Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lance Just Gained Some Cred

While I have never been a huge Lance Armstrong fan, the guy has his moments that make me think 'Hell yeah.' I just caught this story on the electronic wind where Lance lambasts an ESPN radio host for encouraging motorists to run down bikers.

C'mon ... really, Tony Kornholer of ESPN? I suppose I worry about average folks in their automobiles harboring these sentiments, because I confront them in realtime when I commute by bike. But do we truly need (rather, should we condone) higher profile people with command of broadcast media going off on these insensitive and ignorant rants? Hate mongering should not be a part of anyone's job description. No one should be allowed to broadcast death threats.

This ESPN radio 'professional' was quoted to say: "The last time I looked, the roads were made for automobiles," he said. "We're going to be dominated as if this was Beijing by hundreds of thousands of bicyclists ..."

Thanks, Tony Kornheiser, for adding yet another stick, fanning the flames of a ridiculous throwback to red scare paranoia. Why must you and so many other ignorant Americans like you defend driving and consuming fossil fuel consumption with such a zealous fervor, as if yours is the last true religion?

Honestly, find a way to re-examine your reality. (Hopefully your employer will nudge you by releasing you from your obligations with ESPN.) In the meantime, please keep your ignorant comments to yourself and others of weak-minded ilk.


Snakebite said...

If you go to this link:

you can send ESPN management a nice email to tell them what you think of Mr. Kornholer.

Patch O'Houli said...

Awesome! Greetings from Taipei, Snakebite!

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