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Pat O’Brien On His New Show, Playing ‘the Walter Cronkite of crap’

Former “The Insider” anchor and Fox Sports Radio host Pat O’Brien is the subject of Mediabistro’s latest “So What Do You Do?” column.

O’Brien talks about the voicemail scandal that nearly lost him his career, his Fox Sports Radio gig, and a parody news show he is hosting for Adult Swim:

Adult Swim announced recently its new show Hot Package, a spoof of entertainment news magazine shows, will air in the fall. You’re a co-star on the show. What can people expect?

It’s an interesting idea. It’s a 15-minute show that’s going to run about 10 times, and it’s a take-off on the entertainment shows. And it’s almost juvenile to the point of being ridiculous. But it’s funny, and the fact that I’m there doing it is fun. I’m a big hero on Adult Swim, because I was the swearing reporter on Robot Chicken. I get to say f*ck and things like that. But Hot Package should be really entertaining for folks. On this program, I am — as Jimmy Kimmel once called me — the Walter Cronkite of crap. And in my book, I spell out what these entertainment shows did to pop culture — they ruined it.

You can read the full interview here.

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