KFI’s John Kobylt Makes Up New Insult

The gang at Media Matters for America (MMFA) continue to keep a close ear on the controversial musings of KFI 640 AM radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou. Every other week, or so it seems, the website is reporting about the pair’s latest crossing of the politically correct vocabulary line.

But Monday’s broadcast of “The John and Ken Show” may have broached dangerous new ground. Per Media Matters, Kobylt made up his own word as he connected the issue of welfare to that of an infamously subsidized California solar-panels company:

“These kids are largely dropping out of school. I mean if you look at LA the dropout rates are 60 percent. So we pour in all this medical care, food stamps, all these welfare benefits, then free education, and it goes on for 15 years. And then somewhere in the middle of high school they drop out and they go take a crap job, or not, and then–What did we put that money in for? What did we invest in?”

“This is like Solyndra. All these kids are little Solyndrites.”

In Hollywood, such terms are typically reserved for use by writers of an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones or a big-budget film about clashing titans. Maybe it’s time for KFI to record a new bumper for the afternoon pair – “Release… the JohnandKen!”

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.