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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 10:28 PM
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L.A. Performer Thrown Off the Air Over Obscenity (Sandra Tsing Loh)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A popular Asian-American radio commentator has been thrown off a Los Angeles public radio station for using a four-letter word, becoming the latest casualty in the cultural war over obscenity on the airwaves.

Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh said her use of the f-word in a prerecorded segment was an editing error but what KCRW-FM's general manager Ruth Seymour said on Thursday was that Loh made calculated use of obscenity in a politically charged time.

``It is the equivalent of the Janet Jackson performance piece and there is not a radio or TV programmer today who does not understand the seriousness involved to the station,'' Seymour said, referring to the now infamous breast-baring halftime show for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.

She rejected Loh's contention that the station had been at fault. ``It her responsibility to deliver a program that is ready for broadcast,'' Seymour said.

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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/arts/entertainment-media...
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thebaghwan Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 10:32 PM
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1. Whatever you do don't say that f**k word. They will fucking get you.
n/t
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 10:32 PM
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2. That is completely ridiculous
I love her, BTW. Her books are hilarious, particularly "Depth Takes a Holiday." A great title.

And so we continue our long march backward to the Dark Ages.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 11:18 PM
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6. this, I fear is not a march backwards,
but one into a hellish and blasted future more horrible than any brought on by the crumbling of an empire and its overrunning by Ostrogoths and Franks
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 11:38 PM
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7. Good point
Scary point. Well said.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 10:56 PM
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3. THEY CAN'T DO THIS!
Sandra Tsing Loh is incredible! Her show ("The Loh Life") is the only reason I have not completely abandoned KCRW for being the yuppie lifestyle radio it is! She has the most incredible dead-center satire about Los Angeles life of anyone I've heard.

Just more proof to me that Ruth Seymour is full of it.
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tobius Donating Member (947 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 11:04 PM
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4. This broadcater is stifling dissent!
This is censorship at it's tyrannical worst. Haven't they heard of the 1st amendment! This is frightening. Who else is ready to move out of the country? What's next, the Gulag? This will have a chilling effect that will shake the modern press to it's very core....!,,?.....

oops, sorry. ...Thought this was a howard stern thread.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-04 11:14 PM
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5. Ruth Seymour and KCRW--another big Nazi Republican cheerleader
The # 1 reason I stopped giving money to NPR is because of Seymour and her endless GOP biased programming. She'll do anything to make NPR into Nothing but Propaganda for Republicans!
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 12:25 AM
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8. What she should have done
She should have whipped a skinny half-naked Aryan-looking Jewish guy for 45 minutes and called it "religion". Then she could have sold tickets to every neo-Pharisee in Washington!

Crucifixion with blood, torture, and all the trimmings: S!

Bare titty, Howard Stern, and the word "fuck": No!

Ay caramba!

--bkl
It's not the heat, it's the STUPIDITY!
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 12:28 AM
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9. Sex and Violins
Don't say fuck. Don't show breasts. Don't be gay.

But it's quite alright to show pornographic violence, overthrow countries, show human remains in your campaign commercials, bomb 3rd world countries into the stone age...ad infinitum.

Maybe if some of these creeps HAD a sex life, they wouldn't have to get off on grisly torture and murder.

O
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 12:38 AM
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10. Loh doesn't need Hershman/Seymour
KCRW generally sucks. Hours and hours of crappy heroin/trance music in the evening. KPCC is much better.

Although Loh can get on ones nerves, she is far better than most of the non NPR feed content of that channel.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 01:45 AM
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11. Spineless public radio
As quick to toss Sandra Tsing Loh off the air as it is to schedule yet another right wing journalist panel or Wall Street circle jerk.

Don't give one penny to public radio while it's beguiled by conservatives; support Pacifica, programs like Democracy Now, or your community radio station.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 02:36 AM
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12. I won't give money to KPCC or KCRW because of NPR...
My money goes to KPFK and KXLU.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 04:19 AM
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13. Conspiracy theory # 784920113
(INHALE) The BFEE paid Janet & Justin ASSLOADS of money to perform "operation expose breast" - knowing full well that once done they could bring down FCC regulations (thanks to Cronyism) on any and all public TV & radio personalities that threaten their grip on the weak minded (freepers) here in America. (INHALE)

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program (already in progress).

:tinfoilhat:
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