Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy was on the struggling WEEI Wednesday night to discuss a wild day in the Boston media scene. WEEI’s Christian Fauria, best known in his second career as the guy who shut WEEI down for a day and got suspended five days for making a racist accent when in conversation about Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee, claimed to be the first reporter to break the news about Zdeno Chara’s broken jaw. Even though he wasn’t. In fact, BHN was one of many places to beat Fauria to the punch with his report.
Fauria and the EEI cronies went on a crusade on Wednesday, however. They felt Fauria wasn’t given the credit he deserved. It was led by Alex Reimer, who proclaimed that the refusal to credit Fauria for his report was “Institutional arrogance at its finest.” Odd comment from a guy who called Tom Brady’s daughter a “pissant,” but that’s not my business.
Regardless, Reimer was kind enough to invite our own Jimmy Murphy onto the show tonight to defend his position on the matter.
You can listen to the full radio hit below.
Although Reimer refused to acknowledge the obvious from Murph, the debate raged on for nearly ten minutes. It finally came to an end when Reimer, typically, turned the focus on himself and attempted to find out why people question his integrity.
In the end, Boston’s number two sports station caused a stink on Wednesday over a report that they didn’t even break. After no hockey talk for a good fifteen years, they’ve entered the fray now and tried to ruffle feathers. For the first time since they had to shut down for sensitivity training, WEEI was relevant again on Wednesday. Perhaps the mission was accomplished.