A Boston Radio Station Is Taking This Jemele Hill Thing Just A Tad Too Far

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Before I get into this I just want to say that I think Jemele Hill is a bit hypocritical and just plain dumb for her "Celtics-Hitler" line. With that said.... this stunt by WBCN in Boston has gotten a tad out of hand. The station is sending two people to ESPN to protest and their website has even published her address and phone number....

Fred:
"Jemele Hill wrote an an article for ESPN.COM's page two comparing rooting for Celtics to rooting for Hitler. The article was promptly edited by espn.com. This is the same woman who called for the firing of Don Imus after his remarks on the Rutgers women's basketball team. This hypocrisy cannot be ignored. Please call for Ms. Hill's firing."

Right now, Intern Nick and Adolfo are on their way to ESPN headquarters in Connecticut.

CONTACT ESPN and let them know Jemele should be fired!

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Come on people. I know that you're mad she bashed your team but seriously....everyone just calm down. She made a dumb joke and asking for her head is only going to make her appear on ESPN more. And also.....making a dumb, senseless comparison just isn't the same as racially degrading an entire team of women (in Imus' case). There are reports that she's getting harassing calls and even death threats, so it might be time to put an end to this Boston.

She's been suspended (although there are rumors to the contrary), so just let it pass. I posted the address so all of you industrious folks can write her a letter but "X"ed out the phone numbers. If you're really vindictive and care to call....they're in the link below, but seriously....let's just move on shall we?

Fred's Response (WBCN, 104.1)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:12 PM

29 Comments:

Just imagine how mad they'd be if Hit... Boston had lost!

Daniel said...
Jun 19, 2008, 3:44:00 PM  

Can't we just focus on the fact that Jemele Hill is a terrible journalist instead of the outside garbage??

GMoney said...
Jun 19, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

I thought Hill should have been fired for all of her previous columns playing the Scoop Jackson Memorial race card. The Hitler thing was just a one-off stupid line.

http://www.joesportsfan.com/column.php?postid=1895

Sean O said...
Jun 19, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

hill can get away with murder at the worldwide leader for 2 reasons: 1) she's black, and 2) she's a woman. it's not right, but that's reality. there's no doubt that she's a horrible journalist, but until she pulls a jason blair, she's not going anywhere. believe that.

Anonymous said...
Jun 19, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

I'm sorta suprised that it hasn't come up before, but this isn't the first time she's put her foot in her mouth. Remember a couple of years ago when an Magic season ticket holder called Dikembe Mutombo a monkey? Back then Hill wrote for the Orlando Sentinel...and pissed off all the Predators fans..

http://www.orlandopredators.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3700&ATCLID=663807

michael said...
Jun 19, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

all said is true but the truth is Massholes take it too far all the time. Remember.. even though I live in the state.. No one likes a Masshole.

Dr. Tobias Funke said...
Jun 19, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

Jemele is nothing but a wankster. Such a wannabe and she is a nobody really. Espn.com looked up one day and said: Lets find a black woman who we can make a puppet and controversial to get webhits and ashe fit the bill. I live here in Florida and have friends at the Sentinel who tell me she is an office-wide joke.

Anonymous said...
Jun 19, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

The two guys are from a shock-jock radio show on WBCN in Boston. They are the same people who went to the Clinton Rally in NH and chanted "Iron my shirt!"

They're trying to blow it out of proportion.

Anonymous said...
Jun 19, 2008, 5:40:00 PM  

The DJ's in question are not the most reputable and they are cashing in on this but their two issues are legit:
1) Imus, she called for his head. What she wrote was on par with what he said. Plus she wrote it, which involved fore-thought and editting. There was plenty of time to correct it before it went up. Imus said something stupid, he talks un-editted for 4 hours a day. So she should get the same punishment he got.
2) They actually think what she wrote was ok. They don't want anyone to get fired over this crap. I know it's shock-jock logic, but they have a point.

The real issue for ME is the Boston as a racist city stereotype. She should get fired for not doing her research and giving both sides of that story.

Pip said...
Jun 19, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

are we sure the intern isnt willis mcgahee?

Eric said...
Jun 19, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

So we should all leave Jemele Hill alone, because she wrote and printed an offensive comment. But Dana Jacobson will continue to receive the wrath of this site because she got drunk and used profanity at a semi-private function. It's not quite hypocritical. But it certainly shows that this site is not consistent.

AA Hates ESPN said...
Jun 19, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

Hahaha...again, you're stretching for it my friend. One of these days you'll catch me though...keep reading.

Jun 19, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

'AA Hates ESPN' is one of two people:

1 - Dana Jacobsen herself
2 - The only dude(?) who finds her attractive

If it's #2, I suggest you send all of the 'cut & paste' defenses you've made on Dana's behalf on this site to her. I'm sure she would be so smitten, you could get land her with a bag full of Five Guys & some Belvedere.

