Best Of 2008

BEST CIRCLE JERK: Robert Linger and friends

So many entries in this category, but this year’s winner is someone who took part in an actual circle jerk. Fox 13 General Manager Robert W. Linger was arrested at a sleazy porno spot in Tampa’s dodgy Drew Park when he and a number of other men encircled undercover cops and masturbated. Linger was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and exposing his sex organs and was replaced as GM at the station; he did, however, stay on as a vice president with the Fox Network, where jerks are always welcome. We don’t want to know what the undercover cops were doing inside that stroke ring, but we wonder if they got off a call for backup before the (alleged) circle-jerkers got off a … well, just got off. “Officers down! Officers down!!”