LA council wants to keep airwaves ‘crack ho’ free
The Los Angeles City Council passes a resolution asking Clear Channel to end racist and offensive remarks. Kim Baldonado reports.
By NbcLosAngeles.com and msnbc.com news services
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Council members called on TV and radio broadcasters to keep their hosts from spewing crude slurs, citing KFI radio calling Whitney Houston a “crack ho.”
The council voted 13-2 on Wednesday for a resolution urging Los Angeles stations to do “everything in their power to ensure that their on-air hosts do not use and promote racist and sexist slurs over public airwaves.”
The resolution stems from comments made by KFI talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of the “John and Ken Show” who, three days after Whitney Houston died, referred to the pop music icon as a “crack ho.”
Read NBCLosAngeles.com’s coverage of council’s mission to cut racist remarks
“It is easy to become desensitized to what other groups find intolerable which ultimately fosters an environment where negative comments can go unchecked and corporate guidelines and policies are no longer being enforced,” the resolution stated.
The resolution also states that it important for stations to hire more women and minorities.
The measure is a symbolic stance and has no legal force. However, council members argued that it was proper for the ethnically diverse city to speak out against what they called hate speech.
Government has no right to suppress “hateful, vile, despicable speech” but society should not tolerate it, Councilman Paul Krekorian said. “We can drown out that hatred with a loud chorus.”
The measure was sponsored by three black council members and supported by civil rights and minority media groups. It was broadened after originally naming only KFI-AM and its owner, Clear Channel, which carries Rush Limbaugh and owns hundreds of stations nationwide.
The comments led to a public outcry, a seven-day suspension for the hosts and a public apology.
“They brought Latinos, African Americans, native Americans, women’s groups — everyone together around this particular issue,” said Jasmyne Cannick, of the Black Media Alliance, who urged the council to pass the resolution.
Station officials have promised to diversify their staff and add more minority hosts at the station where conservative hosts often rail against taxes and illegal immigration.
Clear Channel Los Angeles and KFI responded with the following: We “support the LA City Council resolution regarding the need for diversity of personnel, inclusionary programming, and appropriate on-air language across all media.”
The resolution also cited recent remarks by Limbaugh. Limbaugh called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a prostitute who wanted the government to subsidize her sex life after she urged lawmakers to consider the importance of contraception coverage in their discussion of national health care policy. He later apologized after several sponsors dropped his show.
The station has 1.5 million listeners during any given weekday.
This story includes reporting from NBCLosAngeles.com’s Jason Kandel and Ted Chen, and The Associated Press.
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Radio stations that use such terms are the 24 hour cheap beer pubs of the airwaves. Surely censorship cannot be applied here? There will be a demographic that likes the crass or in your face at times, if every thing (including speech – remember free speech and those who don’t want to hear expletives can boycott the channel, only a dictatorship would write laws or penalise for free speech . . . ) is gentrified including use of ‘harsh language’ what will happen to America’s democratic tradition? This is free speech being stopped here! If they want to offend some listeners, those listeners will just change channels and be matured enough to accept their ‘practices’ much like Burkha wearers (where France totally fail . . . did France lose that sense of Liberty which the Statue of Liberty represents? Giving (America) a symbol of Liberty does not mean liberty ends back home (in France) . . . ). Try the below clip on youtube, writing laws against for saying ‘crack ho’ is insane for generally irreverent tongue in cheek radio programmes unless USA is now Soviet Cold War Russia :
So what if someone said ‘crack ho’?
Porn industry to Rick Santorum: Butt out – Nick Ut / AP file – Hustler magazine magnate Larry Flynt says there’s no evidence porn is harmful. – by James Eng, msnbc.com
The porn industry has an X-rated reaction to Rick Santorum’s vow to crack down on pornography if he’s elected president: Butt out.
Two giants in the industry contacted by msnbc.com scoff at the Republican presidential candidate’s claims that porn is causing “a pandemic of harm” in America and contributing to violence against women.
Nonsense, says Hustler publisher Larry Flynt. Absolutely no proof, says Steven Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Los Angeles-based Vivid Entertainment, one of the largest makers of erotic movies.
Flynt notes that a 1969 commission set up by President Lyndon Johnson spent millions of dollars studying the impact of porn and concluded there was no evidence such materials were harmful.
“You have guys like Santorum come along and they bring out the bogeyman every chance they get,” Flynt said. “You will be hard-pressed to find anyone that can point out to you a study that shows harm is caused to anyone exposed to porn materials.”
“I find it ironic that Republicans (like Santorum) are out there wanting less government and government intruding into our lives, but when it comes to moral issues they want government to legislate morality,” says Hirsch. “It doesn’t work. It will never work.”
