KHOW's Boyles Backs Off Nickname For Congressperson
February 24, 2009 at 5:24 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KHOW-A/DENVER host PETER BOYLES told the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS that management at the station has asked him to stop referring to Rep. DIANA DEGETTE (D-CO) as "VAGINA DEGETTE" on his show.
The nickname started on BOYLES' show after President BARACK OBAMA mispronounced DEGETTE's surname with a soft "g," inspiring BOYLES to come up with the alternate name for the politician. Liberal media watchdog group MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA began a campaign to draw attention to BOYLES' comments, resulting in BOYLES telling the ROCKY, ""I've been asked not to talk about it anymore, and so I won't. I'm done with it."
For the Congressperson, spokesman KRISTOFER EISENLA said, "Vulgar and demeaning personal attacks have no place in our political discourse. Therefore, we have no comment."