Monday, April 26, 2010

Will Radio Host be fired over Tebow comments?


USA Today poses the question of whether a Radio Talk Show host should be fired for inflammatory comments against Tebow in the same manner that Don Imus was fired for his remarks.

Where is the line on turning the other cheek and holding people accountable for their actions?

Here is what a Boston radio host said about Tim Tebow and the people who joined the Florida quarterback on draft-night.

"It looked like some kind of Nazi rally...so lily-white is what I'm trying to say. Yeah, Stepford Wives."

Comparing anyone to Nazis is never a good idea but is this just stupid broadcasting or a firing offense?

Fred Toettcher, known as the "Toucher" on 98.5 The Sports Hub, a CBS owned station, is probably going to find out.

David Whitley, columnist for AOL FanHouse wrote:

I don't think one stupid statement should get somebody fired, whether it's Imus calling Rutgers players "nappy-headed ho's" or some sports jock trying to be witty.

More importantly, you can be sure Tebow would be willing to turn the other cheek. I wish studio snipers like Toettcher would actually meet their victims before turning them into Nazi jokes.

But my opinion, your opinion and Tebow's opinion shouldn't count. What matters is whether CBS and others are going to be consistent. If not, this will be great fodder for Rush Limbaugh and anyone who likes to bash double standards and political correctness.

When CBS President Leslie Moonves fired Imus, he said "There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society."

Are young men of non-color less important?



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