Hit & Run

If You Said That In Pakistan, Somebody Might Take You Up On It

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San Francisco radio talker John London gets fired for offering an "obviously sarcastic" $5,000 reward to have Penn Jillette murdered. Jillette, who has been known to catch bullets in his teeth and whose own show is also carried on KIFR (106.9 FM), made some unkind comments about the late Mother Teresa. Informed that Jillette has received other, non-sarcastic death threats as a result, London says that is to be expected.

"What I said may have been in bad taste," London tells the San Jose Mercury News. "But it wasn't illegal, as they are claiming." Neither is firing a dumbass radio host.

Thanks to reader/commenter uncle sam.