I'm a casual listener of sports radio. I enjoy the personalities on ESPN Radio, but today Doug Gottleib said something that was offensive to me.
He was a guest on The Herd (at about 12:30pm EST) and they were discussing that the public was stupid if they thought that Steve Nash was over-rated. A very entertaining bit with circus music underneath the callers.
Then Doug said that people with that opinion were "stupid. Short bus stupid."
My daughter has Down syndrome and in a few months will begin riding a special needs vehicle to take her to public school.
I find Doug's remarks, although not directed at me or my daughter, to be lacking respect and compassion and totally void of any level of professionalism.
I found it very ironic that in less than an hour, Doug (discussing the Amaechi self-outing book) said, "Is it so hard to say the right thing?"
Apparently for Doug Gottlieb it is.
Friday, February 09, 2007
A letter to ESPN radio
This is an email that I just sent to ESPN Radio about one of their on air personalities...