As readers here already know CBS radio, along with NBC Universal, fired Don Imus from his morning program, because of racially insensitive remarks directed toward the Rutgers women basketball team. I have no problem with the action taken against Don Imus by CBS or NBC(his morning program was simulcast on MSNBC).
Where I don't have a problem with those actions, I do have a problem with, in my mind, an ever increasing problem by broadcasters today. And I will use the radio program, "Rover's Morning Glory" as a prime example.
Today, at work, I had to go into the office adjacent to my own to use the copier. In my office, I either listen to CD's, WCRF, or quartet music from the internet. In the office I entered, Rover was on, and on the program was a segment called "Dare Deiter". I guess Deiter has to do something a listener dares him to do. I was told later on that the dare was to have a horseshoe thrown into his(groin area). What I had heard was the vulgar slang term used for testicles.
Now I sense a contradiction here. Imus was fired for comments made because "of the effect language like this has on our young people." That quote was from a memo from Leslie Moonves, to the employees of CBS radio. Imus in the Morning wasn't even geared toward the younger audience.
What effect does daring someone to have a horseshoe thrown into their groin going to have on a wet behind the ears teenager or young adult?
Another problem I have is the use of the Lord's name in vain. Why is it that Christians are the only group that can be discriminated against?
I guess that if I had to dare Deiter to do something, it would be to wash Rover's mouth out with soap.
And what's it going to take for CBS to get it?