St. Pete Times Apologizes To Bubba
December 8, 2009 at 7:35 AM (PT)
The political editor of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES has apologized to COX RADIO Classic Rock WHPT (102.5 THE BONE)/TAMPA syndicated morning man and SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO host BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE for mistakenly reporting that BUBBA had asked FLORIDA Governor CHARLIE CRIST if he is gay.
ADAM SMITH wrote, "We made a stupid error the other day and owe a sincere apology to radio personality BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE. In noting a CHARLIE CRIST fundraiser at the TAMPA home of STEPHEN DIACO, SPONGE's attorney, we noted that BUBBA had once asked CRIST about his sexuality. Wrong. CRIST has often appeared on the BUBBA show, but in fact that 2006 conversation actually occurred on the 'RANDY AND DAVE SHOW' on WQYK-FM. Again, our apologies."