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@mbnight48 @Jackiesaurus Rex @Geoff Z Since you are late to this I will give you an update on what has happened in this thread. The original reason I started writing was to point out that the people commenting were either only mad because it was something that they had a loose connection to or they just wanted to join a bandwagon of judgement. As you can see I was correct that almost everyone has since moved on and forgotten all about this.
My other point is that even though it makes people feel better to think they got fired, they haven't. Most people don't know how the radio business works but anyone with a morning show is under contract with that station and that contract will not be broken. The station said they fired them so that people will feel like justice was served but in actuality they are currently on a 6 month paid vacation serving out the rest of their contract. After that time they will get new jobs in bigger markets making more money, that's how this actually goes. The station doesn't actually care what they said, they were scared of losing money so now the bad men are gone and everyone can feel good about listening to the station and buying the products they sell.
The facts are they were a crappy unfunny radio show on a crappy AM sports talk station. 10 years ago no one would have heard about this incident but because of the internet it blew up into something huge. This situation could have been used as a springboard to talk about real issues. Before this no one was talking about ALS in the news. They could have "suspended" the djs for a few days and then brought them back and had them work with Gleason and his organization to continue to bring awareness to the situation and turned it into a positive situation that could open the eyes of other people. Instead the ALS was in the news for a day or 2 and people got to feel good because they think that 3 people lost their jobs.
I would argue that the djs already did far more good for ALS then they did harm. If they didn't talk about it, the article that Gleason wrote it would have just been another story in sports illustrated that people would have passed by to get to the latest LeBron James story. I know that I haven't heard anything about ALS in a few years and for a few days people were talking about it again.
I absolutely think you have the right to voice your opinion and you should. It should just be in the right direction. Complaining about these djs got nothing done. They didn't lose any money and in the long run they will be making more money. The only way to hurt a radio station is to not listen to it and to convince others not to. That is the only way they stations lose money and that is the only thing they care about. If people launched a campaign to stop listening to the show then they would have lost commercials and money and would have been forced off the air.
I do feel terrible about your situation. I cant say I understand what you deal with because I have no idea and it would be completely disingenuous of me to act like I do. I know its horrible and I wish there were better treatments. I just feel like another opportunity was missed to do some good because a mob of people attacked instead of being rational and just saying "hey that's not really cool let's talk about ALS for a minute" Based on the quote from Gleason himself I think he might agree with me.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Audio: Atlanta sports radio station mocks Steve Gleason
And since your not even smart enough to keep your Facebook page private I don't think you have kids. I don't know any parents that have 0 mentions of their children and nothing but posts about politics and animals.
So you got me, your just a troll and you don't even believe the stuff you have been saying.
You have completely made me lose any faith I had in Georgetown or the library of Congress
1. You started all of it.
2. There is no question about your lack of intelligence.
3. You still have never been able to prove any of your points.
4. You will respond to this with some delusional statement that has very little to do with any thing I have written.
The only person who's opinion really matters in this situation has spoken
All three hosts have apologized on Twitter and personally to the Team Gleason foundation, as Gleason himself wrote on Facebook.
"Received and accepted,"
he wrote. "We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from
our mistakes is the measure of who we are."
Since the story broke,
Gleason said, there's been a lot of talk about ALS, an ailment he
characterizes as being "not (well) understood ... and largely ignored."
Hopefully, this unintentional uproar will help change that, he said.
@locohoya @Geoff Z You presented incorrect "facts" based on stuff you heard from other people including your children. I think you are confusing me with Barry since you were getting shut down by 2 people at once. I don't talk about god because I don't believe in one, that's Barry's thing and he's good at it.
All I did was point out that everything you said was incorrect and mostly made up, like when you said you were done talking several times yet you keep getting back into it.
If your going to argue with people that are smarter than you, you need to have all your facts in line and double check them so you can at least pretend to be smart.
Unless you can point out a time when I said anything about god to you, but you cant.
I look forward to hearing from you again since you can't even back up your statements about not saying anything else.
You also said that you were done commenting after you made your first profound comment, you should have stuck with that.
If you're looking for intelligent dialogue you need to provide half of it. You presented invalid points that were easily picked apart and then you had nothing else.
I would also like to point out again that you brought this all on yourself by trying to sound smart when you came after barry8905 and me.
So you're fine with your kids watching a show that is meant for adults and makes much worse jokes but you're happy that 3 guys got in trouble for making jokes on a radio show that is also meant for an adult audience.
So you got yourself into a discussion with people that are smarter than you and now you don't know what to do so your just going for personal attacks.
So you didn't see any doctors?
So your church is cool with you casting judgement and calling people assholes. I'm pretty sure that's the exact opposite of what jesus would do.
You sure do have a lot of opinions about stuff that you don't listen to or watch.
If you didn't want to be involved in a conversation you should have stayed out of it in the first place. I said nothing to you until you addressed me directly. It's not my fault that you can't support your arguments enough to defend them.
@locohoya It's hard to believe that these guys have a show based on making ALS jokes. The only part of the show that I have heard is the 30 second clip, I'm assuming its the same with you. You should know what you are talking about before you make blanket statements.
@locohoya They were suspended because the station got scared. They got "fired" because the story got picked up and started getting national attention. If people continue to listen and buy products then nothing will change at the station. It's a business and as long as the business keeps going then they don't care. The ONLY way to change anything would be to interrupt the money flow buy not supporting the station.
By expressing your outrage your just giving publicity to the station and the jocks. I guarantee the ratings were higher today then they have ever been and when the jocks come back they will have the highest ratings they have ever had. All you are doing by talking about it is giving them free publicity.
@barry8905 I think we live in a godless world as well, just not the same way you do. I think we will have to agree to disagree on that one.
@Yodapthd007 @music2013 You wouldn't hear him do something like this now because he is always on vacation. When he is in the studio he doesn't care enough to do wacky bits. However, when he was starting out he made a name for himself by being as outrageous as possible and he absolutely would have done something like this.
These guys also have their own fans that aren't surprised by this bit and will follow them to the next place the get a job.
You are my favorite kind of christian. You have your beliefs that you clearly stand by strongly, but you are not so wrapped up in them that you have a warped view of the way things work in the world. I wish more of your fellow "believers" could be as sensible as you are.