Mike apparently does pay attention to what people say about him. I turned him on at the same time I had Russo on, so I could write a little post called 'In Stereo'. And just as I tuned in, he was saying, 'we have 3 outlets bidding for this show. I wish Dog well. I have no animosity for him.' It was obvious that his blood was up and that this was going to be good. He didn't disappoint.
Mike went on to bash Bob Raissman and lash out at all the criticism that he has taken during the summer. He also subtly and not so subtly said that he was wearing the pants for 20 years. He mentioned that he rated better solo than Dog did over the years.
A good rhetorician can play different roles in an argument in his attempt to win the debate. And Mike did just that. Here are a few of the hats he wore:
Mike the victim.
"I was getting pounded...I was called all kinds of names."
Mike the disingenuous
"I'm only here because of you...I love the audience. I try to be respectful to the audience."
Mike the bully
"He's what you need to know about Raissman...I got Favre on. And all Raissman did was say that I bullied the Jets to get him on."
Mike the lawyer
"These are the hard facts...They are public record."
Mike at one point said, "Enough's enough." As we can see this story is just getting started.
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