But the thing that bugs me is the "protected class" syndrome. To some extent this is permitted. For instance it's OK to be self deprecating. But what really bothers me is people who should know better who accuse others of certain behavior, and thereby display it in their protest.
If I was the executive of this gentleman's network, the very least I would do is drag this fellow in my private office and scorch his ears. Public apology may not be necessary, but a little bit of "education" in my view would be appropriate. In my company a man could get fired in a matter of minutes for saying stuff like this. And it should NOT matter who said it. Fair is fair; nobody gets a pass.
I can't figure out what bothers me more, the fact that he had the balls to make such inflammatory remarks or the fact that he might be ignorant enough to believe his own words.
Am I off base? I'm holding my words here. Tell me what you think.
REALsports with Bryant Gumbel
Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t like them and won’t watch them ... Because they’re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won ... So if only to hasten the arrival of the day they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin.