L.A. Times blogger and KTLA producer Ted Green recently published a blog post called Your Guide to Hating The Celtics
. It reads like it was written by a drugged six-year-old who was aimlessly bashing a keyboard with his elbows, but that's not the problem. The problem was that this was one of Green's entries
Pierce's idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times!
This was of course a clumsy reference to the incident
in which Pierce "was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back and had a bottle smashed over his head" and "had to undergo lung surgery to repair the damage."
Paul Pierce was almost murdered?! Bwahahahahaha...wait, what?! What kind of supreme asshole thinks that's a punchline? Ted Green, apparently. One assumes he wrote that hilarous little joke while supervising a multiple pony execution at his factory that grinds babies and old people into paste.
Naturally, the L.A. times retracted the stabbing line from Green's post, but as Matthew Fleisher of Media Bistro
points out: "...the line is still there on a KTLA cross-post
of the piece. KTLA, remember, is where Green has his day job."
What a truly wonderful human being Green is.
But wait, there's more. Green issued the following totally half-assed apology
-- if you can even call it that -- on Boston radio station WEEI's Planet Mikey Show:
That one was something I probably should apologize for. That one was not only too close to the line, but maybe over. The truth is I think Paul Pierce is a very, very good player. A Hall of Fame caliber player. I probably shouldn't have gone to the stabbing card.
Probably should apologize for...maybe over the line...probably shouldn't have gone to the stabbing card. Well, then. At least he learned his lesson.
Labels: assholes, Paul Pierce, Ted Green