Thursday, November 14, 2019

The new rules...

As anyone interesting in hockey or politics already knows, Don Cherry of Coach's Corner fame was fired on Monday, Remembrance Day, for saying on the air that immigrants should wear their poppies and have some respect for the fallen soldiers just like the rest of us. He had the effrontery to actually say "you people" so all the friggin' SJWs went nuts and now Don is fired.

Full disclosure, most of what I know about Don Cherry is he likes loud suits. I don't watch Hockey Night in Canada. I hate hockey, I hate television, so I never was a fan of Don Cherry for the most part, except the suits. They were flashy.

I looked him up, he's been wearing his loud suits and doing Hockey Night in Canada since 1980. 39 years of television. That's longer than the Ed Sullivan Show. Its about the same length of time Ed Sullivan was a broadcaster. But Don didn't die in the saddle like Ed, he had his horse shot out from under him by SJWs.

SJWs like these women here. CTV television, The Social.  Watch the clip... if you can. Its racist in the full dictionary sense of the word, also stupid and disgusting.

#fireJessAllen is trending on Twitter, and with good reason. Jessie Rae Allen came right out and said white boys who play hockey are bullies and morons. Her exact words are in the video clip, but I'll reproduce them in case it gets memory-holed:

"I don't worship at the altar of hockey. I never have," Allen said, "and maybe it's because of where I grew up and going to a couple of different universities. There's a certain type of person in my mind, in my experience, who does."
Allen continued saying, "And they all tended to be white boys who weren't, let's say, very nice. They were not generally thoughtful. They were often bullies."
"Their parents were able to afford to put them, you know, spend $5,000 a year on minor hockey." Allen suggests that the money would be better suited to travelling and learning about the world.
She concluded her statements saying that Don Cherry is a "representative" of the type of person that Allen is talking about. Allen acknowledged that Cherry has "done some good things" but added
 "Whether he's charming or not, but he's still a bigot and a misogynist."

Generally I don't believe in people getting fired for talking, not even talking on television. Free country, you are free to run your mouth. Be all the jackass you can be, I don't care.

But this is not "generally".

They fired Don Cherry after 39 years for saying the truth: Downtown Toronto, nobody wears a poppy. Mississauga, Brampton, nobody wears a poppy. And they should. Because people died for them to be free. Acknowledging that sacrifice is part of being a Canadian. That's what he said, and they fired him.

Jesse Allen said white boys are bullies, idiots and bigots. Don Cherry is white, a bigot and a misogynist, and it was GREAT that they fired him.

Comparing Mr. Cherry to Ms. Allen, she's a whole new level of bigoted. Hockey players and people who watch hockey are uncultured White hicks who hate immigrants, women and the outside world.

So if they fired Don Cherry, they BETTER fire Jesse Allan.

You Lefties wanted new rules? No problem. Now you can live in fear of your job just like Conservatives do.

Update! :

Seen first at Blazing Cat Fur (hi Arney!) we have The Apology from Jess Allen and CTV. From the Blob & Snail:

CTV says it is apologizing to anyone who was offended by comments made by a correspondent on its show The Social following the firing of hockey commentator Don Cherry.
As apologies go, its very legal boilerplate. Bottom line, -real- racism gets a pass, Jess Allen keeps her job, Don Cherry still very fired.

So no surprises here. Business as usual, shut up and get back to work you useless proles.

Upperdate: Full CTV statement:
“CTV’s The Social is based on opinion and debate about current issues, and we often hear from viewers who don’t agree with some of the perspectives on the show.
However, Jessica Allen’s comments about hockey have generated an extraordinary response. We’ve been touched by the stories we’ve heard from Canadians everywhere, including families from Humboldt, about what the game means to them. That matters to us.
We would like to apologize to everyone who was offended by the remarks, and let you know your feedback sparked much debate and introspection at The Social and CTV. We won’t restrict our hosts from offering their opinions on an opinion show, but we’ll always listen to viewers when they offer theirs.”

Uppity-update: Welcome Instapundit! Thanks for the linkage Sarah Hoyt!


Zsuzsa said...

"Their parents were able to afford to put them, you know, spend $5,000 a year on minor hockey." Allen suggests that the money would be better suited to travelling and learning about the world.

