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Old 12 June 2016, 06:00 PM
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Reporter Sports reporter fired for anti-Semitic and racist remarks on Facebook Live

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Any statement that follows, "I'm not trying to be racist," is always racist.

http://mashable.com/2016/06/11/sports-reporter-racist/
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Old 12 June 2016, 06:26 PM
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Well, it doesn't count as trying if you're succeeding.
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Old 12 June 2016, 06:33 PM
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This beside the point, I know, but I miss copy editors:

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Host Dan Katz, though he never seems to be too phased by Austen's comments. . .
Fazed. He never seems to be (too) fazed.

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For everyone piling on emily austen today, just remember that she was on that couch with 3 other idiots laughing along with her bigoted talk
And? It's okay to be a racist jerk if other people encourage you? Maybe his point is that the others should have faced consequences, too, but that's not what it sounds like to me.
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Old 12 June 2016, 07:05 PM
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It sounds like the host(s) were making fun of her:

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Her male cohosts encourage her to continue sharing her views. "That's a good point," one says encouragingly. "What do you think about black people?" another asks.
Didn't watch the vid, but that sounds like a smartass thing I would say to someone making racist statements...
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Old 12 June 2016, 07:22 PM
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Egging her on, wondering just how deep she'd dig that hole.
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Old 12 June 2016, 08:25 PM
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Watched the video covering that part of the discussion and none of them are really innocent. imo that tweet was implying the other 3 should face consequences too.
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Old 12 June 2016, 08:42 PM
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Then the comment should have at least mentioned their employer(s).
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Old 14 June 2016, 01:07 AM
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Then the comment should have at least mentioned their employer(s).
If I am reading the wiki correctly, it's basically a blog and the guy on the left in the white and red checkered shirt is the boss.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barstool_Sports
I have to admit watching them try to set up the camera is pretty damn funny.
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