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Dave Lamontís ESPN job in jeopardy after slip-up in race relations call
NYP ^ | 07 08 2020 | Andrew Marchand

Posted on 07/09/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened.

About a half-hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play man for the network, Dave LaMont, could be heard in the background, apparently thinking his phone was on mute.

LaMont described the nature of the call on race as “venting,” which stunned those listening and immediately caused a rebuke from Taylor, who warned there could be ramifications if he did not stop.

He quickly did, but it might have cost him his job.

ESPN has explored letting LaMont go even after he admitted the mistake immediately following the call to his bosses.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2020election; bigotedlynchmob; blm; cancelculture; davelamont; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; espn; georgefloyd; mariataylor; media; mediawingofthednc; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkpost; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; racism; smearmachine; sports; venting
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Remember folks:

When a black person is talking you have to shut-up, listen, and take everything they say seriously.

Failure to keep your opinions to yourself can and will cost you your job. Apologizing and groveling will not save your career.

1 posted on 07/09/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Lie down with dogs....


2 posted on 07/09/2020 8:16:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: yesthatjallen

Saying they were “venting” is grounds to be shut up and fired?


3 posted on 07/09/2020 8:16:54 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: Williams

“Yes Massa” and “No Massa” are the allowed phrases. You are not permitted to say anything else. An opinion about “venting” is totally forbidden.


4 posted on 07/09/2020 8:19:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: yesthatjallen

Here’s a Russian joke from the Brezhnev era. I’ve told it here before, but evidently Dave LaMont missed it the first time around.

Foreign reporter: What is your opinion on farm collectivization?
Soviet citizen: I agree with the policy of the party.

Foreign reporter: What is your opinion on the steel production goals?
Soviet citizen: I agree with the policy of the party.

Foreign reporter: Don’t you have any opinions of your own?
Soviet citizen: Yes. But I don’t agree with them.


5 posted on 07/09/2020 8:20:20 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: yesthatjallen

GTH ESPN.


6 posted on 07/09/2020 8:20:53 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: yesthatjallen

No sympathy for this snowflake. First sign to look for...do they apologize for saying what they actually think.

If they do...they’re not worth the effort.


7 posted on 07/09/2020 8:23:09 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: yesthatjallen

I’m so upset that some millionaire might lose his media job on one network and have to have his agent find him a job on another network.

Give me a f’in break.


8 posted on 07/09/2020 8:23:25 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: yesthatjallen

They need to put some good old Italian Americans born in the 50’s and 60’s on TV, turn off the censor rules, and let these leftist idiots be dealt with.

I long ago decided these people are so out of line that civil and intellectual debate with them is an imposition.

They need to be told to get the F out of your face. Really, do they deserve anything else?

This is the “conversation” they want, where you get fired for thinking? And the only one standing up proud on his two legs like a man is our president.

News flash for these jerks: Sports shouldn’t have a damn thing to do with this marxist racial nonsense.


9 posted on 07/09/2020 8:23:25 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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When you’re supposed to be muted cause it’s somebody else’s turn. And depending on what you say while you’re supposed to be muted. Hot mikes are dangerous. Wouldn’t be the first, won’t be the last.


10 posted on 07/09/2020 8:24:18 AM PDT by discostu (Like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: Leaning Right

The “Party” would not like your joke, Comrade, but I do!


11 posted on 07/09/2020 8:24:48 AM PDT by Perseverando (Liberals, Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies, DemoKKKrats: It's a Godlessness disorder.)
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12 posted on 07/09/2020 8:26:46 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: discostu

Screw them, supposed to be muted or not. They don’t want to hear anything.


13 posted on 07/09/2020 8:29:00 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: yesthatjallen

He should go on offensive, if all is lost. “If I get fired for my opinion, it proves there is NO systemic racism. If there were she would be fired.”


14 posted on 07/09/2020 8:32:18 AM PDT by Chgogal (ALL lives matter. If you disagree with me, YOU are the racist.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Just about the 9,346,217th lesson in why it is great to be a free agent - self-employed professional with no HR department, no diversity training, no kow-towing to groups like BLM. Do not know this Lamont fellow, but ESPN is imploding from lack of revenue - he might have been about to lose his position anyway.

The ridiculous level of sensitivity engendered by race issues leads non-blacks to withhold comment on these issues for obvious reasons. Not sure how much credibility blacks place in the opinion and observations of non-blacks, but it couldn’t hurt to listen to more perspectives.


15 posted on 07/09/2020 8:34:41 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: AppyPappy
Kneel Lie down with dogs.... There fixed it...
16 posted on 07/09/2020 8:34:58 AM PDT by zaxtres
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During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd ...

This is like discussing Chicago crime statistics during a conference call in my office about a railroad bridge design project in a Rocky Mountain state. Who gives a sh!t about it?

I've never heard of Dave LaMont, never heard of Maria Taylor (is she related to Lawrence Taylor?), and I haven't watched ESPN in years.

17 posted on 07/09/2020 8:35:28 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("We're human beings ... we're not f#%&ing animals." -- Dennis Rodman, 6/1/2020)
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To: Williams

In this case they don’t want to broadcast it. It’s still their airwaves, and their call. Nothing new about getting busted for a hot mike. Only interesting thing is how long this is taking. He’s either doing a really good job of groveling, or a real crap job of letting it blow over.


18 posted on 07/09/2020 8:35:54 AM PDT by discostu (Like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: WKUHilltopper
I stopped watching ESPN at least a decade ago, no regrets on that decision.
19 posted on 07/09/2020 8:38:05 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (America has a DemocRat and RINO problem.)
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To: yesthatjallen

This sounds like a pretty weak ‘hot mike’ incident.


20 posted on 07/09/2020 8:42:09 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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