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January 01, 2009

Talk radio hosts should tone it down

I agree with William H. Corken (12/23, Letters) that the Fairness Doctrine is a bad idea. The Obama administration will have far too much to occupy them, though, thanks to Mr. Bush and friends.

However, the more rigid talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh (who is already hoping Obama will fail) could be a little more diplomatic. These are, after all, the same people who thought the liberal commentators were too critical of Bush.

If it is the office that deserves respect, Obama deserves it until he screws up.

Gerry Wilson
Excelsior Springs

Comments

solomon

BTW dhead,
I've always said here I am against perpetual welfare, but support it when any american citizen needs help. I lived in Ohio in the early 80s when the auto workers lined up for gov't handouts, and they were mostly white. They clogged the food stamp offices too.

GMs Norwood, Ohio plant and Fisher Body workers come to mind.

solomon

I don't know, I do know not all blacks voted for Obama.(check the stats)

I do know that in every previous election every white person voted based on race.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Sol who voted for their candidate based 100% on race?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Actually I got the "First Ho" idea from a T-Shirt website. It was alongside the "Palin Is A C**T" mix. I see, it's only freedom of speech when it meets you approval.
It was a joke, whether you like it or not, too effing bad. Thicken up your skin Mr. Welfare advocate.

solomon

So you're saying a black person called Palin that word. Prove it please. We know you called Mrs Obama First Ho

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Sol anyone that wants to can do that, in fact Democrats thought it was funny the "Palin Is A C**T" T-Shirt.

Remember, it's only racist when a caucasian says it or does it, any other time it is a right.

solomon

Maybe we could just make clever little songs like "Thats why the Palin, is a tramp", or something along that line and everyone will be happy.

Not calling Gov Palin a tramp, it was just a rumor.

Arminius

TinaMcG:

"WRONG. I know exactly where the term originated, and that in no way excuses hijacking a beautiful childrens' song and foukling it with racist lyrics. Just ask Peter Yarrow, who wrote a column about it a few days ago."

Criticism of "Barack the Magic Negro" betrays a low IQ. Read the lyrics.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1342395/barack_the_magic_negro_lyrics.html

Arminius

"However, the more rigid talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh (who is already hoping Obama will fail) could be a little more diplomatic."

The letter writer is lying. Limbaugh has never said he hopes Obama will fail.

Art Chick

Weed and Peace! Weed and Peace!

Pub 17

Isn't "unfettered sucks" specifically prohibited somewhere in the Baltimore Catechism?

Jim

Unfettered sucks,

My, what a charming handle you have there.

You're wondering why an obscure columnist would get less attention than a uber-famous blowhard who brags about having 20 million listeners? Really?

solomon

I knew years ago the song was about weed and peace.
Why would anyone want to screw up weed and peace with racism and such?

Such morons.

unfettered.sucks

"Did it ever occur to you that the newspaper columnist was wrong to say it AND that Rush Limbaugh/Chip Saltsman are wrong to celebrate a song about it?"

Yes Jim, people did, but the newspaper columnist isn't the one getting any flack about it though is he? Why is that?

Henry Spencer

I suggest that liberals think carefully about criticizing The Magic Negro, unless they believe that the more gaffes committed like this one, and its subsequent defense by several prominent Republicans, is really going to convince more African-Americans to vote Republican in the next election. If the Republican Party really wants to commit suicide, there's not much the rest of us can do to stop it.

TinaMcG

"Tina still fails to do even the slightest bit of research into the origins of the Magic Negro. "

WRONG. I know exactly where the term originated, and that in no way excuses hijacking a beautiful childrens' song and foukling it with racist lyrics. Just ask Peter Yarrow, who wrote a column about it a few days ago.

Jim

Ah, the old "he did it first, so it must be okay for me to do it" defense. Our Republican friends have sunk lower than every though possible.

Did it ever occur to you that the newspaper columnist was wrong to say it AND that Rush Limbaugh/Chip Saltsman are wrong to celebrate a song about it?

unfettered.sucks

Tina still fails to do even the slightest bit of research into the origins of the Magic Negro.

http://www.kansascity.com/273/story/961173.html

solomon

MiaFarrow,

I'm not familiar with the song or the story but he must be magic, he did what you said would never happen.

Henry Spencer

Should that black newspaper columnist wish to make satirical comment on other blacks, it would be vastly less offensive than a white man trying to make the silly argument that because rappers say "niggaz," it's now a perfectly acceptable word for general conversation.

 
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