I thought we would play a new game today. And it’s kind of easy. You’re just going to match the statement with the person. Are you ready?
Okay, I’m going to give you four media personalities who have written or said some very stupid things the past couple of weeks. Let’s see if you can make the match.
A. Jemele Hill – columnist, ESPN.com.
B. Johnny Miller – golf commentator, NBC Sports.
C. Dick Enberg – tennis commentator, NBC Sports.
D. Don Imus – radio blowhard.
1. Upon being informed of the travails of Adam “Pacman” Jones, then being told that Jones is an African-American: “Well. There you go. Now we know.”
2. “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim.”
3. Rocco Mediate “looks like the guy who cleans Tiger's swimming pool.” And “Guys with the name ‘Rocco’ don’t get on the trophy, do they?”
4. “Roger Federer on his way. I wonder how they transport him? One of those Sultan chairs with four Nubian Slaves take him into our studio.”
A. Jemele Hill: 2. “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim.”
B. Johnny Miller: 3. Rocco Mediate “looks like the guy who cleans Tiger’s swimming pool.” And “Guys with the name ‘Rocco’ don’t get on the trophy, do they?”
C. Dick Enberg: 4. “Roger Federer on his way. I wonder how they transport him? One of those Sultan chairs with four Nubian Slaves take him into our studio.”
D. Don Imus: 1. “Well. There you go. Now we know.”
Well, Hill and Miller have apologized for their comments. We’ve yet to hear from Enberg. And Imus has gone to the misunderstood card. Well, here’s the actual audio. So you tell me, was it taken out of context? I don’t think so. And one would think that after what happened to Imus last year he would have learned a little lesson. But I guess one would think wrong.
So that’s it for today. Thanks for playing today’s edition of stupid media personalities. – John Royal
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