- Jul 15, 2005
And I feel exactly the opposite.As a long time listener of WFAN, ever since I moved here from Boston in 1997, this bums me out. Never got the hate for Carton. Dude has Tourettes, ADHD, and a multitude of other maladies, yet is really upfront and straightforward about it. Mike is a Cheeto loving, bloviating, pompass ass, who is nasty to his callers, and moves the goalposts whenever you get him in an argument. It is an easy call for me who to listen to.
Having said that, Carton seems like a all in gambler, who loves the action, can I see him having done this eg selling fake tickets and committing fraud? Sure.
Now they can arrest Eli Manning for his multi millionm dollar fraud amirite?
Must be gambling debts.Boomer just mentioned it.
I liked Carton, even if he was obnoxious, he made me laugh.
How fucking dumb to blow what looked like a great gig with this scam.
Cashman probably ratted him out
I can never tell if this is a character, though. Carton has a great sense of humor, so sometimes I thought he just put himself in an extreme position so Boomer could express their actual thoughts with some contrast.I can't stand the loudmouth know-nothing morning host.
Must be gambling debts.
That and drugs (captain obvious here) are often the root of these fraudulent acts.
So basically - he's Syd Part 2.
This Joseph Meli?Carton, 48, and business partner Joseph Meli are accused of running a Ponzi scheme in which they used funds from new investors to repay earlier investors and other debts, according to the complaint filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Together, Carton and Meli, 43, ripped off at least $3.6 million from two investors, while on his own, Carton misappropriated another $2 million from one of the same two investors.
An interesting question.So here are a few questions....
Does this event hurt the WFAN brand?
Does it hurt Boomer's brand?
Both parties had to know that Carton had an issue(s) and was hanging with characters that were less than savory.....no?
Chris seems to be doing well on the Florio show. Not sure he'd want to jump to the morning commute and have to talk more than football.Kim Jones is a solid reporter who seems well prepared, but she lacks heat.
Maybe Boomer does his buddy Phil a solid, and gives his kid Chris (who I think sucks) a shot.
He might do a LONG time though based on the alleged amount in this ponzi scheme. The federal sentencing guidelines are brutal in this regard.I see Carton getting treatment for his gambling addicitons, owning it fully, apologizing, doing jail time, then coming back to the air. They let that moron Sid go off the wagon and reservation about a billion times before they canned him. This is Cartons first offense, and yes it is a criminal offense, but if he fully owns it and seeks help and doe his time, he will be back IMO.
The guy is going away for years. He may be back, but his show will have moved on.I see Carton getting treatment for his gambling addicitons, owning it fully, apologizing, doing jail time, then coming back to the air. They let that moron Sid go off the wagon and reservation about a billion times before they canned him. This is Cartons first offense, and yes it is a criminal offense, but if he fully owns it and seeks help and doe his time, he will be back IMO.
I love Kim Jones and agree with the takes above. She is smart, well spoken, does her homework and knows what she's talking about. Does that sound like many morning drive hosts out there?
Yep. That's mobster money.That's a huge bail. He is looking at serious, serious time.
Nothing has been funnier to me over the last year than those clips of Christie on WFAN cosplaying as Francesa, right down to the dramatic pauses and strategies-for-dealing-with-a-caller-that-has-you-by-the-balls. This would be sublime.Good riddance. Will Chris Christie now apply for this open position?
I'm sure hiring two Boston-centric personalities would go over gangbusters with the listeners and be ratings gold for New York's top sports radio station. Maybe if they can't get Nolan, they can persuade Bill Simmons to take over Francesa's show.WFAN should back up the Brinks truck for Katie Nolan and have her solve their afternoon drive time problem. Her hostage situation, I mean contract, at Fox Sports can't last forever. Most of Francesa'a audience would hate-listen to the show and she'd bring in new listeners from younger demos.
And then pair Boomer with Kirk Minihane. That is a comfortable transition for Esaison (from one bombastic assface to another) and keeps him from the "work" of hosting. And it removes a boil from Boston's ass. He'd do it because he's an ambitious jerk who would make the phones ring and Stern-i-fy their audience: "the ones who hate him listen longer, to see what he'll say next."
Well, one Boston-centric (though tempered by national exposure) in Nolan. The other one is just asshole-centric, and that plays as well in NY as it does in Boston. I have no doubt KM would burn every bridge and cut every tie in an effort to piss off everyone.I'm sure hiring two Boston-centric personalities would go over gangbusters with the listeners and be ratings gold for New York's top sports radio station. Maybe if they can't get Nolan, they can persuade Bill Simmons to take over Francesa's show.