Anonymous said...
Jun 19, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

I think the radio station is more pissed because Jemele was one of the more vocal critics asking for Don Imus to be disciplined and now that SHE said something controversial, they're all over her to get an eye for an eye.

Jim said...
Jun 19, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

A Boston radio station taking something too far? NO WAI!

Lifetime Boston fan here, btw... I love our radio guys, but they're insane. :)

Heef said...
Jun 20, 2008, 12:09:00 AM  

And wow, dr. tobias is just the picture of maturity compared to usMassholes.

Heef said...
Jun 20, 2008, 12:10:00 AM  

My thing is she didn't think there'd be ANY backlash at all about this? Like, comparing C's fans to Hitler fans (you rarely see anyome wearing Hitler jerseys anymore) was just going to blow over without any repercussions? Maybe they left it in to stir some things up?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 20, 2008, 7:25:00 AM  

WOAH, AA, you're waaaay off base here:

"making a dumb senseless comparison just isn't the same as racially degrading an entire team of women (in Imus' case)."

So insulting 12 chicks in Jersey is somehow more insulting than being told that rooting for the Celtics is like rooting for Hitler? Wow. So by her argument, I am a Nazi, or at the very least an avid Nazi supporter, or a Nazi season ticket holder? Or wait, are the Celtics themselves the Nazi's? Don Imus specifically insulted 12 women. Jemele Hill insulted an entire fan base and 12 men.

If you want to say we're off base, that's fine. I don't particluarly care what she had to say, but she sucks, and I'd still like to see her fired. My issue is with what you wrote saying that this isn't comparable to 12 women getting insulted. It's the Imus thing time a million.

So how is her argument any less of a fireable offense than what she clamored for to happen to Imus?

t hinds said...
Jun 20, 2008, 7:55:00 AM  

Welcome to the "irrational, my shitty life is validated by my sports teams" that is the Boston Sports World.

As someone else said...just imagine if they would have lost.

Folks, they aren't called "Massholes" for no reason.

Anonymous said...
Jun 20, 2008, 11:19:00 AM  

Jemele graduated from Michigan State. That explains 90% of everything she's ever written.

Anonymous said...
Jun 20, 2008, 1:57:00 PM  

Heef..

Don't get me wrong. I like Massachusetts. I think Boston is a first class town. Great food, vibe, and it's aesthetically pleasing. But listen to WEEI too long and you start to think the state has nothing to offer. I've lived here a while now and find I generally don't relate to people from this state. Rhode Island is even worse.

A Masshole is no worse than a Long Island Ginzaloon. They are basically the same person but root for different sports fans.

Also, I have an axe to grind with everyone violating the "Right of Way" traffic rule. You're not being nice people!!! You are simply creating hesitation.

Regards,

Dr. Tobias Funke

Dr. Tobias Funke said...
Jun 20, 2008, 2:48:00 PM  

When will the playing field be even? Imus was totally trying to make a joke. I don't find what she said much different, but I also don't think either of them should be canned.

The Zoner said...
Jun 20, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

I don't think Hill should be fired. Lynched would be a better option for that racist. At least Don Imus watched the Women's Final Four.

Anonymous said...
Jun 20, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

I think Hill's comments about Hitler compared with rooting for the Celtics is MUCH worse then Imus's comments. This was thought out and PUBLISHED. Imus just blurted out something off the top of his head.

Anonymous said...
Jun 20, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

I don't think Hill should be fired. Lynched would be a better option for that racist.

???
I better enjoy reading anonymous commenters while I can because at this rate, they'll be a thing of the past here.

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
Jun 20, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

Look, political and other high-pressure groups have used Hitler comparisons against their nemeses for years and years, so Hill is NOT making a groundbreaking statement by any means. Grrr...this is such a non-issue that any time I waste carving this out is time I want to have back.

This is one reason that, while I like sports, I will never become a diehard fan of any team in any sport, professional or amateur. I do not want to associate myself with people who overreact to the opinions of ONE PERSON. Most rational people would ignore writers like Hill, realizing all they want is attention.

I doubt players would ever say anything negative about fans on the record, but I wonder what some players have told journalists off the record about having fans that have such lack of reason that they blow their top over insignificant shit. It must be frustrating.

deven said...
Jun 20, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

I don't like it every time professional PC groups use something like this to gain attention. I don't judge Jemele for this. I judge her for coming across as someone who doesn't know how to read - literally - when she stumbles through the telemprompter hosting Rome is Burning. She seriously reads like a 4th grader, not able to piece together a sentence in the right tone, etc.

hot dog willy said...
Jun 22, 2008, 7:32:00 PM  

Fred Toucher's anger was not over the anti-Celtics stance--his anger stems from the fact that Jemele Hill was one of the more vocal agitators calling for Don Imus being fired.

All he is saying is that Jamele Hill should be held to the same standards that she herself demands of others.

Anonymous said...
Jun 23, 2008, 12:32:00 PM  

Good Job! :)

Sven said...
Aug 15, 2008, 5:50:00 AM  

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