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Comment from: Bo Mosley [Visitor] Email
Freedom of speech is not free. It comes with a price and if the so called Rev Al or Jessy gets involved it is not about the words spoken rather about what they can get from it. Does Al or Jessy really care about Golf. NO No.
The Golf Channel made a real bad mistake.
Who watches the Golf Channel?
Not anymore.
01/11/08 @ 19:25
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Wow, I actually agree with most of what you said.
01/11/08 @ 20:06
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
"-If live TV personalities must live in fear that one slip of the tongue may result in exile, the future of broadcast is going to feature a lot of frightened talking heads."

That's the nature of the game. Think about all the live personalities at work in the world...preachers, teachers, lawyers, et al. They live within the same constraints, save for the YouTube access (and even that is changing, with kids provoking teachers while other students record the tirade for YouTube.) Podcasts, blogs, and articles all reserve the right to edit. When you work live-to-air, you must be extra vigilant and resist the over-the-top urge. Trying to keep up with the wit of a Brit, Tilghman lipped out.
01/11/08 @ 21:19
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Visitor] Email
Word Smails, Word.

Ron Mon, you ever slip in front of a classroom??? I get the feeling you have :-)

01/11/08 @ 21:38
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
You know this is RonMon, you're talking about right, BTuck? You've seen his "work" right?

I think you can pretty much remove any maybe or question mark from that observation.

01/12/08 @ 03:20
Comment from: Brooklyn [Visitor] Email
Didn't someone once say "I'd like my children to be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." How much do you think Al Sharpton knows about the content of Tilghman's character? Do you think he judged her solely on the color of her skin?

We all know Sharpton is the embodiment of a HYPOCRIT; we all be better served by ignoring his ilk.
01/12/08 @ 11:44
Comment from: Bruce Stasch [Member] Email
I find that Mr. Sharpton acts as an ambulance-chasing man of the cloth. Why don't we ever hear about his good works? We only listen to his defense of sometimes indefensible people. Is he really defending the offended or is he just trying to get his face in front of a camera.

As B Tuck eloquently pointed out, a talking head is always at risk of saying something that might come out of their mouths that might be deemed inappropriate.

Admit it, we've all said something that we later regret. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Unfortunately for Ms. Tilghman, it was on camera.
01/12/08 @ 13:31
Comment from: MACK DADDY CADDY [Visitor] Email
Decisive Action Must Be Taken
01/13/08 @ 01:20
Comment from: merrin [Visitor] Email
"How come whenever Rev. Al Sharpton is in the news it's because he is demanding someone be fired? I thought "Reverends" were supposed to forgive."

Since when are forgivenss & social justice seperated in the BIble? We're called to forgive others as God has fogiven us, but that doesnt negate the need for justice among God's people. (i.e. the Book of AMos). In fact we're called on to PRESERVE justice, especially among the poor & those with the least voice among us. It IS possibel to preserve justice & forgive, because justice is not vengeance. There IS a difference, so the discussion then shifts to WHAT action provides justice.

Speaking of SHaprton, he could drop dead tomorrow & these stories would continue. Those of us who see SHarpton as "The real problem" would prefer an easy scapegoat than to look around our world & truly acknowlege how far apart we are in many ways. There is a huge gap in America that we dont EVER deal with, instead we sweep things under the rug & think Sharpton the rabblerouse is blowing things out of proportion or the always prevalent 'reverse racism' (a truly idiotic term since racism never stopped being racism long enough to reverse. And if racism was reversed, by its very definition, it would be equality.).

Sharpton simply speaks for a segment of our population that doesnt have the same respresentation-in government, media, or economic equality.
01/14/08 @ 13:21
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Merrin,

You're so full of it, it isn't even funny. If you want to talk about justice, let's start by throwing fat Al -- who has blood on his hands, not to mention a lot of other things -- in prison.

With quotas and affirmative action, blacks get a lot more representation than their accomplishments warrant. Cry me a river, pal.
01/14/08 @ 13:54
Comment from: joltin Joe [Visitor] Email
"Sharpton simply speaks for a segment of our population that doesnt have the same respresentation-in government, media, or economic equality."

Don't forget causing the first pogrom since the Kristallnacht. Never forget Yankel Rosenbaum. Murdered for being Jewish by Al Sharpton and his followers.


01/14/08 @ 16:23
Comment from: Rick [Visitor] Email
Great article. I have suspended the Golf Channel from my home for 2 weeks. That will coincide with Kelly's suspension. Further, I have fired Al Sharpton. He will no longer be allowed in my home, so when he comes on TV, the channel will change or the TV be shut off.
01/14/08 @ 17:00
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Rick,

That's a good idea, but you'd better tell the GC why you're doing it. Otherwise, they'll assume that you've suspended the service because of Tilghman's remarks.
01/16/08 @ 17:39
Comment from: Rick [Visitor] Email

Judge Smails--
I've e-mailed Golf Channel several times, but no reply. I didn't have the channel disconnected, I just don't watch it. I was quite clear to the Golf Channel how I felt. They are letting Al Sharptongue program their channel. I even wrote to the DISH Network.

I also reminded the Golf Channel that Tiger quite frequently curses. That is far more offensive to me than anything Kelly said. How come they don't censor him? In reality, without Tiger there wouldn't be much of a Golf Channel. I mean, watching some has-been golfer play a round of golf by himself doesn't quite have the same excitement. Kelly Tilghman is the brightest commentator they have--should reinstate immediately and give her raise. Her side-kick, Nick, is tolerable.
01/16/08 @ 18:37
Comment from: Lester Hinson [Visitor]
>>>>>"-If live TV personalities must live in fear that one slip of the tongue may result in exile, the future of broadcast is going to feature a lot of frightened talking heads." Where have you been!? You could have written this 15 years ago and it would have been prophetic. But now it reads like you're "predicting" what's already come to pass.
01/17/08 @ 05:13
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email
Tucker,

You are telling us to turn away while Ms. Tilghman lynches Tiger?
01/17/08 @ 07:27

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