Tuesday, September 25, 2007

OSU Coach Gundy's Righteous Indignation

Here in America, female sports writer Jenni Carlson wrote an article that was critical of the OSU Quarterback, who the coaches did not let play last Saturday because he was injured.

Coach Gundy read the article after it was brought to his attention, and he used the post-game press conference to personally confront Ms. Carlson and rip her a new one...

Now THIS is a class A lecture to a person who badly needs it.

However, I'm quite irritated by the mainstream media's portrayal of this justifiable rebuke...first, when you watch the video, you will see that the entirety of Gundy's rebuke is much different than the clips and soundbytes the mainstream media has been playing around the clock for the past two days. The MSM simply edited it to play the parts that ONLY show him raising his voice and gesturing dramatically...however, when one views his entire rebuke, one can easily see that the most powerful parts of his rebukes are when he speaks quietly between the sections where he raised his voice and gestured emphatically.

And of course, the so-called "The Association for Women in Sports Media" issued a press release in response to Coach Gundy's well spoken rebuke:

"The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) is alarmed at the unprofessional manner in which Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy chose to take exception with a column written by AWSM member Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman. Gundy has the right to express his opinion, just as Carlson has the right to express hers. But his decision to air his objections in the form of a personal attack shows a lack of respect for all journalists."

Don't you just love how feminist organizations like the AWSM immediately go the "he was personally attacking me" route...there default defense is to immediately claim Ms. Carlson is a victim, and Coach Gundy is just another aggressive male oppressing a helpless women.

Also note that this is the perfect example of the feminization of overall society. A genuine display of righteous male indignation and anger is portrayed as "an attack" or an act of hostile aggression; the most commonly used phrase to describe the press conference was that it was a "TIRADE."

To paraphrase coach Gundy...Jenni Carlson and the The Association for Women in Sports Media are garbage, and they make me want to puke.

1 comment:

Davout said...

"But his decision to air his objections in the form of a personal attack shows a lack of respect for all journalists."

The ludricous supposition that Jenni Carlson represents all journalists is a hasty generalization.