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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Act now! Still one slur that's somewhat acceptable!

If you follow sports or media news, you probably have heard a lot about the "Ozzie Guillen calling Jay Mariotti a 'fag'" story. This thing has been going on for a week now but not for the reason you would expect. Basically, a guy everybody loves called another guy everybody hates a word everybody is supposed to hate, but maybe not really.

In all the stories about the Guillen/Mariotti flap, writers pay lip service to how "fag" is a "horrible," "reprehensible," "bigoted" and all sorts of other stuff word. But nobody is really all that worked about it. The debate now is centered on whether a columnist can criticize people without ever facing them and still be considered a man. (You know, not a "fag.")

It's obvious the situation would be much different if the n-word (rhymes with ligger) or the b-word (rhymes iwth itch) had been directed at an African-American or a woman. Not only is nobody seriously calling for Ozzie's head (though strangely and awesomely enough, White Sox GM Ken Williams has come close), but the media has accepted his terms for framing the debate.

So, if you don't like gay people, be sure to get all your anti-gay slurs out while you can. Apparently there's still time to do it and not get punished.


Anonymous cheddar said...

I think this illustrates, really, how despised Mariotti is. I mean, I never thought it was possible, but Cubs and Sox fans both agree on something baseball-related: Mariotti's a douche.

I mean, really ... his dad wrote a letter to a Pittsburgh newspaper defending him? How un-badass is that?

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Blogger mark said...

Guillen should have called him a douche.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Nyssa23 said...

And all along I thought I was the only one who was sick of Mariotti's "Around the Horn" antics.

Mariotti senior's lettor to the editor was pathetic but he's actually a better writer than Jay. I say the Sun-Times hired the wrong guy!

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Anonymous cheddar said...

The Sun-Times keeps him around precisely because of this. The guy's the sports equivalent of Ann Coulter. He's a loudmouth idiot who starts controversy for the hell of it, and the Sun-Times benefits because everyone goes to their Web site or picks up their paper to see what all the fuss is about.

The guy can write, but his thoughts/opinions/topics are specifically chosen simply to provoke people, and then written flammatorily. (Yes, it's a word.)

(OK, no, it's not.)

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