It’s still a crime to kill talk radio hosts. (Even us unemployed ones.)

Talk radio hosts nationwide breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell threw the book at Scott Brian White, handing him a 20-year sentence for the brutal axe murder of former KIRO talker Mike Webb.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg had only sought a 12-year sentence in exchange for White pleading guilty to 2nd-degree murder, and courtroom observers had speculated that he could have received as little as 8-years, a precedent that some disgruntled listeners might have found awfully tempting. (Only 8 years for taking an axe to Dori? Hmm.)

Fortunately for me and the rest of my radio colleagues, White’s more appropriate sentence sends a clear message that we’re still considered legally human, at least here in King County.

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  1. 2

    tpn spews:

    Yes, although if one is a talk show host and you criticize the local police, don’t expect a prompt investigation.

  2. 4

    zdp 189 spews:

    blatherwatch raises the question of whether Scott White had an accomplice who has escaped justice due to the incompetence of SPD.

    I don’t quite understand why SPD gets away with so much crap and is left alone by local media.

    For example, recall when a female cop died in an car wreck caused by a car thief named Neal Kelley. There was a brief blurb in the PI about a woman who said she had found Kelley’s ID in her stolen-then-recovered van. The van-theft victim took the ID to SPD, wanting them to haul in Kelley. SPD totally blew her off, since car theft is not a priority for them. A few days later Kelley killed the lady cop. Either the van-theft story was bogus, or it was buried by the press–I never heard any more about it.

    There is a whole litany of crap like this, not just from SPD, but also KCSO and the WSP. Even if reported, it is soft-pedaled. The media just tends to regurgitate whatever the police PR people spout.

  3. 6

    spews:

    I used to listen to Webb. He once became so angry with a caller he dared him to come down to the studio, because if he did, he’d “get some of this.” Then you could hear a gun dry firing. And Webb then asked the caller if he knew what that was. He was basically threatening to murder one of his listeners.

  4. 7

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Then you could hear a gun dry firing.

    Troll, remember Randi Four Gunshots Rhodes on Scare America? The HA libtardos said nuthin on that!

  5. 8

    Luigi Giovanni spews:

    This fall it’s open season on “progressive,” “liberal” bloggers. Only axes permitted. Firearms and other instruments prohibited.

  6. 9

    YLB spews:

    7 – Moron, you have a lot of nerve to spew in this thread.

    From the archives:

    Saying he sucks means he sucks. His politics, his demeanor, his attitude, HE SUCKS.

    http://horsesass.org/?p=1336#comment-355254

    Scumbag!!! YOU dance on Mike Webb’s grave. Heh. and then how many times did you deny you were MWS? Three times?? I wonder. I’ll count it one of these days. The tools are almost at hand.

  7. 10

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    For all of HA, Libtardos and us whom think right, long ago Puddy told clueless wonder he was a chronological idiot. Below is another coffin nail!

    Wow, clueless wonder that’s the best you can do.

    Scumbag!!! YOU dance on Mike Webb’s grave.

    First fool when did Mike Webb die? Sometime after April 13, 2007 right.

    And this post is 01/25/2006 at 6:48 pm. Pelletizer does a better job than you moron and that’s not saying much!

    So much for your forensics fool.

    Well if you had a day job Puddy would tell you to keep it, but being the clueless wonder you are, and the dumbest on the block, and a monomaniacal fool, it goes to show you are the clueless wonder – Goodbye!

    Man you R

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    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny

    See ya lata moron! Keep working at it. Without Goldy you’d be dumber than whale shit. Wait a minute, you are dumber than whale shit at the Mariana Trench!

  8. 11

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    BTW clueless wonder keep your tool in your hand, will ya? It may get some use!

  9. 12

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    So clueless wonder did you scrape Goldy’s web site for all of Puddy and Cynical’s comments? Or anyone who isn’t a libtardo?

    Puddy hopes you know there is a much easier way to scrape a web site. Butt, you’s a clueless wonder libtardo so why should Puddy help you when you want to use it for an attack? Man with this you are proving your arguments are weak sauce.

    Wow, you really are unemployed. Whodathunk many of us whom think right are right?

