AA Breaking News: Dana Jacobson Emails An Apology To The Catholic League

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


So right when I'm finally getting some got confirmation that the comments listed on Deadspin were in fact dead on this falls in my lap. The Catholic League President Bill Donohue apparently hounded ESPN for a statement and he finally got one.

An email from Jacobson.....

A Catholic advocacy group charges the sports TV network ESPN has failed to respond properly to a graphic rant by anchorwoman Dana Jacobson in which she "attacked Jesus Christ."

Catholic League president Bill Donohue said he pressed ESPN on the issue and received an e-mail with an unsatisfactory statement by Jacobson.

The statement said, in part, "My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words." Donohue contended the response "fails on several counts".

"It is obvious, then, that neither Jacobson nor ESPN is dealing with this matter in a professional way," Donohue declared. "To put this issue behind them, ESPN must deal with this issue quickly, publicly and fairly, something it has yet to do. After all, most Christians are yet unaware of this event, but once they learn of it, they are sure to demand accountability."
I don't know if I'd go as far as to say that she "attacked Jesus Christ", but seriously what runs through your mind when you're saying something like that in a public forum? I'm not condemning (mainly because I've said stupid s**t when I was drunk), but I'd really like an honest answer as to what she was thinking.

There's still no word on whether she was suspended or not, but considering the X-Games start this weekend (and she's scheduled to be there), they probably told her to take a long vacation over the Weekend to "think about what she's done".

ESPN anchorwoman: 'F--- Jesus': TV host taken to task for outburst at public event (World Net Daily)

(Thanks to Bruce for the link)

Update: Via TBL....
Sources have confirmed that Jacobson, a co-host of “First Take” on ESPN2, currently is serving a one-week suspension because of her behavior at a Jan. 11 roast for ESPN Radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic at Atlantic City, N.J. While declining to confirm Jacobson had been suspended, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said, “Her actions and comments were inappropriate and we’ve dealt with it.”
So there you have it. I wonder if a week is enough for Bill Donahue? I'm guessing it's not.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 8:41 PM

75 Comments:

C'mon. She was drunk. Bill Donohue has been getting away with this "They're picking on us Catholics" shtick for waaaay too long with nobody calling him on it. He has never been able to substantiate actually representing anyone beyond himself. A simple "I was not thinking. I apologize to anyone offended by thoughtless remarks" is more than enough. Donohue wants to coerce ESPN to dance to his tune and, maybe, make a LITTLE donation. F___ Donohue!

Ref said...
Jan 22, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

Yeah I know and I'm totally with you, but she could have done more than just an email.

It's typical Disney sweep it under the rug stuff. I think the Mouse has trained the "Leader" perfectly. Like how when someone dies they move them to the parking lot. Isn't that an old rumor???

Jan 22, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Hey Ref - F__Auschwitz, F___Ground Zero, F___Mohammed, F___MLK, Jr..

Get the picture? There is no way to parse "F___Jesus" from my above examples.

Christians (Catholics included) believe Jesus martyred Himself. If you can't respect that belief, how can/should anyone respect the lives of the folks involved in my examples?

If the Mouse doesn't come down on her very hard, and very publicly, they open themselves up to all manner of equal enforcement issues. Harold Reynolds wins for every moment that Disney fails to act.

Ed said...
Jan 22, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

there's many christian denominations. why is it okay for her to apoligize ONLY to the catholics?

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Donohue is simply a human shitstain.And in a bizarre twist,Jacobson turns out a be a tranny,bending Donohue over the ESPN desk for some knob -slurping by Donohue.Unsurprisingly,given the gigantic Catholic church diddling scandals,Donohue liked the pole polishing,the only complaint being that Jacobson was too old.(Oh,and Donohue mumbled something about Jacobsons jawline reminding him of ex-NBAer Tom Meschery).(Yes,Jorgan went to the Jacobson-Meschery jawline routine one more time.)

Hugh Jorgan said...
Jan 22, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

I don't think there's any more roasts in the near future for ESPN. This thing sounded bad from the beginning and the more they talked about it, the worse it sounded. Then it actually happened and it was worse than anyone thought it could have been. And now someone gets suspended for it? This is why sports stations should stick to sports.

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 10:13:00 PM  

what teams make up the Catholic League?

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Xaverian, St. John's, Catholic Memorial, BC High, and Malden Catholic.

