We had suspected this to be the case, but we can now confirm to you that they’ve lost it at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay Packers beat writer — and possibly the whitest man alive — Pete Dougherty penned a column about why the Packers should sign Adrian Peterson on Thursday.
I didn’t bother to read it, because no they should not. Just this morning did I learn that it contained perhaps the most offensive and ham-fisted attempt at explaining away Peterson’s abuse of his son. Here’s what Dougherty wrote.
Let’s also not forget that Peterson likely is descended from slaves who suffered savage disciplinary beatings generation after generation after generation. It excuses nothing but also can’t be ignored. This is learned behavior.
I’m just going to let that stupidity stand on its own.
Why white man Pete Dougherty thought that was okay to write is beyond me. Maybe he was drunk. Maybe he’s got a John Malkovich-like tunnel into the psyche of the African-American mind. Maybe he just read Uncle Tom’s Cabin and now considers himself an expert on the subject. I can’t say for sure…
What’s more baffling is that this made it through edit. Who’s running that operation over there?
Someone whiter and dumber than Pete Dougherty?
Ultimately, they corrected this folly as much as they could without a time machine (or editorial oversight). The offending paragraph has since been removed from the column. At the top, it now has this:
Note to readers: A paragraph in an earlier version of Pete Dougherty’s column that included a reference to Peterson’s punishment of his 4-year-old son being connected to America’s history of slavery was removed. It was poorly reasoned and insensitive. We apologize to all readers who were offended.
We really enjoy making fun of the idiots in the local media who cover the Packers, but this isn’t even funny.
It’s sad and pathetic.
I have no more words.
What a textbook uninformed white cracker who grew up in a cave in the north country statement! What a fuckin’ rube! Good God! If this fuck grew up in a city, there is definitely no excuse . . . If he grew up in a van down by the river . . . no excuse. And if he was raised by some bible thumpin’ austere woodland hicks in the lilly white whatever, there still is no excuse. What a closet racist! Plain and simple. Now, I am somewhat surprised that he didn’t mention that blacks dance better and truly do love their watermelon while stereotyping VIA some anachronistic corn fed cracker bullshit that was drilled into his thick fucking useless skull whilst his toothless uncle drunk on corn squeezin’s was butt fucking him as mom and dad watched from the coach as they played their banjo’s singin’ “Turkey in De Straw” . . . Fuck!
This pretty much sums up my thought
Correct. This time, for once, you ARE correct Monty.
It is reminiscent of Whoopi Goldberg saying Michael Vick should not be held to blame for forcing dogs to fight brutally to the death, for killing wounded and underpoeforming ones sometimes by picking them up and pile driving them into the ground, or for stealing other smaller dogs out of people’s yards for the fighting dogs to practice brutally killing them. Why? What was her reason? Oh, dog fighting is just a cultural thing and Vick should not be blamed for his culture. Well, Hell, Whoopi, slavery was a cultural thing for the white folk down South about 160 years ago. So I guess slavery was OK and blameless. Just a cultural thing.
There are no ancestral memories. Now, AP’s father did beat him in the same manner same ages. We do know that half of those abused, whether physically or sexually, go on to conduct the exact same behavior later in life. THAT is worth mentioning. Slavery is not.
Just to go on record here:
1. When Vick was a free agent I went on record that if the Vikings signed him I would not be a fan or follower of the team at least for the length of his stay. Loyalty has limits. Loyalty without limits is known as stupid insanity.
2. When news of AP’s acts came out and I saw the photos I went on record to fellow Vikings fans that we should immediately cut AP.
All that said the Packers have a big complement of criminals and cheaters, probably more than any other team, so AP would fit in great with the team if it were to go down.
Your reply was almost acceptable until the Packers have more criminals comment. The Vikings have led the league in arrests for years and you know it. I’ll take 100 pot smokers over one child beater. They will never sign that loser and if they do I will never watch a game again. He is a despicable being and was on the correct team until they released him. He is off to some other team with no moral compass, we will see who it is. It will not be Green Bay.
