Censorship Okay, Firing for Wrong Reasons Not

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 21, 2005

Dear Editor,
    I am still trying to figure out why the content of this article was so unexplainably mixed [“Are You Decent?,” News, Feb. 18]. It had some valid aspects, in particular that of Robert Flores. He should not have been fired, as he made every effort to provide his station with a report that was within FCC regulations. The technician who aired the erroneous tape should be the one looking for work, not Mr. Flores.
    If the article would have continued along those lines, it would have had merit; but to present a small-market, nobody radio morning show as some sort of martyr for freedom of speech and portray them as people who are in a constant struggle to put together quality programming due to restrictions from the FCC is laughable.
    They should stop their whining already and get real.
    The problem isn't with the restrictions, it is their inherent lack of talent and material of any substance.
    These two matters shouldn't be addressed in the same article, as it compromises the legitimacy of a genuine issue.
    There is a big difference between I can no longer support my family because of a mistake that my station made, and someone crying because they can't make potty jokes on the air.
Rachel Lucio
Round Rock
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