The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

19 January 2007

US Rep Peter DeFazio (D- Oregon), Lars Larson Show


During National Interview, Congressman Uses F-Word

It's no secret that radio talk show hosts have "dump" buttons to remove offending language, as mandated by the FCC and Congress.

Yet those devices are generally in place to screen out rogue callers, not guests, especially when the individual in question happens to serve in the United States House of Representatives!

Sure enough, on Friday's Lars Larson Show, producers were in the odd position of bleeping a congressman.

US Rep Peter DeFazio (D- Oregon) was apparently so worked up about the Bush Administration's handling of the Iraq situation that he blurted out "f---ing" right in the middle of the interview.

To hear the audio, click here.

To their credit, Larson's team was quick to dump the offending language, to the point where it's quite seamless in execution. Had they missed it, however, stations would have been in the odd position of facing FCC fines for the actions of a congressman!

Since that very legislative body recently enacted tough fines against broadcasters who fail to bleep obscene words, there's real irony here.

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DeFazio photo: AP


  • Guess the poor guy's been influenced by the tone Cheney has set in Washington....

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 19 January, 2007 22:00  

  • It was a stupid Republican Congress that put these oppressive restrictions in place.

    By Blogger John, at 19 January, 2007 23:54  

  • well - here's one that wasn't bleeped at all...

    not at all interested in even-handed reporting, eh Brian?

    By Blogger TJ, at 20 January, 2007 18:43  

  • Now, oweeee....let's not talk down to your betters, when you've collected corporate welfare and profited off the blood of American soldiers and lives...not to mention that little difficulty you seem to have with being willing to pay your share, tax-wise...

    Oh, we'll have widdle oweeee spitting out "BAD-BAD" words in no time, won't we?

    Bad boys get spanked....

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 20 January, 2007 21:10  

  • Hash, you get a score? You seem so much nicer when you score and partake. Other than that you are a worthless read. The minister of poo, now sewerboy, is more interesting to read.

    By Blogger PCD, at 22 January, 2007 09:44  

  • Now, fudge, we'd hoped you'd been Schialvo'ed by now....

    Been doing your hero's hillbilly heroin?

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 22 January, 2007 10:07  

  • Hash,

    You are the druggie on this board, and resident nasty piece of work.

    By Blogger PCD, at 22 January, 2007 13:41  

  • Yawn. Go molest some more young boys, you fascist freak of nature.

    We're gonna run you right out of this country....

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 22 January, 2007 19:07  

  • Hash,

    Thanks for showing how intolerant and hateful the left is in America.

    By Blogger PCD, at 23 January, 2007 12:01  

  • Hash,

    Thanks for showing how intolerant and hateful the left is in America.

    By Blogger PCD, at 23 January, 2007 12:01  

  • Saying it over and over won't make it true, fudgie.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 24 January, 2007 11:32  

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