RECENT  POSTS:  » Read: NOM's guide to pressuring lawmakers to ban marriages (while pretending you're doing something good and positive instead) » Full trailer: 'The Normal Heart' » Vintage Clinton era oppo memo perhaps even more relevant today » Concerned Women For America advises churches to lockdown exclusionary marriage views » Video: What does conservative columnist Cal Thomas see as America's biggest threat? Take a guess. » Correcting NOM's fallacious fear graphic » Gee, Bryan, can't understand why federal courts are rejecting you gay = incest view » Former NOM sr. associate admits shift: Moving away from intellectual arguments, focusing on spiritual » Prop 8 defense attorney now planning lesbian daughter's wedding » If you can't afford your event, NOM, perhaps you should just cancel  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

05/08/2009

Digging up old 'pansies'

by Jeremy Hooper

Rogers-McKelwayHave you heard about that D.C.-based news anchor, Doug McKelway, who recently suggested to activist Mike Rogers that he wanted to "take [him] outside and give [him] a punch across the face"? The same anchor who, in lieu of an apology for his obviously out-of-line remarks, invited Mike back on his show to discuss the matter, only to then renege on that booking? Yea, well, check this out. We've just learned that this is not Mr. McKelway's first go-around with this kind of macho aggression:

Washington Post, February 18, 1994:
Channel 4 news anchor Doug McKelway apologized to viewers yesterday after he used the word "pansy" on the air while chatting with reporter Jess Atkinson during Atkinson's live report on ice skaters on the Mall ...

"It was extremely inappropriate," news director Dick Reingold said last night. Immediately following a commercial break, he said, McKelway returned to the air with the apology ...

"We thought it was important to present an apology for the remark as soon as possible," Reingold said. He said no disciplinary action had been taken against McKelway but "there will certainly be a follow-up today"
THE TV COLUMN [WaPo]

An apology as soon as possible? What a novel idea! It's just too bad that in the ensuing years, an actual suggestion of physical violence has come to be seen as less deserving of remorse than a floral-based bit of juvenile machismo was fifteen years prior.

But if we know Mike, he'll get his apology. Because while he's someone who probably wouldn't even get offended if an anchor did call him a "pansy," he is not one who many would ever consider a shrinking violet!

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

I believe "renig" should be spelled "renege."

Posted by: Fan of G.A.Y. | May 9, 2009 10:34:43 PM

Oops. Thanks for catching that.

Posted by: G-A-Y | May 10, 2009 8:58:05 AM

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails