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AZ Columnist Intends to “Go Down Swinging”

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 04/28/2005 @ 9:44 am

A columnist at a suburban Phoenix newspaper says he’ll “go down swinging” to protect kids from “tide of filth that so permeates our society.”

His ire was sparked by a letter from a psychologist at a junior high school. It seems a note was being passed from student to student, and the note contained some naughty song lyrics. The edited version of the song is #16 on the local hip hop chart, but students were curious. Someone transcribed the unexpurgated lyrics (which are indeed naughty).

And columnist Slim Smith has issued a call to arms:

If radio stations are really serious about cleaning up the cesspool that is radio, I would challenge them to follow this simple rule: Don’t air edited versions of songs. Period.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen, folks.

If we are to stem the tide of filth that so permeates our society, we’ll have to fight it on our own. If stations won’t listen, perhaps those who advertise on those stations will.

From the East Valley Tribune.


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