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(Jim Romenesko)   NPR stations given heads up that network will refer to California Chrome's ownership group "Dumbass Partners" on air without bleeping, and that they should handle offended church ladies as appropriate   (jimromenesko.com) divider line 17
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2014-06-10 11:45:46 AM  
4 votes:
Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.
2014-06-10 11:38:28 AM  
3 votes:
Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.
2014-06-10 01:19:19 PM  
2 votes:

Lord Dimwit: stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.

One of my wife's aunts is the traditional church lady type. She and I don't get along. She hates NPR, for example.

Anyway, she was talking to me once and asked if I believed in socialized medicine (I do). She then asked if I loved my nation (I do).

She then pointed out that I was therefore a National Socialist, and do you know who else was a National Socialist???

I would love to think that she was trolling, but she's...she's said worse things and meant them.


Tell her to turn in her SOCIAL security card and don't use Medicare if she loves her country
2014-06-10 12:16:25 PM  
2 votes:
Won't it be great when the FCC says "Fark it, I'm out."
2014-06-10 11:53:51 AM  
2 votes:
kind of off subject but, I'm getting tired of Morning Edition and All Things Considered doing so many stories about the Middle East.  I get it that there is a lot happening over there but geeze report on something else please.  I seems my whole drive time is filled with what is happening over there.  I've started to turn the channel when one of those stories comes on.
2014-06-10 11:44:00 AM  
2 votes:

stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.


One of my wife's aunts is the traditional church lady type. She and I don't get along. She hates NPR, for example.

Anyway, she was talking to me once and asked if I believed in socialized medicine (I do). She then asked if I loved my nation (I do).

She then pointed out that I was therefore a National Socialist, and do you know who else was a National Socialist???

I would love to think that she was trolling, but she's...she's said worse things and meant them.
2014-06-10 04:36:52 PM  
1 votes:

agitated chicken: The bleeping seems to be getting more common. Just yesterday I was listening to the local classic rock station, which has generally had a reputation for not giving a crap. They bleeped the "god" out of the word "goddamn" in "Life in the Fast Lane." I almost wet myself.


I've never heard anything quite that lame from our local classic rock station, but they did change to be more censor-happy over time... When I first moved here 20+ years ago, they'd play fully uncensored versions of all songs... Then, seemingly around the same time as the aftermath of the Janet Jackson nipplegate episode, when the FCC began cracking down on everything like fascists, they started playing censored versions of songs instead... Either specifically edited radio cuts when available or just silencing the audio when the swear appeared (better than a noisy *bleep*, at least)... Stupid and annoying, but I think they only did it because they were effectively ordered to or risk insane fines...

But, my favorite bit of ridiculousness to come from it is during Bob Dylan's "Hurricane", they let the N-word fly free, but silence the "shiat"... Now, in any sane world, the former is far more offensive than the latter... (Not that either should be censored...) I actually E-mailed one of the DJs about the absurdity of the situation, and he basically said, "Yeah, but the FCC doesn't list the N-word as one we're forbidden from using, but does list shiat"... *sigh* I'll never understand how such stupid rules don't violate the first amendment... "Someone may hear a naughty word broadcast over the air! The horror!" Haven't anti-swearing laws been found unconstitutional before? If it's something you could reasonably hear anyone say in public, why shouldn't you be able to hear it in over-the-air radio or TV broadcasts?
2014-06-10 12:33:42 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: While it lasted, it was quite humourous to hear Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce present regular news stories with a straight face about the Wiggers doing this, or the Wiggers doing that, or the Wiggers being a decent people who just want the freedom to be Wiggers without interference from Beijing.



1)  some time ago, there was unrest in "Bihac", in Bosnia or whatever.  Pronounced "BEEE-hotch".  this was about the same time every Snoop Dogg song had him sayihng "BEEEEE-yotch".  hilarity ensued.

2)  howard stern played a clip ad nauseum of tom brokaw reporting on a plane crash in some russian town "Buchalki", so with his weird way of talking it sounded like "bukkakke" (whatever that is.  *ahem*).  I think they made a song of him saying "buchalki" over porn starts moaning and groaning.
2014-06-10 12:14:57 PM  
1 votes:

browntimmy: How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."


You are free not to care. "Oh noes NPR is reporting on a sport I don't care about! Hurr Durr couldn't that time be spent on another couple inane interview questions to an obscure jazz musician or performance artist?!?"
2014-06-10 12:12:02 PM  
1 votes:

browntimmy: How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."


"Stop liking things I don't like!"
2014-06-10 11:58:00 AM  
1 votes:

Tyrosine: Dumbass etymology:

From Dumb (stupid) and Ass (beast of burden).

Therefore not offensive.

/I had to explain the derivation of Jackass to my son's first grade teacher.


Exactly why I liberally call people cocksmokers without fear of retribution. Who doesn't like a good BBQ?
2014-06-10 11:55:47 AM  
1 votes:

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.


That, this, forever and ever.

Amen.

/huge NPR junkie
2014-06-10 11:54:38 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-06-10 11:44:43 AM  
1 votes:

stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.


Some of them listen to NPR for the same reason liberals listen to Rush: It gives them something to biatch about.
2014-06-10 11:43:05 AM  
1 votes:

stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.


You know how I can tell you don't know many church ladies?
2014-06-10 11:41:44 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-06-10 11:01:06 AM  
1 votes:
Perhaps they could pronounce it Dumas?
 
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