Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial for lying to FBI investigators about his presence in a University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth dorm when two other friends removed potential evidence from the room. Robel Phillipos claimed that he was too high on marijuana to understand what was going on in the dorm.
To help Phillipos’ case, former governor Michael Dukakis came to his defense as a witness. Dukakis said he is a family friend of the Phillipos.
Said Callahan: “A kid, who’s claiming that he was too stoned to know what was going on. … How could you testify for the character of a guy who’s claiming he was too stoned to know what was going on?”
“Even if I thought the kid was OK I wouldn’t testify for him,” replied Dennis. “I guess they subpoenaed [Dukakis], though, right? He had no choice.”
Dukakis said he took a young Phillipos to the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
“If you’re a young boy, and you have the chance to hang out with Michael Dukakis, and go to the Democratic National Convention, how do you turn that down?” asked Minihane.
“More than ever, I want this kid to get 20 years,” said Callahan. “Dukakis will visit him, right? Sit down and have long conversations with him. … [Phillipos] has to get convicted.”
– Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the Navy after he tested positive for cocaine in a drug test from last year, according to a report crediting a source close to the situation. Biden joined the Navy Reserves two years ago as a public affairs officer.
“It’s not his fault they named him Hunter,” said Dennis. “Doesn’t it go bad generally when you’re named Hunter?”
“I think he’s got a good defense here, he was too high on coke to know that he was doing coke,” Callahan said sarcastically. “It could work.”
– An Arizona radio show argued earlier this week about the Oakland Raiders‘ brand. Ron Wolfley, one of the hosts on the Doug & Wolf Show, argued that the Raiders still are a highly valued franchise. Doug Franz, one the other hand, said he felt Oakland is not relevant to the younger generation.
The argument was so heated that it nearly led to a full-out brawl between the two hosts.
The hosts ran a clip of the shouting match and were surprised by the argument.
Asked Dennis: “Is he suggesting that the Oakland Raiders are one of the great remains, one of the great brands in the world? … Oh my God, this guy’s out of his mind.”
– The movie “Fury” starring Brad Pitt in a World War II tank brigade opens in theaters Friday. It will be Pitt’s second war movie in the last decade, as he also had a major role in “Inglorious Bastards.”
“I hope it’s half as good as the trailers,” said Callahan.
“The reviews are pretty good, so it’s encouraging,” replied Minihane. “It’s looks like it’s actually pretty good.”