Calling an Asshole an Asshole

NPR's Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott posted a public memo telling the staff to use the same standards for offensive language on podcasts that they would over the air.

The guidance was in response to a question from journalists in NPR’s New York bureau, who asked whether it was OK to “call an asshole an asshole.”

The answer was no.

Luckily, FTVLive does not have such a rule and will will continue to call assholes, "Assholes."

Sorry Howard and Brian. 

 Here is the NPR memo on the subject.