OK, sorry, that's the Catholic *Conference*. :-)

Frank said...
Jan 22, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

ed: I think your first two are completely different. Those are events or places, events or places at which a lot of people were killed. The last two are people.

The people ones *are* a legitimate comparision...but I think it's safe to say that those braying most about f--k Jesus wouldn't take the slightest bit of offense at f--k Mohammed. In fact, some of them probably *say* it.

BTW, comparisons to race or ethnicity, as made in the linked article, are bogus. Jewish is not just a religion, it is an ethnicity, and persecution of Jews is often based on the ethinicity (Hitler did not spare those who had converted). Black is a race. You can not change your race or ethnicity. You *can* change your religion. It's a belief system, and I'll mock your belief system and its (by my belief system) fictional martyr all I want.

Frank said...
Jan 22, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

ESPN should tell Bill Donohue to fuck off.

Jay said...
Jan 22, 2008, 11:54:00 PM  

If I had a nickel for all the times I've "attacked Jesus Christ," I'd have a lot of nickels. That said, attacking Jesus Christ when you're a bit tipsy: pretty offensive; attacking little boys when you're a bit tipsy: fucking felony. Bill Donohue should probably let sleeping dogs lie where they are.

pm said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:11:00 AM  

Jesus seems able to stand up for Himself, y'know? I mean, those bangs on Dana are clearly divine retribution.

Tuffy said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:25:00 AM  

Dear Bill:

Jesus has already forgiven Dana. You guys should stop worrying about what some sportscaster says and worry about all the children priests molested/molest....one more reason I dislike organized religion, especially Catholicism.....

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 1:21:00 AM  

Bill Donahue, The Catholic League, and World Net Daily have little to zero credibility.

All have extreme agendas, and Donahue and the Catholic League have been under fire in the last couple of years for distorting the true Catholic viewpoint supported by the Pope and the Vatican.

Jacobson was out of line, but this just posturizing by an agenda-driven maniac.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 1:32:00 AM  

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Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 2:04:00 AM  

I find most religions contemptible. Hate your neighbor but don’t forget to say grace. God, gods, Christ, Satan, Heaven, and Hell are nothing but fanciful inventions embraced by those who fear their mortality and find comfort in the notion of an afterlife. Catholicism ranks among the most contemptible of religions. No other religion has wrought as much misery upon humankind through the centuries. For that, it is Bill Donohue who should be issuing an apology.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 3:40:00 AM  

"My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words."

And I will never say them again while not shitfaced, thank you.

This sure did bring out the anti-Catholic bile...

Maybe Donohue has a point.

"No other religion has wrought as much misery upon humankind through the centuries."

Um, yeah, might want to take a look at a few places over near a patch of land in the ME currently doing a good job of it...

hollywood wags said...
Jan 23, 2008, 5:32:00 AM  

Maybe if this guy would take the young boys dick out of his mouth..oh was that wrong.
This is some Islam bullshit,next thing you know they'll be suicide bombers in Bristol and the X-Games all in the name of God.... see how fast it could get out of hand,tell these people to get a life.

Droopy said...
Jan 23, 2008, 7:53:00 AM  

Bill Donohue is doing what Bill Donohue does - gettting Bill Donohue's name in the paper.

It's crap like this that makes me more and more of a lapsed Catholic every day.

Sean said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:12:00 AM  

Here's my problem with this... this gets swept under the rug, but ESPN made damn sure that you heard about Kelly Tilghman, even if maybe 100 people saw the original comment live.

"But this was at a private function, and she was drunk." True, but so was Michael Richards.

MrC said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:13:00 AM  

Again, Michael Richards and Kelly Tilghman do not compare, because those were racial.

Race and religion are not the same thing. First of all, you don't choose the color of your skin; you *do* choose your belief system. Second of all, the only thing race tells is is that, race; a belief system tells us much more.

If I believed in the flying spaghetti monster, and badgered you about it, and you said "f--k your flying spaghetti monster!", would anyone care?

And didn't we all recoil about the controversy in Denmark over the Muslims going nuts about some cartoons? Donahue hasn't called for Jacobson to be killed....yet...but it's the same thing, just in a different degree.

Frank said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:35:00 AM  

"but it's the same thing, just in a different degree."

Bullshit, show me the riots in the streets.

BTW, isn't it fairly stupid for her to rip into Notre Dame, in such a nasty as way.

I mean, she works for a fucking network that covers Notre Dame athletics, right?

