So XM has gone and suspended
the only show I actually listen to
on their service, after a mild amount of protest from some of my fellow compatriots
? (h/t JayDee)
Let me get this straight: They speak offensively... on a channel listed as being "offensive." Furthermore, if you, as a parent or otherwise, have a problem with "offensive" subjects, you can call XM Radio yourself and block all channels that may contain it
. Heck, you can't even do that
with the competitor's product
, so I'd think that XM would be getting a huge
pat on the back for doing their part to protect "the children" (a term which seems to include a majority of adults
in this country now, based on how easily people seem to be getting "offended" as of late)—yet some of my fellow bloggers are still not satisfied.
If it's okay for HBO—a cable service which you must elect
to receive—to be "offensive," why is it not okay for an "offensive" satellite radio channel to be, when you're electing
to pay and receive it?
Why the double standard, guys? If you don't subscribe to XM, you aren't
contributing to O&A's "vile filth."
And about Condoleeza Rice—she's under fire from every
possible direction. SNL
, The Daily Show
, political cartoonists
, Hezbullah, Hamas—you get the point, right? Every day, she gets the ol' "hateorade" from some
one, yet she still manages to continue perfroming her official duties admirably. She certainly seems to be big enough to handle all of the criticism she's gotten to date, right?
So why does this rise to the level of suspending Opie and Anthony—something which the radio personalities did not actually say
? And even if they did sass back at management after their apology, it's not like it would be the first time that a bunch of "shock" jocks did that, would it?
XM's management is showing a remarkable
lack of backbone here, and I, as a paying customer, definitely don't appreciate it.
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