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Friday, March 19, 2004

Fine Oprah 

Jeff Jarvis makes an excellent case for slapping Oprah with an indecency fine, since that seems to be all the rage these days.

This morning, Stern tried to play a clip from the Oprah show yesterday in which they were doing exactly what Stern was fined for yesterday: defining sexual colloquialisms. Oprah defined "tossing your salad," Howard defined "David Copperfield." Oprah played it on her show. Jimmy Kimmel played the clip on his network show to make the point. But Stern's button-pushers hit the delay button when he tried to play it. Howard begged to play it: Let them fine Oprah as a pornographer. But they won't fine Oprah. They only want to fine Stern. Same statement, different mouths, different treatment.
Atrios has more, including a slightly longer Oprah transcript.
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