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Them Sound Like Fightin' Words: Olbermann, WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" In Media Skirmish
Published November 7, 2013
THEIR RESPONSE: Carton and Esiason responded to Olbermann on yesterday's program, with Carton noting he "would play the Keith Olbermann attack on me and Boomer … but ESPN does not allow us to play any of their audio." Carton said Olbermann "never asked" to air the audio of the initial bullying claims on his "very small-watched show with no audience at all." Carton: "Our MSG reruns at 10:00 get more viewers than any show you've ever done." Esiason said, "He's smart, though, because he's getting you to talk about him." Carton: "Well, we just made him relevant for 30 seconds." Esiason: "I love these media wars." Carton later said, "Not only are we not allowed to play your audio, we can't even book a guest if we wanted to that has any connection to your parent company." Carton: "Here's an open invitation to Keith Olbermann: If you'd like to come on our show, you have an open door, sir, anytime you'd like to come on. Of course, they won't let you come on and you would be afraid to come on anyhow, but you're welcome to come on." Esiason: "I think that'd be fun." Carton: "I'll engage you. If you want to fight, let's fight. It's fine with me, but let's be accurate about it" ("Boomer & Carton," WFAN-AM, 11/6).