Opie & Anthony Condi Rice Rape Controversy, Shock Jock Radio
Opie & Anthony's Condi Stunt Apology May Not Help
*** Warning: Disturbing Transcript To Follow --- Update: Opie & Anthony Suspended ***
Can FM / Satellite shockmeisters Opie & Anthony survive their latest ratings- driven meltdown? With a savage verbal attack on Secretary Of State Condi Rice earlier this week, the subsequent apology may not overcome rising public anger.
Forget the "post- Imus environment" here: it's not clear how this kind of language would have been received at any point in broadcast history.
There's one mitigating factor, however: the creepy stunt didn't air on land- based radio stations, it was confined to a satellite- only portion of the show. That could keep the infamous pair from losing their FM deal.
Regardless of the end result, it's hard to understand what would motivate them to cook up this kind of savage verbal attack. That a guest was involved doesn't make any difference.
Here's the transcript (warning: nasty, nasty language):
Opie & Anthony On XM Radio
(Guest) Homeless Charlie - "I tell you what...what's the George Bush b---h on Rice...Condoleezza Rice?"
O&A - "Condoleezza Rice"
Charlie - "I'd love to f--- that bitch dude" (laughter)
Charlie - "She's the F---in man"
O&A - "yeah"
Charlie - "I'd F...that bitch...."
O&A - "I just imagine the horror in Condoleezza Rice's face...."
- "(laughter) ..... as she realizes what's going on"
- "...as you were just holding her down and F'n her."
Charlie - "punch her all the F'n face, shut the F--- up bitch"
O&A - "that's exactly what I meant"
(laughter in background)
Charlie - "you know F--- it .... and George Bush wife? I'd F--- that bitch to death"
O&A - "yeah?"
Charlie - "Oh yeah. She needs a man."
O&A - "You digging her?"
Charlie - "Oh I love it"
O&A acting out scene - "Hey woman, Hey woman....."
Charlie - "I love dem old b---hes"
O&A Continued - "...I'll show u a real man! Why don't you come by my box? I'll show you a real man!"
O&A - "Hey what about uh....what about the Queen? Current events, the Queen just finally went back to her -dumb castle or whatever...."
Charlie (loses mic - can be heard in background) - "F--- that bitch"
O&A - "oh boy..We lost his mic. We lost Charlie's mic.
- "Oh no"
- "We lost Charlie's mic."
- "I can paraphrase...and he was just saying something nice about the Royal Family.... (laughter)"
Charlie - "F--- the Queen"
O&A - "OH!"
Charlie - "She lost...you lost b---h. Why you coming over here for? You horse face lookin B---h" (neighs like a horse)
O&A - "you lost"
Charlie - "F--- that bitch"
Too bad Charlie's mic wasn't lost about five minutes earlier!
Meanwhile, here's a discussion over at the New York Radio Message Board.
From here, the fate of Opie & Anthony isn't clear, but this incident clearly demonstrates that nothing has changed in shock radio since the Imus incident.
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