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SBD/June 18, 2013/Media
Atlanta's WQXI-AM Fires Morning Show For Mocking Former Saints Player Steve Gleason
Published June 18, 2013
TWITTER REAX: SI's Thomas Lake wrote on his Twitter feed, "Sometimes we take offense too easily. But audio clip shows Steve Gleason radio bit was even worse than you thought." The N.Y. Post's Mike Vaccaro: "I like to think of myself as impossible to offend. Those Atlanta radio mouth-breathers who mocked Steve Gleason pulled off the impossible." NBC's Michele Tafoya wrote, "Finally heard Steve Gleason radio 'bit' from ATL. Gleason is a courageous, smart, funny, beautiful person. Radio 'bit' an unfunny disgrace." MSP Sports Founder Tim McGhee wrote, "Sometimes, I can't fathom some people's cruelty." USA Today's Dan Wolken wrote, "After hearing the Atlanta radio bit, I'm not sure how someone could come up with that and think it was anything but cruel." Director of Tulane Sports Law Program Gabe Feldman wrote, "Shame on 790 for making fun of a horrible disease. Shame on us if it distracts us from @team_gleason's powerful words." The National Post's Bruce Arthur: "From @itsdeanblundell mocking a dead Oilers prospect to an Atlanta radio station making fun of Steve Gleason, shock radio should be proud." FoxSports.com's Alex Marvez: "In honor of @team_gleason I will not appear on @790thezone in atlanta for the 2013 nfl season. Other media types are welcome to follow suit."