I'm afraid an apology would only confirm people's beliefs about the city. The truth is very few people heard this. By issuing some type of apology, more people would know what he said. Many would say, "thats what I would say too". Sure, its a stupid image problem that NO is trying to get rid of. But ESPN can't do it.
Originally posted by Harvey Hornet
The point here is that David Aldridge inadvertantly broadcasted some derogative statements he did not want heard on the air. He did not want them heard, because they were nasty things to say. He knew they were ugly statements. Things he would not want to be held accountable for in public. Well.....he said them and meant them. While he wished they would not be broadcast, they were. Anyone with any intelligence, no matter which city you are from, knows the innacuracies of stereotyping. Aldirdge, of all people should know that. So, he is an ignorant fool. Big deal. I think ESPN, not him, but ESPN owes some sort of acknowledgement of his improper comments. An apology from him is useless. He meant it. ESPN on the other hand can say they do not condone his type of remarks and hold him accountable. That is my issue. Anyone with brains would not be hurt by his words. They are not entirely true. The parts that had some truth were said in an angry and hateful manner. They are the words of a bitter and ignorant "man". The good news for him is that the network does not seem to be interested in holding him accountable. What if Dan Patrick had said DC was a predominantly black city infested with crack users, dope using mayors and useless street thugs. He would be right, but he would be in deep sh!t. You know why too.:mad: :mad: :mad: