Mississippi Public Radio pulled Terry Gross’ program Fresh Air because of a single complaint by someone who heard some mild talk about sex from Louis CK (nothing like this, in other words). MPR has a “zero tolerance” policy for certain kinds of content on their airwaves.
Louie has posted a 13 minute rambling video begging Mississippians to ask for reinstatement of the show, which is worth watching if you want to ruin your morning. (Update: He took it down, smart move.)
I’m just surprised that Fresh Air lasted as long as it did with a zero tolerance policy, and I wonder how the hell any media outlet can exist with a hair trigger like that. Once the terminally offended hear how easy it is to get a program taken down, MPR will be nothing but re-broadcasts of the Lawrence Welk Show and interviews with the Social Security commissioner.