I've been off the grid this past week so I'm not sure what sort of press treatment this received, but a Massachusetts radio station fired talk show host John DePetro and his engineer after the former called Grace Ross, the absolutely insufferable Green-Rainbow Party gubernatorial candidate, a "fat lesbian" on the air in a post-debate "analysis." Apparently less offensive were DePetro's further ruminations on Ross: "Shut up. Go home. Burger King is looking for another third-shift person to work the grill. Enough."
Uh oh! Somebody's been listening to the Savage Nation! The Bossman--whom Ross might prefer to call DePetro's Corporate Paymaster--didn't like what he heard and the host got canned, a fairly basic example of market discipline. Like the Dixie Chicks before him, however, DePetro's attempt at appearing contrite wasn't very convincing.
"I didn't violate any laws," he told the Boston Globe. "There was no obscene language. I know it's mean, but she is technically obese and lives an alternative lifestyle."
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