L.A. City Council To Bar Radio Hosts From 'Racist, Sexist' Comments...

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    City Council members were one step closer on Wednesday to becoming the first in the nation to adopt a resolution condemning certain types of speech on public airwaves.

    Councilmember Jan Perry introduced legislation this week that would call upon media companies to ensure “on-air hosts do not use and promote racist and sexist slurs” on radio and other broadcasts.

    Members of Black Media Alliance, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Korean-American Bar Association, and American Indians in Film and Television were on hand to voice their support for the proposal.

    The resolution — which was also supported by Councilmember Bernard Parks and Council President Herb Wesson — called attention to the recent uproar over comments by KFI 640 AM talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou.

    Kobylt and Chiampou were suspended after they called the late pop singer Whitney Houston a “crack ho” three days after her death in February.

    The proposal cites a “long history of racially offensive comments as well as deplorable sexist remarks, particularly towards women and Black, Latino, and Asian communities” at KFI 640 and calls for parent company Clear Channel Communications and other broadcasters to hire a more diverse workforce to offset the trend.

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    Who needs the 1st Amendment :mad:
     
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    And they are back on the air...life goes on.
     
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    The govt does not have the right to do that.

    However, those type of comments can and do get advertisers to pull their ads...which are these show's source of revenue....the market and public opinion typically takes care of people who go too far.
     
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    Yeah you nailed it. This is a very dangerous precedent. 'Hate Speech Laws' could be right around the corner. The American Left is following the European Left's lead on that. Stay tuned i guess.
     
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    John and Ken are great.

    The LA City Council is stupid...They'll lose.
     
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    John and Ken love the whole idea...free publicity. More "Heads on a stick".
     
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    I hope you're right, but the real concern here is who they're going after. They're not targeting the Show Hosts, they're targeting the Company which produces the Show. If the Company feels too much pressure, they will simply remove the Show. This really does set a very dangerous precedent.
     
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    I wonder if these same groups will condemn Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson's radio shows or others like them. I am sure they have more radical one in CA! What about the Latino radio host that bash the Gringo and call for the SW to be colonized by Mexico? They have them on the air in LA. What about the Black Panther members who scream about whitey and what they need to do to whitey. Nope that speech is OK!


     
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    HA! Of course not dumbass. Racists are all white, remember?
     

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