I must admit, sometimes I am a glutton for punishment. If I wasn't why else would I subject myself to watching Legislative Journal with Tom Christy? I can't blame it on the egg nog, I didn't have a single drink this Christmas season. Maybe it was the delirium of being off of work for a week. Whatever the reason, I did tune in for the latest mind numbing drivel from Christy. I believe the show was taped a week or so before Christmas.
I had hoped that Christy might start cleaning up his act. Apparently, that was wishful thinking. Watching the show, I heard Christy call, not one, but two callers a "bastard". Yes, on two separate occasions, Christy labeled two of his callers with this colorful euphemism. The unfortunate targets of Christy's spectacular vocabulary were Brian from Kenmore and "Pothole" Lou from Niagara Falls.
I guess one could try to rationalize what he may be thinking with the use of such vernacular, but if there's a reasonable explanation, it's beyond me. Was it meant to be a cute, affectionate way of addressing the callers? Because "bastard" is hardly a term of endearment that I'm aware of.
Once again, we have to ask, what on earth is going on at LCTV? Why is he being allowed to continue? Is there no one there with the courage to see that this guy is destroying the reputation of this organization? What about the City of Lockport Common Council and the Town of Lockport Board? They're funding this organization, and their reputations are also on the line.
It's time to get Christy off of the Government Channel. If he wants to make personal attacks and use vulgarity, Lockport COMMUNITY Television is certainly not the place for it.