Kind of stupid, doncha think...

hollywood wags said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:46:00 AM  

ESPN benches Jacobson

Yep, she's officially out for a week. This has really turned into a mess. The article says that she was suspended because of her statements about Notre Dame. Doesn't mention Jesus. Whatever.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:55:00 AM  

Where's the video?! ESPN has cameras everywhere! I can't believe this isn't out yet.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 9:02:00 AM  

If you would show a picture of this donahue jerk and the "Offender", I know which one I would choose!

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 9:11:00 AM  

Aaah, the cleansing power of alcohol. Who's making a packie run to Bristol for a case of Vodka to give to Bayless?

doneycat said...
Jan 23, 2008, 9:30:00 AM  

I have heard worse things being said during a roast.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 9:44:00 AM  

I love how some of these comments think what Dana said was ok, because "she was drunk."
I guess you think it's also ok to drive drunk and kill somebody. You'd tell the grieving family, hey, come on, "she was drunk". Geez! There's no free pass just because you've had too much alcohol.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:21:00 AM  

If I posted in my blog that "There are too many Jews at ESPN," I'd be shut down in a couple of days.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:25:00 AM  

was this roast an ESPN sponsored event?

Paterno Lives! said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:26:00 AM  

//I guess you think it's also ok to drive drunk and kill somebody.//


wo, wo, wo...

saying F Jesus in waisted at a f'ing roast (have you ever seen a roast? its not exactly PC and cute material) is not an in the same ballpark, not in the same universe, as what went on here. being drunk is not excuse, per se, but if you've ever had a drink and done something dumb you can understand her regret and realize that (1) she said sorry, (2) nobody died, and (3) we will all be able to get on with our lives.

Paterno Lives! said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:30:00 AM  

@paterno lives:

The way they promoted the Hell out of it, especially on ESPN Radio, there's no way it couldn't have been.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:31:00 AM  

I love this idea that, "If you say something bad about my religion, you must apologize." Then should I assuming that apologies from Christians are forthcoming to the gay community? Give me a fucking break.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:38:00 AM  

"I guess you think it's also ok to drive drunk and kill somebody."

Only if it's fucking Jesus . . .

HappyNat said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:54:00 AM  

Lighten up. Give her a break, What is this world coming to. As someone who as a young boy was abused by a queer priest, and have gotten past it, others can surely get by this, think about it in the BIG PICTURE!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:58:00 AM  

This is just Dana's way at getting back at all those ND people slandering her brother, Barbaro, when he died.

GMoney said...
Jan 23, 2008, 11:10:00 AM  

All you people trash Donahue. But look at his statement. He wants this addressed "quickly, publicly, and fairly." How exactly is that different from what we do? ESPN has a history of this. Maybe he's calling them out once and for all. Oh, but if an African American or a Jew was offended....

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 11:22:00 AM  

I don't understand why she was suspended. This was a roast. Wasn't she suppose to get drunk and say outlandish things? I really don't understand why she got suspended. And plus only a couple hundred people saw it and no one else has any clue what exactly she said.

Brett said...
Jan 23, 2008, 11:59:00 AM  

It's easy. Because when you are as high profile as she is, you represent your company no matter what you do. And secondly, the statements crossed the line. Don Rickles wouldn't even say "Fuck Jesus."

If you can't hold your alcohol and you are in a high-profile position, then you don't drink in public. I follow that rule. Sure my life isn't as fun, but I haven't made an ass out of myself and lost my job either.

J.J. said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:07:00 PM  

Yeah I'm with JJ on this one. I don't think she should be fired given the context of it being a roast, but that's just a ridiculous comment to make.

Jan 23, 2008, 12:12:00 PM  

gmoney, you are so mean but yet I find myself pissing from laughter. Also if what Dana said was actually funny she would have been able to get away with it. It was a roast, which is the most un-PC thing you can watch.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:13:00 PM  

Again, would comments in the context of his alma mater have been acceptable if Mike Golic graduated from Grambling? From Brandeis?

J.J. said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:25:00 PM  

Give her a week in a room with Mike Tyson, Mike Vick, and Shawn Kemp.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:32:00 PM  

There's something about her that makes me want to punch her in the face

Jan 23, 2008, 12:33:00 PM  

Praised be Jesus Christ now and forever!

The name of Jesus is holy and powerful. The words of the first Pope, St. Peter, remind us,

"There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved." (Acts of the Apostles, chapter 4, verse 12)

And IMHO, that's great announcing!

