Here’s an email exchange that needs to be shared. I’ve blocked out the personal data to protect the innocent. Just know that in sending Seattle Sportsnet an email, you’re opening yourself up for this sort of thing:
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM, [Retracted] wrote:
I found it hypacritical that you can make racial statement towards Faisal Aden liking him to somali blue diamond employees, but you find nothing wrong with news agencies protecting the identity of a player that has sexual contact with 16 year old girls. Can you see where I’m at?
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Seattle Sportsnet wrote:
[Retracted], I would like to respond to your point, but I find it difficult to do so when the context of the sentences you’ve written are lacking in clarity and proper grammar/punctuation. Please reformat/restructure so I can properly review and put thought into a quality response. Thank you.
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM, [Retracted] wrote:
I’m sorry you can’t understand plain english. I was just curious to find out why you are immorally inept. Clearly you are a Husky fan and that’s nice, but unfortunatly you now have lost a follower and I will not be tuning in to listen to your programming. Take care…
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Seattle Sportsnet wrote:
[Retracted], it would me morally irresponsible for me to wager a response to an email that I could not fully comprehend. I apologize for your frustration with the internet. Best of luck.
I can clarify three things for everyone:
1. My observation that Washington State basketball player Faisal Aden resembles the guys who run the Diamond parking lots around Seattle is just that, an observation. No different than saying that Ichiro half-resembles a guy who writes for the Tacoma News-Tribune.
2. This entire exchange was prompted by my decrying KIRO 7 Seattle’s treatment of the facts in the investigation of alleged rape towards, as they framed it, a “Prominent UW Athlete.” As we now know, no charges are being filed against this athlete. Did they over-spin the facts? I guess that’s up for debate.
I am of the belief that KIRO overstepped their journalistic responsibility by targeting the “Prominent UW Athlete” and, in turn, the Husky Men’s Basketball team, in breaking this story. The initial email in this exchange seems to insinuate the exact opposite of that, which is why I requested (and was denied) clarity.
3. I’m serious about the demolition of the English language. No faildures.