The fact that Fox News (including Tucker “Frozen Face” Carlson) have gone out of their way to mention what WDOK did just shows how easily those people get so deeply offended over a move like that. It’s ridiculous. Cartoons have far and away more subtlety.
That’s why I have the cynical hat on; regardless of how outraged people are, it’s free publicity for WDOK. Most of the aggrieved either 1) never heard of the station until two days ago, 2) don’t live in Cleveland and/or 3) wouldn’t be in WDOK’s target audience anyway.
All that being said, it really does cheapen the whole MeToo dealio quite a bit. I really would have expected WDOK to do better than that. But that’s just my opinion.
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This is no big deal. Radio has been filtering out things that they deem offensive since the very first broadcast signal was fired up. In 2018 the influence of radio means less than it ever has before. If “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a song you’ve been dying to hear, go ahead and pull it up on YouTube and listen to your heart’s content 365 days a year.