PadreAstro said...
Jan 23, 2008, 12:52:00 PM  

"There's something about her that makes me want to punch her in the face"

I'd be afraid of what might happen to my hand, wrist, elbow, should and neck.

hollywood wags said...
Jan 23, 2008, 1:36:00 PM  

Hey Ref, so when has being drunk been an excuse? Do we say c'mon he was drunk when someone hits someone in a car or fondels someone? I don't recall Mel Gibson being allowed to use the "I was drunk defense" when he went off on his anti-semetic tirade. CBS fired Jimmy the Greek for less, ABC Howard Cosell for less and lets not forget giving Don Imus the boot (and he was being paid to say controversial till as ref buts it Rev Al was able to coerce the networks to dance to his tune). So why the free pass to Jacobson and the free shot at Christians? As to your comment "F___ Donohue!" that;s just proof as to what a deep thinker you are

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 2:01:00 PM  

Her comments should be taken in context; but alas it's not to be! It was a fuckin' roast for Christ sake. Listen to all the shit spewed at ANY roast by EVERYONE!! That's the POINT of a ROAST. People need to grow up, and accept that God has a great sense of humor.
It's a little known FACT that the "Last Supper" was in fact a roast for Jesus. John said to Jesus: I should have known that "Eat of my flesh" was just a claver name for a blow-job; and by the way I saw you kissing peter last night in the garden... of course Peter didn't get into town until this morning. so whose peter were you kissing, I couldn't see clearly in the darkness, but I think it was Judas', and I'm gonna warn you now that he's wanting more than a blow-job in return, I heard him say he's going to fuck you... fuck you real bad". On the real tip, Jesus I know you like to dress in drag and all, while I think you can pull off the purse... the spikes are gonna kill you!
It was a fucking roast "leave Dana alone!"...
PS, I am a Christian, and God personally told me he's OK with people saying "fuck Jesus", he gets the joke.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

I'd like to see all you ESPN wimps on the football field with Dana playing center....and have her big mouth yapping to snap the ball.....heh heh.....if you've got something like that to say, say it while we're playing football, rugby, or on the gun range.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 4:44:00 PM  

^^^What???

GMoney said...
Jan 23, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

Why must we respect religion? I don't have to respect republicans or other political groups. I don't have to respect psychics. I don't have to respect conspiracy theorists. If she said F*** the Wiccans or F***Zeus, or F*** 911 Trufers, think anyone would care? And those religions are just as stupid as any of the other made up Abrahamic dogma-machine people follow, only with less sheep in their flock.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

You're all missing the point. Dana is a MICHIGAN grad.
As a fellow MICHIGAN grad I can tell you that a quick stroll across the diag, and you're bound to hear F*** Notre Dame, F***Ohio State, and F*** Michigan State. If Notre Dame can't take F*** Jesus in the context of school rivalry, then they shouldn't have put up that big mosaic of Jesus doing the touchdown sign on that building at the end of one of their endzones.
Get over it, and F*** NOTRE DAME!

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 6:37:00 PM  

It's hilarious that someone is being cited for inappropriate behavior at a roast.

A roast is a place where you are making fun of (usually unpolitically correctly) the roastees. You can't have a corporate controlled roast. It makes no sense.

"OK, let's let him have it....but don't be inapporpriate".

What a joke. She was probably drunk.

Does everyone realize that everytime someone has said something "inappropriate" that really that's a form of thought control? It's just words people. This is America. If you don't like what people say, ignore it. don't watch her show. But we should encourage free expression and maybe "lighten up" when people might be joking.

And btw, if you believe too heavily into Jesus, MAYBE you aren't based too heavily into the world of reality. You know, just a thought. Am I still allowed to think for myself?

MaxB929 said...
Jan 23, 2008, 7:07:00 PM  

I love how that wind bag Donohue is bitching & moaning about this, but Notre Dame can use the phrase "Touchdown" Jesus and that's wonderful! Somehow I don't think this is biblically correct either.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 7:43:00 PM  

If God almighty forgives poor Dana, why can’t “we”?
If Jesus was “alive” today, being the “Jew” he was, wouldn’t he own ESPN? Come to think of it…him being a Jew, would Notre Dame even admit him? And if they did imagine him at quarterback! And would he be humble with most of his team worshiping him? And would he pray to himself before each game? And would he sound too cocky saying I want to thank myself for giving me the ability to win this game? And if he threw a “Hail Mary”, would he call it a “Hail mom”? And isn’t the real Touchdown Jesus playing for the Gators in a Tebow uniform? Is Tebow in fact Jesus or just Jesus’ little brother? Some things I ponder…

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

" "No other religion has wrought as much misery upon humankind through the centuries."

