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Two Apologies, A Suspension and a Firing

So, you may or may not have heard all the ruckus over Golf Channel anchorwoman Kelly Tilghman's comments during the Mercedes-Benz Championship earlier this month. Tilghman and co-anchor Nick Faldo were discussing younger challengers to Tiger Woods when she claimed jokingly that they should "lynch him in a back alley". Tilghman was suspended for two weeks for her comment and as you can imagine, the accusations of racism followed soon after.

Tilghman did apologize:
"On Friday during our golf broadcast, Nick Faldo and I were discussing Tiger's dominance in the golf world and I used some poorly chosen words. I have known Tiger for 12 years and I have apologized directly to him. I also apologize to our viewers who may have been offended by my comments."
Personally, when I first heard this story I didn't really care. Honestly, there are more important things on my mind like Darfur, primaries, and the stories of missing minorities who have been neglected by the media. But everyone seems to be blowing up; I guess this is more fallout of the Don Imus controversy.

But this story gets longer(and better?)- Dave Seanor, editor for Golfweek was fired last week for placing a noose on the magazine's cover. There was "extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country", Golfweek claims.

I guess what annoys me about this whole situation is that it really feels like a lot of people are getting upset and expressing their "anger" simply because it's the thing to do nowadays when something like this occurs. I mean, the woman's comments offend me but there are a lot more things that offend me more. Maybe I'm just being lazy.

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  1. well like you said there are more important things to worry over than one stupid comment. I doubt she is racist, she just said something stupid. I have plenty of times I just said something off the top of my head, and it turned out badly.

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  2. very tru, and what further annoys me is that there are a good number black people who know they make "lynching" jokes, comedians and otherwise. she's being attacked because she's white. . . i think that's called racism

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  3. Is it wrong for me to find her statement funny because right now I am LMBAO! I honestly don't really get offended by whitey's racist and/or obnoxious remarks anymore. When Don Imus referred to the Rutgers' basketball women as nappy-headed ho's, I did not give a rat's ass. I hear worse in today's rap lyrics degrading our women. So nothing really appalls me anymore.........

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