James Dolan? A great guy who goes too far, according to Mike French.
But the opinion of the radio legend about the WFAN coworker, Maggie Gray, whose program interrupted by interrupting her retirement and who runs the French afternoon program every day of the week. The famous passenger with driver took the steering wheel of the bus and drove directly towards it.
French launched a long response to The Post's Andrew Marchand report on Monday that Dolan and MSG ordered all of their companies across the country to ban work with Entercom, the parent company of the WFAN, for Gray's tirade against Dolan.
A few hours after the report, French was pleased with the friend Dolan, threw herself hard against MSG's public relations staff for breaking a complaint for which she had already received an apology, and saved her most curious and controversial criticism for Gray. . , who had called Dolan a "hypocrite" and a "vile piece of trash" for writing a song, "I should have known him", which seemed to be the producer in disgrace Harvey Weinstein.
"Things were said in the WBC program, which was exaggerated," said Frenchman, referring to Gray's comments without mentioning his name. "The bad thing was that it was personal and from someone who had never met him, so it's always risky."
What is also risky, said Francesa, was to try to accumulate headlines, relying more on shtick than on substance. Once again, "Gray" never left his mouth.
"[Trying to gain attention] It puts pressure on other programs to try to make them realize more about what they have to do, "said Francesa. "Instead of letting the show take place organically, you say things that might get your attention and you think that's the way to get ahead."
French insisted that Dolan did not even know who Gray was and said that the multi-millionaire owner of the Knicks and Rangers has an unfairly bad reputation because "he is the rich man who owns the toys". Gray had hit on that punching bag, and Dolan The answer was to institute bans on Entercom, such as preventing Knicks and Rangers players from appearing on WFAN.
Last week, Gray offered an apology on the air for the personal takes on Dolan, though not for the content, after she had ripped out the song that was said to have to do with a nostalgic watch in the #MeToo era. written by a person who had been immersed in the Sexual Harassment Case of Anucha Browne Sanders.
"The fact that after [WFAN and Entercom] I apologize, the Garden acted that way, it tells me that whoever is giving his public relations advice to Jim Dolan is now making a big mistake and really made a silly mistake, "said French." If someone is kind enough to give you an apology at any time, then you won, you have your apology.
Instead, there is a public struggle between the two organizations.
French has made things much more difficult between him and his fellow WFAN, and admitted that his return has not been made according to the plan, not even leave the door open to leave WFAN again and focus only on its application.
"Maybe coming back … I knew it was going to be uncomfortable, but maybe it was more uncomfortable than I thought, it probably was," said Frances.
"We still have not reached an agreement, which makes me think that maybe the application and the program do not work together and that is something that we will have to adjust one way or another … Maybe the application and the program do not they can work together, and if that's it, we'll adjust. "