Um, yeah, might want to take a look at a few places over near a patch of land in the ME currently doing a good job of it... "

Christianity has a few centuries' head start on Islam and (at least historically) a wider influence, too. Doesn't mean some of the nutjobs out there aren't trying to close the gap, but they've got a ways to go yet.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

IF EVER THERE WAS A SICK SITE THIS IS IT.
99% OF THE RESPONDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR BRAINS WHERE THEY SIT.
THEIR FAVORITE WORD SEEMS TO BE " F ".if you combined all the respondents into one brain it would turn out to be a retard

harvard angel said...
Jan 23, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

... Brains where they sit!!! Fuck you, you fucking Fuck! And it was your head... or should I say your face, I was sitting on... 99% of it anyway! And you don't have to "turn out" to be a retard... you already are one!! You're as lame as Dika's cock!!
"FREE DANA!"

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

lol People make too big of a deal outta Jesus being a Jew. He was the cause of the seperation of judaism, his followers were the first christians. They just were not recognized as christians until christ had died... but thats another story. As for why why she appoligized to the Catholics, her remarks were made towards Notre Dame, a catholic college. But as for what she did it was completely unprofessional, whether you believe Jesus was the savior or not, you can admit how unprofessional it was. You do not bash the character of the man, just like you do not bash the character of MLK, Mother Theresa, or Ghandi. She has a great job, and she reflects her company whenever shes on air. I mean i believe in forgiveness but still those who think she did nothing wrong are idiots.

terrell1407 said...
Jan 23, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

Lisa Lampanelli ,at the Don King roast"I don't wanna say I'm a whore or anything,but I've fucked more black men than Don King."

Hugh Jorgan said...
Jan 23, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

My suggestion? Fire her.

That's all.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 23, 2008, 11:56:00 PM  

Religion in its own is overrated...there isn't any proof besides a book made up thousands of years ago he existed...there is only superficial beliefs that he makes miracles...people are so obsessed in religion they forget reality...it's not a miracle the HIV is no longer in Magic Johnson...it's his money...get over it...and the whole Don Imus stuff may have been blown out of proportion, but as a black or a jew you have to stand up and fight because no one have shown respect for you nearly forever...if Priests are respected for raping little boys...not even little girls...then this shouldnt even be a story...ESPN should be ashamed of themselves...

Anonymous said...
Jan 24, 2008, 1:10:00 AM  

You're kidding yourself if you don't think Dana Jacobsen would've been fired already if she had said "Fuck Mohammed." Hell, if a dumb cartoon about Mohammed in a random Danish newspaper could become an international incident, are you telling me "Fuck Mohammed!" wouldn't have elicited an uproar from enough Muslim groups that ESPN would've caved and canned her? Please. Get real.

Anonymous said...
Jan 24, 2008, 5:20:00 AM  

fuck jesus

cetaae said...
Jan 24, 2008, 7:10:00 AM  

Hey, AA...just saw this on espnews: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=3210118

disciplined

joepadon said...
Jan 24, 2008, 10:33:00 AM  

If she would have said "F--- gay people, not only would she have been fired, but going to rehab counseling too.

Anonymous said...
Jan 24, 2008, 10:39:00 AM  

IT was a roast, fuck notre dame and donahue. It is America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BENNY said...
Jan 24, 2008, 4:48:00 PM  

As a Cathoilc, I find Bill Donohue's strident perspective totally appaling. Let he who is without....blah, blah, blah. If he were a better Catholic, he's be more forgiving. But he's not. He's an asshole.

Fuck him too.

Shithead said...
Jan 24, 2008, 6:23:00 PM  

Fuck Jesus and Donahue!

Anonymous said...
Jan 24, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

Can we take this opportunity to identify the REAL enemy? Bill Donohue, notorious media whore, is trying to make a living blackmailing Hollywood, and ruining peoples lives. He does not speak for the Catholic Church. He is just an unctuous prick making a few bucks running a scam.
There is no issue here. A person got drunk, made a few remarks meant to be funny. It wasn't during a broadcast, Ms Jacobson has been disciplined.
Now how this is any concern of Donohue is beyond me. But I have a suggestion: fuck off Donohue. Go crawl under a rock you jerkoff.

moondancer said...
Jan 25, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

As a Christian, I say either you love ESPN or you love Jesus. If you love Jesus than fire ESPN otherwise don't pretend you love Jesus because you don't.

