Journalism professors at colleges and universities, including the University of Alabama, did not appreciate ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger´s observation during last Monday´s BCS championship game telecast that Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron´s girlfriend, a former Miss Alabama, was beautiful. Sue Carter, a professor of journalism at Michigan State, told the The New York Times it was "extraordinarily inappropriate to focus on an individual´s looks," and that Musburger´s comments were a "major personal violation." Carter made these comments even though Katherine Webb, whose beauty Musburger praised, has said she was flattered by the comments.
Comments: Oh puhleeze. Those idiot "journalism" professors should be more concerned about the total bias and corruption in the media. I don´t hear them criticizing the outrageous racist remarks from those at MessNBC.
Oh, for the love of God! What is wrong with these people? It´s ok to use the most obscene language to describe someone you disagree with politically, but don´t you dare care someone ´beautiful´! Sick, sick, sick!
Typical liberal reflex action. It´s not fair bringing attention to a pretty girl when there are so many dowdy hags wedged into their lofty Chairs of Journalism, nursing their bitter resentment at the cruelness of being born. So rather than trying to better themselves, they reflexively tear down everything around them that reminds them of their flaws.
"If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out."
And at the end of it all Katherine Webb is still a pretty girl and journalism professors are outed as the shrill hectoring harpies we always knew they were.
How someone looks is the first thing liberals report on as if its important or as if they even could report the truth about it. How many stories has there been on the first ladies dress or other, all lies by the way?
A risible reminder that it is the universities that are the authors of all our woe. American universities have become the enemies of America. Unless the universities are recaptured from radicals and reformed, matters are bound to go from bad to worse.
This case shows us why it was a mistake to categorize journalism as a professional discipline rather than a trade. There is really nothing for people aspiring to a PhD in journalism to learn or to teach, so they stuff their heads and the heads of their students full of politically correct straw. The same is true for education. There is absolutely no justification for a PhD in education of journalism. Creating these bogus distinctions means generating mountains of intellectual rubbish of no value to anyone, and a kind of compost pile on which weeds and poisonous plants of all kind sprout and thrive.
The annoying thing about this whole stupid affair is that Miss Alabama--the girl who Musburger drew attention to--her job is to be pretty. It would be like my telling a friend about a doctor, "He´s an excellent surgeon". Miss Alabama is a participant in a beauty contest. To draw attention to her looks is precisely what is supposed to happen.
The folks complaining have an issue with a society that actually favors good looks.
Musberger innocently provided the left with another weapon to use in its War on Men. From now on, we will never have ESPN or other network camera focus on an attractive female, whether in stands or as an on field cheerleader. Instead, we´ll get close ups of Rastafarian braids, body art and post-play celebratory dance moves. Remember, leftist outrage is far stronger than a law suit or TV ratings.
Worse, we´ll soon have "minders" of male announcers in the booth. These minders will be former female athletes with gym teacher hairstyles, mannish voices and jockish terminology who discuss in unwanted detail how the shooting of the player´s brother drove him to wear diamond ear studs.
Yep. When I was in college the Feminazi movement was stretchin it´s wings and my observation was 99.9% of the women in the class looked like they got beat with an ugly stick and came back the next day asking for another whooping!
Look, Lustberger is a creep. He was acting like a creep. There was no reason for that creepy network to make the Miss Alabama the big story that night. Yes, shes hot. She was sitting on her derrière watching her boyfriend. Big fat hairy deal. How about a little privacy you creeps at ABC/ESPN?
#28, partially agree with you. I am sure she will parlay this into more money. She is a beauty queen, her looks define her more than anything besides her thoughts on world peace. Lustburger was creepy old man, but the game was not compelling.
WHEN will we stop hearing about this? I grew up in Alabama--where every DAY in school was a beauty contest and the high points of the year were the school-sponsored "Beauty Walks," and such. Church was a fashion show. To be complimented for one´s beauty is the highest compliment a Southern lady can receive, and what a large percentage of the young southern female population works so HARD to receive and LONGS to hear.
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