Tuesday, September 8, 2009

WTFF: ii. What's the frequency, Kenneth?

Second in the series: "What the Fucking Fuck?!"

Snohomish (WA) Times: FBI Investigates Snohomish Tower Toppling

Snohomish is a bedroom community about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Apparently, some whackjobs decided they could no longer abide KRKO's radio towers standing in the outskirts of town, so they stole something called a "track-hoe" and dragged the entire tower down.

I chose the local paper as the source of the story, because its amateurish and horridly biased reporting his hilarious. As well, the locals seem to think that the ELF was not behind it at all, but rather annoyed locals hoping to improve their view. Because we have gorgeous vistas all over the place around here that trees and radio towers have the unbridled GALL to block, people occasionally act out and illegally remove those impediments to their views.

But, here we go: ELF definitely takes credit for this.

"Due to the health and environmental risks associated with radio waves emitted from the towers, we applaud this act by the ELF," stated Jason Crawford, a spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office. "When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet."

I suppose you shouldn't try to argue science with people like this, but that is...just weird. So weird, it reaches WTFF status.

Maybe BOTH are true. Locals toppled the towers, blamed it on ELF, and ELF was too happy to go along. But, seriously, WTF? Mediumwave transmission has been happening for, gee, I don't know, 90 years now? I think if it caused massive environmental degradation we'd notice something like that by now.

It might be more understandable if KRKO was, say, dedicated to vomiting right-wing moranity over the airwaves. But it's not--it's a sports radio station! I mean, sure, hardly a bastion of intelligent discourse, but who does it hurt, really?

Seriously, man, what the fucking fuck?

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