Britt McHenry’s one-week cessation is an annoying slap on a wrist from a network that has been doling out new suspensions like it’s Roger Goodell on a energy trip. McHenry, of course, was caught on video impiety and belittling a tow-truck association employee in a video that fast went viral. For that, ESPN sidelined her for a week.
While Bill Simmons gets a three-week suspension for pursuit out his bosses and Tony Kornheiser is set aside for dual weeks for commenting on Hannah Storm’s skirt, McHenry is suspended for only 7 days. It’s a misled complement of justice: ESPN considers ESPN-on-ESPN smack-talk to be worse than ESPN sneering at the rest of a world. It’s a joke.
It’s a fun that will shortly be on ESPN, though. Caught-on-video rants that widespread opposite a web don’t blow over like so many stupid comments from Stephen A. Smith. They are kept on a Internet and mocked forever. Britt McHenry will be a Christian Bale of a new generation. (Link and video are NSFW.)
While McHenry’s reparation starts off with a mini-defense of herself, it eventually hits a right notes. But it’s all phony. This isn’t someone carrying a bad day. This isn’t someone undone by an worker during a tow-truck operator. We’ve all been there and (hopefully) didn’t denigrate the male or lady obliged for not carrying a degree, nor slice on a assistant for simply doing her job. A bad day is impiety during someone or pushing divided from that counter and fast flipping a bird. Those are a arrange of slip-ups that make us human. What McHenry did is an opinion formed on energy and entitlement.
I’m certain large famous people have finished a same thing, though a set-back of being videotaped. But we can’t feel bad for McHenry on that one: She apparently kept going after she knew a video camera was running.
The reason Brian Williams likely won’t be behind during NBC isn’t since he’s a bad man or can’t review a news. It’s because, in theory, he’s ostensible to be hold to a aloft standard. He comes onto a TV sets each night to broach a news. If he can’t be trusted, afterwards his value to NBC is subsequent to nil.
McHenry didn’t lie, she only reamed out an worker who was presumably doing her job, personification a aged “don’t we know who we am?” label in a process. She used her possess good looks and relations resources and status to slur a woman operative a gig that can’t compensate most some-more than smallest wage.
Reading off basketball scores isn’t like stating from Syria but, during their essence, a pursuit of Williams and McHenry is a same: Represent your association good and have a comportment, certainty and trust of someone we wish to let into a homes each night.
After that video and a mini seven-day vacation, how can ESPN design anyone in America to wish to do that for Britt McHenry?