- Oct 15, 2008
exactly. what do you think the fans care more about. Howards trophy wife being bashed on SFN, lunch with jackie, or why/what has happened to the co-host that has been out for a week and hospitalized?I understand that the situation is such that they may not be able to discuss it at this time. My disappointment stems from the way the topic was handled. Everyone inside and outside the show knows that this is the one thing that the audience is most anxious to hear about today. If Howard had opened the show by saying "As you may know, Artie was hospitalized over the weekend. This is a serious situation. His family has asked that we respect their privacy and so I'm going to honor that request and not comment about it. They can make whatever statement they want to when they feel it is appropriate", I would have been fine with that. Instead, Howard's chosen course of action was to completely ignore the topic for 45 minutes (and joke around as if nothing was wrong), then say "I'm not going to comment". That felt like a cop-out.
It just goes to show howards priorities.