Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Freedom of Speech Again

Shock jocks are biting the dust in record numbers this week. Opie and Anthony were suspended from their meal ticket at XM Radio for their schtick on rape with Condoleezza Rice as the object of merriment. Meanwhile, two New York shock jocks, Jeff Vandergrift and Dan Lay, lost their jobs at CBS for a racist mock of Chinese.

Clearly the lines are firming up -- there is freedom of speech, but no reason to expect freedom to be paid for a public platform for racist and sexist puke. And I will place long odds against Imus getting a job on satellite if Opie and Anthony's perch there is already precarious.

Good deal.

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