Thursday, August 18, 2005

Mamma Mia

I don't think you need a reminder of the details about the attack on Peter and Joan Porco last November, a brutal crime that's still fresh on our minds. Naturally, it's still a hot topic on talk radio, where WROW's Paul Vandenburgh has once again fallen into the strange and deeply inappropriate habit of referring to Joan Porco as "Mamma" or "Mamma Porco". Vandenburgh has explained that it was common to refer to people's mothers as "mamma" when he was growing up; That's all very well, but to do it now, when referring to someone you don't know -and a crime victim to boot- is really messed up.