Tuesday, May 31, 2011

If you don't have anything nice to say....

I opened another tab to find some links to back up this post and wouldn't you know, I found another idiot saying something stupid. A different idiot than I originally was seeking out. So let's start with him.

Tiki Barber said this: 
When describing what it was like hiding out from the media after news broke that he left his long-time wife for a 23-year-old NBC intern, Barber told the magazine that he and his girlfriend were at his agent, Mark Lepselter’s house. “Lep’s Jewish,” Barber said, “and it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing.”

Then, there is this idiot, Joakim Noah. I never liked this guy. When he played at Florida, his body language and general attitude left a bad taste in my mouth.  And then of course, he apologizes, saying he got caught up in the moment and responded to a fan saying something nasty to him. Oh well in that case, all is forgiven. Kobe said the same slur. Another reason I can't stand Kobe.

And now, Ed Shultz calls Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut" and a "talk slut". Yeah, that's appropriate.  This article cracks me up. He deserves serious props for owning up to his failures? No, he doesn't deserve any kind of props for anything.

Does an apology forgive an action? I'm not talking about "Oh I forgot to do the dishes, I'm sorry. I'll get to them right now." When the action is words that cut deep (forget sticks and stones and blah blah blah, words hurt, yo) can a person just be forgiven instantly? If this person uses words and comparisons like this in the media, in front of cameras and stadiums full of people, doesn't that give a little insight into who they are? Do what you got to do in the privacy of your own home. Say what you need to say in front of your close, trusted circle of friends but when you are making comparisons that are wildly off base, using words that are hugely offensive and calling women demeaning words, I lose respect for you. The behavior that is being modeled for the citizens of our wonderful country is so poor.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't get a job in the public eye.

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