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator who is trying to woo social conservatives, says on his presidential campaign website that if elected he will hire an attorney general who will “vigorously” enforce federal obscenity laws curtailing distribution of hardcore porn.
He also says that studies have shown porn causes brain changes in adults and children, and that every family should be concerned about its harmful effects.
Santorum says he would enforce US obscenity laws that Obama ignores
The little-discussed position paper made the Internet rounds after The Daily Caller published a column this week calling attention to it.
Though Santorum rattles off a list of social harms that he says is caused by porn, he doesn’t specifically call for a ban on all porn in his website statement. Instead, he says, he’s most concerned about exposure to “hardcore” porn.
“While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families, that will change under a Santorum Administration,” he writes.
Hirsch says a crackdown by the attorney general won’t work.
“We’ve seen that before. John Ashcroft was that guy. Edwin Meese was that guy. They can prosecute but ultimately it’s juries that decide what is and isn’t obscene,” Hirsch says. “Over last 20 years there have been very, very few obscenity convictions.”
Hirsch suggests making a deal with Santorum: “We will stay out of his church, and he will stay out of our bedrooms.”
Santorum says he backs the efforts of the War on Illegal Pornography coalition, which is lobbying Congress, 2012 political candidates and the government to crack down on what it describes as “the growing amount of hardcore pornography available in America.”
Santorum isn’t the first presidential candidate to vow to target porn.
Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann went further than Santorum. She signed a pledge vowing to support a constitutional amendment to ban all pornography and same-sex marriage.
Do we need tougher enforcement of laws regulating hardcore porn?
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There should be a list that allows people to check if others are using porn, BUT the checkee immediately is informed by the checker.
So the choice to find out if someone known to the user – presumably to be as insular and choosey in friendships – will result in being ‘outed’ as a FUNDO, and in turn be subject to reverse judgment by the checkee. This should be fair – the would be ‘checkers’ (Chubby? <JK>) should then decide if they want to lose another person from their list of friends (or voters) before checking that ‘sex offenders’ list (or passing a law that prohibits porn).
The extreme cases will doubtless be like Santorum who will choose and pick their friends by whether or not they use porn (will check and un-friend SIMPLY for watching pron no less . . . ), and further discriminate against porn users by preventing people from viewing or buying ‘porny’ things they like – none of anyone’s business what anyone else does in private or in premises or districts for these purposes with like minded individuals, how can such a law be passed in a democracy? Fundo alert!
Now we all know that the more plural minded a president, the safer for every demographic, so make your own conclusions where Santorum belongs, in a goody 2 shoes parents category (of people old enough to be Santorum’s parents or Santorum presuming to be a parent to people who are not even Santorum’s children) or someone borderline psycho – ‘anti-Voltaire Syndrome’ or Spanish Inquisitor type person.
By opting to REMOVE all rights to negative freedoms like porn or red light districts from all other Americans, what you get is a PROTESTANT Ayatollah or Grand Mufti in Xian guise. There are already 3 Popes and 1 English Archbishop, the spirit of Protestantism wouldn’t even make room for morality based ‘edicts like this much less this ‘harmonize differences’ between differing sects and Santorum wants to impose these morality slanted views on porn on everyone else in a secular democratic government? What was suggested, could only be from someone who has a Theocracy in mind.
Meanwhile, the 3 top guys in the porn industry should get together. Hugh Hefner for a photo op with Larry Flynt, Bob Guccione would be perfect in a group photo, but moi was suffering too much in 3rd world land to get you 3 alpha male industry guys together before Bob passed on. Maybe Bob Guccione Jr. could pose in place? Establish a ‘Trifecta club’ (featuring 3 annexes?) or some such in the major RLDs of the world, sorry to hear the Playboy LV club is closing too . . . can’t think of any other major players here, if you are, turn up and start franchising internationally, start funding pro-subculture people in the worst of the 3rd world than letting would be champions of free speech and freedom of choice be trampled by fundos for simply seeking their own spaces, use ano0nymous proxies or whatever, people are ‘dying’ out here . . .
The Tyranny of Titty – by Henry Makow Ph.D. – March 18, 2012
“So long as the love, even the smallest, of man toward woman is not destroyed, so long is his mind in bondage as the calf that drinks milk is to his mother.” — Buddha – by Henry Makow Ph.D. (wtf? chanelling Buddha now Makow?!?)
There is no “matrix” more onerous than the one that enslaves us to our reproductive instincts and make sexual intercourse the purpose of life.
The Illuminati (Satanic) mass media has addicted us to sex by portraying sexual dissipation as “sexual liberation.” This mental deviance is a form of satanic possession.
How many times is the Daily Mail going to try to titillate us with so-and-so’s “bikini figure?” How many times is Jay Leno going to mention sex in his monologue?
Is it humanity’s destiny to be a broken record droning on for eternity?? Is this what we were created for?
