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(WTSP)   Protip: If you're a DJ, before you make fun of a caller for sounding retarded, you may want to make sure it isn't actually a kid with Down Syndrome who called you by accident   (wtsp.com ) divider line
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2013-02-04 12:38:40 PM  
8 votes:
Protip: If you're a DJ, before you make fun of a caller for sounding retarded, you may want to make sure it isn't actually a kid with Down Syndrome who called you by accident you aren't half as funny as you think you are
2013-02-04 01:00:38 PM  
7 votes:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


When it's based on them espousing a viewpoint rather than the manner in which they speak:

"I like crayons!" <- Not okay
"I like Fox News because it's fair and balanced reporting gives me unbiased information my friends appreciate me sharing via e-mail" <- Okay
2013-02-04 12:42:19 PM  
6 votes:
Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.
2013-02-04 12:51:30 PM  
4 votes:
Oh please

I've heard the actual bit, and he didn't do anything wrong.She was a random caller, he couldn't understand her. After asking a few times about why he couldn't understand her, she kept talking. He never said anything about her being retarded, never even suggested it. The first time anyone mentioned that she was a Downs "kid" is when her parents started complaining that he was mocking their precious snowflake, long after the fact. TFA is stunningly one-sided in the coverage, making it appear that he picked her to be his victim.
2013-02-04 12:54:49 PM  
3 votes:
How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.
2013-02-04 12:51:14 PM  
3 votes:
Thank the stars I am a talk show host and not a DJ.  Otherwise, I'd have to shoot myself in the face for playing shiatty music, cracking jokes someone else came up with and pretending to like pop culture.
2013-02-04 01:27:24 PM  
2 votes:

mooseyfate: cgraves67: Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.

There's only 11ish posts in this thread. So I guess the real take-away should be that only a minority of Fark DOESN'T think making fun of people with Down's syndrome is funny. That really shouldn't come as a surprise. Internet farkwad theory and all that.


The "deep thoughts with Skinnyhead" meme not withstanding, making fun of people with developmental disabilities is not cool. Meanwhile, making fun of morning zoo Douche Jockeys is not much of a challenge. Neither of those explains why this thread is a wee bit slow.

My hypothesis: Male Farkers have been too distracted by the Hooters Swimsuit contest to bother with low hanging fruit.
2013-02-04 01:20:41 PM  
2 votes:
How is a DJ in a position to call anyone retarded?

That kettle sure is black.
2013-02-04 01:15:01 PM  
2 votes:
Well, for all their moral outrage, this TV station's website sure has los of links to some lascivious shiat.

NTTAWWT
2013-02-04 01:11:01 PM  
2 votes:

BunkyBrewman: I'm curious if the guy screening the calls believed the caller was authentic or fake and told the DJ beforehand.


I'm guessing he doesn't have a screener.  Most stations are just a jock in a studio with a board, a computer and a phone system that lights up when there's a call.
2013-02-04 01:10:29 PM  
2 votes:

Knucklepopper: czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.

You have an inordinately large number of ailments running through your genes. May want to think about that before having kids.
But going back to your question, it's generally unacceptable to make fun of people's bad fortunes in life. It's a little weird that you haven't figured this out yet but perhaps that's your own shortcoming.


OK, I found one. Mock away.
2013-02-04 01:08:11 PM  
2 votes:
Don't care who was right or wrong, just want the 'morning zoo crew' dj to go ahead and kill himself anyway.  Kthnxbai.
2013-02-04 01:02:01 PM  
2 votes:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


Sarah Palin.
2013-02-04 12:58:29 PM  
2 votes:

czetie: Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of?


Have you seen the politics tab?
2013-02-04 11:52:38 AM  
2 votes:
Normally I would be filled with snark and the such...

But this guy was just an asshole!
2013-02-04 10:57:39 PM  
1 vote:
smb75: Part of the problem is people are too politically correct and overly sensitive. Saying "hi" to someone will soon cross the line.

