MPR bleeps Fulks
Fulks' appeared live on Saturday night for a broadcast on Sunday on Minnesota Public Radio and sang "Where I Fell," Near the end of the song, Fulks sings, "And it's the same sad crew at Delilah shouting over the redneck band/Game score, tea party, world war, I don't give a good goddamn."
Prior to the rebroadcast of the Garrison Keillor show on Sunday, an apology was aired with the word bleeped from the recording. The show had issued a language advisory soon after Saturday's live broadcast to about 670 stations.
The Star Tribune story quoted MPR spokeswoman Angie Andresen as saying the decision to bleep the word "is something we do on occasion with certain words, especially when children are likely to be listening with their families."
Fulks, who has a sharp wit, seemed to not so subtlly address the controversy in a web site posting today. He gave the title "tonight's goddamn show" to his posting that despite the heavy snow in Chicago on Sunday, "I thought I had better affirm that we are indeed plowing ahead with tonight's presentation at the fabled Hideout."
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