Bill: When I was driving to work this morning, I was listening to another radio station as we broadcasters sometimes do. What I heard shocked and saddened me. I heard a broadcaster, who will go unnamed, use the word penis on the air. At nine in the morning, not just once but twice, he said... that word twice. Now as a broadcaster freedom of speech is my bread and butter, but I'm also a big fan of a little thing called decency, the meat in the broadcasting sandwich. I am personally outraged by the shock tactics our competitors are using in pursuit of the all mighty ratings. Freedom of speech is one thing, the word penis is another.
Bill: I need you to sign off on today's installment of the McNeil Perspective. This one is kind of a hot topic.
Dave Nelson: Oh, really? Let me guess. Is this the third installment of your series on why people should be allowed to smoke in movie theaters like in the olden days?
Bill: No, no. I think I was really just preaching to the converted on that one. But it did generate some interesting mail.
Dave Nelson: Ah, yeah. Are you referring to the letter that described you as Andy Rooney without a sense of humor?
Bill: Nonsense. *Andy Rooney* is Andy Rooney without a sense of humor.