TONY KORNHEISER, co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, was suspended after ridiculing a fellow ESPN colleague during Kornheiser's radio show.
This is what Kornheiser (above, left) said about Hannah Storm, a SportsCenter host:
"Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She’s got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now.” [She's 47.] “She’s got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point."
Should Kornheiser be allowed to be critical of his colleagues? Did ESPN take the matter too seriously? Is this outburst indicative of the way the sports world objectifies women?
Does sports talk radio even count as journalism?
1 year ago