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Jun 3 FannyFoonan commented on Thomas Piketty on The Colbert Report.
I saw Brissey at Joe Bar writing this. He was drinking milk and eating toast.
Mar 10 FannyFoonan commented on They Got Him on the Run: Alien Boy Documents the Short Life of a Portland Musician.
Saw this movie on Friday. Can't recommend it enough. Compelling story told quite well by some talented filmmakers. The way they show his fanzines and the court documents was very creative
Feb 10 FannyFoonan commented on Cleveland Radio Station Vs. "Noise Wall".
@52 "they not only encouraged us to play stuff outside of the box, but demanded it." sounds like great place to play music.
Feb 10 FannyFoonan commented on Sleepwalking Man in Underwear Sculpture Is Unpopular at a Women's College.
@98 That is the thing with censorship. Where do you draw the line? Many people don't think there should be a line until they see something that offends them. Others think there should be no lines at all. This is were the debating starts.

And as far as your sarcasm about white man in a noose? I could see replicating American lynchings but replacing the victims with examples of other oppressed groups or with the oppressors as being an interesting piece. You should keep working on that.
Feb 10 FannyFoonan commented on Cleveland Radio Station Vs. "Noise Wall".
@ 48 I agree.
Feb 10 FannyFoonan commented on Cleveland Radio Station Vs. "Noise Wall".
@47 You like noise, but not the noise you heard that one day. Got it. I don't like when WRUW plays reggae. Doesn't mean I think they should remove that DJ. It just means I won't listen to that show.
Feb 10 FannyFoonan commented on Cleveland Radio Station Vs. "Noise Wall".
@46 The fact that you see a mission statement as a marketing statement and not a philosophy shows that you don’t know what you are talking about but it would be very difficult even conversing with you about a subject like this. Some people do things because they believe in an ideal. I lived in Cleveland for 25 years and know many people that have been involved in WRUW in many different ways. They believe in something. They care. Just because you don’t or can’t doesn’t mean that applies to other people.

I also don’t understand why you think you are a good judge of what people should or shouldn’t fight for. If you don’t care about this why are you even posting about it? WRUW is a institution in Cleveland and many people have strong feelings about it. And no matter what happens they will continue to care long after the readers of the Stranger have moved onto another story to comment on.

Your “Sorry, but this is not a battle worthy of going to the mattresses over.” leaves me that you are condescending person. I hope that isn’t true, but I am guessing you are going to respond to this with an equally condescending post. I would love nothing more than to be proven wrong on this assumption.
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Feb 9 FannyFoonan commented on Cleveland Radio Station Vs. "Noise Wall".
@43 it doesn't if their actions go against the mission statement. Which their actions do. As written above, if they are going to do this they need to change that statement.

And I am positive that if they go through with this donations will suffer. Some people donate because they like a particular show, but most donate to the idea of what the station is.

You and several others in this comment section are letting your feelings about noise music influence your opinion. This post isn't about "Should a DJ be allowed to play noise music" it is "Should a station that has prided itself on its mission to give DJs complete freedom be allowed to tell a DJ what they can play."

Feb 9 FannyFoonan commented on Sleepwalking Man in Underwear Sculpture Is Unpopular at a Women's College.
Quick question to the author. In the original article about the case of Ben Beres's print at Cornish it states the pieces were removed because of the complaints of "Two Cornish staffers" while this article says "faculty." I was just wondering which it was.
Feb 9 FannyFoonan commented on Cleveland Radio Station Vs. "Noise Wall".
@41 Most people that read "official" would have quickly realized I simply forgot to type the "ly". People are smarter than you think. I bet you knew what I meant but are just enjoying a small sense of superiority over someone you have never met. I bow down to ye, the one who hast never made a typo in a comment section. Can we move on?

An official is "a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties." A General Manager of a radio station fits that description.

One of the many differences between a website and a radio station is that the station broadcasts one signal at a time that the DJ is in control of. A website has numerous stories and features that a person can navigate though on their own schedule. If someone doesn't like a particular DJ, their only choice is to not listen to the station while that show is on. If someone doesn't like a particular writer for the Stranger, like Grant Brissey, they can simple not click on their stories and read other people's work. That is why your analogy doesn't work.

And it is not that the DJs have desired "complete autonomy". The issue is that part of the station's mission statement is "each programmer is free to choose the content of their own weekly radio show". You can read the whole statement @39 if you want to check if I taking it out of context. It is because of that mission that has inspired people to donate time and money to the radio station. If that mission is being compromised by DJs being told what they can or can't play (otherwise known as censorship) some people might rethink if they want to keep donating.

And it is not bullshit to call this censorship. It fits the definition. You just don't like people using that word. It would be bullshit to say this is "Freedom of Speech" issue, but no one has done that.

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