The clip --
listen to it here
To that, Rosen says, "I think they should be allowed to build it, following the hijacking of an Iranian plane right into that building and blow it to smithereens."
The sound sample has clearly been edited, but only to insert a snippet of Boyles agreeing with Sirota, not to alter Rosen's meaning from a contextual standpoint. That's made clear from the recording of the entire debate. After Rosen unleashes the "smithereens" phrase in the complete sample, at about the session's midpoint, Sirota can be heard muttering, "That's sick. That's some sick shit" -- although the profanity has been excised.
In an e-mail about the segment, Sirota adds a little background: "850 KOA is the largest talk radio station in the state of Colorado, and Rosen was the leading voice calling for University of Colorado to fire professor Ward Churchill for Churchill's comments seeming to sympathize with terrorist attacks on New York City."
That's the kind of zinger that'll make the next elevator ride Sirota and Rosen share at Clear Channel HQ very interesting.