WHB’s Jason Anderson Responds to Erin’s Ba-journal

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28 Responses to WHB’s Jason Anderson Responds to Erin’s Ba-journal

  1. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Wow. I need to go out and get the book men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Clearly communication issues. Which all of us have experienced. Thanks Greg. Look forward to seeing if their is any follow up. Just think Greg the peacemaker…who would of ever thunk that. What next Funkhouse and the city council? Jon and Kate? Me and Mermaid ha ha

  2. Anonymous says:

    Arte
    I’m sorry, but who really cares about these two people. What a boring story.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Tanana
    Jason quite simply is the nicest person in radio…I don’t buy that he was intending to be a jerk, at all

    Bajackson needs to apologize in my opinion…putting her made up one on one meeting on a public forum is embarrassing and gives her a lack of credibility…than calling for 810 mgmt to step in is ridiculous…I suggest metro sports should send some cookies and beer and red vines to 810 to apologize for Erin

  4. Anonymous says:

    MoCrash
    It appears that Anderson is either being disingenuous or obtuse in his explanation that he “direct[ed] people to watch the video before I knew what it contained or how it was obtained.” He knew this: that “ESPN lawyers were in a rush to remove [the video] from the Internet.”

    Are we to believe that Anderson scanned the Deadspin.com web page so inattentively or with so little curiosity that he couldn’t imagine why ESPN’s lawyers were trying to censor the video? Why would that not have been reason enough to NOT call attention to it — rather than the care he took to make sure he got the link to the web site that the lawyers were trying quash? I doubt if many people will fall for that one, but if they do …

    … and we so suspend our disbelief, then that prompts the question as to how much research and thought is being put to anything else he says on his show — an admission of rank unprofessionalism at the very least (which goes to the point Greg makes).

    I don’t blame Bajackson for drawing her conclusions based on an incomplete sampling of Anderson’s show. Anderson should recognize that the average listening time for his audience is probably no more than 20 minutes a day (I’d have to see the Arbitron book to know, but after spending 20 years in radio — much of it in programming, including news/talk — that’s probably a good hip-shot estimate). Especially when he infuriates some listeners, Anderson cannot reasonably expect them to stick around in case an apology may be forthcoming at a later, undefined moment.

    Anderson screwed the pooch on this one, and — from what I gathered from Greg’s report — is taking the blame, but not taking responsibility. Taking responsibility would be to acknowledge that he full well knew what those videos were about and was trying to direct his male audience to get an eyeful (or a download), which back in the day would have brought down on his head the wrath of the FCC for promoting pornography (at least by the standard then in place).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    I stopped listening to sports talk radio because of all the pointless nonsense. this “controversy” simply reaffirms that wise use of my time. thanks, though, Greg, for following it for me.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Tanner
    I have to agree with McCrash on this one. Seems Greg is a little naive. For some reason he seemed to believe everything Anderson told him and obviously Anderson had a full week to put his story together to try to bail himself out.

    He says it was not a one on one conversation, yet he says she asked him the question if he was the one that directed listeners to the video.

    He says he was not taken aback when she asked if he would do the same thing of a video of her and because he didn’t think she directed the question to him and later states he was taken aback and did not know what to say.

    Sounds like he got his story all put together and fumbled all over himself. That happens when you lie.

    And Greg, get over this ug and nog as you call them. At least they defended Erin Andrews and discussed what a classless and disgusting invasion of privacy it was rather than instructing listeners where they could find it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mike
    Jason Anderson is one of the best guys in the business and also one of the nicest and genuine guys if you have ever met him or spoken with him I personally believe that he would never make sexist comments on the air. He is a professional and I believe that this was a big misunderstanding and really both sides have stated their cases and now it is time to move on.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    I sure am glad we got that cleared up.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mike
    Crash and Tanner, did you hear the show. If not it’s pretty disingenuous to completely believe something Erin Bajackson said without having been there either. The accounts we are getting are both peoples opinions of what happened. I don’t know either but I find it interesting how you make these judgments based on something you’ve read and didn’t actually hear him talking about.

    I didn’t hear the show either, but I also know that I didn’t hear about the video until Sunday and just because ESPN was in a rush to have it taken down doesn’t mean it could only have been the video it is. It could be a sex tape or a video taken with her boyfriend and would look bad on one of their employees.

    Quick question: How many of you make a mistake at your jobs and then quickly fess up to it and apologize for making the mistake…publicly. You bash Anderson for saying that ESPN was going to “take down the videos so if you haven’t seen it you don’t have much time”, but then say his On-Air Apology was “Disingenuous”

    Greg talked to them both and based on his Bias towards anything but WHB, wouldn’t you think he would side with the party that looks bad for 810?

