Tuesday, January 25, 2005

What's wrong with this picture?
This story is on the Reuters' website today.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York radio station apologized on Monday for repeatedly airing a joke song that ridiculed victims of the recent tsunami in South Asia and used racial slurs, saying the piece was in poor taste.

New York FM radio station WQHT, or HOT 97, ran the segment on its "Miss Jones in the Morning" show. The piece used racial slurs to describe people swept away in the disaster, made jokes about child slavery and people watching their mothers die.

Why did people complain about what HOT 97 did? Because it was insensitive. Where did Reuters put the story? In their "Oddly Enough" section, the place where they usually put humorous stories. Do they even read what they put up on their site?

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