I think TT outsmarts everyone, picks up Peterson, but converts him to middle linebacker. Ha!
lol…the Green Bay Packer Gazette.
The single most important requisite in being a sports reporter in Green Bay, is a willingness to Pander to the Packers.
Want to be a sports writer for the Gazette. go to school, get your associates degree. Get your interview. During the interview, don’t display any confidence as to portray yourself as having a back bone or any sense of independance that you feel you can investigate, ask questions, get to the truth of the matter, and write a story on it. That’s a quick way back to polishing up your resume.
If you desire a sports writer’s job at the Gazette/Packers, simply make them aware in your interview that you would never, ever ruffle anyone’s feathers by doing any independent thinking or speaking that may, in fact, or theory, contradict anything about the Packers, that they wouldn’t speak of themselves. If you ever feel like saying something on your own that might not put the Packers in the most positive light, then just don’t say anything at all.
If you’ve made it this far, in exchange for employment and credentials. You’ll also have to read through and sign the 96 pages of “The rules of conduct” regarding the Green Bay Packers” written by legal counsel of the Green Bay Packers. Various subjects of what you may, or may not talk or write about, privately or publicly. Breaking of such rules will be treated as zero tolerance and met with immediate termination. Please sign and find a empty cubicle.
You are now employed by the partnership of the Green Bay Gazette and the Green Bay Packers.
You clowns actually debating on not watching the Packers if they sign AP?
Unless I’m missing something, or AP is an undrafted stiff fresh off a shitty combine performance….AL Snow’s mannequin head ain’t signing him. Period.
And if he did, you liars would be sitting right there with KU klux Dougherty cheering the packers, who are you fooling?
lol….If you think a lot of us Packer fans would acquiesce to the walking corpse signing AP. You have a distorted view of reality.
NFL fans like myself are hands down the dumbest fans on earth. Goodell has taken advantage of all the fans for money since he’s taken over. If you will have me believe you’re going to work on your checkers game for 2 years if that dolt signs AP, then you sir are a bad liar.
Can’t get anything by you squeezy you’re way too smart for me. I’m already looking for AP Packer jerseys to buy, i figure i’ll buy 3 of them. Because i’m just a blind sheep and i roll with whatever……anyone that reads my post knows that i guess, including you.
Sorry i lied to you brother…..i should have known better.
How’s that squeaky?…Good?….now stfu and finish your homework.
03/03/2017 at 1:17 pm
Now, AP’s father did beat him in the same manner same ages. We do know that half of those abused, whether physically or sexually, go on to conduct the exact same behavior later in life. THAT is worth mentioning.
It’s also worth mentioning because a grown man cannot be held responsible for his actions. What was Adrian supposed to learn in all his years growing up? That he shouldn’t beat 4 year olds until their bloody?
Let’s give Adrian a break, he was only 29 at the time, basically still a child himself. How can he be expected to know it was wrong?
It’s not like he took parenting classes. He didn’t need to. He has 8 kids with 6 or 7 women. He’s an experienced, responsible, Father.
THAT, is worth mentioning.
Did this get printed in the paper?
Yes it did cheese, and other papers like Sporting News, the Tribune, wrote story’s, about that story. the comments against Doughboy Dougherty were justifiably scathing.
What is the over and under for how much longer Dougherty keeps his current job?
Monty saying he is ‘baffled’, ‘who’s running the operation over there’, ‘it’s sad and pathetic’, ‘this made it to edit?’ These are also all the things I say when reading Monty’s articles. His lies and poor journalism ( I use that word lightly) are what you readers accept now as the norm. So sad only 1 or 2 of you call him out on it. His continual bashing/lies on personal lives on players and wives/gf’s make it ‘to edit’ every other day. Pete and the GB gazette are a joke. I fully expect Pete to land a coveted job of ‘writing’ on this blog. Monty calling him out is hilarious.
Not to mention calling for davante Adams to commit suicide