Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Forgive, maybe; Forget, never!

On Monday and Tuesday, during and after the marches and boycotts around the nation, sseveral DJs on KFI radio in Los Angeles made overtly racist remarks that were more in line with what one would expect to hear in the Deep South during the 1960s. I have a mind to get a list of advertisers to KFI and inform them who they are affiliating with. A boycott of said advertisers would definitely be in order, should the station not apologize. Isn't there something called "standards and practices?" Every listener has the right to complain to the FCC about such remarks. If Janet Jackson having a "wardrobe malfunction" during a violent bloodsport can cause a hefty fine, what those DJs were saying over the public airwaves was tantamount to cause for more than just a monetary fine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I heard those same comments and was sorely disappointed in the state of our media. Obiovusly had these been elected officials or celebrities such comments would have invited consequences. But these radio hosts are there to incite and promote controversy and xenophobic ignorant callers are who give the advertisers greater listener shares. During the demonstrations I saw drivers flipping off the marchers and can only guess what radio station they had playing. - Ron Gutierrez