Howard and Imus used to make statements like this all the time

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    These statements might be offensive. They are not suspendable. Radio is now run by a bunch of pussies. Even Howard has backed off but Howard's reasons is so he can further his TV career at the expense of the his radio fans who have supported him for decades.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles radio station has pulled two popular talk radio hosts off the air for comments they made about Whitney Houston.
    KFI AM 640 suspended John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, the hosts of the "John and Ken Show," for "making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston," it said in a statement Thursday.
    "Management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind," the station said.
    According to audio posted online at UrbanInformer.com, the hosts called the late singer a "crack ho" and said she was "cracked out for 20 years."
    Kobylt said in statement that he and Chiampou "used language that was inappropriate" and they "sincerely apologize" to their listeners and to Houston's family.
    "We made a mistake, and we accept the station's decision," said Kobylt.
    The hosts, who broadcast their show weekday afternoons, will return to the airwaves Feb. 27.
    Kobylt and Chiampou often rail against taxes and illegal immigration. The National Hispanic Media Coalition said last year that it targeted the show's advertisers to urge them to stop backing the program.
    The group said the hosts promote hate speech and appealed to listeners to call and harass an advocate for immigrant rights about state legislation to give financial aid to illegal immigrant college students.
    "A temporary suspension is not enough," Alex Nogales, president and CEO of NHMC, said in a statement. "How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better."
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  2. Peau de Soie

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    Wait, wait a second. What was inaccurate, or even unusual, in what they said? Not that it's funny either...
     
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    Its the truth, you cant speak the truth in Kalifornia.
     
  4. Nemo

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    Whitney Houston was a horrible mother and a unless drug addict!

    The lefty PC police at its worst!
     
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    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing. That's the point. Look what radio has become. Howard is now uncontroversial. I don't want to offend anyone. No more Daniel Carver. The champion of Gays. Shit, you would think Howard is running for mayor of San Francisco. Maybe that is his daughter's goal and Howard will be her campaign manager.
     
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    Clive Davis didn't even cancel his party.
    What more do you need to know about Whitney Houston?
     
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    Actually it seems we should know more about Clive Davis.
     
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    Rosie does NOT resemble a tow truck driver...:facepalm:
     
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    I got about a sentence in, and I agree with Mr. Powell.
     
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    this!!!
     
  11. racerx

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    but a conservative owns the station.
    now what?
     
  12. Uncle Larry

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    That Latino group mentioned in the article also protested when the unevolved Howard Stern did a bit after the death of that Selena back in the 90s. With the PC attitudes these days, I'm surprised these guys didn't get canned instead of suspended.
     
  13. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    The only Revolution that Howard is involved with is the show Beth is on tommorow afternoon on ABC. No more bullshit. They should change the tagline on the Howard Stern news to same old bullshit.
     
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    you're an idiot?
     
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    LIVE AGT Howard will be amazing.
    "Who wants to hear a BLACK kid sing Sinatra....where is my hose.. Sharon?
     
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    you think a conservative is a lefty, and i'm the idiot.:horse:
     
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    This, someone dies and everyone is supposed to whitewash what they did during their lives. It's bullshit that every statement needs to be candy coated. And Jon and Ken are not necessarily supposed to be funny, they are a drive time current events show with mostly regional topics.
     
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    For the duration of Howard's pre-Xmas rants, about the redundancy of Sinatra-style crooning & how nobody would pay money to hear such dated shit -- Michael Buble had the #1 album in North America & UK. His adamant statement was, as usual, unchallenged :coffee:
     
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    Here is the truth.. its all about $$$

    if those DJs made a shit load of money for the advertiser or the station then they get a slap on the wrist and nothing more

    but since the clearly dont they get the boot..... there is no left or right there is only green when will people realize this???
     
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    I can't wait til the barrage of young colored girls walk on stage and sing Whitley!.........I wonder which way the wind will blow when Howard has to either pretend Whitney was the greatest or be honest and tell the girls that emulating a crack whore w/a decent voice will not set you apart.....