I am a champion of healthy heterosexuality: sex within the context of love, courtship, marriage and family.
But heterosexuality has been degraded to the level of pornography.
A woman on Salon Personals advertises: “Q: Why should you get to know me? A: My mind is as dirty as subway platform.”
That’s Satanism, where ugly becomes beautiful and viceversa.
A 22-year-old Swedish man writes: “Most of my friends see women as the holy grail. Pretty much their whole existence is based around “getting laid”. Its like we are devolving into animals. Maybe that is their goal. And if you’re not getting women, you are a loser…”
The media gives young men a hugely exaggerated view of the benefits a woman offers.This becomes an obstacle as he puts them on a pedestal and immediately loses their respect. These days women are too confused to know anything. The young man has to make the decisions but the women won’t let him. Heterosexuality has been subverted and natural development arrested.
When are men (and women) going to admit that we have been hypnotized?
Anonymous sex is degrading. not pleasurable. Promiscuous women are not attractive. Feminine beauty is a function of purity and innocence
How often are women going to undress until men no longer care? They have seen it so many times. How often can women unwrap the same old gift?
Sex divorced from love is an empty, dehumanizing experience. Breasts become weapons of war, not love. They don’t carry the milk of life. They are filled with silicon. Death.
Society’s idealization of the fertile female is not normal. It is sycophantic, primitive and pagan — Cabalist Magick, i.e. brainwashing.
Ladies, show us something we haven’t seen in some time, qualities that make a woman a good wife and mother, ones that differentiate you from other women.
These include an ability to love a man, and children. Qualities of personality, charm, modesty, humor, taste, style, character, intelligence, homemaking skills.
In many cultures, breasts aren’t sexual at all. For example, women in Mali go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies.
When they were told that Western men are fascinated with breasts, they burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor. They said, “You mean, men act like babies?” (Carolyn Latteier, Breasts, The Women’s Perspective on an American Obsession”)
There is something decadent and senile about a society obsessed with titties.
Why is this happening? Why are we stunted at the level of adolescents?
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (15-20) holds the answer:
20.” Our government will have the appearance of a paternal patriarchal guardianship on the part of our ruled.
They will then be so thoroughly imbued with the thought that it is impossible for them to dispense with this wardship and guidance…They will be rejoiced that we have regulated everything in their lives as is done by wise parents who desire to train children in the cause of duty and submission. For the peoples of the world … are … only children under age, precisely as are also their governments.”
Individually and collectively, human development is being arrested at the adolescent stage.
Our Illuminati masters have a vision for humanity that excludes our higher development. We are their cattle.
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There is ‘on’ time and ‘off’ time. ‘On’ time looks and feels exactly like obsession to the casual observer who does not understand, or is not into the supposed hypersexuality sub-culture, even though hypersexuality is not the case. Makow probably was purposely exposed to or happened to unluckily chance on ‘on’ to elicit this kind of article response. The NWO probably hates Makow, so don’t be taken in Makow, and spew about purity to counter a sense of invasion. The above types intend to make all who feel this way withdraw or retaliate with increasingly skewed articles resulting in articles that the Orwellian establishment or even Psyche establishment can eventually pin writers with being psychotic or paranoia or other state actionable neuroses with.
With this sort of title in an article, guess the Freudian slippage has begun? ‘ There is something decadent and senile about a society obsessed with titties . . . ‘ not unless that sort of subculture is your bag. Don’t spoil things for the kids who have not decided if they like this subculture, much like condemning a dish because the garnish was something different . . . Makow should sit back in that wood and leather interior clad club with the fogeys using ear horns, listening to grammaphones, using doily clad teaware and mouldy newspapers – let the naked hyper-bisexual ‘prostitutes’ of either (or both genders) cavort for all they want . . . to each their own, and don’t worry that ALL kids will grow up like them, there will always be insular and Tory minded kids who will always replace people like Makow.
Sexual propaganda for fuddy duddies? ‘Nice’ subculture to represent Makow, but not for everyone, and don’t preach this to simply ensure ‘freedom of thought’ and ‘freedom of choice’ . . . ya closet Tory . . . maybe a 18+ warning on your site? (i.e. Views Expressed About Sexuality On Site are Orwellian, please leave if you are offended by this sort of material . . . Continue – Tory-minded Nerds and Toffs Only – Return to Previous page – Alpha Males who watch Porn and are ‘Hypersexual’ bisexual and trysexual . . . ).
See below link for an example of where the ‘Makow Mindset’ hails from :
Don’t feel ‘tyrannised by titty’ Makow but don’t kill appreciation for the same . . .
