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On-camera racial/ethnic joke by Al Roker?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Central-KY-Kid, May 3, 2007.

  1. OK, so maybe I do give a damn.

    Anyhoo,

    On the Today show today (Thursday), Matt Lauer was giving a report from Dubai and was talking about all the developments in that country (shopping mall that dwarfs the Mall of America, businesses moving because of relatively few taxes, a rotating skyscraper, etc.).

    When Lauer talked about an amusement park that will be bigger than Disney World/Disney land combined, Roker remarked, "Wow! Mickey Mohammed!"

    No big deal? Funny but in poor taste?

    In the day and age of PC correctness, I can see the potential for an uproar (like I've just done).

    Now Roker definitely does not deserve the Imus treatment, but is Roker's three-word statement an issue at all?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    He should be canned.
     
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Wouldn't that be the audio version of a Danish cartoon?
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Yes - its a racial stereotype. Given that Al was so concerned about what Imus said you would think he would be more sensitive to what he says.
    Let's see what kind of balls that Steve Cappas shows on this one.
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    He'll be fired by the end of the day, and those 2-bit publicity whores Al and Jesse will stay absolutely mum.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He should have to answer to the Muslim equivalent of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson...
     
  7. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Biggest problem? It's a stupid joke. Didn't make sense.

    Now, Mohammed Mouse, on the other hand.
     
  8. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I think they're too busy trying to figure out how to kill all of the infidels, not just some big fat guy on TV.
     
  9. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Where's the outcry over this?
     
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    People still watch The Today Show?

    Oh, well, time to send Al out and put Tiki in to do the weather.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Isn't Mohammed about the most common name in that part of the world?
     
  12. True, we don't know for sure that Roker was referring to the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).
     
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