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Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:20 am

Good. Wish some people around here would take note. He should be suspended for a week without pay.


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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Honeyman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:51 am

A week?!? This could be career-ending.



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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Deleted User 24 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:46 am

If he's not done, he ought to be.



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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Bryce » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:19 am

Might he have been referring to Richmond, Virginia?


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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Mike Oxlong » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:22 am

Bryce wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:19 am
Might he have been referring to Richmond, Virginia?
He was talking about Herzogenaurach, Germany. Headquarters of FAG Bearings.



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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by craig11152 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:48 am

In the age we live in many call that a fireable offense.
If it is indeed enough to get you fired from "Job A" should you be allowed to have another job? Which jobs are you allowed to have and not have?


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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by TC Shuts Up » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:19 pm

This is pretty far along the line to "Thoughtcrime" as outlined in George Orwell's Novel 1984, which people dismiss now, even though it has just occurred 40 years late.

It has already happened where people's lives have been ruined for rants they made in their own homes, due to people reporting them, after the people turned against them.

My suggestion is that if you have Alexa devices, you either throw them out, disable them, unplug them, burn them, otherwise destroy them, or just be really careful. They do listen, and the listening is frequently out of context, because it is listened to by computers with stupid artificial intelligence, or by people in foreign countries who may not have a complete understanding of US idioms. You might just be rationally talking, and that stupid Alexa WILL RESPOND. I have friends who have been silenced by these things.

The word "fag" originally meant cigarette. The word "Fagotte" in music means a part made for a Bassoon. Both have elicited misinterpretation, which band and orchestra directors had to address. One bassoonist I knew squinted his eyes when he saw that the composer was Julius Fucik. The band director immediately said, "the composer's name is FUCIK". It's the classic music you hear at circuses, in case you don't know.

When you use the word FUCIK or any type of slur, you better be sure you are not near any mike, including bugging devices.
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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Honeyman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:22 pm

TC Shuts Up wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:19 pm
This is pretty far along the line to "Thoughtcrime" as outlined in George Orwell's Novel 1984, which people dismiss now, even though it has just occurred 40 years late.

It has already happened where people's lives have been ruined for rants they made in their own homes, due to people reporting them.

My suggestion is that if you have Alexa devices, you either throw them out, disable them, unplug them, burn them, otherwise destroy them, or just be really careful. They do listen, and the listening is frequently out of context, because it is listened to by computers with stupid artificial intelligence, or by people in foreign countries who may not have a complete understanding of US idioms. You might just be rationally talking, and that stupid Alexa WILL RESPOND. I have friends who have been silenced by these things.
He said this during a broadcast he was hired to do in front of a live microphone.

You're a lunatic.



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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by TC Shuts Up » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:47 pm

He said this during a broadcast he was hired to do in front of a live microphone.
You're a lunatic.
EDUCATE YOURSELF.

Are you going to outlaw all the other definitions of every word also?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassoon

LOOK BUDDY, I think it was stupid for him to say it in the stadium studio. But I wonder what Alexa has heard YOU saying.


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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Lester The Nightfly » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:08 pm

While Brennaman didn't do a full Brockmire, I doubt he'll ever call another major league game for the remainder of his career. Aside from breaking the Broadcasting 101, Rule 1 of considering every mic live at all times, the more troubling part was his apology which was equal parts asking forgiveness and asking to keep his job. When you bust out the "That's not who I am" card, it's probably a good indication it's exactly who you are. He also sprinkled in some 'ask my friends, they'll tell you I'm cool'' in the apology, and thus far it's been crickets.

Hope Thomm enjoys his new gig with the Morristown Frackers.



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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by TC Shuts Up » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:33 pm

I have reason to believe that some people are pretending to be gay in order to get certain jobs in Leftist enclaves. I have known some of these people for their entire lives. Should I turn them in? This is not new. People used to pretend to be gay in order to not be drafted into the Army, or like Klinger to get discharged, as art imitates life. Anyone can identify as gay according to new rules written by the Left. Do they check it out to verify that the person is gay? Do they bug their apartments? Do they make sure they get picked up in gay bars? Or just use Alexa to listen in to see if the person is having sexual relations with the same sex or a different sex? They sure have agents to verify if persons on Total and Permanent Disability are digging in their gardens. Should we DEFUND these agents and instead send them in to verify that people are gay?

Don't you see how all this will someday do YOU in? It's a double edged sword.


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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Bryce » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:29 pm

Seems to me that hijacking words and assigning a new meaning to them has become a sport of sorts.

What I used to call a riot is now a "protest." Stealing and looting is now called "reparations." Socialists are progressives, abortionists are pro choice and saying what my uncle referred to a cigarette as can get you fired...


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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by Mr.Transistor » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:21 pm

He's done like yesterday's dinner. His next job will be on celebrity big brother. It was pretty stupid to say, I don't like all this cancel culture BS but he deserves to take a hike on this.



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Re: Thom Brennaman is in big trouble

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:45 pm

His on-air apology came across as pathetic ("I'm a man of deep faith"), but then again, I don't know if he was informed his repulsive utterance went out over the air 5 minutes or 5 hours before he was told to apologize on-air. For those who are unaware, the Reds played a double header yesterday. The apology didn't occur until the 5th inning of game #2.

In Thom's mind, does being a man of "deep faith" justify bigoted thoughts and/or bigoted remarks?

I will say the editorial he wrote for the Cincinnati Enquirer came across as much more thoughtful and sincere than his attempt at an on-air apology.

I am disheartened by Thom's behavior during the broadcast and even more disheartened by the fact he quite possibly is a bigot. Prior to this incident, he was one of my favorite play-by-play announcers. His father (Marty) is one of the all time greats of the business.


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