I think shock jocks are kind of dumb. I can’t say I’ve every been into any of them. I would generally prefer it if the radio just played music I like. But then I don’t really listen to the radio that much at all so they, rightfully so, shouldn’t care much about what I think.
This article from CNN/Money: XM suspends Opie and Anthony is interesting.
In light of the Imus stuff (I mean he really seems like he’s just a racist idiot), this doesn’t surprise me at all.
But, let’s evaluate this:
WHY SHOULD ANYONE BE SHOCKED THAT A SHOCK JOCK SAYS SOMETHING SHOCKING!
I mean these guys are getting paid millions of dollars a year to be jackass and push the edge of acceptable content. And they attract very large audiences because of this.
There is bad taste on every one of these shows. It appears the Opie and Andy thing is all about bad taste. I don’t see how they can be punished for doing what they are paid to do. But hey polictical correctness and whiners define common sense every day.
BTW, I think being a racist idiot is different from being a jackass with bad taste. I think racist idiots should get some sense smacked into them.