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Marbella: On Lisa Simeone dispute, occupied with media bias

Lisa Simeone

Bravo, fat lady.

Or rather, bravo, "World of Opera," the public radio show that brought a measure of sanity to the drama surrounding Lisa Simeone, the Baltimore-based public radio host who landed in a controversy over media bias last week over her volunteer work with an Occupy Washington-related group.

It says something about our current political climate that it was the world of Valkyries and suicidal geishas that eschewed the operatics and noted the obvious: What Simeone does on her own time has no bearing on her role as host of an arts show, so she can remain as its host.

She did, however, get dumped by another radio show, "Soundprint," which...