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Old 12-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #39
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Default Re: Rob Parker illustrating what lines a journalist should not cross (re: RG3)

Originally Posted by bladefd
Why would they even ask the question? Did they really think it wouldn't get to this? The question was personal, the responses would have been personal too
The question was, "What does this say about RG3?" This is a question that courts controversy (they want that) but a panelist like Parker is expected to be able to say what he has to say without getting overly offensive. It may get hard to know where to draw the line but it's not unreasonable to expect a panelist to have an idea of when he's going too far. In this particular case he might have gotten away with questioning RG3's politics but the "Cornball Brother" line was low and unfunny, something he should have kept to himself, and it was definitely not ok to act like Griffin was doing something wrong by having a white fiancee. That would be what I'd have suspended him for if I were running ESPN. You just can't do that.
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