This reporter on the Golf Channel had the balls to say that. Apparently she doesnt know what is appropriate to say on Camera, and to make it worse Golf Channel allowed the lady to come back to work and just hand a simple apology and continued with the broadcast.
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Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3705 times:
Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter): This reporter on the Golf Channel had the balls to say that. Apparently she doesnt know what is appropriate to say on Camera, and to make it worse Golf Channel allowed the lady to come back to work and just hand a simple apology and continued with the broadcast.
The civil rights community has been in dire need of something recently. Since the nappy-headed hoes comment has died off since Don Imus is gone, and the Jena-6 has lost it;s appeal, the Reverend Al Sharpton has been looking for something else to throw up on. This may now be his chance. Someday, when the NFL is over 90% African American, it will deemed racism if someone uses words like "lynched"
I am appalled that you would use such a poor choice of words, to imply that just because she works in sports means she has "balls" or is "butch". Women have fought a lot in this country to gain equal respect in the workplace, and you're just reinforcing a stereotype. Sheesh.
Don't worry, nobody watches the Golf Channel, so nobody likely saw it. It was probably an employee that outed the comment.
Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 3): The civil rights community has been in dire need of something recently. Since the nappy-headed hoes comment has died off since Don Imus is gone, and the Jena-6 has lost it;s appeal, the Reverend Al Sharpton has been looking for something else to throw up on. This may now be his chance.
Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 7): LAX, I don't believe the reporter meant for her remark to be taken in that context. I get so sick and tired of the whining by the so-called "Civil Rights" community over any little remark.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13339 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3570 times:
The woman should be fired. Period.
The word 'lynch', especially in the way she used it as to a person, Tiger Woods who is in part of African-American herritage, is an obscene comment of suggesting a horrible act of violence to him. It would be like if she said as to a Woman PGA members that she be 'raped'. It is a totally unacceptable term today and it suggests that she has a poor knowlege of history and poor judgement that makes it inappropiate for her to be in such a public position.
767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3569 times:
The comment was terrible and completely out of line.
As a side note, I am surprised that you are insinuating that this is a racially motivated comment given the fact that in a previous thread about the Iowa Caucus you said that a person being only 50% black doesn't in fact make them black. And you implied that they should not be considered as such. Therefore, by your definition the reporter's comment has no racial relevance...right?
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22101 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3532 times:
Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 7): I don't believe the reporter meant for her remark to be taken in that context.
What context to you believe she meant her remark to be taken? According the article, it was that young players should lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley. That's an awfully strange comment to make, regardless of whether Woods is white or black - there's not much other way to take that other than encouraging physical harm to Tiger, though I don't believe that's what she meant.
Absolutely asinine comment.
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ORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3495 times:
I didn't see the quote. Like Queso said, it was on the Golf Channel, so not many other folks saw it either.
having said that, I think it's all about context. If she said it in a vicious manner, meaning it literally, then she should not only be fired, but maybe even taken to a back alley herself. If the comment was simply a light-hearted remark about the young golfers not being able to have a chance playing against him - then BFD!
Let's not get too politically correct here. It causes a lot of heartburn where it doesn't belong.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8494 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
Quoting HuskyAviation (Reply 8): I am appalled that you would use such a poor choice of words, to imply that just because she works in sports means she has "balls" or is "butch". Women have fought a lot in this country to gain equal respect in the workplace, and you're just reinforcing a stereotype. Sheesh.
Asked for a reaction, Woods' agent Mark Steinberg said: "This story is a non-issue. Tiger and Kelly are friends and Tiger has a great deal of respect for Kelly. Regardless of the choice of words used we know unequivocally that there was no ill-intent in her comments. This story is a non-issue in our eyes. Case closed."
She owned it, apologized for it, and Tiger's fine...let's move on.
Tom at MSY
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I was trying to show LAXspotter the absurdity of this thread--a poor choice of words by Ms. Tilghman, but as an actual Golf Channel watcher who is familiar with her work, firing her for 1 stupid comment would be ironically akin to a lynching.
All of you who are calling for her firing without knowing who she is, or seeing the actual comment, should be pretty ashamed of yourselves. Get a life and grow a thicker skin.
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 23): But I'm troubled by some of the responses from people on this thread that suggest that that comment was even remotely acceptable.
It is remotely acceptable. People are entitled to their opinions; just as you are to yours. I may not like what you say, but you certainly have that right to say it. There are people that may not like blacks, jews, hispanics, gays. That is up to them, not up to you. You can choose not to associate with these people, buy from them, use their services, watch/listen to their programs, etc. I liken it to people that bitched about Howard Stern; I don't really care for his program most of the time, but if I didn't like it, I listen to something else. There is no need to bury him for his views or what he says.
25 D L X
: Dude, I have never once said that people aren't allowed to dislike people. Those are your words, not mine. And I do! But you have to acknowledge that
: I disagree with you. Not everyone shares your views, or mine for that matter. Would I boycott watching the Golf Channel? No, I do not find the commen
: Exactly what I was thinking, I feel her southern background had something to do with it. Us Yankees would have said take him in a back alley and beat
: People calling for this woman's firing are being very naive. You are jumping to conclusions about something you heard about on the media that you know
29 D L X
: You think she has a RIGHT to have a job in television? Damn, I wish I had that right. You don't find a comment that says that a black golfer (the onl
: No I do not have a problem with what she said.
