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ESPN: The Worldwide Leader of Political Correctness

Tony Kornheiser, the irascible sports journalist who makes a career of poking fun, gets a two-week suspension for poking fun at ... a woman.

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Bernard Chapin

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March 13, 2010 - 12:00 am
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That political correctness is vile and invidious is a foregone conclusion for conservatives. Hopefully, recent events will illustrate to the rest of the population that PC has nothing to do with “sensitivity” and everything to do with our elites trying to modify our thoughts and behavior. The Rahm Emanuel incident elucidated that we have a new “R word” to skirt around in daily conversation, while the Harry Reid kerfuffle showcased that there are now two verboten “N words” to avoid uttering as opposed to merely one.

Along with a menagerie of syllables is a reflexive stance men must adopt concerning women. Put simply, it can be summarized as follows: women are always right. The fairer sex are infallible and suggesting otherwise makes a man a misogynist. Should men notice their mistakes or foibles it is best practice not to mention them. In 2010, sacred cows seemingly outnumber regular citizens and at the very top of that list are women. Criticism of them has become an act of hate.

Despite being a known Democrat, sports columnist and pundit Tony Kornheiser discovered that no man is safe when it comes to making fun of women.

Recently, the goofy and garish reporter dared to lampoon an outfit worn by fellow ESPN correspondent Hannah Storm. During a radio broadcast he said:

Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She’s got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now. … She’s got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body. … Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.

His assessment was weird, metrosexual-esque, and immaterial, but offensive? That it was not.

The brass at ESPN thought differently, however. They responded in predictable PC fashion by suspending Kornheiser from his Pardon the Interruption television show for two weeks.

One of their vice presidents then adopted a sanctimonious tone. He defended their decision by announcing:

Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences.

This is absurd on many levels. Kornheiser’s entire career has been spent providing off-kilter commentary. The guy is a known cheeseball and schlep. He and his co-host Michael Wilbon poke fun of absolutely everything and everybody.

Kornheiser made the mistake of regarding Ms. Storm as a coworker. He showered upon her the same disdain that he sprays upon other sports world figures on a daily basis.

At another level, Kornheiser seeks to entertain. Unlike the practitioners of cultural Marxism, he is lively and fun. This alone makes him a serious enemy to PC’s defenders.

When one directly examines Kornheiser’s quip, one finds many sub-areas that undoubtedly gave our elites a bad case of Tourette’s. Just teasing a woman is a major sin, but daring to suggest that a woman should dress her age violates sacred dogma. Every sensible person has been taught that older females are every bit as attractive as their younger peers. The mainstream media is ardently dedicated to this belief. Only shallow males care about traits like youth and beauty. The fabricated phenomenon known as “The Cougar” attests to this, and proves that women have no expiration date.

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