Sandra Tsing Loh (known for her "The Loh Down" stints on Marketplace) has been summarily
"My husband, my soul mate, my ROOMMATE of 15 years -- he sleeps LATE, doesn't LISTEN, moves my STUFF around. But he DOES play guitar for Bette Midler on her MASSIVE new STAGE show. There are times he STANDS within five FEET of her!," the script read. "So I guess I have to fuck him."
Although the quirky, uneven cadence of Loh's delivery makes it appear that the segments materialize in her mind as she walks into the recording studio, they are carefully scripted, she told Reuters.
"We discussed it and (the engineer) said, 'Say it and I'll bleep it out," Loh said.
The sound engineer was supposed to bleep the particular word out, but he didn't (for whatever reason). And, for this, Ms. Loh was canned.
"It is the equivalent of the Janet Jackson (news) performance piece and there is not a radio or TV programmer today who does not understand the seriousness involved to the station," Seymour [the general manager of KCRW] said, referring to the now infamous breast-baring halftime show for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.
Is it just me, or does this strike anyone else as just a little bit of an overreaction?
-- Update --
For those who want a more legal POV on this one, check out what Eugene has to say...