're going to make it an upcoming co-Comment of the Day. Much appreciated.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @Boondocker Appreciate you weighing in, Boondocker. We're going to make your post a co-Comment of the Day. Congratulations.

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