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03-17-2014, 06:32 PM
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Does he not have an editor who might have went "hmm, this is in bad taste?"

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03-17-2014, 06:34 PM
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The attempt at humor was worse than the insensitivity.

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03-17-2014, 06:35 PM
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And why should we be upset?You can joke about everything, nothing is sacred.
But you have a certain level of responsibility as a journalist in the public eye. This isn't one of Letang's good buddies breaking his balls. Its a professional in a public forum.

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03-17-2014, 06:38 PM
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But you have a certain level of responsibility as a journalist in the public eye. This isn't one of Letang's good buddies breaking his balls. Its a professional in a public forum.
No you have not. You are employed by a newspaper to write, nothing more. And like I edited above he didn't mean to offend anyone most probably.

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03-17-2014, 06:39 PM
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No you have not. You are employed by a newspaper to write, nothing more.
el oh el if you don't think he has a social media clause in his contract

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03-17-2014, 06:39 PM
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It wasn't even a good pun.

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03-17-2014, 06:41 PM
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el oh el if you don't think he has a social media clause in his contract
That is up to his employee and him. But he is not responsible to the public to not make bad jokes.

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03-17-2014, 06:44 PM
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If you think this is "disgusting," grow a pair. If you think its in poor taste, you're right.

There's a difference between being mindful of social norms and getting your panties in a twist over literally anything that could be remotely construed as offensive. Give it a rest.
This. Fake over the top moral outrage is a favorite Canadian past time, though.

If some of you guys heard the stuff said back and fourth on a nightly baseless you wouldn't even watch the game, you'd be in a perpetual state of "disgust" and likely need therapy.

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03-17-2014, 06:47 PM
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Something like "Letang back on the ice already. Dangerous thinking or a stroke of genius?" would've atleast made me chuckle once before feeling bad about myself afterwards.

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03-17-2014, 06:47 PM
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Does he not have an editor who might have went "hmm, this is in bad taste?"
Its a tweet, he is a reporter. Not time for an editor.

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03-17-2014, 06:48 PM
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This. Fake over the top moral outrage is a favorite Canadian past time, though.

If some of you guys heard the stuff said back and fourth on a nightly baseless you wouldn't even watch the game, you'd be in a perpetual state of "disgust" and likely need therapy.
No kidding. If people are getting worked up about this, I can't even imagine the pain they must feel when they think of the genocide in Darfur.

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03-17-2014, 06:49 PM
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this is hackery at it's finest. atleast be funny if you're going to be dumb

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It was distasteful and incredibly stupid but also funny. I am a sucker for terrible puns.

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This is what is considered "disgusting" these days?

Yeah it's definitely in poor taste but OP needs to sit down and take a deep breath

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That's pretty f'd up. Wasn't he the same guy that sounded off about James Neal, and then got verbally pimp slapped by Neal in an interview?

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If you're going to do something like that, man up and admit you're a moron. Denying it was intentional is absurd.
Agreed, that's the most frustrating and embarrassing thing about it.

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03-17-2014, 06:53 PM
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I think it's poor taste an certainly a lack of judgement on his part

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Its a tweet, he is a reporter. Not time for an editor.
I thought he tweeted a link to a story on his paper's website.

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03-17-2014, 06:55 PM
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Dumb joke from a dumb guy.

I agree it's insensitive and in poor taste, but getting outraged about it does no good. Consequently I'm sure more people have read his article, or at least the tweet, than would have otherwise. He wont lose his job, best to just ignore him.

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03-17-2014, 07:02 PM
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If anything, the false outrage is more offensive than the bad pun. You don't know Letang, you don't know his feelings, stop being like the feelings police. If it were up to some people, we wouldn't have comedians, we would all just gather in a big circle, hug, and smile at each other every night. Just because youre offended doesnt mean youre right.

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03-17-2014, 07:04 PM
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If anything, the false outrage is more offensive than the bad pun. You don't know Letang, you don't know his feelings, stop being like the feelings police. If it were up to some people, we wouldn't have comedians, we would all just gather in a big circle, hug, and smile at each other every night. Just because youre offended doesnt mean youre right.
I don't really mind the pun (even though I would not have made it, personally) but I do mind his back-paddling and claiming that it was a mistake and not an intended pun. That's weak sauce.

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03-17-2014, 07:07 PM
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I don't really mind the pun (even though I would not have made it, personally) but I do mind his back-paddling and claiming that it was a mistake and not an intended pun. That's weak sauce.
I think we all know that it wasn't really a mistake, but in this environment as long as he doesn't stir the pot anymore the fake outrage will die off and everyone will move on to the next thing within a few days.

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03-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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That's pretty f'd up. Wasn't he the same guy that sounded off about James Neal, and then got verbally pimp slapped by Neal in an interview?
Yeah, he basically called Neal a failed acquisition and then tried to act like they were buddies, Neal responded by calling him a joke.

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meh its twitter.

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03-17-2014, 07:15 PM
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That's pretty f'd up. Wasn't he the same guy that sounded off about James Neal, and then got verbally pimp slapped by Neal in an interview?
That's him. Him and Malkin totally clowned him in the locker room over an article he wrote as well because he got it totally wrong.

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