Contact Us

Wheel of Political Correctness

Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures

Today’s rant is courtesy of a friend and mentor of mine named E. Curtis Johnson.  He is a radio programmer and blogger from California who I had the privilege of working for, and learning from, for several years.  His comments about the controversy surrounding a recent episode of “Wheel of Fortune” are spot on.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.

_______________________________________________________________________

The death of “The Fast and the Furious” star, Paul Walker illustrates how political correctness in American has reached new absurd levels. I’m saddened when anyone dies before his time in a terrible car crash. Much of the media went crazy with a related story after Walker’s death. The TV game show, “Wheel of Fortune” aired a puzzle that spelled, “The Fast and the Furious.” Cries of “too soon,” instantly flooded the media.

Never mind that the movie series glamorized illegal, street racing, which endangers innocent people’s lives. A friend of mine died after she and her boy friend imitated a motorcycle scene from one of the movies. Media doesn’t get upset over the plot of these movies, but has a conniption fit over the answer to a puzzle.

After “Wheel” aired, Pat Sajak tweeted, “Feel terrible about timing of ‘Fast & Furious’ puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago.” Pat Sajak doesn’t need to buy a vowel. Pat needs to buy “a pair” along with much of America. Some may say this opinion piece is “too soon.” I say it’s not soon enough!

_________________________________________________________________________

Nicely played, E. Curtis.

More From Cat Country

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://catcountry1029.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Cat Country 102.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Cat Country 102.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!