I think his comments about the young athletes from Rutgers were absolutely horrible. I think he should be fired, and I think a broadcast journalism graduate from Rutgers should be given his job and allowed to make a fresh start with this radio program.
How would YOU feel if YOUR daughter were a member of an NCAA team in any sport playing for a National championship (not an easy thing to achieve), and some national media reporter with a big fat salary called her a degrading name over the airwaves?
The Rutgers team consists of young women, not media stars, not celebrities. Most of us couldn’t name one name of a Rutgers BB player. They didn’t ask to be insulted or denigrated. They just came to represent their college and play basketball. I’m sure a lot of them had never even been on TV before.
They are NCAA athletes, which means that they have to maintain some academic standards to play. The fact that they are in college is one reason to admire them, not insult them. The fact that they are playing sports in college is another reason to admire them. That’s a tough load.
Probably none of them will end up playing sports professionally, as most NCAA athletes end up in other professions. They step briefly into the public eye for a season or two, and then become just like the rest of us, good citizens earning a living and possibly raising a family.
They deserve better than cheap racial/sexual slurs from a rich DJ. He’s going to make a killing in publicity off of this, while they will get nothing out of it except distracted from their last few weeks of studying and finals.
He says he’s not a racist because of all the good things he does. Well, I personally would not want someone doing nice things for me but calling me “fatty” while they’re helping me. I would tell that person to take their good deeds elsewhere.
Yes, I agree, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Rosie O’Donnell, and others are troublemakers. It’s attention they crave. So ignore them. If everyone ignored them, they would not get any PR, and eventually, they would have to do honest work to make a living.
Their idiocy doesn’t have anything to do with what happened to the Rutgers BB team. The issue here is that some young women who deserve basic respect have been insulted publicly by a man in an influential, high-paying job who apparently has done this kind of thing before. He should be fired, they should be apologized to by the NETWORK, not just by the insulter, and all of us should be careful to remember to treat people the way we would like our DAUGHTERS to be treated.
My daughters were both on a national champion sports team in high school (synchronized skating), and I would have come up swinging if anyone had dared to use a racial or sexual slur against them and their friends.