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ESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Feb 24, 2015.

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    http://deadspin.com/espn-suspends-keith-olbermann-for-penn-state-tweets-1687751753

    He's the worst "journalist" ever. Period.

    But conservatives who celebrate this are shooting themselves in the foot. By supporting a corporation taking disciplinary actions against somebody's out-of-work speech is supporting corporate oversight of speech codes. Sure, you can't face any legal ramifications for questioning somebody's patriotism, but you CAN lose your job. It's something only a modern-day-liberal could love.
     
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    The guy is a clod.
     
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    I thought he was pretty good when he was on years ago, before he went off on far-left political ranting. But since, he hasn't been able to keep his political opinions out of covering sports, and what he said here merits the suspension.
     
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    Didn't Rush get fired by ESPN?

    Any similarities?
     
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    That is a good comparison. Both had lots of people tuned into a show where they were featured, and both were let go before anybody saw any ratings decline.
     
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    I'll never forgive Penn State for turning Keith Olberman of all people into a sympathetic figure. I mean that takes a Herculean effort. Probably one of the most tone deaf institutions I've ever seen. I still have an Army buddy that doesn't see what Paterno and the administration did wrong.
     
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    In April, John Krakauer is going to release a book he wrote about the sexual assaults at the University of Montana, and the subsequent cover-up. It's going to be called "Missoula".

    We're expecting a storm of bad things, man.
     
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    My own alma matter here in Virginia came out poorly during a nation wide audit that looked into sexual assault reporting. I think there is most definitely an issue with this kind of stuff throughout the country.
     
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    Are we not told to "forgive?" Need I say anything else?
     
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    Humor...it is a difficult concept.

    - Mr. Spock
     
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    Old Dominion ? William & Mary ?

    I was stationed in Norfolk for a spell.
     
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    I work in Norfolk for the Navy's Engineering command. Went to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.
     
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    We had a half inch of snow once, and they shut the base down. This was '82, I think. If the commies wanted us, that would have been a great time to attack. At the time, I was dating a girl who went to ODU, and they won the NCAA women's volleyball tourney that year. I took some leave in May and hitchhiked to Knoxville for the World's Fair.

    Good times.
     
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