‘The Time Has Come’: Ban Ki-moon’s Historic Speech on LGBT Rights … – Joseph Huff-Hannon (James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism / Livingston Award for Young Journalists) – Posted: 03/23/2012 9:44 am
On March 7, 2012, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a historic speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, asking countries around the world to decriminalize same-sex relationships and end discrimination against LGBT people. The speech itself attracted some coverage, but what dominated the news that day was the response by the audience: in a major breach of diplomatic protocol, several members of the council, in an obviously prearranged move, staged a coordinated walkout before the speech even began.
The message came through loud and clear: in 2012 there are still many governments around the world who take the firm stance that human rights are for some but not for all. The walkout was a stark reminder that in many places around the world, LGBT people are still demonized, criminalized, attacked, and even killed for who they are. Seventy-six countries still criminalize being gay, and 10 countries make being gay punishable by death or life imprisonment. And the enemies of equality are on the move. Russia’s second-largest city, Saint Petersburg, just passed a bill that would make it illegal to discuss homosexuality in any way, and parliaments across Africa are entertaining laws that would further penalize, and even execute, gay people.
To make sure that Ban Ki-moon’s powerful speech isn’t drowned out by the haters, my colleagues and I at AllOut.org, an LGBT equality movement with close to 1 million members in every country of the world . . .
“When someone like Ban Ki-moon speaks out, it makes a difference,” said Andre Banks, Executive Director of AllOut.org. “But only if people hear what he has to say.”
Meanwhile in apartheid-fundo 3rd World Malaysia . . . see below article . . .
Senator: Homosexuality equals prostitution – by Ram Anand – Friday, March 23, 2012 – 15:18
KUALA LUMPUR: Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) lifestyles have been equated to social ills like prostitution and drug abuse by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mashitah Ibrahim (pic).
Responding to a question from Mohd Nizar Zakaria (Parit-BN) on steps to curb homosexuality, Mashitah said it was a “social problem”.
“The (LBGT) issue has its own after-effects, which can lead to prostitution, drug abuse, psychological problems and also mental illness. We have been raising awareness on our fatwa against LBGT tendencies with heavy media publicity on the issue to raise awareness, and also about the bad effects homosexuality has on health.”
She said it was only provided to punish Muslim offenders under Syariah laws. “But then again, no religion in this country endorses such lifestyles.”
Mashitah said Malaysia did not support freedom for the LBGT community although it was discussed at a United Nations convention last year.
“Part of the LBGT problem is caused by natural reasons, such as being born with two private parts and mental illness.”
Mashitah was non-committal when asked by Fuziah Salleh (Kuantan-PKR) if the federal government would consider giving the opposition funds to implement career-change programmes for transvestites in Pahang. “We already have such programmes, so you are welcome to join us in implementing those programmes,” she said.
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Will the LGBT rights organisations and UN please help the LGBT community in Malaysia. It is likely that the Muslim and Malay segment of Malaysia will continue to suffer most, though even under outdated and non-existent laws like section 377B the minorities who are non-Muslim could also be affected if too indiscreet or outside informal zones (which have not yet been formalised as RLDs). Education of people like the above ‘statement maker’ cannot be done by sex workers or those who are Malay and Muslim, or minorities who do not even have UNHCR Article 1 rights. This work falls upon the LGBT group or groups similar with international reach, like UN type agencies. Act quickly as some of the LGBT community are being ill treated and abused by enforcement and even the religious within the psychiatric establishment.
Also this sort of discrimination towards sex work and sex workers is very distressing. There ARE consensual sex workers and adult services patrons not allowed to work in peace, who do need the legislature to ensure their adult human rights to a legal and recognized adult services industry or adult services district (red light district). The above insular ‘statement maker’ is talking without doing any research and without any empathy or understanding of other social groups not of their own. Insular and inward thinking, then authoritarian and fundamentalist to boot. Imposing on sex workers and sex industry patrons is disrespectful and deserves condemnation and re-education, is in fact a sign religion or ‘3rd world minded society’ induced mental illness, if not mental illness (hate speech crime?) per se. Will the UN and first world, please arbitate and qualify, correct these pharisees.
We won’t say it’s because of the religion so shall we just blame the narrow mindedness and desire to impose views of ‘statement makers’ instead? Invasive and disrespectful of human rights. How about taping a response and address to the fundos in Malaysia like in the above article Sec.Gen. Ban? The dangers in Malaysia to LGBT are not direct and obvious as the worst in Africa but equally unpleasant and harmful. The abuse by the psyche establishment or religious-fundos employed against some individuals are extreme . . . Section 377B must be abolished and Article 18 in context of right to sexual association for a certain demographic here (Muslims – contradictory to be both but the politial-legal structure make this impossible to reconcile while apostasy is a worse sentence than being a minority – see Lina Joy case – and Malays, effectively who have no choice of religion at all . . . ask around to find out . . . ) are critically needed.