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D_it_up 06-17-2013 12:18 PM

The line has been crossed and then some.
 
I normally don't post things from a different forum, and I don't know if it has been mentioned here or not, but I thought this should be brought to everyone's attention. 790 The Zone in Atlanta was making fun of Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS. Karma is a cruel ***** and they will have theirs. This is bulletin board material if I've ever seen any. These classless bums just introduced their beloved Falcons into the House of Pain this year. Enjoy that job while you have it, guys. Collect your food stamps and Obamacare at the next window.

"Just had a whole segment making fun of Steve Gleason and him talking through a computer. The arse clowns from Mayhem in the AM did this 3 minute joke where they pretended that Steve Gleason called in and they asked him questions. Most of his responses were in the form of a knock knock joke and at one point he says he doesn't know if he will be alive next Thursday.

Beyond offensive and in such poor taste. I normally don't get worked up by talk radio but i called them a gave them a big frick you.

I suggest others do the same."

WOW .... 790 The Zone in Atlanta making fun of Gleason @ TigerDroppings.com

TheGambler 06-17-2013 12:44 PM

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Guess they still mad over that blocked punt?

RockyMountainSaint 06-17-2013 12:47 PM

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You stay classy Craplanta.....

RockyMountainSaint 06-17-2013 12:50 PM

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Atlanta radio station apologizes for making fun of Steve Gleason | ProFootballTalk
ALS has robbed Gleason of the ability to do most of the simple everyday things that most of us take for granted, like speaking and using his hands. As a result, the only way Gleason is able to communicate is to use computer software that allows him to type with his eyes, and provides him with a voice to speak. The guys at 790 The Zone apparently thought it would be funny to engage in a mock interview in which they poked fun at Gleason and used a robotic voice to portray things Gleason might say.

Understandably, many listeners were angered. When contacted by PFT, 790 The Zone confirmed that it has received strong negative feedback after airing the bit. And Nick Cellini of the “Mayhem in the A.M.” show that ran the Gleason-bashing segment acknowledged on Twitter that he had made a serious error in judgment.

“My apologies to everyone. It was a stupid attempt at humor that backfired. Emphasis on stupid,” Cellini wrote.

It’s hard to imagine how anyone ever thought making fun of Steve Gleason was a good idea. There’s no word yet on whether the folks who were involved in this will remain on the air at 790 The Zone.

SaintKiller 06-17-2013 12:58 PM

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My god this is bad.

Lord_Saint83 06-17-2013 01:03 PM

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Their kids or some family member will get it and then they will understand. That's just sick and cruel, some ppl just dont have a soul.


The end is nigh

Rugby Saint II 06-17-2013 01:08 PM

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Karma is a *****............what goes around comes around. Just wait......they will get theirs. :brood:

C17-BING 06-17-2013 01:09 PM

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I just called ... The producer will "call me back" ... I said "These guys are lowest form of life --- absolute oxygen thiefs and they should and will be fired for this ... It'll go viral and you'll hear about it on Sportcenter tonight."

She completely agreed with me and was very apologetic. I can't believe ANYONE would do this ... absolutely shameful.

Seer1 06-17-2013 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 508440)
Karma is a *****............what goes around comes around. Just wait......they will get theirs. :brood:

They still have Smith...

SaintKiller 06-17-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 508440)
Karma is a *****............what goes around comes around. Just wait......they will get theirs. :brood:

Karma will get who? The Radio Station right? Our team had nothing to do with this garbage...the whole city called in and ripped these guys a new one. I'm all for trash talk but this was just classless on their behalf.

mikesaintfan 06-17-2013 01:52 PM

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sick...disgusting...and most of all SAD...those guys are toolbags...whats next? maybe they could trip some poor child that has cerebral paulsey? one thing it is not, it is not surprising...2nd rate city with 3rd rate radio show about a lame, never-gonna-win team that has a joke of a QB and a mastermind coach who has no idea what 4th down is...

aintasinner 06-17-2013 01:53 PM

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I bet Team Gleason will handle this with immense class and make those idiots feel like the scum they are.

Danno 06-17-2013 01:55 PM

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They've been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation, which essentially means they have been fired.

mikesaintfan 06-17-2013 01:58 PM

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good

Seer1 06-17-2013 02:19 PM

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Atlanta radio hosts suspended for mocking Steve*Gleason | Audibles - SI.com

TheGambler 06-17-2013 02:23 PM

Re: The line has been crossed and then some.
 
Putting aside how disgusting it is........

how in the world did they ever think this was a good idea?

I'm guessing they probably have been doing similar types of "humor" for a while, to the point where they got more and more de-sensitized to what crosses a line.....and this was the result.

Either way, I don't blame the station one bit for suspending/firing them.

papz 06-17-2013 02:46 PM

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And I thought it couldn't get any less classier than Bears fans. I don't know why I would surprised... it's Atlanta.

