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March 09, 2004

Sandra Tsing Loh, Unperson

NPR's Gen X yuppie ditz, Sandra Tsing Loh, has been disappeared from the airwaves. Maybe this FCC overreach is not such a bad idea, for a season at least. The question is, when are we going to be rid of Dr. Laura? No time soon, I'm afraid. In the meantime serious people, as opposed to the silly, can have a breath of fresh air as the airwaves in the vicinity of KCRW, Santa Monica will remain blissfully free of Loh's annoying foibles.

The reason? A dirty word.

When you get old enough to stare ugliness in the face enough times, it must make you a believer in karma. Not enough good things happen in this world for the right and proper reasons and we Americans are fairly neurotic because of that. This is why our politics are so crazed, people want to prove that something John Kerry said 30 years ago is exactly the same position it is today. Isn't it ironic that the people most frenetic about such consistencies are liberal atheists? If you want consistency, you might consider religious dogma. Outside of this you should get used to being disappointed and not having the appropriate causalities you desire. Sure it's good that Bush got rid of Saddam, but if the wrong reasons harsh your mellow dude, you're just going to have to get over it. Similarly, Loh is gone for saying 'fuck' on the air, but she should have been 86'd for her (dare I say twinkie?) mind-numbing superficiality. I'll get over my anguish.

I have my gripes with Ruth Seymour dating back to her ruthless badgering of Muslim guests and callers during the first Gulf War, so I long ago switched to Pasadena's KPCC. But I give her a pat on the back for this one. Good call, Ruth.

Addendum to Loh. Lenny Bruce was funny. You're not.

Posted by mbowen at March 9, 2004 05:23 PM

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Hey, what about getting rid of the annoying Laura Ingraham. She allowed the f-word to pass through her mic and onto the ears of us babes? Where the hell is Michael when you need him?

Posted by: walter at March 9, 2004 05:47 PM

What in the world makes you think all liberal atheists try to use something from 30 years ago to prove something is true today? Don't confuse our politics with our belief systems. The game of politics, as you know, is not about being consistent or about even doing stuff that makes sense. It's abotu getting votes. And so if some liberal atheist out there uses some out-of-date example to prove something, it may just be that they know who their audience is, and what their audience responds to. And, more often than not, their audience is gonna be religious conservatives, who believe in consistency.

And anyway, don't confuse us atheists with one another.

Posted by: TLL at March 16, 2004 06:38 AM