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January 27, 2010

ESPN has severed ties with Paul Shirley because he had the temerity to express an opinion about why he is not donating to the Haiti relief effort.

It’s a good thing that I don’t work for ESPN.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. JonR permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:23 pm

    Actually, he was fired not for expressing an opinion, but for expressing an opinion that his employers, as well as about 99 percent of the rest of the world, found hateful and divisive and incredibly uninformed and indefensible. Unless you’re your own boss, that’s a risk all of us would face… freedom of speech doesn’t guarantee ZERO ramifications from other citizens, much less someone who’s paying you to represent them, it just guarantees that you won’t face government penalties or incarceration for expressing your opinions, no matter HOW stupid, to the public.
    And I’d guess there’s a far better chance of your being struck by lightning or winning a literary award than of you ever working for ESPN… though they too are full of irrational venom spewing haters, come to think of it. Like you, they GLORY in the hate, it’s what they live for, maybe you WOULD fit right in. Bitter irrational haters…

  2. Michele permalink*
    January 29, 2010 4:02 pm

    So we should all just blindly donate to the latest cause du jour?

    And who are you calling irrational?

  3. Michele permalink*
    January 29, 2010 4:04 pm

    I assume that he provides provided basketball commentary for ESPN.

    What does that have to do with his opinion on earthquake recovery in Haiti?

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