Hey I think this brian surgeon was a reporter in Chicago at one time
He was, about 16 or 17 years ago. He and Lester Holt were at WBBM, the CBS Station.
I was in the business as well at the time, and I used to ridicule Mendte and Holt on various message boards on AOL that were devoted to Chicago media.
The best part was that Mendte and Holt would show up to defend themselves-- but between them I don't think they had a functioning brain cell. It was almost cruel, the logic traps that they fell into.
I had quite a following, such as it was, pointing out their stupidity and liberal bias. I think one or the other of them offered to 'kick my ass' if I ever showed up over there. Dang, that was fun.