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Commentary: Rude language in local TV station's commentary segment

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I was surprised to hear Bob Grip of WALA-TV read a comment with an abbreviation (based on its context) for a rude phrase normally used for accusing a person of lying during the "Tonight's Talker" segment of his station's local 9:00 p.m. news program ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") this past Monday, April 21st. I wish he or someone else at the station had omitted that comment from the segment, as it may have given some folks the idea that comments with rude words, phrases, or abbreviations are acceptable for their commentary segments and may discourage folks who would send polite comments for future commentary segments from doing so or from watching or hearing any more commentary segments. I guess he or someone else figured the folks who would see or hear the abbreviation would not mind since it was not the entire phrase and it was a fairly common abbreviation. I guess he or someone else thought it was a good reflection of our society as well since it has gotten to the point of having TV programs and theatrical movies with rude words in their titles. It's sad that some folks have no respect for their selves and other folks and would say or write anything without considering the feelings of other folks. All I could do is hope these folks realize the errors of their ways and treat other folks the way they wish to be treated, unless they really wish to be treated with rude language.

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