Section Six Soldier
Front Door of the House of Trolls
[b]If you're terribly afraid of your character dying, it may be best if you roleplayed something other than an adventurer.[/b]
ESPN has said they've already disciplined them internally and they've already 'apologized'.
In any case, I hope they're not fired. What they said was wrong but they're allowed to say it. I mean, what is this? Canadia?
ESPN has said they've already disciplined them internally and they've already 'apologized'. In any case, I hope they're not fired. What they said was wrong but they're allowed to say it. I mean, what is this? Canadia?
Figures. It was probably a slap on the wrist and a "Don't say naughty things."
If I was a network exec, I'd fire them. Why would you want people making statements that bring bad attention to the network? I'd fire them to make a point. I bet the next set of hosts that wanted to make a stupid statement would think about it first.
There's a difference between being "allowed to say it" and "entitled to a platform to say it from".
How's that old saying go? All press is good press? I agree that if they cost them sponsors an' money an' stuff, sure. But fire them for that, not for saying something. I know the distinction is minute but I feel it's an important one. If we're free to say what we wish we should be free to say what we wish - no matter how stupid and insensitive. That doesn't mean I think they should be free from consequences, though, and if what they said loses ESPN money, well, that's reason enough for dismissal.
You can say what you wish, but you can't say what you want when you wish... especially when you are representing someone or something (corporation) else. You can scream fire if you want, but you can't scream fire if you are a theater manager during work if there is no fire.
You can say what you wish, but you can't say what you want when you wish... especially when you are representing someone or something (corporation) else. You can scream fire if you want, but you can't scream fire if you are a theater manager during work if there is no fire.Meh, like I said I know what I want is something representative of a very minute distinction. I mean, I know it's sorta silly. It'd just make me feel better. And we all want that.
True. I just think it sends a bad message to fire someone for what they said. I know it happens all the time (and often for lesser stuff than this) but I don't like it. Like I said above, if you want to fire them, fine. Just do it for some other reason. Even if that reason is there only because of what they said, that's enough. Again, minute distinction but important, IMO.
They're paid for what they say. If they say terrible things, they should be fired for it. It's not like they're some accountants that made off-hand bigoted comments (in that case, getting fired would be unrelated to job performance), but radio hosts who are paid to say things. Job performance and all that.Sure, they have a right to say it. I don't think they should be shut down by the government or arrested or anything. But firing is certainly within reason.People are stupid. What an inspiring story the original story was! And all these jerks can do is be mean about it? them.
*shrug* If it's in their contract to be ****s, then OK. But there is a difference between "controversial" and "****s". I mean, it would be controversial if they started cursing up a storm, but they'd probably get fired for it. I'm not necessarily calling for them to get fired - I'm very happy with public backlash. We will never get rid of this element of society, but we can (as a society) make it unacceptable in the public arena (as most overt racism is). I'm just saying that it's legit for the employers to fire these guys for doing that stupid crap.