I was disappointed that Noah’s call was taken on air. This was the segment in which the caller said he was a graduate student working for the Marshal Space Flight Center. Two points of contention with his call:
- A couple of times he referred to his vehicle as “ghetto-ized.” That term was not only unnecessary, but was inflammatory and borderline racist. Perhaps he thought that was cute and humorous, but it struck me as arrogant and insensitive.
- Noah said he would use materials from the lab in which he works to fabricate a part for his vehicle. The exchange with Tom and Ray included comments about the high cost of the materials and the fact that they were purchased with tax money. Sorry for my lack of humor, but Noah is not entitled to take government supplies for his personal use; in many circles that’s considered theft and abuse of authority.
It’s disconcerting that Tom and Ray aired this segment and that they seemed unconcerned with Noah’s air of elitism and entitlement.