Anonymous said...
Jan 25, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Everyone seems to be ignoring the fact the message was delivered by a Jew, is being defended by Jews, and was planned as a promotion of a Jewish radio talk show host. It sure looks like Christian hate to me.

Shlomo Bensaba said...
Jan 26, 2008, 11:28:00 AM  

I am more than happy to forgive Dana. That said it does not mean that she should not have to suffer consequenses for her inappropriate behaviour. To have ESPN condone (for those who need a definition of Condone: to overlook; especially by treating an offense as harmless or trivial) these actions is really a slap in the face to all Christians, I'll turn the other cheek again and again because there is nothing she can say about Jesus that would be worse than things already written or said about him for centuries. The point is the utter hypocrisy under which these decisionds are made. All Rush Limbaugh said is that in his opinion McNabb was getting hyped because the media (ESPN) wanted a successful black quaterback to parade in front of people. He's fired. Don Imus was off of the air at CBS, or whoever he was with at the time,for months because of one stupid statement. You get the point. Her few days suspension was hardly long enough to get over the hangover she surely had. Anyone that says her being drunk justifies her behavior is wrong. If I do something stupid when drunk I still expect to pay the price for my actions. This would have been an opportunity for ESPN/Disney to make a statement that their employees must be held to a higher standard than most people. What would have happend if D J had said "F Martin Luther King jr.", or "F Muhammed"? There is no doubt she would be fired. But firing her won't accomplish anything. She should take 3 or 4 weeks off and go work in a christian run women's home or homeless shelter and see the huge difference Jesus makes when he's working through people. She went way beyond her feelings about the rivalry between Michigan and Notre Dame and took it to an offensive level that needs more than a prepared statement that sounded as sincere as a Bill Belichick press conference answer about team injuries.

Anonymous said...
Jan 28, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

If she made the same comment about Mohammed there would be a massive public outcry. I'm not a very religious man myself but these fools in the media just go out of their way to pick on Catholics. Funny that they are not so quick to insult muslims the same way. I wonder what would happen to her if she said f**k Mohammed?

Anonymous said...
Jan 28, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

Imus was just tryying to be funny wasn't he. The guy from Seinfeld was just doing stand up wasn't he? oh I forgot, if it happens to you it is offensive if it happens to someone that you don't like it is justified. kind of sounds like the Black guy
I once knew who said it was fine for him to make comments because Black people earned the right to be bigoted because of segregation - WTF?
I love this. Many of you show the exact hatred toward the Catholic Church that is the very reason this is a problem. you see it won't get much further than this because this country has a long history of persecuting Catholics. The Catholic Church may have done many bad things in Europe. But this is America. The land of the White Protestant. America rpresented a chance for WASPS to gain a legitimate level of control in their own country since they founded America. In many cases they would not let Catholics immigrate to certain NorthEastern Colonies, however, since slavery was not an acceptable form of labor in a factory they decided to let the Irish scumbags come and work for wages not much better than slavery. Look at the history of the Irish and Italian and Polish immigrants in America and then ask yourself. Where does my own bias come from? It is all part of the fabric of our society. Look at the Presidency. 43 Presidents. 1 Catholic. The rest Protestant. Even Ronald Reagan changed his religion from Catholic - first to get more roles in Hollywood and then to further his career in politics. The man who said that religion is something you can change so it is free to be attacked, to me is an idiot who does not understand faith. Faith is something that should burn deeply. You don't just change it. If that were the case, then there would be no Christianity as the first Christians would have just changed when they were being attacked by the Romans. That has to be one of the most ignorqant statements i have ever heard. But it has been created by a belief system fed to you by the mainstream of both Protestants and Atheists who equally hate Catholics albeit for different reasons.

Bottom line -
Everyone has a complaint. But when they agree with the wrongdoer they think that the complainer is just being a baby. It is so hypocritical. The solution either everyone needs to grow some skin and let it all slide or we need to start seeing ALL complaints from the perspective of those wronged.

BTW - The priest thing is really tired. It is derogatory and is the same as saying All Blacks are lazy or All Mexicans are illegal or All Jews are Stingy or All Germans are Nazis or All reverands are siphoning money, etc, etc.

Everyone can get in line so just stop it.

Anonymous said...
Feb 9, 2008, 5:31:00 PM  

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