Saturday, April 19, 2008



If you ever get a chance to see my travel blog you'll notice I travel a lot, not just to DC to confront the bad guys in bars, but, mostly, to places like Bali and Mali, Tierra del Fuego, Cappadocia, Afghanistan and... then there was the pointless trip to Paraguay to find Bush's estate where he can hide out after he's indicted as a war criminal. But wherever I go, the one thing I can never escape is the horrible grating voice of the one TV presenter I hate even more than O'Reilly and Hannity and... well, this guy is more like fingernails on a chalkboard: Richard Quest.

Quest is the star of the otherwise overly bland CNN International. He's like Anderson Cooper, Ben Stein and Lou Dobbs all rolled up into one loud, hideous ball that never goes away. No matter where you go in the world, Quest is there to greet you with a personality so insistently confrontational that when CNN tried easing him into the U.S. schedule they lost half their viewership in 3 days and shipped him back to England. I always thought he was on speed.

Turns out I was right. Last night I saw a brief mention in the L.A. Times that Quest had been busted traipsing around New York's Central Park at nearly 4AM. The park is closed between 1AM and 6AM, mostly because it had long been a rendezvous for gays looking for outdoor sex and for violent criminals looking for gay victims. I noted that Quest had a baggy full of meth and asked a gaydar expert if he knew whether or not Quest was gay. "Who's Quest?" My friend mostly travels to places where he can investigate gay Republicans like to Florida, Idaho, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, etc

Anyway, this morning's NY Post, right on cue, had all the gory details and no one will ever have to wonder about Richard Quest again.
CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said.

...Quest was initially busted for loitering, the source said. Aside from the oddly configured rope, the search also turned up a sex toy inside of his boot, and a small bag of methamphetamine in his left jacket pocket.
It wasn't immediately clear what the rope was for.

The criminal complaint says the officer at the scene was able to ID the drug because of "his prior experience as a police officer in drug arrests, observation of packaging which is characteristic of this type of drug, and defendant's statements that... 'I've got some meth in my pocket.' "

He was charged with loitering and criminal possession of a controlled substance. His unusual get-up didn't lead to a lewdness charge because he wasn't exposing himself, the police source said.

No mention whether or not he was wearing an American flag pin-- or even a British flag pin.

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At 4:15 PM, Blogger woid said...

...and if so, where.

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picky, picky, picky! Cut the man some slack, willya? I mean we've ALL done it, right?

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what is going to happen to his job at CNN London?.
No reports yet from CNN


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