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  • #16
    Maybe Fox will have a job for him, although even Fox seems to be phasing that kind of thing out.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
      Maybe Fox will have a job for him, although even Fox seems to be phasing that kind of thing out.
      political correctness everywhere is phasing out dissent

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      • #18
        Originally posted by way 2 go View Post

        political correctness everywhere is phasing out dissent
        Trump's political correctness seems to be aimed at eliminating dissent. But it's not working as well as he hoped. He was thinking he could change the libel laws to be more like Russia's:

        Donald Trump has been talking about changing libel laws since before he was elected president.

        "I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said at a February rally in Fort Worth, Texas. "We're going to open up those libel laws."

        Trump returned to this theme following the release of excerpts from Fear: Trump in the White House, a new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward that paints Trump and his White House in a negative light.

        "Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost," Trump
        tweeted on Sept. 5 "Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws?"
        https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...bes-libel-law/

        In places like Russia, China, Venezuela, and Singapore, the government can sue journalist and news outlets, effectively killing dissent. That's Trump's vision for America.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post


          In places like Russia, China, Venezuela, and Singapore, the government can sue journalist and news outlets, effectively killing dissent. That's Trump's vision for America.
          a leftist President would also love the ability to sue media dissent but ...

          in the leftist media there is no dissent , if there is , the offender will be fired from the leftist media and \ or ostracized .


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          • #20
            Originally posted by ok doser View Post
            he fell victim to the retardedness of political correctness

            are you a canuck? I've been catching this story all day on the CBC radio.
            Labatt's Breweries is a major sponsor of NHL hockey and an important part of its marketing strategy is to attract the younger demographic - the same group who just happens to be the most offended by the rant of an 85 year old targeting immigrants!

            Cherry is employed by SportsNet, who are already committed to spending $5.5 billion on the contract rights to televise NHL hockey - as younger viewers became an increased % of the viewing audience, his appeal to Labatt's target audience has decreased!

            Rather than risk a potential financial crisis should large corporate sponsors like Labatts decide to take their advertising dollars elsewhere, SportsNet decided to weather the short term "backlash" for terminating Cherry and remain financially solvent!

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            • #21
               
              Where is the evidence for a global flood?
              E≈mc2
              "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

              "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
              -Bob B.

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              • #22
                Crowder's great. Might want to think about cutting back on the Red Bull though

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                • #23
                  Speaking of dog whistles, has anyone else noticed how in every politics thread, Barbarian always seems to hear "Trump."
                  Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                  E≈mc2
                  "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                  "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                  -Bob B.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                    Speaking of dog whistles, has anyone else noticed how in every politics thread, Barbarian always seems to hear "Trump."
                    what is with that ?

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                    • #25
                      Canadian Freedom of Speech, R.I.P.

                      Thomas DiLorenzo

                      Iconic Canadian hockey commentator eighty-four-year-old Don Cherry, a former Boston Bruins NHL coach, was immediately fired from his lucrative commentating job of 38 years for daring to criticize the behavior of immigrants to Canada. His criticism on his show, “Hockey Night in Canada,” in hockey-crazy Canada, was based on his assertion that most immigrants seem to have no interest in supporting or participating in Canadian culture, specifically, in spending “a couple of bucks” on a poppy pin on Veterans Day (Canadians pin poppy flowers to their lapels to show their appreciation to veterans on that day).

                      While I am sympathetic to anyone who resists pressure to worship all things military, at the same time it is a sure bet that if Don Cherry had criticized native-born Canadians for being too poppy pinless, his employer would not have said a word about it, probably even agreeing with him and broadcasting his opinion as an exemplar of Canadian patriotism. (It probably didn’t help his cause either that he called global warming hysterics “cuckaloos”).
                      The state — whatever its particular forms — always expresses itself as a collective form of property ownership. All political systems are socialistic, in that they are premised upon the subservience of individual interests to collective authority. Communism, fascism, lesser forms of state socialism, and welfarism, are all premised upon the state’s usurpation of privately-owned property. Whether one chooses to be aligned with the political "Left," "Right," or "Middle," comes down to nothing more than a preference for a particular franchise of state socialism.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by drbrumley View Post
                        No one's free speech rights were infringed here. Don Cherry still has the right to say whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He just can't do it on his employer's dime. And his employer exercised their free speech rights by firing him.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by drbrumley View Post
                          While I am sympathetic to anyone who resists pressure to worship all things military ...
                          Canada's military participation in the Great War and its even bigger successor had to do with their role as a part of the British Commonwealth, as a protector of British sovereignty in the face of the threat of Kaiser Wilhelm and to a larger degree, Herr Hitler

                          the significance of this part of their history, which is ingrained in the Canadian psyche, is something of which most Americans are woefully ignorant

                          as are most Canadian immigrants

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by drbrumley View Post
                            Canadian Freedom of Speech, R.I.P.
                            no such thing

                            Originally posted by User Name View Post

                            No one's free speech rights were infringed here.
                            Canadians don't have free speech rights

                            Originally posted by User Name View Post
                            Don Cherry still has the right to say whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
                            Not in Canada, he doesn't

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                            • #29
                              How can someone declare free speech to be a thing when a man can get fired for a harmless opinion in a society where it is nigh on impossible to safely fire people?
                              Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                              E≈mc2
                              "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                              "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                              -Bob B.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                                How can someone declare free speech to be a thing when a man can get fired for a harmless opinion in a society where it is nigh on impossible to safely fire people?
                                Old white dudes are not a protected class

                                Now, if he had been brown, or differently gendered, or homosexual, etc

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