Talk radio is known for pushing the boundaries of good taste. But every now and then, we’re reminded that there are some lines that even that medium can’t cross. WEEI’s Kirk Minihane learned that the hard way this week after some crude comments about sports reporter Erin Andrews, but as Minihane’s comments draw condemnation, his better-known colleagues may be getting off easy.
Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.
Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab.
Susie Banikarim is a Nieman Foundation fellow.