The “Metal Health” Debate Hits Fox News, Hilarity Ensues

Jun 26th, 2007 // 4 Comments

Last week, the fine folks at MetalSucks alerted us to the case of Roger Tullgren, a 42-year-old metal fan from Sweden who is having part of his dishwasher-level salary paid for by his country’s government because he’s so addicted to music. (He even got a dispensation to play music on the job, a fact that shouldn’t escape whoever’s picked to direct Poison’s next video.) Tullgren’s predicament has made its way to the Fox News chatfest Red Eye, and–surprise!–the pundits, including the just-outta-mothballs Mo Rocca, completely missed the point, thinking that the illness was genre-based. Seriously, who does the music-knowledge vetting for these Fox shows–Ann Coulter?

Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld [Fox News]

  1. Weezy F Baby

    mo rocca gargles my balls.

  2. Chris Molanphy

    I’ll admit to a lingering affection for Rocca from his Daily Show days, but he needs a regular gig, badly. And this gig on Your Network For Evil™ isn’t gonna cut it.

    He still appears semi-regularly on NPR’s weekend quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! and they’re running out of ways to refer to him; I swear to god I think they’re just calling a “media personality” or something now. He’s become the Charles Nelson Reilly/Nipsey Russell of the 21st Century.

  3. The Riffage

    He’s pretty funny when he’s on Olbermann’s show, so it’s strange that he farms out his services to Fox Noise as well.

  4. Antiheroine

    And if that metal dude doesn’t have enough problems as it is, in the comments of post about him, he gets upstaged by Mo Rocca. Does Sweden offer a dispensation for that, too?

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