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PLEASE HELP!!! NFL commentator disses Katrina victims

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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Allright, so bulding a mosque 2 blocks away from ground zero is such a big deal that everyone is freaking out over it.

But no one cares about this?

What if it was a muslim who said it? Would everyone change their tune?


Seeing that Katrina was a natural disaster, not manmade, and generally not blamable on anyone, except of course here at ATS, I don't see a difference if a Muslim, Catholic, or Hindu said it.




posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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Saints losing to the Viking at home?

Not going to happen.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
On a side note, I hope the Saints collapse on themselves this season...I mean epic collapse, like the twin towers




[edit on 5-9-2010 by Aggie Man]



Typical comment from an Aggie Fan..and probably one (judging by your twin tower comment) that was not intelligent enough to attend the university. No wonder you are the laughing stock of Texas football. I heard you guys were up for the next season of Friday Night Lights, but Mike Sherman was afraid you guys would be a disgrace to Texas HIGH SCHOOL football.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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ya. to who made this thread you need to calm down . you act like this is the first time someone has made a remark about Katrina . I understand he said a poor choice of words . But really ?? maybe before you post on here you right your anger down in word pad and sit on it for a day and if it bothers you that much .. and by the way . my wife had to leave LA cause of Katrina and she watched this and SHE AGREES WITH ME ! .



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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You would like this guy fired for this remark? That only happens if you say something about the jews, such as when the organist at Yankee stadium mentioned to his agent that he didn't want a jew moving in next door to him. The next day he was fired when the agent dropped a dime.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by vimanarider
Typical comment from an Aggie Fan..and probably one (judging by your twin tower comment) that was not intelligent enough to attend the university. No wonder you are the laughing stock of Texas football. I heard you guys were up for the next season of Friday Night Lights, but Mike Sherman was afraid you guys would be a disgrace to Texas HIGH SCHOOL football.



Wow, no need to take it to personal attacks....that just shows lack of intelligence.


P.S. When the Saints come marching into Dallas, they are going to get bombed worse than Pearl Harbor



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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A bit tactless, but harmless. I was expecting a disgusting hatenmonger like this one:


Beck manages to attack both Kathrina-victims and 9/11 families in one rant. He has no empathy. It is quite a scary, that millions of Americans still listen to this rat-catcher.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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It is unfortunate, but this thread has blown way off course.

I attempted to bring to light a heartless and ill advised comment by a media member regarding a tragedy of historic proportions.

Sadly, this has evolved into a race/religion/chest-beating thread to nowhere.

For those who feel this was overblown or felt the need to make tasteless remarks about other instances of horror, I can only hope that you never have to go through losing loved ones in such events.

That is all.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:23 PM
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oh boo who, boo who, i'm outraged at your outrage.
i'm sure if you think about it, he was talking about the fierceness, and the force of the storm. you do know that sports commentators like to use metaphors when talking about how much better team is than the other is don't you.

its people like you who wear their heart out on their sleeve, that has causes
people to loose their jobs.

oh and the star and flag grubbin, shameless

[edit on 5-9-2010 by hounddoghowlie]



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man

Wow, no need to take it to personal attacks....that just shows lack of intelligence.


P.S. When the Saints come marching into Dallas, they are going to get bombed worse than Pearl Harbor


I like you, friend. I really really like you.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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i agree with the consensus here...you're being over dramatic over what was said...if it's really that big of a deal to you...how about you call the network and complain, not post on ATS and expect us to sympathize with you're plight to demonize everybody in the media as a heartless shrew who deserves to lose their job...i'm sure they'll care just about as much as we do about your rediculous claims



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:43 AM
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I know that people will be, and have been, offended by this. People are totally sensitive about disasters such as Katrina. Though, as everyone said, and I'm not sure why I am repeating it, it's sports and smack talk happens. Did it have to go that far? Not necessarily, but he did, and there's really nothing anyone can do about it - I mean, sure...you can complain all you want and maybe avoid watching him but like I said, you know, it just happens.

Also, a lot of people who play or commentate sports try to get the other team fired up for a better game. I've heard this somewhere but I can't remember exactly where. Actually, it doesn't really make sense in this situation because I'm not sure that the Saints would've heard it or not. Another thing you have to look at is the Saints won the superbowl this past year. Maybe he thought that since they won the superbowl, they won't mind a little harsh talk?

I am not saying you are wrong in posting about it and being so hurt by it. Honestly, I freaked out about my girlfriend sarcastically asking me "How does that make you feel?" When my sisters cat got killed by a car
I thought "Well how the hell do you think it makes me feel?" Yeah, I know...Lame. But try not to let it bug ya because somehow, someway...shape or form, He'll get back what he threw out there.