    OMG. WASF. HGOTDE. LLWSPWFY. Bwaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa

  10. 13

    Crusader spews:

    The only reason you guys are not more outraged is because Scott White wasn’t a homo-phobic Limbaugh-bot, but Webb’s homosexual live-in lover. So why exactly is this newsworthy compared to all the other murder cases? I don’t see you guys talking at all about the brutal hate-driven slayings of Channon Christian & Christopher Newsome from 2007. But I guess hate-crimes only apply to white people.

  11. 15

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    monomaniacal clueless wonder you struck a chord? What a fool. What a chronological idiot.

    Right out of the chute with attack #1 you EPIC FAIL fool! Proves why you are a clueless wonder and were laid off if you had a job. Some people think you still live in jo mama’s basement.

    The best is yet to come.

    Yes your best is still worse than Pelletizer and that’s denigrating the dumb bunny!

  12. 16

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Crusader: You are so right, it was a disgusting crime. Just like the Wichita murders discussed last week. There are some truths in today’s world.

    1) Goldy and is HA Libtardos haven’t placed a thread on Letalvius Cobbins, Vanessa Coleman, Lemaricus Davison, or George Thomas the Christian and Newsome killers. There wasn’t a thread on the Wichita murders either. Yet, David Vitter does something wrong and there is a big blaring headline.

    2) clueless wonder is a chronological idiot

    3) Pelletizer is a dumb bunny.

  13. 17

    YLB spews:

    Chronological?? Hah! Deflect, deflect with lame insults.

    How many comments has he spewed dealing with my one dig into the past and a rejoinder?

    I’m after the fool’s legacy and he’s soiling his drawers.

  14. 18

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    clueless wonder, you gave Puddy a dig? When you had the wrong year, let alone the month and day? Does what a fool mean anything to you? It should as it’s you monomaniacal one.

    Puddy knows you understand why people repeat things. You should as you bring up Puddy’s clueless wonder daughter in action comments and you bring it up every month.

    Puddy driving home a salient point on clueless wonder the chronological moronic idiot. When you whip out the next regurgitation and Puddy produces the evidence on your next EPIC FAIL, peeps will remember this one. In fact Puddy has saved this thread so the newbies are introduced to the HA clueless wonder.

    See ya fool!

  15. 19

    X'ad spews:

    God Damn!

    Can’t anybody clean out all the 5th grade literary cleverness of puddyfuque so that my scrolling finger doesn’t overheat? Jesus Christ!
    I no longer read that drivel but it occupies way too many vertical inches of column space.

  16. 20

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    1. Roger Rabbit spews:
    Only 20 years? Why isn’t this axe murderer doing life? Oh, I get it — because he’s not a woman.

     
    More because bush isn’t the governor of washington.

  17. 21

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    7. Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:
    Troll, remember Randi Four Gunshots Rhodes on Scare America? The HA libtardos said nuthin on that!

     
    Was that before or after randi fell down drunk on her way home from a bar and blamed it on an attack by right wingers? Damn, I remember all those left wingnuts falling for her story like moths to a flame.

  18. 22

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    10. Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:
    Scumbag!!! YOU dance on Mike Webb’s grave.
    First fool when did Mike Webb die? Sometime after April 13, 2007 right.

    And this post is 01/25/2006 at 6:48 pm.

     
    Ouch.
     
    Using those date things you really blew a hole in the dingy of ylb. Someone better throw ylb a life preserver pronto.

  19. 23

    YLB spews:

    Deflect all you want fool. Wrong year? Your legacy is your legacy. It’s stored here in the comment threads.

    And YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ESCAPE IT.

  20. 24

    Twisted YLB's Twisted Sista spews:

    And I AM VERY WORRIED, just as you should be, little brother, about Randi Rhodes’ threat to row you out in the middle of Like Tahoe for the Fredo Option.

    Works for me.

  21. 25

    Twisted YLB's Twisted Sista spews:

    Mike Webb was hate talk radio. Clinton and Obama and Godden tried to tell you that hate’s a propreitary property of KKKVI or the Limbaugh Right, but Webb was unhinged hate from top to bottom and from side to side. Maybe that’s why he died.

  22. 26

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Oooooh clueless wonder, Puddy shaking in his boots. There is no deflection moron. You dropped the pile and then you stepped in it fool.

    You are HA’s most identified chronological idiot!

    And for X’ad, Puddy writes as you call “5th grade” so you can perfectly understand it.