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Slur about Dan Shaughnessy's wife

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by finishthehat, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    The alt-weekly Boston Phoenix is apologizing for repeating a slur about Shaughnessy's wife in a story.


    The online version of the story has had the slur removed. Anyone know what the deal is?
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    What was the slur?
  3. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    That's what I was wondering.

    That's a pretty over-the-top apology, so I'm assuming lawyers got involved.
  4. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    here is the original thread on sj:

    here is the story in question, minus the slur:

    and finally, the slur was posted by a reader in the comments section on barstoolsports.com.

    you can find the comment.
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member


    I did do a search for it, but I may have been in the wrong forum.
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Is "I had sex with Shaughnessy's wife" a slur? Because if so, Clubber is in BIG trouble.
  7. Something called Barstool Sports gets quoted as an authority on anything except (maybe) belching?
    I love the new media age.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Why should The Phoenix be held liable for repeating a slur listed in a blog?
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Come on, certain things are off-limits. Even the Mob and gangstas leave family members out of their conflicts. Phoenix could have summed it up, saying that Shaughnessy critics have been known to denigrate his family.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I would think "she's Dan Shaughnessy's wife" would be slur enough.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    "i fucked shaughnessey's wife once when he way away."

    Is that the slur we're talking about?

    Look, it's classless as all hell, and I don't even know why it belonged in the story in the first place, except that it illustrates some fans' senseless hatred for this guy.

    But worthy of a lawsuit?
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