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Lou Holtz and Hitler on Friday night pregame

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I think this is a tweener on the journalism board because of what happened to Jemele Hill.

    In discussing a college football program, Lou Holtz just said, "Remember, Hitler was a good leader, too. There are good leaders and bad leaders."

    Will that cause an uproar? Friday night college pregame show at 7:40 ET?

    SHOULD it cause an uproar?

    Edit: I was less positive on which program he was discussing, so I'm removing that part. No doubt he said the Hitler sentence.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nothing will happen; they'll chalk it up to his being a wonderful quipster and that's that. Remember, BEano Cook once called Michigan the Germany of College Football...
     
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Just because, I'm going to bring out the obvious "Hitler was good at first" joke. There, it's done.
     
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Didn't say he wasn't evil. History is full of nice people who were shitty leaders.
     
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Did that just happen? I was wondering because I'm not sure if I heard him correctly.
     
  6. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Shouldn't rule 1 in print or broadcasting (or at least close to 1) be don't bring up Hitler's name. I know Holtz isn't technically a journalist, but those things on TV are rarely off the cuff. They talk about what they are going to say. Now I hate that guy even more.
     
  7. times38

    times38 Member

    I thought you were referring to Mark May as Hitler.
     
  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    I'm pretty sure I DID hear him say "sufferin' succotash."
     
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    He mumbled some apology today - apparently gave one last night, too.
     
  10. times38

    times38 Member

    ^BC-FBC--Holtz-Apology,0171
    ^ESPN's Holtz apologizes for Hitler reference
    ^By The Associated Press
    =
    ESPN analyst Lou Holtz apologized on air Saturday for mentioning Adolf Hitler during a college football studio show the previous night.
    The former Notre Dame coach referenced Hitler while making a point about good and bad leadership during a discussion of the struggles of first-year Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez.
    ``Last night while trying to make a point about leadership, I made an unfortunate reference,'' Holtz said. ``It was a mistake and I sincerely apologize.''
    An ESPN spokesman said Holtz will not be further disciplined.
     
  11. Good god.
    Time for Lou to go to the dogtrack.
     
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Isn't it long past that time?
     
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