Wait a sec! If they spent that $5000 dollars traveling, wouldn't that increase greenhouse gas emissions and increase the rate at which the planet is being destroyed? Tsk, tsk, Ms. Allen. Clearly, you're one of those deniers who wants us all drowned by the rising seas from melting polar ice caps.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

Taking young children around the world travelling on 5K/year.


The Phantom said...

Yes, Ms. Allen thinks that the stupid White people from rural Ontario or Lethbridge Alberta or wherever the hell she was spawned are in desperate, perhaps life-threatening need of some broadening travel. If only they could see Paris, they wouldn't be clod-hoppers stuck on the farm no more.

Because hating White people is totally fine, y'know. I very much doubt she's going to lose her job. If she does she'll have another one ten minutes later.

tim maguire said...

I live in Toronto (Cherry’s point of reference) and it’s been my experience that immigrants are more likely to wear poppies for Remembrance Day than are natural-born Canadians. That’s the irony—he’s wrong.

But more importantly, Cherry has become a bad representative for hockey. His political rants (this wasn’t his first) are insulting to the very people the NHL needs to attract. If he stuck to his job, he’d still have a job.

Unknown said...

So a ‘we’re sorry you were offended’ apology. Lovely.

Crossed Sabres said...

Ms. Allen will not be fired. She committed a Michael Kinsley type gaffe, per Kinsley "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say." We can extend this to journalists here. Ms. Allen let down the mask and aired the views of her bosses and fellow "elitists". Bad form and terribly inconvenient for the bosses but she'll get a pass because "she's one of us."

The "apology" makes clear that the the brass is clearly annoyed at having to pretend to care and are sorry that it's caused them a headache. They're also annoyed that Canadian "deplorables" still have the power to make them uncomfortable.

GWB said...

Zsuzsa said...
Well, they can always take a solar-powered yacht (funny, I thought 'green' boats were wind-powered; silly me) to get to Paris....

The Phantom said...
Her sniffy, nose-up attitude is the epitome of "white privilege". What a snob.

Anonymous said...

@The Phantom

"If only they could see Paris, ..."

Yes, if only they could see current-year Paris where the traditional burial place of French kings is infested with foreign invaders who hate French people and French civilization then they they might wake up to the ongoing destruction of our own. If only they could see Poland, they might see a normal European people, secure in their own land with borders guarded by their own men, with government of their own people, by their own people, for their own people, then they might figure out that we used to have that in our own land, and can again. globalism delenda est

The Phantom said...

Tim Maguire re: Don Cherry.

Two things about this. First, I live in Ontario too, so I can believe you or my lyin' eyes. Damn few poppies in Toronto and Mississauga, the ones there are usually worn by old white people. Note use of word "usually" as there are extremely fine Canadians out there who immigrated. So you can pretty much cram the implied racism.

Second, everyone out there on the Left is busily trying to re-frame this as racism when it isn't. What this is about, Mr. Maguire, is that Don Cherry got fired for saying that everybody should honor the fallen on Remembrance Day and some people don't. He mentioned no races.

By contrast, Jess Allen's comment mentions the White race generally and hockey families particularly as bullies, bigots and uncultured swine in need of travel to broaden their tiny minds. She is not fired.

That's what this is actually about. So you can continue to pretend otherwise, but we can all see that its a pretense.

Steve White said...

CTV: "We would like to apologize to everyone who was offended by the remarks, ..."

So if I'm not offended, they're not sorry?

That is not an apology, that is a mealy-mouthed non-apology designed to placate the rubes. I'm an American, and down here we see the nonsense all the time. Unfortunately the powers that be keep doing it because it works.

autothreads said...

Tim Maguire, just how many NHL games have you attended or watched in the past year? The "very people the NHL needs to attract" are those who make up the broad market of Americans who watch sports on television, most of whom are neither immigrants nor ethnic minorities, and likely agree with Cherry's patriotic statement.

I grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada because Windsor, Ontario is just across the river, effectively a suburb of Detroit. I've never been a big fan of "Grapes". I think Cherry is a big blowhard who allows his Canadian chauvinism to influence how he views American and European players. He also had a mediocre record as a head coach. That being said, he's perfect for televised hockey and nothing that he said deserves censure, let alone losing his job over it.