In the past I've highlighted listeners challenging pundits on the air and what pundits are likely to do when they are overmatched by a caller. These are only possible once the Pundit accepts the listener's call, but what recourse does the listener have if the Pundit doesn't respond?
In his blog Troy challenges Wilkow's assertions of Habeaus Corpus rights as it relates to the latest Supreme court ruling on Guantanamo Bay prisoners.
I wrote him an email this morning and posted a comment on his MySpace page contradicting his so-called "perfectly executed political analysis" and guess what he does?
He DELETES my profile under his 'friends' and REMOVES the comment.
JUNE 28, 2008: Andrew Wilkow has YET to respond. His silence speaks LOUDER than not only his INACTION; but also his RANTING on the radio that's "I'm right, they're wrong" because "I've just provided perfectly executed political analysis."
Whilst Troy does bait Wilkow he also provides a well sourced argument. Personally I have no legal training and am not well read on the American legal system. I also haven't heard audio of Wilkow's offending statements. It was worth highlighting this challenge because it was in the spirit of the blog - it's quite common in wrestling for people in the audience to challenge the wrestler in the ring. Troy is a respectful loyal listener of Wilkow. He believes his challenge is in the spirit of Wilkow's mantra of championing rational thought and discussion.
Read Troy's post here: Andrew Wilkow DOES NOT like having his perfectly executed political analysis questioned!!
Do not be fooled by the MySpace aesthetic. It is an earnest blog expressing the perspectives of a man with a humble microphone. Though Troy doesn't explicitly state if he is a democrat or Republican we can infer certain things as he is very transparent in his blog. He has served over a decade in the military, likes all kinds of music except rap, isn't a fan of political correctness and is a 'Trekker'.
Read Troy (Starfleet Cadet's) Blog on MySpace
Join the discussion and share your thoughts on the ruling of Habeas Corpus as well as the assertions made by Andrew Wilkow and Troy. You're welcome to do that here or on Troy's blog.
Go to Andrew Wilkow's MySpace Page
Go to Troy's (Starfleet Cadet's) MySpace page
Go to Troy's blog on MySpace
Go to Andrew Wilkow's official website
Watch what happens when a normal audience member challenges a wrestler -
Santino Morella challenging Umaga