[linux-elitists] The hairball speaks

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Thu Sep 11 18:20:19 PDT 2003


On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 08:35:14PM -0400, Derek Vadala wrote:
> For example, it's totally legal to play a song that uses the word Fuck on 
> the radio.

This would surprise me. The pathetic Clear Channel radio stations
always play edits of songs such that the word fuck is distorted, often
not beyond recognition, but still in a musically negative way.  Their
DJs usually waste air time performing prank calls, cracking lewd
jokes, and in KSJO's case running the MILF pageant. Of course they
don't use the FCC's banned words, but the point is that much of
mainstream radio is marketed to tasteless teenagers, and if the radio
stations were censoring themselves in the name of decency, they
wouldn't be airing the crap the DJs say to try and shock people, nor
would they air Howard Stern's show or similar programming.

So if they can play songs with swear words unedited, why don't they? I
cringe when certain songs are played on the radio.



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