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End of Saban/Herald/Radio story

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    OK...since I was the one the suggested locking the Saban thread, I feel funny about this, but I feel it's only fair.

    Today, I'm on my way to golf, and the local talk radio guy for this morning (Saturday) was Orlando Alzugaray, the guy who released the Herald writer tape we've all been talking about.

    As I drive to the course, it's apparent -- I did NOT hear the original -- that Alzugaray has just made a fairly significant apology for publicizing the tape the writer sent him. A regular caller calls in and tells him to hang in there, and that while he's admitted he screwed up, we all make mistakes, and he should try to move on.

    This is followed by 45 seconds of dead air, and it's obvious that the talk radio guy has lost it and is trying to regain his composure. This is more obvious when he comes back on the air and says, "Geez, it's going to be hard to make it through the next four hours."

    Among the next few things he says is, "As bad as I feel about everything, I feel the worst for the writer."

    Anyway, this went beyond his no comment, he expressed sincere contrition, and I think it's only fair that people here know that.

    It was a mess all the way around, several mistakes were made, and it seems like everybody will learn from it and that's that.

    Sometimes I'm not sure what to post here, and what not to post, but this seems like the thing to do.
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    The only problem I have with that apology, though, is it was only made where his station broadcasts. If he would have commented to the newspaper, then it would have been picked up and more people would know about it.
    But at least he apologized and seemed sincere. It takes a man to admit he's wrong.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Well done, SF.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Absolutely right SF. Plenty of mistakes and bad judgment to go around, and time to get passed it and move on.

    Thanks for the post and the info that pretty much closes this issue.
  5. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Thanks for the post, SF.

    But Alzugaray is still a piece of crap. Apology or no apology.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I was glad to hear this.

    Good post, SF.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I dunno, man. Writer made a mistake, radio guy compounded it because he was offended by the quote -- snap, quick, dumb decision -- and I admittedly don't personally know "The Big O." But I'll tell you what -- what I heard Saturday was either extremely sincere, or the greatest acting job I've ever heard.

    Night, all. Called it a night extremely early at the bar so work would go well today. Probably not advancing that thinking at this point. :)
  8. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Maybe. But he's a radio guy, so an actingjob isn't out of the question.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    At some point, I've got to take a man at face value. And at that point, if he's fooled me, shame on him, not me.

    I'm choosing to believe he was sincere.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Guy pays his own way to go to the senior bowl (for at least a half-dozen years) to keep his contacts up, because his cheap-ass station won't send him past Tamarac.

    He made a hellacious error, but, and I guess this is saying something, he's not the worst guy on the airwaves in South Florida.

    Not by a long shot.
  11. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    That would be Hank.
  12. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    If he legitimately apologized, that means something to me.

    I agree with SF. Mistakes were made all around. Everybody feels bad about it. Let's let it go.
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