WMGK's DeBella To Debunk Beck Theory
January 19, 2011 at 2:57 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WMGK/PHILADELPHIA WMGK morning host JOHN DEBELLA will walk the area surrounding INDEPENDENCE HALL this evening with cash hanging out of his pockets. DEBELLA intends to disprove claims made by GLENN BECK on his national radio program that PHILADELPHIA is unsafe and “not a place that you want to be."
During a discussion about police and fire department layoffs in neighboring CAMDEN, NJ, BECK began a diatribe about “the killing streets around INDEPENDENCE HALL." These comments had DEBELLA and many callers to his radio show irate, and prompted the walk.
“BECK's claims about the area surrounding this important national landmark are preposterous, unpatriotic and libelous,” said DEBELLA. “My listeners won't stand for it, this city won't stand for it, and what I'm doing this evening will prove that his rant was just a case of sour grapes. His radio show was taken off-air in PHILADELPHIA and he chose to denigrate our city and the area surrounding one of our country's most treasured landmarks as a way to voice his disappointment and frustration.”