Wow. It's been a very long time since I posted a diary here, but I just couldn't let this go.
This afternoon I passed by conservative Houston talk radio station 950 AM KPRC (aka "The 9-5-0 - Radio Mojo") at just about 5pm and was immediately aurally assaulted by one of the most vile things I've heard on the radio in a long time.
The host "Outlaw Dave" (who used to be on storied and lamented Houston rock station KLOL) was saying that a lot of people were depressed after the election results, so to cheer them up he played the attached clip of a man with Tourettes singing some Chris de Burgh song.
My immediate reaction: WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!
Because that's how to "cheer people up", right? By laughing at the hilarious antics of a guy with an uncontrollable medical condition? Couldn't they find any really funny videos? Like maybe some woman with Alzheimers not recognizing her own grandchildren? Or a kid with cerebral palsy learning to juggle? Or maybe a paraplegic falling out of his wheelchair? A narcoleptic falling asleep on his bike and crashing into a wall? Blind guy getting hit in the face with a baseball?
This is utterly bereft of even the most microscopic particle of class or good taste. The only thing worse would have been if the video ended with some thick necked goober pushing the poor guy down and shouting "Nice singing, fag!"
This should be offensive to anyone with a functioning conscience. The host, the producer, the program director, the station manager, the parent company (Clear CHannel [spit]) .... every single one of them should be ashamed and humiliated for defiling the public airwaves with this travesty. An on-air apology would only be a first step in atoning for such a shocking lapse in judgment and human decency.