My Zunivers

11 April 2007

Media Dumbness Continues....

Oh, look, someone got fired for quoting Imus. I'm here to talk about this only as an example of media incompetence.

Currently the article gives this information about the context of the Imus quote--

Musselman [manager] said Smith [host] took it upon himself to use "I'm a nappy-headed ho" as the "Phrase that Pays" on the air at WSBG yesterday morning.

Bravo, Morning Call! Now, all that the readers needs to do is what I did-- find out exactly what that means! The newspaper of all places can't tell us, oh no. We need to go figure it out on our own!

Some might argue "But this is local news, so details get skipped because people just know." I say "Yeah, it is local news, but the Poconos down to Doylestown and over to Pottsville* is not exaclty a small town where everone knows everyone else. Put in the whole extra sentence needed to understand the situation and get on with life."

[*The area isn't quite that big. I'm being hyperbolic, okay?]

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4 Comments:

  • Did you ever find out what the "Phrase that Pays" is? On a related note, Imus, too, was just fired over what he said now. Sharpton, Jackson, and Obama all called for him to be fired I believe. I bitch about Obama over at ThisParty if anyone's interested. Damned nappy-headed politicians!...or are they hos? maybe pimps? :-D

    By Blogger Master Johnny, at Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:31:00 PM  

  • Yeah, I did find out, but I have an inside track on that sort of thing because I share an office with someone who knows.

    The headline at The Drudge Report today was something along the lines of "Imus-- When is Al Sharpton going to apologize to the Duke boys?"

    It all really makes me wonder where everyone's sense of humor has gone. I call Johnny a mick, he calls me a kraut, and then we giggle and go have dinner. Maybe we should have Imus over. Is he Italian?

    By Blogger Nate, at Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:59:00 PM  

  • You're right, we could use a dago, guinea, wop greaseball in the mix. Maybe we could even find some nappy-headed hos to hang out with us? :-D hehehe

    By Blogger Master Johnny, at Friday, April 13, 2007 1:35:00 AM  

  • Reposting my comment from This Party, just in case readers are interested.

    This is worth reading.

    At the bottom you'll find an update from Snoop Dogg that will make Al Sharpton happy-- frank and open discussion on what goes on the airwaves.

    By Blogger Nate, at Friday, April 13, 2007 1:02:00 PM  

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