And for the record:
A few NFL teams could hit the Steelers like a foolish quarterback on a college girl!


Sorry. No offense to that girl. Also, rape is an extremely serious offense - It's not funny at all, but I really just couldn't help myself. For the second record (before I finally shut up), I think everyone should drop the case with Ben. Wow, now I'm taking it off topic.

I'm finished now, hope I helped somehow!



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:29 AM
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Originally posted by vimanarider
For the record...my feelings are not hurt. There is simply a thing called accountability.


So you say that your feelings were not hurt... then what's there to be accountable for? Why take up a personal crusade to get the man fired when (by your own admission) he's done absolutely nothing to you?

You're really sending out some mixed signals here.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:03 AM
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When I hear the words Katrina, I think about a powerful hurricane since that is technically what it was. The disaster that happened in it's wake was due to negligence on improving levees in the event of a major hurricane along with a lack of planning and execution in hurricane evacuation plans. I separate the two as separate events but I understand how some may think of everything as one event. I don't mean any disrespect for those that lost their lives.

I would suggest writing the station management and mention your grievances to communicate your feelings. If you don't speak up, we might start using sports talk to smack talk all kinds of disasters and not think about how many people we might be offending. Of course sports announcers sometimes talk about one sports team killing another. I guess we all know that is a metaphor.

I know one girl called Katrina. I used to joke when I got within her presence that I was entering her deadly strike zone. I was thinking about the strike zones hurricanes have. I guess if I was a sports announcer, that might have offended some. It might not be the best thing to say in case she knew anyone affected. If someone doesn't speak up, we won't realize when we're offending others.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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I agree with the majority here. Entirely too sensitive to a metaphor by a sports announcer.

Not that these songs are metaphors but they may be offensive to someone, somewhere, somehow.


Or better yet, since this is ATS...

Katrina & The Waves were surely in on the planning of the conspiracy and storm way back in the early 80's. No one but them knew The Waves from Katrina would inflict the damage caused by the engineers at HAARP that would be Walking On Sunshine while playing their favorite Scorpions tune, Rock You Like A Hurricane. HAARP, then referred to by the code name Heart also conspired with their song Allies which is suggested with the following lyrics.

In troubled times
It's hard to get straight answers
Between the lines
That border wrong or right
The homeland cries
It struggles with confusion
But this feelin' still remains
Like shelter from the rain
Meanwhile Journey was busy writing songs and planning the lyrics for the Northeast Blackout of 2003 with their song Lights, better know by some as When the Lights Go Down in the City and Wheel in the Sky for the Norway Spiral with their lyrics.

Ooh, the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'
I don't know where I'll be tomorrow
Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'




Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Heart - Allies
Scorpians - Rock You Like A Hurricane
Journey - Lights
Journey - Wheel In The Sky


I'm just sayin'...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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Wow, fired? Really? It's just not that big of a deal.........it waasn't directed at another race, religion, of homosexuals.....those are the big three that will get you fired. Katrina was a natural disaster made worse by stupid people, and a pathetic local government, not to mention a weak infrastructure..............so nope, don't see the need to fire him. If you really are that thin skinned, I'd have to wonder why. He didn't say anything even remotely offensive, maybe have a nice cup of tea or something, then find something serious to get fired up about....like I don't know, our country going down the tubes, the Dems/Reps, which ever side you are against, unemployment, housing crisis.....you know something important.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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the commentator made his statement without malice but used it metaphorically to emphasize his point...i think the event is now part of general lexicon



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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I live in New Orleans, and it didn't bother me....just trash talkin.....I say things about other teams like that all the time. I don't think he meant to attack Katrina victims.



posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by Legion2112

As to the "What if a Muslim had said that" comment... what on God's green Earth does that have to do with anything even remotely related to this thread?


I wanted to clarify my line of reasoning.

So many people are up in arms about the "Ground Zero Mosque". THey say it is tasteless for muslims to build a community center so close to "an american tragedy".

9/11 happened before katrina.

So its OK to make a joke about katrina and its victims, but if you make a joke about 9/11, or even try to DO SOMETHING POSITIVE, like build a community center and happen to be Isalmic, its not cool.

That is why i made mention of muslims. and you all know damn well that if there was a tape where osama was cracking jokes about hitting americans harder than katrina hit NO, people would be losing their #.



posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 04:36 AM
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Sometimes you have to look at how something is said instead of what was said. I agree what he said was insensitive and those affected by the Katrina devastation might feel offended. But it is clear that he meant no ill-will by the comment and was not trying to insult or offend anyone. It was a metaphor and nothing more.

PS: There are far more important issues to worry about than what a sports commentator says on a sports show...

[edit on 7/9/2010 by Dark Ghost]



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