Wednesday, January 26, 2005

New York City Hot97 FM


HOT97 regrets the airing of material that made light of a serious and tragic event. We apologize to our listeners and anyone who was offended.

Both HOT97's program director and Miss Jones issued on-air apologies on Monday stating that the material was offensive and should not have been aired.

HOT97 takes pride in its community involvement and in the last few weeks has joined with broadcasters nationwide to raise money for victims of the Tsunami. Our relief effort will result in a substantial cash donation.
So here is the back story, some rap station in NY played a parody song regarding the Tsunami.

Listen to the song here.

And apparently all hell broke loose, I think what upsets me the most is that the damn song is not even that funny, no its horrible, Jesus its horrible. They should be fired for just producing a shitty song.

As a fan of Opie and Anthony, I know the cringe feeling of knowing that you are listening to something that could very well be end of a career.

As far as the nonsense of the other side of the coin, the exploitation of this by various New York congressmen calling for federal fines, they are missing the point.

The song itself was crude and in bad taste but it DID NOT break any FCC guidelines regarding brodcast standards. In case your wondering, hate speach IS covered under our First Amendment.

As much as it offends, calling people chinks is A OK.


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  • Tuesday, January 25, 2005

    Powell To Resign As Head Of FCC

    The agency under Powell became a cultural force, responding to an unparalleled number of complaints about the coarsening nature of radio and television broadcasts with a fusillade of proposed fines -- more than $8.5 million during his four years as chairman.
    I never really understood the hyprocacy of Michael Powell, Oprah Winfrey could have 13 year old girls on her show talking about giving out blow jobs, but radio personalities like Opie and Anthony and Stern were fined excessive amounts for saying things like, "I want to f her in the a"


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  • Thursday, January 20, 2005

    Michael Moore throws rocks through his glass house.

    Michael Moore's Bodyguard Arrested on Airport Gun Charge

    NEW YORK — Filmmaker Michael Moore's bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York's JFK airport Wednesday night.

    Police took Patrick Burke, who says Moore employs him, into custody after he declared he was carrying a firearm at a ticket counter. Burke is licensed to carry a firearm in Florida and California, but not in New York. Burke was taken to Queens central booking and could potentially be charged with a felony for the incident.

    Moore's 2003 Oscar-winning film "Bowling for Columbine" criticizes what Moore calls America's "culture of fear" and its obsession with guns.
    Yup, he's a dick.


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  • Thursday, January 13, 2005

    Fuck Em'

    The Indonesian government yesterday showed its appreciation to U.S. soldiers who have been risking their lives helping tsunami victims by ordering them to get out of the country by the end of March.

    "Three months are enough," Vice President Jusuf Kalla told the official Antara news agency. "In fact, the sooner [they leave] the better."
    This is why I don't give money to any of these so called charities, I think I am just as caring and giving as the next person, but there are more pressing domestic issues that need to be dealt with.

    Yeah, the Tsunami was horrible, Yeah the lost of life was insurmountable, Yeah the video was pretty damn cool to look at but to open my wallet to help, Hahh fuck that.

    Do you know why there was no lost of livestock? Because cows and horses don't sit on the beach with a camcorder going, "Hey, thats a big fucking wave."

    Why is it that when the shit hits the fan all of these fucked up ass backwards third world piece of shit countries turn to us first for a hand out?

    I'm waiting for "Tsunami Aid" at Giants Stadium with Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman (Bet you're wondering where the hell she and her fast car have been) and some sort of half assed british rock band. And you know what, I won't be going to that either.

    So to the ungratefull Indonesian goverment, next time when the big wave comes, duck, you bunch of useless pricks.

    Read more from, "You say Tsunami, I say Big Wave Much Funny"


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  • Tuesday, January 11, 2005

    Seether - Broken


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  • And you thought a Mudslide was a drink with Kahula in it.

    You build a house on the side of a mountian, expect muddy floors.


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  • Monday, January 10, 2005

    Myopic Zeal

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News fired four employees on Monday after an independent report critical of legendary anchor Dan Rather found a "myopic zeal" led the network to disregard basic journalism principles when it aired a faulty story on President Bush's military service record.

    The panel was convened after a Sept. 8, 2004, report by Rather on the "60 Minutes II" news program claiming Bush won special treatment in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. It found CBS failed to determine the accuracy of key documents used in the report.

    CBS then waged a "strident" defense rather than probe the heart of the matter, it said. It allowed the same staff who produced the original report to produce follow-ups, it said.

    "These problems were caused primarily by a myopic zeal to be the first news organization to broadcast what was believed to be a new story ... and the rigid and blind defense of the segment after it aired despite numerous indications of its shortcomings," said the panel, headed by former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and Louis Boccardi, retired head of the Associated Press.

    Twelve days after the segment aired, CBS News retracted it and Rather apologized, saying they were duped by bogus documents. Rather, 73, later said he would step down as anchor on March 9, his 24th anniversary in the job.
    Must suck to work for CBS right about now.

    Read more from Wired News.


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  • So Randy Johnson IS a dick.

    Randy Johnson got a little physical on the way to his New York Yankees physical. The Big Unit put his long right arm up to block a camera from WCBS-TV on Monday after he left his Manhattan hotel.

    Johnson, who was accompanied by Yankees director of team security Jerry Laveroni, made contact with the camera, station spokeswoman Audrey Pass said.

    "Get out of my face, that's all I ask," Johnson said, according to a video of what occurred, which was posted on the station's Web site.

    "No cameras," Laveroni said.

    "Don't get in my face," Johnson then said. "I don't care who you are. Don't get in my face."

    "I'm just taking a picture," said the cameraman, identified by the station as Vinny Everett.

    Responded Johnson: "Don't get in my face, and don't talk back to me, all right."

    Don't talk to me? yeah nice way to endear yourself to us New Yorkers, I hope you break your wrist while tripping on a bucket of baseballs at spring training you dick.

    Read more at the Daily News.

    Watch the video here.


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  • I'm back.

    Took a little break, watched tv, visited Philadelphia and in a very ironic moment, went to Constitution hall in Philly, and upon entering was met with a large sign.
    "All bags are subject to search"

    *Thanks to Bklyngirl for providing me with the laugh moment of the day *

    While handing the surly guard her bag, she made a comment on the irony of it, the guard didn't get it.


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