: How can you say "I think the issue should be settled by this response from Tiger's Agent" meaning to me that you are SUPPORTIVE of his statement when
32 D L X
: I'm saying that her comment is a non-issue now because she apologized, and Tiger's agent said they're cool. However, I am troubled by the fact that s
: Its a figure of speech thats used for all colors of people. Once again whitemanouttogetus paranoia takes over.
: No, he did not say that. What he said, without spin, is "It might have been a poor choice of words, but there was absolutely no ill intent whatsoever
: You are NOT the only one. Ding, ding, ding, ding - we have a winner!! www.dictionary.com Not one reference of color in any of the ten definitions. It
: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lynch Agreed. I've used it when speaking about people who piss me off at work. "Aye, lets lynch the bastard".
: I agree, except that I don't know it was a racist comment. Just stupid in that she should have known it would be potentially misinterpreted (with and
38 D L X
: That's a very obtuse reading. Again, Tiger's agent did not say the comment was acceptable. That was your spin. Have you never had a friend say someth
39 D L X
: I pretty much agree, but would go further and say she probably didn't mean it to be a racist comment. If Tiger's fine with her, I see no reason for a
: I am just one person reading what was printed in the article, that's all. Even at that, I think the vast majority of people, including the reporter's
41 D L X
: While Woods thinks this was not racially-motivated comment (because he knows her personally), I think you're wrong about how the vast majority of peo
: Out of context? She said a black guy should be lynched. I realize what she probably meant had nothing to do with the connotation the word takes in th
: Nope. She didn't make any reference to him being black. The hell she doesn't. What law would you like to quote that says her right to have a job in t
: I think that some people are so far removed from racist thinking that they don't get it and get angry when accused of being racist (by insinuation or
: it usually refers to the mob killing of African Americans in that context, it is highly innapropriate to use such words especially on TV, and a poor
: I just did that, thanks for the suggestion. His response was he thought it was "stupid for dumbasses to get so upset about this kind of crap". I thin
: I guess African Americans in Texas are different that African Americans in CA.
: He is the reference. So, she can walk up to a TV station and say "put me on TV" and they can't refuse? I don't think so. Of course not No, but the us
: Very poor choice of words. Career nose dive commencing in 3, 2, 1 YOWza
: By your reasoning, you don't have the right to breathe either. But (and granted, this is an assumption) you still do it.
: Look, you have a right to work, but they have a right to not hire you if you are unqualified.
52 D L X
: Queso, that wasn't the point. There is no law can you quote that says that she has the right to have a job in television in the first place. This isn
: For the record, Tiger Woods is not black. He labels himself as a Cablinasian. Actually, I don't associate the term with blacks. Perhaps I am not the
: Dumb comment on her part, but the context of your thread title is misleading concerning her remark. Those last two quotes sum it nicely. You're right
: I really think that depends on her employer In the context of his comments, yes it does Well, with at-will employment, that may well be the case.
: You're desperately trying to make this a legal issue, when there isn't a legal issue to speak of. You don't make mistakes at work? You're that perfec
: Of course I make mistakes, we all do, and I am not trying to make this a legal issue. This whole line started with Queso apparently thinking she had
: She said... Young golfers should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley." She's an adult white woman from the south. She's knew exactly what she was sayin
: Then just because Kelly Tilghman made a mistake, albeit an extremely dumb one, doesn't mean she should be automatically fired just because it was mad
: I don't necessarily think she should be either, but the point is that, barring an employment contract that says otherwise, the CAN fire her.
: It seems there are people who think this woman didnt make a mistake? If so, we have a long way to go. It would be similar to making "concentration cam
: Perhaps she doesn't think Tiger is black, since, according to you, "Race is a very simple and inaccurate way of putting people into categories. Barra
: Although the majority of documented lynchings were of blacks, I would say the most high profile lynchings have been of white men, disproving this not
: Stop misrepresenting my position. I did NOT say anything even coming CLOSE to that. What I said was that she had a right to work in television the sa
: Preconceived ideas about the South? I'm sure you have a source for that? And I'm sure you know all the African Americans in CA and can speak for them
: Look at your posts. The insinuation was there
: Only if you look at them with a preconceived idea of me explaining her "right" to work in television as being like some kind of unbreakable contract
: You just obviously don't understand how it feels...
: I was away for a bit.... I just told one of my friends (who happens to be a cop) that he was officially now known as "Black Friend" and when I asked h
: And of course you have overwhelming proof of this..... I take it you have been lynched then? Another....
: Something else to discuss but, Presidential Election 08 and then the escapades of labotomized Britney are the number 1 and 2 stories. Thank God the b
: She's been suspended by the Golf Channel... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200.../09/tilghman.ap/index.html?cnn=yes
: African Americans might not care as much as people think. Tiger does not identify with "us". Just like some African Americans think black Latinos such