Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

NortheasternPJ

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If the Celtics are upset with Fred over that one joke yesterday, which was not even remotely serious, it's another point on how badly they've handled this thing. Fred making a joke should be at the bottom of their list of things they should be concerned with right now.
 

BigJimEd

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I don’t recall them even suggesting it jokingly. Dan Lifshatz asked if they were ok with speculation and they immediately shot him down. Later they sarcastically referred to that exchange, but I don’t recall it being floated even jokingly. I could’ve missed the segment though.
OK. I didn't hear it, I was just going off the earlier post. I can understand Fred then and agree that it is insanely tone deaf by Lifshatz as well as completely irresponsible.
 

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OK. I didn't hear it, I was just going off the earlier post. I can understand Fred then and agree that it is insanely tone deaf by Lifshatz as well as completely irresponsible.
Fred at one point going into a break (it may have been at the end of that segment) said something sarcastically like "we'll be right back where we'll spend the next 2 hours guessing who it was". It was clearly a joke, no way serious and after they shut down Dan. If someone's upset with that to the point it got back to the show, they need to go worry about something else.
 

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Fred at one point going into a break (it may have been at the end of that segment) said something sarcastically like "we'll be right back where we'll spend the next 2 hours guessing who it was". It was clearly a joke, no way serious and after they shut down Dan. If someone's upset with that to the point it got back to the show, they need to go worry about something else.
I disagree a little.

Sounds more like Fred should be pissed at Dan who is part of the show and did bring it up. Female employees of the Celtics were harassed on social media yesterday due to these irresponsible and moronic witch hunts. So yes, I can understand a call, email, whatever to the show to re-iterate that the Celtics feel any discussion of the person's identity is irresponsible and should be completely off limits. Doesn't mean it is the Celtics top priority but they do have responsibility to try to protect their employees from harassment.
Toucher and Rich were probably not the only ones that got reached out to and I doubt they just singled out Fred's remark.
 

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Dan has been causing a lot of controversy for the show. I’d say that’s a “good” thing if you’re in radio entertainment, but I don’t think Fred (in particular) appreciates it.
 

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The lady (Fred) doth protest too much, methinks.

Fred loves to play the victim. Though true (and appropriate) he didn’t want to get into speculation about the other party in this situation, his hissy fit this morning was contrived, and demanding that the Celtics call up the Program Director and apologize was stupid. All for show..