As an on-air person, the conversation you have with your co-workers can absolutely be used to sue you (and sometimes your radio station, too) if the mic is on and you say something slanderous or use profanity. Whether you're doing straight news or "wacky morning zoo crew," as a broadcaster you get into the habit of refraining from using profanity and slanderous language whether you're on or off the mic (and the clock).

As for "political correctness?" I've seen that played too often as the "white man's victim card." The world needs more civility, and that requires us to refrain from using rude language when referring to each other.
2013-02-04 05:37:35 PM  
1 vote:
The fun part, of course, is that DJs are helping radio along to its sad little death.
2013-02-04 04:42:55 PM  
1 vote:

stilted: WhiskeySticks: Most stations are just a jock in a studio with a board, a computer and a phone system that lights up when there's a call.

FTFY


So you have a lot of Clear Channel stations in your town I take it?
2013-02-04 04:22:00 PM  
1 vote:

havocmike: Here's a better pro-tip :

If you're a radio DJ, go back to school and apply yourself until you learn skills that are useful. You probably barely have a job as it is, and your field is only shrinking and becoming less relevant every single day.

Some more free advice : No one cares about you, the guy who's on before you, or the skanky little chick your station hired to drum up male ratings. You're all completely replaceable and entirely forgetable.

/Former DJ who got a real job.


This. /Unless you're the "morning man" in a huge market, the pay sucks badly and you have no benefits. And I might add: You might have to move out of town in order to get taken seriously as a job applicant if you were too well known as a DJ in that area.

Also, broadcast folks (radio and tv) are some of the smartest folks I've ever met. There's a lot more to the job than just "tell jokes and play music." You get to meet a LOT of really fascinating people and ask them questions -- and no other job I've ever worked has required such a high level of "you better know how to think fast -- damn fast -- on your feet.
2013-02-04 03:03:17 PM  
1 vote:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Oh please

I've heard the actual bit, and he didn't do anything wrong.She was a random caller, he couldn't understand her. After asking a few times about why he couldn't understand her, she kept talking. He never said anything about her being retarded, never even suggested it. The first time anyone mentioned that she was a Downs "kid" is when her parents started complaining that he was mocking their precious snowflake, long after the fact. TFA is stunningly one-sided in the coverage, making it appear that he picked her to be his victim.


If you listen to the video in the article he mentions getting a text saying the girl might be mentally retarded and suggesting he go easy on her.
2013-02-04 02:12:54 PM  
1 vote:
people still listen to the radio?
2013-02-04 02:08:34 PM  
1 vote:

czetie: Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


Um... featured partners?
2013-02-04 01:43:35 PM  
1 vote:
Dear Goodness.... For all of the "cheeto's fingered, nose-pickin', Internet tough guy, never-had-a-date, livin'-in-Mom's-basement, studman69s? DON'T BREED.

Developmental disabled children are a parent's nightmare..... The fact that a true parent chooses to take care of them all their life is a beautiful, and easy, choice to make. Yet, these parents grow old and will be outlived likely by the child in need.... Who will probably end up in some governmental assisted living program cared for by people who don't give a damn about them.

I have been a member of the FARK community for a LONG time. Yet it never ceases to amaze me what people post to get acceptance and a laugh from faceless strangers. If you want to laugh at people with developmental issues? Go ahead..... Yet? Please don't breed. I would hate to think of how you would treat a developmentally disabled child...... If you could find a woman to breed with you.

Go ahead..... Post your lame-ass "Welcome to Fark" pics..... make yourself feel better....Feel superior by supporting an overused meme.... I've had several "Welcome-to-Fark" pics posted in response to my comments in the nearly 10 years I've been here....... a few more won't bother me at all.
2013-02-04 01:27:20 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe I'm old school, but I like calling things gay and retarded when those words aren't connected to things that actually are literally gay or retarded. I'm willing to fight for my right to continue on that one and oh my God I sound like those assholes in the gun threads.
2013-02-04 01:21:05 PM  
1 vote:
Here's a better pro-tip :

If you're a radio DJ, go back to school and apply yourself until you learn skills that are useful. You probably barely have a job as it is, and your field is only shrinking and becoming less relevant every single day.

