As the Los Angeles City Council affiliate of Outrage, Inc. passed a resolution condemning crude and inappropriate comments by a couple of low-level, rightwing shockjocks, where is the outrage over advertised ‘photo galleries’ on the original story from the local CBS affiliate? Run just prior to the vote, captions included: Lingerie Bowl, NBA Cheerleaders, Celebrity Sex Tape Stars, and College Cheerleaders, each accompanied by provocative photographs of said women. And all this while un-ironically including Rush Limbaugh’s ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ comments as equivalents to the ‘crack ho’ comments by KFI 640 AM talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou.
The arc of the original CBS story best illustrates the true narrative. It begins with a clarion call to the latest battle in the liberal crusade:
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.
‘First in the nation’ to condemn? How bold and pioneering. And they are not ‘attacking’, but ‘condemning’, a word loaded with moral implications. Then we are reminded that these are ‘public airwaves’, as if radios don’t have dials, and this station was broadcast over public speakers mounted next to traffic cameras at busy LA intersections. Pull over, you ‘crack ho’! Continue reading