WBAP Announces Death of George H.W. Bush, Quickly Realizes He's Not Actually Dead [Updated]

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Still kicking.
George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, has been in a Houston hospital for more than a month now, undergoing treatment for complications from a serious case of bronchitis. The 88-year-old was checked into intensive care on Wednesday "following a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever."

It was during his stay in the ICU that local radio station WBAP apparently got word that he had died and dispatched a breaking news bulletin via email announcing that Bush had died. Liberally Lean has a screenshot.

That's a bit embarrassing since Bush Sr. remains very much alive. His spokesman told the Associated Press this morning to "put the harps back in the closet," as the former president does not plan on going anywhere.

WBAP quickly realized its error and sent another message.

"A message erroneously reporting the death of President George H.W. Bush was sent out moments ago by WBAP News," it said. "Mr. Bush has not passed away. We sincerely apologize for this error."

News director Rick Hadley forwarded questions about the slip to Dan Bennett, market manager for Cumulus media. We've left a message.


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106 comments
BrettBuffington
BrettBuffington

@TV_Agent Always better to be second and right, than first and wrong! #TVNews

PaulTrevizo
PaulTrevizo

Ever since Cumulus took over WBAP the quality of the their reporting has gone downhill.

HStockner
HStockner

@WATMAB Ohh wait, you all don't reqard that. Forgot I'm poor and illiterate and #stupid

HStockner
HStockner

@WATMAB where is the story of Benghazi?

MayorGalvan7135282607
MayorGalvan7135282607

I wish that motherfucker Bush would hurry up and die so that we can beging the Global Celebrations on the beginning of the death of the New World Order. The Bushes and Clintons destroyed the USA and are traitors to the USA and all of America. I never voted for any of those corrupt murderers. How many children did the Bushes murder? As a Native-Houstonian and Tejano, I am embarrassed that the Bushes live here in Houston. They are corrupt carpetbaggers that came to Houston and desecrated our city. Houston is cursed because of the Bushes and their supporters who are Communists and $atani$t$. Fuck the Bushes. Death to the New World Order !!! Global Revolution !!!

ismail357
ismail357

@tomleykis definitely not FATlanta, Gordita.

CaliinFl
CaliinFl

@tomleykis loving best of Suly #dirtyBomb

ProducerSass
ProducerSass

@brendadc @tvnewslab so much for "putting the harps away." #BetterRightThanFirst

ratdog69
ratdog69

@dansokil Nothing more entertaining than reading the responses to stories like this.

TexasBelle
TexasBelle

Gotta love hateful posters....NOT!  Remember the good old days when most idiots couldn't afford a computer and therefore couldn't post hateful, vile and vulgar comments and hide behind them anonymously?!  Sadly, those days are gone forever.  God help us all....amen.

mikerhodanovitch
mikerhodanovitch

Bush's death announcement was probably just wishful thinking on the part of the media lefties who are too dumb to know that George H.W. is one of them.  He wanted to "transform America", just like their current hero BO, and always had a twinkle in his eyes when he talked about "The New World Order", in which America would undoubtedly be less powerful if not downright ruined.  In addition, his son spent like a liberal.  We DESPERATELY need a real conservative to lead this country.

seat21d
seat21d

Cumulus...the power of radio!  And on a day when Dan Bennett should be enjoying the Norm-a-thon.

rjbastille
rjbastille

rumors of George's demise have been greatly over-exaggerated

kelly2620
kelly2620

I remember when he left office he made what seemed like a charitable gesture to Somalia under the auspices of "human rights". Turns out he did so because we owned 60% of Somalia's oil manufacturing at the time. There was nothing about it that even sniffed of charity or concern for the welfare of the Somalian people. America as a country has got to be able to see through these kinds of politicians if we are going to be able to be as great as America has been in the past - in between wars.

1stormie1
1stormie1

@jazgar Seems like they would verify before they report. SMDH!

kelly2620
kelly2620

An ex-CIA honcho who had his hands in more self- serving hijinx than just about anyone in history. How we keep electing his spawn, and the spawn of Joe Kennedy defies the credibility of our electorate. It was the ascension of George Bush to the post of Reagan's VP that began all of the blatant Wall Street shenanigans (junk bonds and the other high finance fraud). It's no secret that he oversaw illicit drug operations both as a spy chief AND a VP. A truly rogue politician if ever there was one.

fondagreen
fondagreen

Does anyone remember when WBAP was a great radio station? I don't think anyone in this country who hears the letters WBAP doesn't know it comes from of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Hello Texas, Paul Harvey and country music. It used to be when you thought of WBAP, images of the Stockyards, Fair Park, Texas Stadium, the skylines of Dallas and Ft. Worth come to mind. Now WBAP is now an embarrasment to D/FW. Now what comes to mind when we hear WBAP is:

◦9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Ben Ferguson
◦11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Rush Limbaugh
◦2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Sean Hannity
◦5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Mark Levin
◦8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Chris Krok
 

And with 50,000 watts behind it. How sad!

guerrieremd
guerrieremd

This was not a mistake!!TheFCC should pull their license!!

yemenrightsmon
yemenrightsmon

@elopez_nyc @Dallas_Observer does that paper have a liberal slant lol

reallyoldhippie
reallyoldhippie

"Let the war criminal die , it is his turn,  well okay soon it will be his turn.  

I could not be happier to toast his descent, now and when it happens!

Dad, look down on this and rejoice with us, forever and ever. "

evhead@rocketmail.com

startabuzz
startabuzz

@ACoplin WHY do so many news organizations want to be FIRST and not RIGHT? Disgraceful.

