Wednesday, January 23, 2008


The fact that most if not all of you have not heard of what I am about to tell you, is very revealing. ESPN anchorwoman Dana Jacobsen was speaking at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City recently. While that is not big news, what she said during the event certainly is. I give you this as spoken from wires;

"Jacobson, reportedly intoxicated, was speaking at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City, N.J., when she unleashed a profane tirade, saying, "F--- Notre Dame," "F--- Touchdown Jesus" and finally "F--- Jesus."

From all that I have seen there has been little if any fall out from ESPN. There has been up to this point, no suspension, no reprimand, only some weak statement about her being at a private event, which of course means there was no connection with ESPN. What if she said the same thing but instead of Jesus, it was Mohammad? You can be sure there would have been repercussion, and probably a loss of job.

The sad double standard we live under is simply a fact, but that should not deter us from demanding consequence. If a person is going to make their living as a public figure, they should be held accountable for their statements made in public. The fact that she might have been intoxicated should not matter, as it did not for Mel Gibson when he spouted off his bigoted remarks. In fact the last I remember when people are drunk they tend to be more honest. So what can you do? I suggest you give a call at (860) 766-2000 and tell ESPN you would like to complain about Dana Jacobsen's bigoted blasphemous rant in Atlantic City. You would be surprised at the power of a few phone calls!

blog you later,
pastor tom