CULVER CITY, CA - Exhausted and exasperated Morning Edition host Ari Shapiro, said the word "shithole" on the radio for the 16th time last week, signifying a shift in radio ethics not breached since NPR hosts had to utter the word "pussy" on the air to do their job and report the things the President of the United States says.
Although it was a bleak week for public radio, it was a milestone in the life of the honored word, Shithole. Before Trump's disparaging remarks about immigrants wanting to emigrate to the United States from African countries, the word was considered too taboo for the mainstream media and especially radio.
Since the comment though, Shithole has seen both major spikes in use and has been welcomed into the "Trump Made NPR Say This Awful Word" Hall of Fame. "Frankly, I'm honored the President used me, things have been really going well for me," said Shithole when asked for comment.
Shithole went on to clarify, "I am really part of the vernacular now! I've made appearances on CNN, NPR, Fox, hell even on PBS. Pussy and I are really enjoying the elite status among swear words, and we keep telling all the others, not too worry, it'll only be a matter of time before Trump brings you into the spotlight. My money is on the N-word next, but isn't that obvious?"
Hosts of various NPR shows are currently looking to hire African American hosts in preparation for the inevitable.