Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Is she stupid or what?

From here.

Golf Channel anchor says young golfers should 'lynch Tiger Woods'

By Roy S. Johnson

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2008 4:38 pm EST

What is it about Duke? Okay, maybe that's not fair. But it did make me scratch my head and wonder when I read what Kelly Tilghman, a former Blue Devil golfer, said on the Golf Channel last Friday during her gig as co-lead announcer for the network's telecast of the Mercedes-Benz Championship, the PGA Tour's inaugural event of the season.

I have not seen the clip, nor do I know the context of the remarks. This is what I know -- that Tilghman, who never played on the LPGA Tour, said golf's young players should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley."

Had Woods been white, to use the most heinous crime committed in this nation to illustrate God-knows-what point would have been egregious. But that he's not makes the remark unconscionable. And punishable.

It would be a travesty if Tilghman is allowed to broadcast the next event for the Golf Channel. (It speaks volumes already that she was allowed to sit on the air all day Saturday, as if nothing happened. She then offered an on-air apology Sunday but still did the entire telecast.)

At minimum, a suspension is in order. Some will surely call for a firing. If the network does nothing -- just months after the Jena Six dominated the nation's airwaves -- it would make a significant statement about the network's tolerance of such actions. A statement that would hurt the sport of golf and rekindle memories of a racist history that Woods' success has helped it begin to move past.

Doing nothing would remind us of Fuzzy Zoeller

Doing nothing would remind us of Shoal Creek.

Doing nothing would not be smart.

Okay, so it's just the Golf Channel. And Kelly Tilghman is simply a hottie that was given an opportunity to anchor a telecast because she can swing a golf club.

That is not the point. Tolerance at any level cannot be tolerated.

Your move, GC.

Tilghman has reportedly reached out to Woods to apologize. Here's hoping, at least for the moment -- until the Golf Channel makes its statement -- that he does not accept the call. Or the apology.

Roy S. Johnson, an award-winning journalist who is currently the editor-in-chief of Men’s Fitness magazine, pens a daily blog called "Ballers, Gamers and Scoundrels."


I hope she will be suspended or fired from saying such a thing. A 'sorry' is enough? What happens when some ding dong do this to Tiger or his family? And said "i got the idea from the golf channel lady anchor."

Come on this is the modern age...and yet stiil got use the word 'lynch'? A stupid way to get her 15 minutes of fame. Fire her and make sure she does not show her ding dong face in any TV shows.

Note: Why am i mad over this..its because since day one Tiger already face this kind of thing. Letters about harming him and etc.

He is African American chasing Jack Nicklaus (who is white) 18 grand slam title. Tiger has 13 grand slam titles. 5 more to tie and 6 more to beat Jack's record.

His security is tight. All it takes is one ding dong to 'harm' him and there goes the title chasing and history making.

Look at Monica Seles (former top player), she was stabbed by Steffi Graf's (top player at the time) fan. And her game was never the same.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

hi...just dropping by here. wanna xlink ?

justnoregrets said...

hi nightwing

Hi Wish you a fruitful year ahead. Happy New Year to you too ... :)


Justin

U.Lee said...

Hi Nightwing, first of all I sure love your Samurai / Shogun mask. Really striking colours, can see 5 blogs away, ha ha.
Re this girl who said that re Tiger Woods.
There's always people looking for their 5 minutes of fame and obviously she has never heard of Confucius's saying, "never critise someone unless you have walked a mile in that person's shoes". I believe that.
There's alway people who turn envy into jealousy and then from there, it gets abit nasty.
Just look at the US presidential votings now, all the mud slinging.
Oh well, I believe in the three monkeys. You keep well, Nightwing, UL.

Sweetiepie said...

i saw the new in tv too.that lady should be fired from saying such a thing.you are right saying sorry is not enough...that's not fair

Nightwing said...

Hi Jeanne,

Welcome to my crib..no problem with the link..:)

Nightwing said...

Hi Justin,

Thanks for dropping by. U take care now...Cheers.

Nightwing said...

Helo Uncle Lee,

Thanks for the kind words with regards to the Shogun mask.:)

Ya, some people can stoop so low to get their 'fame'.

Take care now...Cheers.

Nightwing said...

Hi Sweetiepie,

Ya, that lady should be fired. Will see what the network people will do.