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Rod Nunley
05-14-2008, 05:13 PM
I wonder if they are covered by laws regarding satire?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080514/people_nm/parton_dc_2

Parton "shocked" at Howard Stern radio segment

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Country music star Dolly Parton has hit back against Howard Stern's satellite radio show, which last week manipulated recordings from one of her audio books into seemingly racist and sexually graphic sound bites.

"I have never been so shocked, hurt and humiliated in all my life," Parton said in a statement on Wednesday. "I cannot believe what Howard Stern has done to me. In a blue million years, I would never have such vulgar things come out of my mouth. They have done editing or some sort of trickery to make this horrible, horrible thing. Please accept my apology for them and certainly know I had nothing to do with this."

She concluded: "If there was ever going to be a lawsuit, it's going to be over this. Just wanted you to know that I am completely devastated by this."

"The Howard Stern Show" frequently utilizes audio book recordings in this fashion; altered clips from "Star Trek" actor George Takei became a staple of the program in recent years.

EdNEMO
05-14-2008, 05:14 PM
I hope she wins. Not that Stern will feel the hit of the money loss.

Joe Kalicki
05-14-2008, 05:15 PM
It doesn't sound like she's going to sue, but she's obviously really upset and it might be a good idea not to use those anymore.

Though the Oprah ones must stand!

James Patrick
05-14-2008, 05:20 PM
If they used the actual recordings, she may have a case for copyright infringement. Even used in a satirical sense. They're using the actual material. You can't use the actual footage of something in movies without paying unless it's public domain -- even for satirical purposes. You can mock it. Recreate it. But you can't use actual material.

EdNEMO
05-14-2008, 05:21 PM
I know I would be pissed if it happened to me.

WillieLee
05-14-2008, 05:32 PM
I know I would be pissed if it happened to me.

You have to do something first.

Tom Burgos
05-14-2008, 06:13 PM
What a shock, Stern being a scumbag asshole.
I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked.

Jim T.
05-14-2008, 06:14 PM
I love when they do those.

dasNdanger
05-14-2008, 06:23 PM
What a shock, Stern being a scumbag asshole.
I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked.


What shocks me is that Bendis didn't break this news. The slacker.


das

WillieLee
05-14-2008, 06:35 PM
It's just shocking how foul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grEx37St_XM) Dolly Parton got. Shameful, truly shameful.

Doctor Goblipus
05-14-2008, 06:37 PM
Dolly Parton should be shocked everytime she looks in the mirror. Her face is pulled back tighter than a drum. Howards done this bit dozens of times and its funny as hell and no one is stupid enough to think is actually her saying these things and if you did you should probally kill yourself because your worthless.

Jonny Z
05-14-2008, 06:38 PM
It's just shocking how foul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grEx37St_XM) Dolly Parton got. Shameful, truly shameful.

:lol:

DC Camel
05-14-2008, 06:41 PM
For those that haven't heard it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grEx37St_XM

And the best one ever goes to Ed Mcmahon at 2:00 on the clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7yBq22Y-zk

If anyone deserves to be sued its the people that actually think that these are real quotes.

Jono
05-14-2008, 06:41 PM
those tapes are fucking hilarious and an obvious goof, Dolly needs to lighten up. I doubt she even heard it, someone probably told her about it second hand. There's no way anyone could confuse what Stern played with an actual sentence from Dolly.

As for Stern being a "scumbag asshole", he might be, but certainly not because of this...

Tom Burgos
05-14-2008, 06:41 PM
Dolly Parton should be shocked everytime she looks in the mirror. Her face is pulled back tighter than a drum. Howards done this bit dozens of times and its funny as hell and no one is stupid enough to think irs actually her saying these things and if you did you should probally kill yourslef because your worthless.


You need a hug.

WillieLee
05-14-2008, 06:44 PM
Dolly should be worried about what Kenny Rogers is going to do. She made some terrible accusations in that book.

Doctor Goblipus
05-14-2008, 06:46 PM
Dolly should be worried about what Kenny Rogers is going to do. She made some terrible accusations in that book.

Not to mention Johnny Carson

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-14-2008, 07:06 PM
:rofl:
BA-BA-BOOEY!!

Garth
05-14-2008, 07:07 PM
You need a hug.

He needs a cuddle party.

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-14-2008, 07:07 PM
"Kenny Rogers loves to piss in little boys assholes."

I can't believe she said that in a book.

BENDIS!
05-14-2008, 07:08 PM
ha ha

that is funny!!

DC Camel
05-14-2008, 07:13 PM
Even funnier are the irate Parton fans leaving comments on that youtube page.

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-14-2008, 07:17 PM
The things she says about Johnny Carson and Burt Reynolds sucking boys is awful. Who knew she led such a lifestyle of debauchery.

WillieLee
05-14-2008, 07:17 PM
The things she says about Johnny Carson and Burt Reynolds sucking boys is awful. Who knew she led such a lifestyle of debauchery.

She's just trying to be controversial in the latter days of her career. I expected more from such a great artist.

Lyfeforce
05-14-2008, 07:18 PM
And the best one ever goes to Ed Mcmahon at 2:00 on the clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7yBq22Y-zk

If anyone deserves to be sued its the people that actually think that these are real quotes.

Alright. As someone who isn't a Stern fan per se, that's a damn funny bit.

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-14-2008, 07:18 PM
She's just trying to be controversial in the latter days of her career. I expected more from such a great artist.

Well ya know, there is controversial, and there is just plain awful! Dolly Parton is an awful person!

Changeling
05-14-2008, 07:28 PM
Hey Dolly ..... WHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Shit, they have even done it to Bill Clinton. They are always funny.

DaGetHighKnight
05-14-2008, 07:42 PM
White Wang.

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-14-2008, 07:46 PM
White Wang.

Oh my God!

SAVETHEB
05-14-2008, 08:14 PM
monica lewinsky is a dry hole

The Count
05-14-2008, 09:05 PM
This was some of the funniest shit I have ever heard. I was literally crying I was laughing so hard. How many more of these things has Howard done and where can I find them?

Ben
05-14-2008, 09:20 PM
It's not fun. It's not funny.

Garth
05-14-2008, 09:28 PM
It's not fun. It's not funny.
:lol:

Hate_Prime
05-14-2008, 09:55 PM
They did this to the president of the fucking United States (Bill Clinton), and even he didn't sic the secret service on them. I use they because it's not actually Howard cutting those up; it's the two homoerotic, borderline retards he employs.

Ryan Elliott
05-14-2008, 09:58 PM
Lighten up, Dolly.

MIKE D
05-15-2008, 02:11 AM
When they played Bill Shatner's for him, he was crying he was laughing so hard. Lighten up, Dolly. It's not Howard's fault you didn't get a sales boost appearing on American Idol.

ds9
05-15-2008, 03:52 AM
sue sue sue

modungo
05-15-2008, 04:17 AM
But this leaves two important questions. 1) Did the fat guy show up for work. 2) What did everyone have to say about whether or not the fat guy came to work.