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If I listen to a right wing radio station shortly after the death of a minority person or a Democrat, it's the same as going into a gutter bar the day of my grand ma's funeral. Expect disrespect when you troll with the lowly.
Seriously? Come on Salt, race has nothing to do with it. There's nothing wrong with calling out a persons lifestyle whether they are alive and doing it or dead because of it. Houston being dead does not make her not a crack addict, Jackson being dead doesn't make him not a pedophile/freak/weirdo/druggy. Winehouse being dead doesn't make her not a drug and alcohol addict either.
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They said "Crack ho."

You consider that a fair evaluation?

And would they have said "ho" if she were White? Really?
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If I was the decision maker at a radio station, I would have fired them for it outright. I wouldn't want the kind of PR hassles making comments like that can cause. They should be mindful of the venue in which they are speaking and the sensibilities of their audience.

I might wholeheartedly agree with their statements but I would definitely take exception to their timing and professionalism. They would not have jobs by the end of the day.
If I were the decision maker I would give them a huge bonus. Their little stunt just put ratings through the roof.

They didn't cross any lines. They didn't attack race, sexual orientation or religion.
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I don't really see hosts of an AM radio station being hired to be particularly offensive and cras.

But, otherwise, you are correct. If that's what they were there for and the audience tuned in to hear, then it would be a different ballgame. I just don't get the feeling that's what the deal is here though.
Some are hired just because they are foul, and they are hired nationwide. Just look at Opus and Anthony, Howard Stern and even Savage.........

Crass get's great ratings.
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Seriously? Come on Salt, race has nothing to do with it. There's nothing wrong with calling out a persons lifestyle whether they are alive and doing it or dead because of it. Houston being dead does not make her not a crack addict, Jackson being dead doesn't make him not a pedophile/freak/weirdo/druggy. Winehouse being dead doesn't make her not a drug and alcohol addict either.
No. You are think of your own values. Maybe you do not look at it that way. The radio personality pushes the envelope on all these demographics.
The thing is it is in poor taste to speak ill of the dead so soon. But we are awash with barbarians. Literally. The media can get away with anything because...well...they've been doing it so long...people have become desensitized. It's like living in a damned garbage pit. And people wonder why I don't watch tv. I also have to pick and choose my radio stations. I listen to my local and a totally fairy tale conspiracy show. At least there I know what I'm gettin.
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Seriously? Come on Salt, race has nothing to do with it. There's nothing wrong with calling out a persons lifestyle whether they are alive and doing it or dead because of it. Houston being dead does not make her not a crack addict, Jackson being dead doesn't make him not a pedophile/freak/weirdo/druggy. Winehouse being dead doesn't make her not a drug and alcohol addict either.
I didn't hear them mention her race at all.
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The thing is it is in poor taste to speak ill of the dead so soon.
You are in death the person you built in life. It is not speaking ill of the dead when the facts of what they were alive are correct.
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I didn't hear them mention her race at all.
Nobody dropped race in until Salts post. Race doesn't matter whether you are dead or alive. What were you when you were here living defines you forever.
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They said "Crack ho."

You consider that a fair evaluation?

And would they have said "ho" if she were White? Really?
I've called plenty of White women Ho's........Pamela Anderson, Jenna Jameson and a couple ex-girlfriends and even a crack ho.......... Courtney Love.
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No. You are think of your own values. Maybe you do not look at it that way. The radio personality pushes the envelope on all these demographics.
The thing is it is in poor taste to speak ill of the dead so soon. But we are awash with barbarians. Literally. The media can get away with anything because...well...they've been doing it so long...people have become desensitized. It's like living in a damned garbage pit. And people wonder why I don't watch tv. I also have to pick and choose my radio stations. I listen to my local and a totally fairy tale conspiracy show. At least there I know what I'm gettin.
Don't speak ill of the dead? So you think people should be on the radio praising Hitler or Mousilini or Stalin? They're dead, so I guess we can't speak ill of them erither eh?
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