Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Sad day for America - cant say what you want

http://adage.com/mediaworks/article.php?article_id=116041

Take CoT for example.  Denman says some rough stuff, we move on, live our lives.  We don't calls Denmans ISP or the FBI or any of that mess.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 4:04pm
Denman?  ward runs this place like the f'ing gestapo
Permalink ...fuck gay-hate god-bothering.. 
April 12th, 2007 4:06pm
Ve haff vays uf makink you post!
Permalink Send private email Ward 
April 12th, 2007 4:07pm
Actually, you can't say what you want and keep your job as a corporate mouthpiece.  There's a subtle difference.

Of course, other sorts of speech can get you disappeared by Homeland Security, so you're right, but your rationale is wrong.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 12th, 2007 4:10pm
making us post?  Do you mean making us not post?

for example, did someone take the piss out of ward in this thread....

http://www.crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=17441#202084

... oh, deleted.  CoT is shit and you're the main reason.
Permalink ...fuck gay-hate god-bothering.. 
April 12th, 2007 4:11pm
I was listening to that rap song, recently; "Going to the strip club, I get love for about $500, ....everything I need for about $500".  Well they cant say strip club.  So they edited out "strip" Going ....club, I get love about $500...

what a bunch of pansies we are raising up.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 4:16pm
Telling kids that they can buy love for $500 is fine, but putting the words "strip club" in a song is profane. What a bunch of morons we have for rulers.
Permalink bob 
April 12th, 2007 4:20pm
Denman doesn't say his stuff on a national radio show, nor a nationally televised program.

This makes a difference.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 12th, 2007 4:34pm
So CBS is dropping Imus's show because he is a racist for saying a basketball team is nappy heads.

Anyone want to take a wild guess what percentage of CBS's executive board consists of African Americans?

Also, see this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/national/20blackmen.html?ex=1300510800&en=57e0d1ceebcbc209&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

50% of the black men discussed are unemployed.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 12th, 2007 4:37pm
Yea, but IMUS also didn't call for the extermination of the Jews or whatever Denman says.  Imus put three slang words together and directed them at a women's basketball team.  Should his show and probably a large part of his life be taken away?
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 4:38pm
If I called my manager (female indian) something deragatory, I guess I would probably be canned in a second.  So, maybe it isnt just Imus's program, but the corporate world in general.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 4:40pm
Just a guess, here, but maybe it's that people don't like hearing derogatory things said about them or their friends.
Permalink xampl 
April 12th, 2007 4:58pm
But here is the crux of the whole thing.  I am sure these girls here all kinds of taunts of the basketball court all the time from all kinds of different races.

In the middle of a basketball game, do they stop the game and get on the phone with Al Sharpton, "I have been offended, I think we should have this girl kicked off her team".
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 5:07pm
s/here/hear/g
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 5:07pm
Conjecture and possible Dirt plot:

His show was about to be cancelled anyway, and so he decided to go out with a bang, and his firing is the corporation helping him out with free publicity to jump-start his next adventure.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
April 12th, 2007 5:15pm
I wonder why boortz didnt get much flak.  He has 3.75 million listeners and calls blacks thugs all the time.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200512140007
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 12th, 2007 5:21pm
It helps if you have sufficient political clout to sway nervous politicians:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/shock-and-awe/2007/04/13/1175971273202.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

spot the Parrot:

http://www.crikey.com.au/Politics/20070412-Singo-and-the-Parrot-spit-it-as-ACMA-spoils-a-potential-pay-day-.html

fortunately there is an "off" switch.
Permalink trollop 
April 12th, 2007 7:14pm
----"Telling kids that they can buy love for $500 is fine,"-----

Certainly not; encouraging profligacy. $30 is more than enough.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
April 12th, 2007 7:48pm
Not everyone is in lanka, Jones.
Permalink bob 
April 12th, 2007 7:54pm
He said something questionable, they fired him.

This is a problem for America because....?
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 12th, 2007 8:20pm
> This is a problem for America because....?

It's not a problem, but it's news, fuckwit.
Permalink old sk00l moron 
April 12th, 2007 9:38pm
And it's news because.....?
Permalink Send private email fuckwit 
April 12th, 2007 9:47pm
3...2...1...fire:

http://wwww.tmz.com/2007/04/12/don-imus-fired-by-cbs-radio/
Permalink trollop 
April 12th, 2007 10:09pm
Imus means 'lowest' in Latin. Opposite of supremus.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 12th, 2007 11:01pm
I heard that clip last night for the first time.

The shocking part was not Imus, but his cohost or whoever who started out with the line "bunch of ho's", which shocked me.  Then, Imus, acting like I've gotta support my bud in this joke, follows up with what he said.

The way I see it, they are not cancelling "Imus", but the show itself, or at least I would hope not just Imus.  I doubt he would have said anything if that other guy, a cohost or whoever, hadn't got the ball rolling.  Sounded like one of his cohosts.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
April 12th, 2007 11:44pm
sounded to me like it got cancelled because every single advertiser pulled their ads.
Permalink the great purple 
April 13th, 2007 9:58am
Yeah, *I* thought it was more an Advertiser issue than a free-speech one.

Though Les Moonves (sp?) the head of CBS has folded pretty quickly in the face of FCC threats in the past.  He'd have a MUCH greater incentive for folding in the face of advertiser threats.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 13th, 2007 10:09am

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