Since the call was "ongoing" when he called the police, odds are they got an earful of murderin'-plans. ;-)
And no, it's not hearsay. Hearsay is if you or I would testify, the man is most definitely allowed to testify about what he heard. True, it's not as good as an actual recording, but it should be enough.
There's a pretty big difference between "oh, that's hot" and "OH MY GOD I'M ON FIRE!" hot. Or, in other words, if my coffee can give me second degrees burns, then HELL YES they should need to put a nice warning label on it, something along the lines of "will kill you if ingested directly".
Something that always baffles me when people talk about the need to balance "security" with civil liberties is that they don't seem to realize that those civil liberties are what secures us (the people) against the government! Or at least, should do that.
Basically they are arguing for a "balance" between real security for the people (from the government) and security against an imaginary foe (terrorist, piracy or whatever it is this week) that have never had the power to do actual long-lasting harm against us.
Old McDonalds field? Seriously, I think the "field" here is "being human". While the actual technology behind it may be hella complex, the idea is brutually simple and straightforward, and since he claims he owns the IDEA (which I was of the impression you couldn't, but maybe that's just copyright?), it's obvious.
"Although they had been a fully disclosed non-issue upon her hiring, [...]" (regarding the videos).
"In a letter to the Vice President/General Manager of Comcast Sports Net Chicago, team chairman Rocky Wirtz demanded that reporter Susannah Collins be removed immediately, [...]" (regarding the complaints they received).
Also from the article; this wasn't a complaint from some random viewer, it was from one of the owners. Not that it changes anything.