HRHPrinceMichael
HRHPrinceMichael

-Instrumental, in the murder of Democracy in America - Nov. 22, 1963
-CIA Director during "Dirty Wars" in various locations
-Along with Reagan, sinisterly poisoned countless American
communities with "Contra-Cocaine"

Harps? HARPS?!  Pitch-forks, for BOTH.



CJWhodunit
CJWhodunit

@keuni97 @dallas_observer Yes, I got an alert on my phone & almost end tweeted condolences to Dubya! Bit of a rush to air that wrong info!

FoodStampNation
FoodStampNation

"WBAP Announces Death of George H.W. Bush, Quickly Realizes He's Not Actually Dead"

Just wait another 7 more days or so and this POS will soon be having his 5 o'clock tea with ADOLF HITLER, POT POL, ATTILA and all the OTHER WAR CRIMINALS who hang around Satan's fireplace. 

paulsemfield
paulsemfield

Much of our news is a diversion from the truth leaking out about the coup, cover up, and rigged elections. Do you know why Sarah Palin's bus tour was really canceled last year? Know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate or chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she's not running? Sarah Palin wasn't in this last race because too many people learned why she was planted in the first race. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret and learn what the media is BLACKED OUT from reporting on, both election cover ups.

TheNWOgrid09
TheNWOgrid09

@TheMatthewKeys Either way old DUBYA will not stick around to see the New World Order.

AndreaAlpert
AndreaAlpert

@keuni97 @dallas_observer did they immediately correct the error?

clevertrousers
clevertrousers

@MayorGalvan1 not to mention Lennon. or the hinckley connect.

PaulTrevizo
PaulTrevizo

@MayorGalvan1 Lets hope when you get old and sick that instead of sending you get wells, people send you vitriolic messages of hate hoping that you die soon. 

clevertrousers
clevertrousers

@TexasBelle you mean back when you were stupid? oh wait, you're still stupid.

ncknight05
ncknight05

@kelly2620 ..OH YEAH KELLY  HOW ABOUT OL BLOWJOB BILL CLINTON...HE NEVER LIED DID HE... EXCEPT TO A FEDERAL GRAND JURY OR HIS BROTHER ROGER SELLING PARDONS AS QUICKLY AS HE COULD HAND THEM OUT...NOT TO MENTION JOE KENNEDY GETTING A % ON EVERY BOTTLE OF SCOTCH THAT COMES INTO THIS COUNTRY OR HIS SPAWN JACK KENNEDY BOPPIN ANY BABE HE COULD USING THE BACK STAIRS OF THE WHITEHOUSE. SEEMS YOU HAVE SELECTIVE DEMOCRAT MEMORY LOSS  LOL

HRHPrinceMichael
HRHPrinceMichael

@kelly2620 A most excellent observation.  With, The True and Living Yahweh as My Witness:  The current Pharaoh of The U.S., makes those
tyrants look like choir-boys.  ALL, in -near- due time.

ncknight05
ncknight05

@kelly2620  ...KELLY2620..YOURE JUST ANOTHER OBAMA SHEEP DOING THE MASTER'S BIDDING...BAAAA...BAAAA.  LOL

suziesbro
suziesbro

@CJWhodunit Read the article before you post a message proving you did not.  This was NOT aired!

keuni97
keuni97

@CJWhodunit @Dallas_Observer I wish they checked. I think they wanted to say 'we were the first to announce it.' Not good.

keuni97
keuni97

@AndreaAlpert @Dallas_Observer Looks like WBAP is not a liberal radio station. So maybe confused Gen. Schwarzkopf with Bush?

keuni97
keuni97

@AndreaAlpert @Dallas_Observer The article said 'quickly realized' but how quickly? I don't know. But the article said 'Liberally Lean' so..

HRHPrinceMichael
HRHPrinceMichael

@kelly2620 Reagan's only redeeming quality, was being the world's greatest actor.   Not bad for B-movie skills.
Overstand, -if you will- while espousing America's (once)
Greatness to the world, the serpent was cunningly (and illegally) circumventing the U.S. Constitution, disrupting
governments in other nations (CIA coward-bastards), and being the biggest Cocaine dealer in history - with the help
of traitorous federal-agencies.  In many ways, he's like
the current Pharaoh of The U.S.:  One bad, ugly, deception.
Of course, History can show what becomes of Fascists, Pharaohs, and Feds - ALL, in -near-due time.

Meanwhile, the ENTIRE Bush Klan?  ETERNAL enemies of
the Divinely-anointed House of David.


The House of David 20Twelve Victory, is HERE:
http://www.all4webs.com/q/f/love4yahweh
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72265268@N08



CJWhodunit
CJWhodunit

@keuni97 @dallas_observer True! Was pleasant surprise 2learn they were wrong! :-)Prayers going up for Pres.G.H.W.Bush to recover completely!

AndreaAlpert
AndreaAlpert

@keuni97 thanks for the info. Certainly not the first time something like this has happened. Hope it's the last:)

keuni97
keuni97

@CJWhodunit @Dallas_Observer Agree. As long as he keeps singing, it is a good sign, good & healthy spirit.

CJWhodunit
CJWhodunit

@keuni97 @dallas_observer I can just imagine, LOL! :-) I'm sure loving family around him helps a lot too!

keuni97
keuni97

@CJWhodunit @Dallas_Observer Thnx! Prayers R needed. I just read on msn 'George H.W. Bush 'continues to improve' -- and is even singing'

keuni97
keuni97

@AndreaAlpert Well said: Hope it's the last. God bless.

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