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ESPN anchorwoman: 'F--- Jesus'

TV host taken to task for outburst at public event

A Catholic advocacy group charges the sports TV network ESPN has failed to respond properly to a graphic rant by anchorwoman Dana Jacobson in which she "attacked Jesus Christ."

Jacobson, reportedly intoxicated, was speaking at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City, N.J., when she unleashed a profane tirade, saying, "F--- Notre Dame," "F--- Touchdown Jesus" and finally "F--- Jesus."

"Touchdown Jesus" is the popular moniker for a statue on the Notre Dame campus of Jesus raising his arms.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue said he pressed ESPN on the issue and received an e-mail with an unsatisfactory statement by Jacobson.

The statement said, in part, "My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words."

Donohue contended the response "fails on several counts."

"First, there is no evidence that ESPN is taking this matter seriously," he said. "Are we to believe that her hate speech is of no consequence?"

Donohue argued Jacobson's comments were at a public event where she represented ESPN.

Secondly, he pointed out, racist remarks by the late sports commentator Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder during a luncheon interview in 1988 resulted in his prompt firing by CBS, despite an apology.

Donohue added, "It is also important to note that being drunk didn't help Mel Gibson's case when he made bigoted remarks about Jews."

Finally, the Catholic leader said, "By far the most offensive thing she said, 'F--- Jesus,' isn't even addressed!"

"It is obvious, then, that neither Jacobson nor ESPN is dealing with this matter in a professional way," Donohue declared. "To put this issue behind them, ESPN must deal with this issue quickly, publicly and fairly, something it has yet to do. After all, most Christians are yet unaware of this event, but once they learn of it, they are sure to demand accountability."

As WND reported in September, Kathy Griffin, the star of the Bravo show "My Life on the D-List," stirred controversy when she used her appearance on the Emmy Awards program to tell Jesus to "suck it" and to claim full credit for the honor for herself.

what a stupid thing to do.....................


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What happened to free speech? :whistle:

first of all, it was a roast for Golic, a catholic...and ESPN was involved..if you yell that at work in the cafeteria..tell me about free speech sister...

i have had at least 50 employees referred to me for drunken behavior that occurs off the worksite but at a company sponsored event/.//


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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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Pretty stupid agreed. Not really a good idea to take your private prejudice into the public arena if you are a public figure. Perhaps it's a case of Catholic guilt boiling around in that person, she needs counseling over it, probably.


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What happened to free speech? :whistle:

first of all, it was a roast for Golic, a catholic...and ESPN was involved..if you yell that at work in the cafeteria..tell me about free speech sister...

i have had at least 50 employees referred to me for drunken behavior that occurs off the worksite but at a company sponsored event/.//

So you don't agree that she is free to say what she wants then?


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not too bright.... :no:


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What happened to free speech? :whistle:

first of all, it was a roast for Golic, a catholic...and ESPN was involved..if you yell that at work in the cafeteria..tell me about free speech sister...

i have had at least 50 employees referred to me for drunken behavior that occurs off the worksite but at a company sponsored event/.//

So you don't agree that she is free to say what she wants then?

This isn't about free speech, it's about decorum and especially about not embarassing your employer in a very public way. I think we can all safely say that if we went into the public arena and said something to make our employer look bad, we'd pay the price. She can think whatever she wants and she can say whatever she wants (she wasn't arrested was she?)....she just has to know what the price is for not using her head.


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She's not going to get arrested for it, which makes it free speech.

exactly....


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What happened to free speech? :whistle:

first of all, it was a roast for Golic, a catholic...and ESPN was involved..if you yell that at work in the cafeteria..tell me about free speech sister...

i have had at least 50 employees referred to me for drunken behavior that occurs off the worksite but at a company sponsored event/.//

So you don't agree that she is free to say what she wants then?

This isn't about free speech, it's about decorum and especially about not embarassing your employer in a very public way. I think we can all safely say that if we went into the public arena and said something to make our employer look bad, we'd pay the price. She can think whatever she wants and she can say whatever she wants (she wasn't arrested was she?)....she just has to know what the price is for not using her head.

Exactly. And had she said, publicly, while representing ESPN, "F-ck Black people!" Or "F-ck Muslims!" or "F-ck [insert word here]!" it would have been a much bigger deal. I sense from reading the article (and hearing people discuss it at work) that it's not so mucha big deal because a) it's in reference to Notre Dame and B) because it's about Jesus. That's a strange standard....

Even those with the right to free speech have the responsibility of usage.


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What happened to free speech? :whistle:

first of all, it was a roast for Golic, a catholic...and ESPN was involved..if you yell that at work in the cafeteria..tell me about free speech sister...

i have had at least 50 employees referred to me for drunken behavior that occurs off the worksite but at a company sponsored event/.//

So you don't agree that she is free to say what she wants then?

i think if you are at work and yell that out or a work function..then you be unemployed ...there is no constitutional right of free speech in the workplace


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Blasphemous apostate. <_<


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

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What happened to free speech? :whistle:

first of all, it was a roast for Golic, a catholic...and ESPN was involved..if you yell that at work in the cafeteria..tell me about free speech sister...

i have had at least 50 employees referred to me for drunken behavior that occurs off the worksite but at a company sponsored event/.//

So you don't agree that she is free to say what she wants then?

i think if you are at work and yell that out or a work function..then you be unemployed ...there is no constitutional right of free speech in the workplace

"that" being that she used the f word, or that she said something disparaging about Jesus (may God be pleased with him)?

"roasts" are many times pretty informal affairs, and some of them can get pretty raunchy. with some, their whole object is to be as offensive and outlandish as possible. was this a similar affair? or a more formal deal?


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