Quote:

how in the world did they ever think this was a good idea?
Stupid is stupid does. Can't fix stupid.

DaArchbishop 06-17-2013 02:51 PM

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Seriously....the Failcants might as well not show up for the opener. Its gonna be a serious beatdown. And they have to come to do Dome! I hope Gleason is in attendance the Dome will be turned up FORREAL!

Jamessr 06-17-2013 02:55 PM

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Folks don't lose sight on who said this. I dislike the team, players and staff like anyone else but they aren't the ones who done this.

The people responsible are being held accountable. But I'm not going to pin this soley on the organization. If you can't separate the two shame on you

papz 06-17-2013 02:56 PM

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Very true... they have nothing to do with each other.

saintfan 06-17-2013 03:00 PM

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Let's tee tee on their logo again. :-)

Choupique 06-17-2013 03:09 PM

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The reason the Who Dat nation has a ring is because of character.

The reason the filthy chickens do not, is because they're low life scumbag piles of guano.

I'm not even referring to their football team.

Deliverance isn't their theme song for nothing, ya know.

Phuckin' Georgia sleep with their sister inbreds.

They're nothing but a steamy pile of yuppie turds.
They give rednecks a bad name.

44Champs 06-17-2013 03:13 PM

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Send him a tweet to @Nick Cellini. Here was his lame apology:

Nick Cellini ‏@NickCellini
My apologies to everyone. It was a stupid attempt at humor that backfired. Emphasis on stupid.

ChrisXVI 06-17-2013 04:05 PM

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I can't say that I'm surprised. Typical Atlanta scum.

saintfan 06-17-2013 05:05 PM

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http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images...jpg?1267625493

Mardigras9 06-17-2013 05:25 PM

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It is classless. But really, shock value and pushing the envelope is how these guys operate. Not surprised at all.
It stands out for us because Gleason is a huge positive symbol. I'm just not surprised.

Utah_Saint 06-17-2013 05:38 PM

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Steak Shapiro, Nick Cellini and Chris DiMino are a special kind of stupid.

Making fun of a handicapped person suffering from a life ending disease is below classless.

NonieT 06-17-2013 06:31 PM

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Well, they have been fired!

Apology Regarding This Morning's Mayhem in the AM Program

papz 06-17-2013 06:33 PM

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Welcome to the unemployment line and good luck finding a job like that again. I suggest moving to Timbuktu and hopefully they can get a job hosting the weather.

WhoDat!656 06-17-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 508463)
Can't fix stupid.

So true!

pumpkindriver 06-17-2013 07:20 PM

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You would think that by now people would know better than to make fun of someone with a terminal disease. You can say a lot of controversial rude demeaning things on radio about people, upset and offend them too and sometimes get away with it. But this one should've been a no brainer. People in the media aren't supposed to be this dumb.

Danno 06-17-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by pumpkindriver (Post 508516)
You would think that by now people would know better than to make fun of someone with a terminal disease. You can say a lot of controversial rude demeaning things on radio about people, upset and offend them too and sometimes get away with it. But this one should've been a no brainer. People in the media aren't supposed to be this dumb.

Have you watched MSNBC?

pumpkindriver 06-17-2013 07:32 PM

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You have a point.

Ashley 06-17-2013 09:05 PM

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Piss on Atlanta, the fans, the city. I have nothing else to say

saintsfan1976 06-17-2013 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Ashley (Post 508541)
Piss on Atlanta, the fans, the city. I have nothing else to say

Aim South, please. Away from me.

homerj07 06-17-2013 10:05 PM

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Is this just cherry on top on why we HATE Atlanta?

My god I hope we kick major buttocks on the Fal-clowns this year

Make them cry like little girls!

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbla...4503a6zk1x.jpg

spkb25 06-17-2013 10:45 PM

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wow

alleycat_126 06-18-2013 01:47 AM

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Fired.....thats one step, punch these classless falcons fans in the mouth by kicking them in the teeth week one, that will be another

skymike 06-18-2013 08:23 AM

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I wont pin this on the team or the city. I've encountered people on the internet, who Im sure find this funny. Maybe some fans, unfortunately.

I would say I dont understand what makes shock jocks tick, but I think we all do. They need attention. They're always losers-- guys who couldnt get a girl in school, who couldnt make the team, and who no one remembers, who never
accomplished anything. They're desperate for attention, and they need validation so badly from anyone who will laugh with them, and it doesnt matter where they have to stoop to scrape up a fan. The upside is these guys right now are crying in their bed with a box of chocolate, wondering how they're going to survive working a real job. Radio people need to be on the radio to feel important. Classic inferiority/superiority complex.

OldMaid 06-18-2013 08:35 AM

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Thnx SMike. I had wondered what you were going to tell us about these kind of people and some like them who you have met and are unfortunately in your profession .


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