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Stanford Fellow Defends Ethnic Humor on Heels of Latest Radio Suspension

By April 26, 2007

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Dinesh D'Souza is the Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has written a great article at newsbloggers.aol.com which reads in part:

"The Don Imus incident was one thing, because he picked on specific individuals. But now look at the two New York radio hosts who have been suspended for making a prank phone call to a Chinese restaurant...Sure enough, the Organization for Chinese Americans...has demanded apologies and retribution. And sure enough CBS Radio has sent the two DJs home and is doing it's best to do public repentance.

Enough with all this nonsense. Yes, we need civil debate in this country. But we also need a wide space for freewheeling satire and social criticism and yes, even ethnic humor..." Read the rest of this article.

Background: CBS Suspends "The Dog House" for Prank Call to Chinese Restaurant

Listen: You can hear this segment on YouTube.com at this link.

What Happened On This Day in Radio History: April 26

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