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  • I actually think it's ridiculous he feels the need to resign over that. Was it a slightly tone deaf comment in 2021? Yes, but losing your job worthy?

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    • You don't often keep your job insulting a lot of people who might watch your show in defense of someone who is not worth defending.
      "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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      "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
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      • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
        I actually think it's ridiculous he feels the need to resign over that. Was it a slightly tone deaf comment in 2021? Yes, but losing your job worthy?
        His "job" is being the anodyne hood ornament for a brand. His sole value is as a saccharine persona associated with the show, and he's now a detriment. Of course it's job worthy.
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        • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
          You don't often keep your job insulting a lot of people who might watch your show in defense of someone who is not worth defending.
          But enough about Bill Maher.
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          • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
            You don't often keep your job insulting a lot of people who might watch your show in defense of someone who is not worth defending.
            I don't believe his comment was so egregious that a simple apology wouldn't suffice:

            In the interview, Harrison defended Kirkconnell against what he called the “woke police” on social media. “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion,” he said in the interview.
            I mean really? Yes he should probably have added context that he didn't agree with what she said or something, but really we're firing people now for that?
            Last edited by Slap Shot; 02-15-2021, 04:19 PM.

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            • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

              I don't believe his comment would insult that many people. Sorry we can agree to disagree but I found it mostly innocuous.
              Condescending dismissal of racial insensitivity, which even the person who did it apologized profusely for, is "mostly innocuous"?

              Yeah, we'll disagree.
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              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                Condescending dismissal of racial insensitivity, which even the person who did it apologized profusely for, is "mostly innocuous"?

                Yeah, we'll disagree.
                Spare me the sanctimony. His comment was clumsy but "condescending dismissal of racial insensitivity"? Whatever.

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                • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                  I mean really? Yes he should probably have added context that he didn't agree with what she said or something, but really we're firing people now for that?
                  I think we can all agree the real victims of the history of American racism are contemporary white people.
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                  • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                    Spare me the sanctimony. His comment was clumsy but "condescending dismissal of racial insensitivity"? Whatever.
                    Why don't you just say I'm "virtue signaling" and get it over with?

                    We've moved past you. Suck it.
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                    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                      Why don't you just say I'm "virtue signaling" and get it over with?

                      We've moved past you. Suck it.
                      "We've moved past you". Wait you think I'm a regular defender of racial insensitivity here? And suck it? Really? ffs I don't interpret his comment to be as egregious as you do and that brings out the fangs that easily? jfc

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                      • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                        "We've moved past you". Wait you think I'm a regular defender of racial insensitivity here? And suck it? Really? ffs I don't interpret his comment to be as egregious as you do and that brings out the fangs that easily? jfc
                        I think you are, ON THIS ISSUE, exemplifying the white privileged "I am the objective judge of what constitutes racism and proportionate reprisal" polite middle class liberalism for the last 30 years. The NYT Sunday Supplement reader who decries Jim Crow but goes to the fainting couch over reparations and still has some doubts "about those BLM people."

                        That's what we've moved past. We no longer are looking to Martha Graham and, well, Joe Biden to tell us what racism is and whether it's significant.

                        You're too old, it's over, nobody listens to Techno.
                        Now let's go!
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                        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                          I think you are, ON THIS ISSUE, exemplifying the white privileged "I am the objective judge of what constitutes racism and proportionate reprisal" polite middle class liberalism for the last 30 years. The NYT Sunday Supplement reader who decries Jim Crow but goes to the fainting couch over reparations and still has some doubts "about those BLM people."
                          Your problem Kep is you're too quick to pigeonhole people and it's a disservice to the conversation. Perhaps it makes you feel better about yourself, but you come across more a cornered animal than a wise observant. Stick to the actual issue at hand rather than compartmentalizing people. We've never met, likely never will, but let me clear your judgments here (you will likely claim they are merely observations and I assure you they are more) are wrong and off target.
                          Last edited by Slap Shot; 02-16-2021, 04:35 AM.

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                          • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                            Your problem Kep is you're too quick to pigeonhole people and it's a disservice to the conversation.
                            That's not my only problem, trust me.
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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              That's not my only problem, trust me.
                              Not trying to come across too harshly, but I'd have thought my commentary here the past 15 years or so acquits me of being considered a closet racist. Peace.

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                              • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                                Not trying to come across too harshly, but I'd have thought my commentary here the past 15 years or so acquits me of being considered a closet racist. Peace.
                                I'm sorry, I did not mean to suggest you were a racist. My point is that there is a casual white entitlement among very well-meaning liberals that leads us to make judgments about what constitutes racism and what level of severity it is. We don't get to decide that. We get to choose our actions, but if the people on the pain end tell us it hurts then it hurts and its ours to live with.
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