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Mike Missanelli is suspended and a dick

MikeMissanelliSo, some guy has been harassing 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli via email for quite some time now. For those of you that haven’t had the horrid pleasure of listening to Missanelli on the radio in Philadelphia, we’ll help you out. He’s an arrogant dick, who was previously fired from WIP years ago for assaulting/attacking a producer.

Yeah, he’s a dick.

Now, he’s been suspended by the station for making homophobic remarks in response to his harasser’s emails. They went back and forth with an email exchange that can only be described as tedious and repetitive. In the emails, Missanelli repeatedly accuses this guy of being a homosexual (and yes, he used that word and not a slur for what it’s worth), saying the guy had no life and saying he was a loser IT guy (where it the outrage from the IT community?!).

“We are aware of the email communications between Mike and one of his listeners,” Greater Media, Inc., the station’s parent company, said in a statement. “This individual has been harassing Mike by email for several years, which is cause for concern, and we are working with Mike to try to identify this person and stop the abuse. However, that does not excuse Mike’s conduct. The content of his emails is unacceptable and does not reflect our values as a company. Mike has been suspended and understands that future similar conduct will not be tolerated.”

The qualifier about Missanelli being harassed by this guy for years means nothing. You could always, oh I don’t know…ignore him? The fact that Missanelli even engages this guy is absolutely ridiculous.

Here are the emails:

From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

I’m sure your radio bosses love that their host expresses bigotry and tosses around gay slurs. Hahaha. You’re lucky that I dont care enough to get you fired and am too busy with other things. I NEVER listen to your show, btw.

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

And if you dont think that abnormal behavior is someone who listens four hours a day to a guy he suppoedly loathes and then wastes more time sending abusive emails under fake names, then more power to you. I would first deal with your latent homosexuality problem.

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From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

Let’s see. I called you an unmarried 60 year old who lives alone and hangs on to the same girlfriend. Tell me what I am incorrect about. (Did you really just call me a homosexual three emails in a row? What is wrong with you? I could get you fired if I wanted. But you’re a nice enough guy that I wont.)

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Hahaha. Bro, you have no idea about my life. That’s what’s really amusing. And yet, I know about your life based on you wasting four hours a day obsessing about my show and taking the time to make up fake names and send abuive e-mails. Hahaha. You are an obsessive, latent homosexual weird-o who fixes computers. Hahaha. So .

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From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

I dont even listen to your show. Your several homosexual insults indicate a great hatred towards the gay community. It might be time to open your eyes and stop being closed-minded.

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Don’t hate gay people at all. Just think you should come out of the closet. You have an obsession with me.

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From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

Let me ask you. Why do you hate gay people? You know it’s the year 2013?

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Dude, you are without question a latent homosexual. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. You have an obsession with me. I just think you need to deal with it.

If Missanelli was fired from sports radio forever the world would be a better place. So, I’m not crying over here.

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