Some more free advice : No one cares about you, the guy who's on before you, or the skanky little chick your station hired to drum up male ratings. You're all completely replaceable and entirely forgetable.

/Former DJ who got a real job.
2013-02-04 01:07:41 PM  
1 vote:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


You have an inordinately large number of ailments running through your genes. May want to think about that before having kids.
But going back to your question, it's generally unacceptable to make fun of people's bad fortunes in life. It's a little weird that you haven't figured this out yet but perhaps that's your own shortcoming.
2013-02-04 01:07:05 PM  
1 vote:

ProfessorOhki: czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.

When it's based on them espousing a viewpoint rather than the manner in which they speak:

"I like crayons!" <- Not okay
"I like Fox News because it's fair and balanced reporting gives me unbiased information my friends appreciate me sharing via e-mail" <- Okay


I don't know.  To me, retarded is retarded.

It's just some are declared and classified retarded, others are Republican.  They kind of classify and declare themselves at that point....
2013-02-04 01:03:29 PM  
1 vote:
Q92 has a facebook page.

/OMG HOOTERS CHICKS
//WTF #5 dint win? BOOOOOO!
2013-02-04 12:58:56 PM  
1 vote:
I just want to be clear.
If someone is just regular-old dumb, like an IQ below 100, it's okay to mock of them for just being dumb, like everyone does in every thread here at Fark.
But if the IQ level is even lower, as in functionally retarded, then it's terrible and you're a bad person.
2013-02-04 12:58:47 PM  
1 vote:

czetie: How about "Protip: Don't make fun of anybody for sounding retarded"?

I mean seriously, would it be OK if she wasn't retarded, just profoundly deaf from birth? Or had suffered a stroke? Or had lost part of her jaw or throat to cancer, affecting her ability to speak? Or suffered brain damage at the hands of a hit-and-run driver? (And yes, I have friends and relatives in every one of those circumstances).

Help me out here Farkers, which instances of sounding retarded is it OK to make fun of? I need some kind of scorecard to keep up.


When you are talking about people posting on FARK.
2013-02-04 12:54:29 PM  
1 vote:

Barfmaker: That DJ should be OH MY GOD 137 PHOTOS OF HOT WOMEN IN TINY BIKINIS!



Some good ones.
www.wtsp.com
www.wtsp.com

www.wtsp.com
www.wtsp.com
www.wtsp.com


This one is just confusing.
www.wtsp.com
2013-02-04 12:51:35 PM  
1 vote:

mooseyfate: cgraves67: Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.

There's only 11ish posts in this thread. So I guess the real take-away should be that only a minority of Fark DOESN'T think making fun of people with Down's syndrome is funny. That really shouldn't come as a surprise. Internet farkwad theory and all that.


But at least you found a way to be superior to the rest.

/now the circle is complete
2013-02-04 12:45:33 PM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.


There's only 11ish posts in this thread. So I guess the real take-away should be that only a minority of Fark DOESN'T think making fun of people with Down's syndrome is funny. That really shouldn't come as a surprise. Internet farkwad theory and all that.
2013-02-04 12:44:42 PM  
1 vote:
Meh, it's just some Mong. Who really cares?
2013-02-04 12:44:23 PM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: Fark, every other day: "count to potato, lulz"

Fark, today: white knighting kid with Down Syndrome

I guess the take away is that Fark hates DJs more than it likes making fun of Downs kids.


It's okay if we do it.
2013-02-04 12:41:01 PM  
1 vote:
30-year old women are considered "kids?"
2013-02-04 12:28:12 PM  
1 vote:
That DJ should be OH MY GOD 137 PHOTOS OF HOT WOMEN IN TINY BIKINIS!
2013-02-04 12:04:00 PM  
1 vote:
I don't get the headline here. What does it have to do with a Hooter's swimsuit contest?
 
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