January 11, 2007

Natives go for free booze?

Game official implies absent Natives were off drinking beer


Anonymous said...

This is the quote from Mr. Ron Somerville "If I offended somebody, I'm terribly, terribly embarrassed by that, if it was taken other than as just a way of breaking the tension, and I apologize for that. I don't think I have to, to be honest with you, but if that's what happened and someone took it wrong ... "
As usual, this is not an apology! Also a Mr. Ben Grussendorf said and I quote "I think he meant it in jest, and it just didn't sit well." We all know the intended meaning is conveyed under the guise of a joke or jest. The same goes for Mr. Mel Gibson's racist remarks about Jews. Just remember the old adage: A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts. The same applies here.

Rob said...

I don't know what Russ is referring to when he writes "the item preceded the media production by several years." Somerville made his comments in October and they were reported in November, or several months after Gibson's drunken tirade in July.

"Anonymous's" point is that this incident is party of a growing trend. Namely, of people who make racist or offensive remarks and then offer non-apology apologies. Somerville and Gibson are examples of this and so are Michael Richards and Rosie O'Donnell.

"Anonymous" has ample reason to suspect that each new offender is learning from the mistakes of his or her predecessors. Hence the connection and hence the trend.