Monday, April 16, 2007

It's not words this time, and that's good.

He got fired for attacking those girls. It wasn't the words he used. It was his unthinking personal attack on those fine young female athletes with a callous comment.

He didn't say the f-word, the s-word, the c-word, or the n-word. He said an n-word, but not the n-word. The words he used were quoted in news articles across the country, with no censorship.

These are words that have appeared in songs by Stevie Wonder and numerous rap musicians. I'm not saying that what he did was acceptable or proper. I'm just saying that on a scale of 1 to 10, the words he used are about a 4.

He got fired for the right reasons. He got fired for saying something uncalled for (that's a phrase your mom used all the time, but it's correct here) about some nice young people, and that's the issue, not what he said. The personal attack makes it unforgiveable. I never liked him anyway.

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