Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Steve Buckley. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
Missile downs Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, killing 298
A suspected Russian-made surface-to-air missile downed a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 on board Thursday in a controlled section of Ukraine. The attack killed all 298 people.
It was an area of Ukraine that most Asian airlines had stopped flying over in March for safety concerns.
“It’s a dangerous area and the pilot says, ‘I can save a half-hour, let’s just go through it,’” Callahan said.
Said Dennis: ”We’ll get you to the gate on time.”
Callahan then used the situation to take a shot at President Barrack Obama, saying jokingly, ”This was so bad they went right from the airline and shot down to war in Gaza, that Obama only played 27 [holes of golf] yesterday. Forget the 36, we are stopping after 27.”
Buckley said: ”If you can’t go after Obama on tangible stuff, you make up stuff.”
“[Obama] mentioned it for 40 seconds, and then chuckled about Joe Biden back in Delaware and then he went to two fundraisers in New York, do you think that was appropriate?” Callahan said. ”I don’t even understand why he wouldn’t cancel the fundraisers. He’s so concerned about appearances, right?”
He continued: “Don’t you have to give the appearance of toughness and concern. There were 300 dead.”
Buckley took Obama’s side, saying, ”We can debate whether or not he should’ve changed his schedule. I don’t think he lacks concern, I’m comfortable saying that.”
After the debate subsided, Dennis played audio clips from ABC News’ John Wendle, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Obama.
“You know who doesn’t make enough money? First responders,” Dennis said. “Can you imagine being first on the scene, dealing with that image?”
Callahan said: ”Just think every time you head out to work, you’re going to see blood, limbs, death.”
Jerry Sandusky’s son talks about bedtime ‘ritual’
Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, spoke to Oprah Winfrey about the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father.
“It’s his adopted son, which is even sicker levels of depravity,” Callahan said.