Sports broadcasters suspended because of one viewer complaint

In wake of Maj. Nidal Hasan's terrorist actions at Ft. Hood, various public figures and media outlets have cautioned against an anti-Islamic backlash in the USA.  Apparently, Fox Sports, the NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers have received the message loud and clear by suspending for one game the Clippers' broadcast team Ralph Lawler and Mike Smith for "ethnic slurs" against the league's first Iranian player, Hamed Haddadi.  Diane Pucin of the LA Times sports blog has this latest example of the insanity of political correctness:     Wednesday's comments came near the end of a dreary Clippers loss, 106-91, in Memphis as rookie Haddadi, a 7-foot-2 center and the first Iranian player in the NBA, came into the game.In a 40-second exchange Lawler and Smith began talking about Haddadi. A Clippers fan who watched Wednesday’s telecast complained about the verbal exchange and said he received an apology today from Fox Sports.Here is the...(Read Full Post)