Kirk Minihane Doubles Down On Being An Asshole To Erin Andrews In On-Air Pseudo-Apology
Last week, WEEI/NESN personality Kirk Minihane of The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show got all pissed off at Erin Andrews and called her a “gutless bitch,” among other horrible things. He was absent from the show the next day and issued a written apology on the WEEI website, calling his own words “immature and completely uncalled for.”
Well, it’s clear that apology was written by somebody else, because Minihane made another apology on-air today, and it was… less remorseful:
Here’s transcript of the “apology”:
I used a word to reference Erin Andrews that I shouldn’t have used to reference Erin Andrews. I will completely cop to that, I said it, I admit it… I think she stinks at her job. I don’t think she’s very smart. I think Fox only hired her because she’s good-looking. I think if she weighed 15 pounds more, she’d be a waitress at Perkins.
Once again, Minihane goes the sexist route and implies that she only has a reporting job because of her looks. Maybe let more than five fucking seconds pass between apologizing for the last attack you leveled on her and starting a new one, Kirk.
The group goes on to say things like “Ken Rosenthal is humorless” and put Minihane’s words in the context of “Pam Oliver got a raw deal.” Because, see, everyone else is at fault for not understanding that calling Andrews a gutless bitch is actually a commentary on the media landscape in the social media era. Or whatever.
Whether or not Andrews — who, like all sideline reporters, really isn’t supposed to get into heavy topics or otherwise take athletes to task on live television — is a great reporter is besides the point. This dude clearly has an ax to grind — with Andrews; with women in general; with everyone who actually gets to come into contact with athletes while he sits in the studio and passes judgment on all who don’t measure up to his standards; take your pick — and it’s moved from frustrating to sad.
Here’s the original rant, if you missed it:
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