Uh-oh. Way to go, idiot.

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Uh-oh. Way to go, idiot.

Post by Rock » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:18 pm

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Post by Lester » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:13 pm

Another idiot that seems to forget there is no "Must carry" clause in the First Amendment.

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Post by Schaffer » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:39 pm

Sounds to me like he is making fun of Sen. Biden. I'm tired of having to tiptoe around not knowing what is going to offend who, and when. The guy is doing the right thing in not apologizing. It's crap like this that is holding back racial harmony in this country. People are so confused about what they can and can't say, they choose to just say nothing at all. I had a long talk with a black friend of mine the other night, and she agrees that people need to stop being so sensitive, and quit going nuts every time somebody uses the wrong word.

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Post by Lester » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:42 pm

I agree on the "not apologize" part. I don't agree on taking a "first amendment" stand as your reason.

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Post by Schaffer » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:46 pm

I agree with you Lester. Too often these on-air nasty comment debates end with the first amendment being thrown around. This is another fine example.

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Post by darkpower » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:32 am

Ok, so some schmuck gets canned for calling Obama a insensitive term, but Rush Limbaugh gets a free pass for calling Obama a "HALF-rican American" several times on his show?

Can someone please tell me if I'm the only one that's seeing something wrong with all of this.

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Post by Lester » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:57 am

Simple. Rush's boss backs him. Sam Alfred's doesn't.

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Post by weaver » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:43 am

Justin D. wrote:Ok, so some schmuck gets canned for calling Obama a insensitive term, but Rush Limbaugh gets a free pass for calling Obama a "HALF-rican American" several times on his show?

Can someone please tell me if I'm the only one that's seeing something wrong with all of this.
What's wrong with truth and accuracy? Obama's father was African. His mother was not. He's only half African, therefore.

It's wholly inaccurate to call your neighbor down the street an African-American if he, his parents, grandparents, etc., were born and raised in the U.S. They're Americans. Period.

I find all this unnecessary "hyphenating" divisive and disingenuous.

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Post by AARON SCOTT » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:00 am

You ever notice every comedian that isnt white can make white jokes and call us crackers and everyone thinks its a hoot!!! But make a joke as a white man and watch out!!!!! I wish more people would say how they feel instead of being two faced. I thought it was funny and screw fuddy duds who dont have a sense of humor!!!
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Post by Dave Allen » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:02 am

RE: African-American, Native-American, Latino-American, etc, I reference the brilliant Dennis Miller


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Post by genlock » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:04 am

Logan-American?

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Post by 304live » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:20 am

so basically the guy was clowning the senator and other politicians that say things without thinking and he got suspended?

i guess he should have thought before he spoke.....

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Post by Mark Hallburn » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:57 am

When it comes to racial comments there IS a double-standard....

As for Rush, the reason he gets away with things is that he is a ca$h machine.....
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Post by Lester » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:03 am

Theresa Heinz-Kerry is African-American.

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Post by Ace Purple » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:13 am

There's nothing about "my station's owner can't fire me for making inflammatory comments on-air" in the First Amendment -- it refers strictly to the Legislative Branch of the federal government, not private companies:

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Post by Rock » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:41 am

Exactly, and in this day and age...there are some subjects to be considered 'off-limits'. Barring that, 'speak carefully'. While that most certainly DOES suck, it is the rule of the day. Speaking as one who's taken a shot or two for bringing certain topics up on the air, be careful. :wink:
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Post by Lester » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:26 am

I once referred to Micheal Jackson as "Monkey boy"... because he owned lots of monkeys.

That didn't go over too well with one of our listeners.

When I asked her if, when she looked at MJ, she saw a black man, she laughed and I was off the hook. :-)

If Chris Lawrence's mind hasn't been too ravaged by caffeine abuse, he might remember when it happened.

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Post by soccerguy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:08 pm

It's funny you mention that Lester.

When I was working at 95XXX in Burlington, VT, I made a comment on the air that was taken as racist by one of our listeners.

The state of Vermont was busy putting up moose-crossing signs along the roadways in the mountains. Well, I said, "Hey, I didn't know Oprah was in town." (this was back when she was fat)

A female listener called in to complain stating that a moose was "brown" and Oprah was "brown"...making it a racist comment. I asked her if she heard what I had actually said. She said no. She was working out at a gym and overheard someone repeating repeating my joke minutes after I mentioned it on the air.

She went to my PD, Ben Hamilton, the next day to complain. Thank goodness, Ben REQUIRES all talent to aircheck themselves EVERY SHIFT and keep a backlog of tapes for 30 days. Needless to say, Ben laughed it off, told me it was funny and told me to keep it for future airchecks.

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Post by SPIKE NESMITH! » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:40 pm

Justin D. wrote:Rush Limbaugh gets a free pass for calling Obama a "HALF-rican American" several times on his show?

Can someone please tell me if I'm the only one that's seeing something wrong with all of this.
I don't think that's wrong - that's just funny. I got a chuckle at his reference to "Malcolm The Tenth", too.

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Post by 304live » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:55 pm

i'd probebly not like it if somebody made a comment like "halfrican american" about my daughter......


im not sure how i would react to be honost.... i'd probebly just be trying to figure out why they are trying to bring the race card out.... whats it matter if he's bi-racial or not

i'd definatly be on the defensive

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