Sports Host's Comment On Tebow Draws Criticism
April 27, 2010 at 4:01 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WBZ-F (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB)/BOSTON morning man FRED TOUCHER's joke about college football star TIM TEBOW's draft-day entourage has raised the hackles of some media observers who want to see CBS take action against him. The BOSTON HERALD's JESSICA HESLAM reports that TOUCHER called TEBOW's draft party "some kind of Nazi rally ... So lily-white is what I’m trying to say. Yeah, 'Stepford Wives.'"
Conservative media watchdog MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER VP DAN GAINOR told HESLAM that it was "stunning" TOUCHER wasn't fired for the comment, adding, “It’s an amazing double standard. The left has decided to hate TIM TEBOW for nothing more than the fact that he’s a good guy who tries to live an ethical and religious life." TEBOW, publicly deeply religious, was drafted by the DENVER BRONCOS late in the first round of the NFL draft on THURSDAY. Meanwhile, AOL FANHOUSE columnist DAVID WHITLEY noted that CBS fired DON IMUS for insulting the RUTGERS women's basketball team and wondered if the company will do the same for insults directed at TEBOW.
The station's CHA-CHI LOPRETE told the HERALD that the station received no inquiries about the comment on FRIDAY. TOUCHER apologized for the comment at the end of his MONDAY show.