Last night's Reds game, Jesse Jackson and two guys in gorilla suits
April 10, 2008 09:00 AM
Was anyone else watching last night's game on FSN Ohio? Mrs. NBS and I had it on in the background, and we both glanced up when announcer Jeff Brantley started talking about how Jesse Jackson was in attendance at the game. And then our mouths fell open when the camera focused in on two guys in the stands--wearing gorilla suits.
We could not believe it.
I'm not one to see racism where it doesn't exist, but MY GOD they really did cross the line putting that audio with that video. I'm wondering if the camera guy thought it was a funny joke, and Jeff Brantley didn't know what was on the screen as he was talking about Jesse Jackson? Brantley didn't sound like he was saying anything deliberate.
But still--someone needs to look into it. Surely someone else noticed it besides just us?
A few minutes later Jeff Brantley was talking about some player who got hit in the groin with a baseball--and talking about it in great detail. Weird, weird, weird. Mrs. NBS said "Is he drunk?" It sure seemed like it. But he kind of always sounds that way.