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November 4, 2011

I Can’t Let This Slide

by at 11:56 am.

Howie Carr should have been fired a long time ago for his many misdeeds on radio/TV, not the least of which is lying through his teeth, but no respectable outfit ANYwhere should retain this asshole on their staff after he literally blames rape victims for their own rape. I demand that he be fired. Blue Mass Group has the post, but I will embed the despicable audio segment here, as well.


Howie Carr mocks rape victim 11.03.2011 by ScoutSound

I literally could not believe my ears when listening. It’s bad, really bad. Bad enough that if someone gave me a list of his commercial sponsors, I’d call for a boycott. If you want to associate your brand with this piece of shit, then my dollars will go elsewhere.

Call WRKO and tell them to fire this total jerk: (617) 779-3400.

Write to the Boston Herald via this contact form and tell them to stop running anything written by this slimeball. I just called the City Desk and the lady there hadn’t heard the clip, but pulled it up and assured me they would look into it, but we need to see enough call for action to warrant firing a regular columnist. I expressed my heartfelt disgust at anyone who would associate themselves with Carr.

And if you see any other media outlet with this guy spewing his crap on it, let us know in comments. I know he’s often a regular commentator on TV and in other print media.

Mocking and blaming rape victims is so far beyond the pale, it ought to be in the category of using racist terms, and, for most people, it IS.

7 Responses to “I Can’t Let This Slide”

  1. Eleanor Rigby Says:

    “…but no respectable outfit ANYwhere should retain this asshole on their staff after he literally blames rape victims for their own rape.”

    Calling WRKO and Entercom a repectable outfit is a stretch! I would also suggest calling the City Desk as the Herald won’t get you anywhere. Call Pat Purcell’s office.

    Also keep in mind that Carr tried to leave WRKO when his last contract expired only to be forced back on the air by the station management. Firing him would free him up to join WTKK at a higher salary!

  2. Lynne Says:

    True, but this should be beyond the pale, even for THEM.

    Not to mention he’s a “respected” columnist at the Herald. Again, another right-leaning institution but even they should have limits.

  3. Brian Flaherty Says:

    I listened to it…as you can imagine I listen to Howie all the time and his big thing is that some of these Occupy people are low lives who are up to no good. he often reads stories of these folks and their sexual misdeeds or sexual proclivity. I think he was making more of a statement about the type of people taking part in Occupy than blaming the women for being raped. When he asked “what did they expect”, I am pretty sure he was saying more about the Occupy people than blaming the women.

  4. Lynne Says:

    Are you seriously defending Carr? Are you REALLY going there?

    You just lost a ton of credibility and respect from me.

    “What did they expect” is a COMMON blame-the-rape-victim phrase. If you don’t know that by now…

    My god.

  5. Lynne Says:

    Hey, she was wearing a slutty dress, what did she expect?

    She looked at me and winked, what did she expect?

    She was pretty and attractive, what did she expect?

    Jesus.

  6. Brian Flaherty Says:

    Didn’t say I was defending him, just saying what he was probably thinking.

  7. Lynne Says:

    He’s a loser, and a blame-the-victim. There are no mitigating manners in which to blame them for their own rape. Period.

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