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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Radio Talkshow Host Fired For Honest Observation

Radio Host Calls Candidate 'Fat Lesbian,' Gets Axed

BOSTON -- There's a vacancy for a late-morning host at a Boston radio station, now that the last guy got fired over something he said.

John DePetro called the Green-Rainbow party's candidate for governor a "fat lesbian." The comment came during Thursday's show.

Friday, DePetro is out of a job at WRKO, with the ownership calling his comments "completely inappropriate."

DePetro told The Boston Globe he said it out of exasperation with the target, Grace Ross. He felt Ross and an independent candidate were taking too much time during a debate, leading him to say he wished someone would "tell the fat lesbian to shut up."
You can read about Ms. Ross' campaign here and see blurbs about her take on the "issues" here.

Well, truth is an absolute defense and all that there jazz...


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