Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Okay, you know my stance on using terms like "fag", "gay", and "retarded to make a point. If it bothers someone you shouldn't use it. If you do use it...you apologize and move on. It's that easy.
Well sometime(s) we take Political Correctness a bit too far. So far it makes you sound like an idiot.
Listening to Mike & Mike yesterday Dick Vitale was on to rant and rave about something that I've since forgotten. They always go through a feature with him called "Stock Up, Stock Down" where he says who/what is hot right now (genius concept I know). Dickie V brought up F-1 driver Lewis Hamilton who became the first black driver to win a race this past weekend. Here's Dickie's quote....
"Lewis Hamilton...the first African-American driver to win a Formula One Race..."
So what's wrong with that you ask? Well Mr. Hamilton is from England...which if you're looking at a map is not in America. So in his attempt to be politically correct Dick V. just made himself look bad.
(Thanks to reader SG for the tip!)