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Friday, January 21, 2005

Geek Of The Week

This week, it's a no-brainer: Rob Blair, ex-Vegas weatherman, wins hands down for his highly racist on-air 'slipup'.

Runner up: Richard Hatch. Who cares about his tax problems? And is he that stupid to hide cash from the IRS? He did win a million bucks on national TV, right?

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  • Here's a new wrinke on the story. The report wasn't even LIVE!! It was pretaped!! I found this on http://www.newsreview.com/issues/chico/2005-01-20/inside.asp Read on...

    "A few days later, I talked with reporter Juliet Casey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She told me she’d heard a taped recording of Blair’s faux pas and said she couldn’t really hear what he’d said. And Steve Friess, a stringer for the Boston Globe, told me Blair sort of tripped over the words King and Junior, which came out sounding like “Kong.” But here’s the killer: The word, whatever it may have been, was uttered on tape, which was then played during one of those “here’s the weather in your neck of the woods” cut-ins on Good Morning America. If Blair said something so outrageous on tape, why was it broadcast? Why didn’t somebody do some editing, if it was so blatant? Doesn’t really matter at this point, of course. Blair is now paying for white America’s collective guilt. I would imagine his career as a TV weatherman is pretty much history. That’s a shame. I know that Blair is much too smart and sophisticated to have said such a thing. Hell, even if he were a raging racist, which I’m pretty sure he’s not, why would he choose to commit professional suicide? It makes no sense...."

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