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WSVN-7 dumps talk show 'Jose Luis Sin Censura' after complaints from gay, Hispanic media groups

BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com

WSVN-7 in Miami has dropped the Spanish-language talk show, Jose Luis Sin Censura, following complaints from national gay activists and an Hispanic media coalition.

AT&T and Time Warner Cable also stopped advertising on the program after the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) filed a complaint this year with the FCC.

Last year, the show broadcast sexual situations and anti-gay and anti-Latin slurs "never displayed or is bleeped out of pre-taped English-language programs. ... Many episodes showed the audience standing and shouting anti-gay epithets and profanity at guests," according to a GLAAD news release.

“AT&T, Time Warner Cable and these broadcasters have sent a strong message by refusing to support a show that promotes such violence against our community,” said Jarrett Barrios, GLAAD's Fort Lauderdale-born, Cuban-American president.

Executives at Liberman Broadcasting of Burbank, Calif., which distributes Jose Luis Sin Censura, plan to meet with GLAAD and NHMC on June 17.

"I'm going to sit down and listen to what they have to say. We want to fix the problem," said Winter Horton, Liberman's chief operating officer. "They can lay out their concerns and we can fix them."

Horton said WSVN is the only TV station in the Estrella TV Network to drop the program.

WSVN, which broadcast Jose Luis Sin Censura on its digital channel 7.2 and on Comcast Ch. 220, dumped the show after receiving a May 23 letter from GLAAD and NHMC.

"It is our station policy not to air programming that contains offensive language," station spokeswoman Lily Pardo said.

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Good for them. Bigotry and hate, regardless of the victim nas no place on our airwaves and cablewaves.

its just something about being a professional business and a just society.

Jerry Springer wannabe

I understand this show may upset some people, but the name is Sin Censura, and that means No Censorship. What part about "no censorship" some people don't understand

He would have gotten an Emmy if he made fun of white Christian, straight males.

I though Sin Censura was part of his name. You know, like my first girlfriend. Her name was Gloria Kay Mejodia.

All these vulgar and tasteless shows that air and allow bigotry, prejudicism, etc. should be banned. It would not be the first time that a senseless criminal act comes from something like this. Though I can only hope that these shows are just that "shows" nothing real, otherwise, heaven help our society.

Comrade LadyB and comrade Billy
I agree with you. We should also ban shows that express a different political opinion. Foxnews is full of bigots, in my opinion. The FCC should shut those bigots down.

Heck, I don't think our country's rulers should have to answer tough questions from journalists either-- they're just doing it to get ratings anyway. We must have the government protect us from people who have different opinions,

where is "freedom of speech" ?

this show is fake and sucks major balls

You people judge Jose Luis for his shows and we all know TV is to entertain and cause controversy ,, and about TV ratings . If you only really give a chance to really know Joseluis as a person and not as entertainer and a TV host you'll love him , he helps the needy people ,he's a kind person he's. Great father, great husband and a great friend . We get a paycheck to do a job and we gotta do our best to earn that money,. Be realistic, be fair.
GLADD & NHMC . Don't judge the book by its cover ,,,, read the book damn it.

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