Disgraced ESPN talking head Rob Parker issued a full-on apology for his racially inflammatory remarks about Robert Griffin III that set off a media firestorm and earned him an indefinite suspension from the network. In his first public statement since questioning the Washington Redskins quarterback´s blackness on ESPN´s "First Take" last Thursday, Parker tweeted a mea culpa for failing to "understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care." "The failure was in how I chose to discuss it on First Take,...
Comments: My only question for Mr Parker is whether this is heartfelt repentance and asking the sports fans of America for forgiveness of an attitude that is completely reprehensible to so many Americans. WWDMLKD, What would Dr Martin Luther King do?
I think twitter is a totally inappropriate place to issue this apology. He spoke this garbage on air - he needs to apologize on air. Otherwise it might seem that somebody else wrote these words and he hit ´send´ (or whatever you do on twitter) and no one can know his authenticity unless he actually speaks the words himself.
Just once I´d like to see an apology more like this:
"I am sorry I was completely whacked out in the brain when I said those totally idiotic things. Please forgive me as I´m trying to forgive myself for being such an ignorant idiot."
It wasn´t that he said them on air. It wasn´t that he said them at all. It´s that he felt them. By all accounts RGIII is a decent human being. That´s a negative in Parker´s world, I guess. Shame on him.
Insincerity is the hallmark of a fraud. This Parker brother is down with "the cause." Well, that´s fine if you see the cause as holding up the likes of RGIII as a role model for positive development of the intellect as well as the athletic. But Parker brother is only down with those who promote the twisted culture that is the 21st Century Black Experience - drugs, crime, guns, out of wedlock birth rate that is closer to 100% than 0%, and chronic illiteracy and academic achievement. The idea that an educated black man is not "black enough" points to the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the current "leadership" that promotes itself as the protectors of the aggrieved.
The fact of the matter is that the continued devaluation of education, moral turpitude, and responsibility for ones actions is the right that the current black leadership wishes to protect. It is more lucrative for those who prosper from the destruction of a people to continue to promote a culture that destroys those people, all while raking in money like the grifters and confidence men that they actually are. Rob Parker simply wants a slice of that pie.
You guys say its a double standard because Parker is black, but I somewhat disagree. If he had been a white outspoken lefty, he would have been treated the same way. The double standard is on ideology more than race.
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Cato the elder, 12/20/2012 2:35:45 AM (No. 9075542)
I fail to see why this is such a big deal. It was an immature and nasty thing to say, but...this is sports talk radio. He was expressing a point of view that exists among certain people but is usually addressed in a more oblique fashion.
This is apology is for HOW he said it and WHERE he said it, not for WHAT he said. It is the same kind of faux apology that the Gagnam rapper issued when his past anti-American comments came back to haunt him. That so many people actually think these evasive, slippery public relations statements -which were obviously composed by professionals- amount to genuine apologies for what was said is a frightening comment on current reading skills.
Rob Parker is an idiot - but not just an ordinary idiot. He´s a First Class Idiot, and one of the most racist people in the public eye. Don´t ever want to see his sorry face again. People of his caliber shouldn´t be on the air.
Another non apology apology by a leftist. They all do it because they know that they can get away with it. He´s just trying to protect his paycheck. Fire him. He´s a racist and the left claims to abhor racists, even thou most of them fall into that category.
"I´m sorry if any of you crackers, honkies, house negros, or uncle toms were offended"... ESPN is a libtard network: for libtards, by libtards. They´ve done a whale of a job ruining MNF, incidentally. The Jets vs. Panthers? Are you freaking kidding me?
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