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

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Video below.
Original post, 11:47 a.m. October 25: KHOW's David Sirota and KOA's Mike Rosen disagree on plenty, and they've had past dust-ups in which it was clear they aren't likely to start a bowling team together -- more on that below. But last night, at an event dubbed "Battle of the Talk Show Hosts," things reached a new level when Sirota called Rosen a "motherfucker" before an audience numbering in the hundreds. See a video of the big moment below.

The exchange, which takes place at around the one hour, twenty-five-minute mark in the nearly two-hour event (attendance at the Sewell Grand Ballroom, where it took place, was in the 600-700 range), begins with Sirota, a progressive, criticizing President Barack Obama for a range of issues. The conservative Rosen follows up by suggesting that Sirota's problem with Obama is that he isn't as far to the left as is the host.

At that point, the temperature starts to rise, with Sirota saying, in an exorcised tone, "We have a president of the United States right now who's asserting the right to execute American citizens.... You're the leftist. 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...."

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Sirota and Mike Rosen face off.
Rosen interjects briefly to ask jokingly, "Are you channeling Joe Biden?" But Sirota keeps rolling, announcing, "I'm calling you out, motherfucker, because you've got nothing to say."

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

This isn't the first time a talk-show battle between Sirota and Rosen has gotten passionate. Back in 2010, during a similar event, Rosen responded to the topic of building a mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center in New York by saying, "I think they should be allowed to build it, following the hijacking of an Iranian plane right into that building and blow it to smithereens." Sirota made it clear how offended he was by the remark, and he wasn't alone: Then-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann branded Rosen the worst person in the world for the comment, even though Rosen insisted it was a joke.

Continue to get Sirota's take and to see the video.



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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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