Jason Whitlock on Musburger call; ‘I know when lines are crossed’


Phew. The execs at ESPN must have been nervous as they watched the public react with amusement and disgust to “Creepy” Brent Musburger’s drool-covered appreciation of Miss Alabama Katherine Webb Monday night. That’s all behind them now, though. ESPN has apologized, and Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock approves.

I do inappropriate shit all the time. I know when lines are crossed. ESPN is protecting itself and its broadcasters. Smart move.

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) January 9, 2013

When Whitlock says he knows when lines are crossed, he’s speaking from experience. After all, this is the writer who used Bob Costas’ half-time anti-gun tirade to springboard himself into the national conversation on guns, in which he called the NRA “the new KKK” but refused to “shuffle off to the Big House” of The O’Reilly Factor to “dance.”

I agree with ESPN’s apology… Comments best left for twitter not live TV. I like Brent and Herbie. Apology and let’s move on.

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) January 9, 2013

*laughs* RT @whitlockjason: I do inappropriate shit all the time. I know when lines are crossed.

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) January 9, 2013

Wait … the same person who praised Bob Costas for inserting a lecture on “gun culture” into a Sunday Night Football broadcast thinks that comments are best left for Twitter, not live TV?

Why is an apology seen as weakness or a mistake? People who never apologize or admit a mistake are the very people I avoid.

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) January 9, 2013

Just thought of this, if we taught the value and strength of a sincere apology, we could reduce violence in America. #imserious

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) January 9, 2013

We feel another “sports” column coming on. Before Whitlock starts typing up his thoughts on apologizing, though, one other matter:

@whitlockjason So when do you apologize to Tom Sowell, the libertarian college prof you likened to house slave because he is for gun rights?

— Chris Reed (@chrisreed99) January 9, 2013

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