Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Steve Buckley. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
New Hampshire teen faces alleged kidnapper in court
Abby Hernandez sat in the front row of the courtroom to watch as her alleged kidnapper was arraigned on kidnapping charges on Tuesday.
Police have charged Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, with one count of felony kidnapping of Hernandez. The 15-year-old disappeared on her way home from school nine months ago.
“You’ve known 15-year-old girls before, would you subject them to that?” Callahan asked.
Said Dennis: “I would not allow either of my daughters to go through that.”
“All I know is her mother is nuts if she thinks it was a good idea to have Abby sit there and stare at him in court,” Callahan said.
New York Times investigates plagiarism charge
The New York Times is reviewing plagiarism accusations against reporter Carol Vogel.
Vogel was charged with using a paragraph from a Wikipedia article for a story about Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo. The paragraph is nearly identical to the Wikipedia passage on di Cosimo, aside from some minor word changes.
FishbowlNY first discovered the similarities Monday.
“Forget the plagiarism investigation, fire this woman for just being an idiot,” Callahan said. “You actually think you can steal something from Wikipedia and get away with it?”
Another politician calls Redskins name ‘insensitive’
Include Hillary Clinton among those who are against the Washington Redskins nickname.
Speaking in an interview with Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos, Clinton said she thinks the name is “insensitive” and “there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital.”
Clinton is just one of numerous top Democrats to speak out against the controversial name, given that 50 U.S. Senators signed a letter earlier this summer pushing for a name change.
“Why are you so against the Redskins’ name change?” Buckley asked Callahan.
Said Callahan: “I’m just against the people who are for it. If I were to sit with an American Indian and he said, ‘That offends me,’ I would respect him, I would support his objections. It’s Peter King, Bill Simmons, CBS, those phonies like Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton who stuck their finger in the wind, who used the term for 30 years.”
Red Robin’s ‘Monster’ considered unhealthiest meal
In a survey of more than 200 chain restaurants by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red Robin’s “Monster” burger, served with its “bottomless” fries and a “Monster” milkshake was named the single most unhealthiest meal at 3,540 calories.
The Cheesecake factory may not have had the unhealthiest, but it had the most unhealthy meals with three of them exceeding 1,500 calories.
The center says that one would have to do 12 hours of brisk walking to burn off the Monster burger meal.
“After the Pan-Mass Challenge every year I’d get a Big Mac,” Callahan said. “My reward is a Big Mac because I’d have them as a kid and when I was young and stupid I’d eat those all the time. I love them.
“But they just look, taste, smell so unhealthy. But once in a while they’re worth it.”
Buckley was asked what the unhealthiest thing he used to eat was. He said it was an entire bag of Doritos and a quart of milk.
“That is weird,” Dennis said.
Buckley said: “It doesn’t get much more unhealthy than that.”