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April 24th, 2007at 11:51am Posted by Eli

Shock jocks still pigs:

Still recovering from the Don Imus scandal, CBS Radio suspended two local shock jocks after they twice broadcast a racially charged prank call to employees at a Chinese restaurant.

The hosts of the daily morning show, WFNY-FM’s ”The Dog House With JV and Elvis,” have been suspended indefinitely without pay, CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo told The New York Times in an e-mail Monday. One of the hosts, Jeff Vandergrift, apologized on Monday’s show, she said.

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In the segment, broadcast on April 5 — a day after the infamous Imus comment on CBS — and again last week, a caller to a Chinese restaurant intersperses an order for takeout with lewd language.

The caller tells one female employee he wants to come to the restaurant to see her naked and refers to a part of her body as ”hot, Asian, spicy.” The caller also attempts to order ”shrimp flied lice.”

The show’s hosts, Vandergrift and Dan Lay, have been campaigning online and on the air in support of Imus since his firing for calling the Rutgers University women’s basketball team ”nappy-headed hos” on April 4.

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Community advocates pushed for CBS to fire the hosts of the show, which can be heard only in the New York City area and on the Internet.

“If they don’t fire the DJ’s, it will be a double standard,” said Vicki Shu Smolin, president of the New York City chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Vicki Shu Smolin is absolutely right. Just like Imus, these wankers combine racism and sexism with impressive efficiency – there’s hardly any wasted motion at all.

The other common elements are the fact that they’re aiming down instead of up (although their perch is nowhere near as lofty as Imus’s was), and the same employer. If it was someone other than CBS, they could just say they have different (i.e., lower) standards, although that’s not exactly great PR.

I guess they could make the argument that racism and sexism is somehow okay when it’s directed at Asians, but I sure wouldn’t want to be the one trying to defend that. I’m also curious to see what Asian cultural scapegoat/red herring will take the place of rap music – I sure can’t think of anything.

In happier pig news:

Blowing his nose and wiping away tears, the multimillionaire founder of the ”Girls Gone Wild” video empire pleaded guilty to contempt of court Monday and was sentenced to 35 days in jail.

Joe Francis, who was sued by seven women who were minors when filmed, apologized to the judge for yelling at the plaintiffs during settlement talks.

”I am sorry for my behavior. It was wrong. I had heard about appeals and things and I was confused. I am sorry, I really am,” said Francis, 34.

Mr. Macho Woman-Exploiting He-Man is blubbering about 35 days in jail? Pathetic.

Entry Filed under: Media,Racism,Sexism,Wankers


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