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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    People are stupid, and I'm not talking about the woman who got got canned.

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    People are stupid, and I'm not talking about the woman who got got canned.
    Well, she's dumb, too. She lives in SEC country. She knows the deal.

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Well, she's dumb, too. She lives in SEC country. She knows the deal.
    It's a logo on a hat, not a dogma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    It's a logo on a hat, not a dogma.
    Might be true to you and me, but there are a lot of people in SEC country who would disagree. And she's a sports radio personality, so she would be acutely aware of that.

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Might be true to you and me, but there are a lot of people in SEC country who would disagree. And she's a sports radio personality, so she would be acutely aware of that.
    It's provincialism at its worse, I lived in college towns for a good portion of my life, I now live in an area devoid of year round pro sports, so I get the college rah, rah stuff... from college students that is.

    Saw a guy on the way to work wearing a UW Huskies hat and a UO Ducks shirt.

    Imagine if the woman had also had on a UT shirt.... she might have been stoned Taliban style.

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    It's a logo on a hat, not a dogma.
    It's especially silly considering it is her Alma Mater. I went to OSU - if I was running a business (even one located on OSU's campus) I would never fire someone for wearing Michigan garb.

    Is Florida even Arkansas' biggest rival? We're not talking Yankees/Sox or Buckeyes/Wolverines here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThornWithin81 View Post
    It's especially silly considering it is her Alma Mater. I went to OSU - if I was running a business (even one located on OSU's campus) I would never fire someone for wearing Michigan garb.

    Is Florida even Arkansas' biggest rival? We're not talking Yankees/Sox or Buckeyes/Wolverines here.
    Nope, they won't even be playing for the next two years.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    People are stupid, and I'm not talking about the woman who got got canned.
    Yup. I read this last night and couldn't believe they fired her.

    What she did was unprofessional. However, a slap on the wrist should suffice. Firing her is a bit extreme. The Radio station actually crossed the line by admitting 'We are very biased. We support the Razorbacks 100 percent.' Heck, it was the show of partiality that got her fired, so they shouldn't be doing the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    .The Radio station actually crossed the line by admitting 'We are very biased. We support the Razorbacks 100 percent.'
    I'm not sure what's wrong with a radio station in Arkansas saying this. As long as they're being upfront about their biases and not pretending that they're journalists, I can't see any problem with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    I'm not sure what's wrong with a radio station in Arkansas saying this. As long as they're being upfront about their biases and not pretending that they're journalists, I can't see any problem with this.
    If they're not pretending to be journalists, why did they have a credentialed reporter at a press conference? That's journalism.

    The media is not supposed to show bias. That's one of the first rules of journalism. There's a big problem with it.
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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    If they're not pretending to be journalists, why did they have a credentialed reporter at a press conference? That's journalism.

    The media is not supposed to show bias. That's one of the first rules of journalism. There's a big problem with it.
    All these Scout and Rivals sites have credentialed reporters at press conferences. They're hardly hiding their biases. The Reds' announcers are part of the media. Are they not supposed to show bias towards the Reds? Should Marty B. be fired for excitedly shouting "This one belongs to the Reds" after a walkoff HR?

    Media bias in certain situations is fine....as long as you're not trying to hide it.

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    If they're not pretending to be journalists, why did they have a credentialed reporter at a press conference? That's journalism.

    The media is not supposed to show bias. That's one of the first rules of journalism. There's a big problem with it.
    Sports media is a little different than general media. In sports media, I would much rather the media have some bias, because they just simply care more and want real answers more because those answers truly do make a difference for them. Just my opinion though.

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    Re: Arkansas radio personality fired for weearing Gators hat

    The story is that it was raining as she left her house. She just grabbed the nearest hat she could find. It happened to be a Gators hat.

    On the plus side, if she wants a job in Gator country I guarantee someone will hire her now. Probably making more than she made in Arkansas too.
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    Class acts.
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