  10. Anonymous says:

    MoCrash
    It’s not necessary to have heard the show to establish the fact that Anderson directed listeners to a web site containing the Erin Andrews video after reading that ESPN lawyers were seeking to have pulled. That is not in dispute. I haven’t addressed Bajackson’s account of her conversation with Anderson because that is entirely beside the point — as it whether Bajackson is very good at her job.

    Anderson (who, to address a previous post, may be a very nice fellow — that’s also not the issue) has made the claim that he didn’t know what was on the video, but how believable is that considering that he had obtained the web site address to give to his audience? Is he in the habit of giving out that kind of information without knowing what is there?

    Mike, I’ve been in the media for nearly 40 years, and that type of irresponsibility is simply inconceivable to me. And, yes, when I make a mistake I have to correct it, publicly, and apologize if necessary (depending on the nature of the error) — although I’ve never blundered into anything like this, even hosting a talk radio show.

    BTW If you’re suggesting that I’m being disingenuous, then you don’t know the definition of the word. You may not agree with my take, but it is straightforward and honestly offerred, which makes it just the opposite of disingenuous. And it wasn’t the on-air apology that I doubt, but his explanation to Greg as to how the incident occurred.

  11. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    METRO SPORTS…WHAT A JOKE!
    These people broadcast 4th grade basketball games! The shows are a joke. The announcers
    are a joke!
    One football analyst can’t drive!
    One can’t get out of the strip clubs!
    They play stupid games like bragging rights to
    show how “smart” they are and the one smart red
    headed kid on there hasn’t eaten in 60 days.
    And then this pixie gets on a web (of course
    no one would have noticed had this site not
    brought it up) and write an absurd blog that
    does not make sense. She asks another reporter
    who noone has heard of on whb saturday mornings
    if he would publicize the video tape if it
    was of her.
    He should have said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    You’re not attractive. You have no large breasts.
    Your hairstyle is right out of the 1950′s.
    Noone knows who you are. And outside the fact
    that you’re an affirmative action employee at
    time warner you probably couldn’t work on the
    high school tv channel. Now…get out of my
    face.
    Peggy Breit…Maria Antonio…maybe Buttjackson? ….no way.
    Since when do women with no brains and hot
    bodies think they are owed something from
    men? Since the beginning of time!

  12. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    How about a change in context. List the names of the US soldiers that got killed in the last two weeks so we can blog about pedantic bullshit like this.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Mike
    Crash, where does it state that he directed people to the actual site. All this reads, unless you were listening to his show, is he read the story off deadspin and said “they are taking it off the internet, so if you haven’t seen it then go check it out” Where does it say he gave the exact address of where it was?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    This reminds me of when Hearne rushed to his computer to post about that local female reporter who threw a drink at him.

    Two fringe members of the KC media in a little personal pissing match that, when taken at face value, isn’t really news at all.

  15. Anonymous says:

    yep
    I would definitely look at a nude vid of Bajackson…

  16. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Mo enjoyed your comments but your logic that because ESPN was trying to get the video pulled that should of indicated it was obtained illegally is a reach. You say you have been in media for nearly 40 years so surly you realize that media outlets care a GREAT deal about there image.

    Lets use two examples one made up and one legit. So you believe that if a gay website had a video of two ESPN male sports announcers sharing a kiss at a restaurant, ESPN would make no attempt to get that video squashed?

    This ESPN that by the way has refused to report the Ben rape story?

    In the last few weeks we’ve seen NIKE and Lebron confiscate and attempt to make sure no one had the dunk tape. So was that an illegally obtained tape? Because based on your logic we should come to that conclusion since NIKE has been trying to obtain it. A quest they finally gave up on.

    So the idea that Jason should of automatically known it was an illegal obtained tape based on the fact that ESPN was trying to get it removed is a huge leap of judgment.

    The rest of your comments were GREAT and thought provoking. But you missed on this issue.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    I saw Erin Bajackson nude. Made me want to bajack off.

  18. Anonymous says:

    rick
    that is sooooooooooo wrong ha ha

  19. Anonymous says:

    brad porter
    I saw her nude…and whoa…I asked her to put her clothes back on.

  20. Anonymous says:

    dave stewart
    I saw her naked and whoa…I asked her to
    please put your clothes back on. I’ve seen
    better bods on seals

  21. Anonymous says:

    rich baldinger
    I saw a photo of bajackson naked…and i
    lost control of my car.

  22. Anonymous says:

    len dawson
    I saw her naked…and her body was much
    better than kornackis!

  23. Anonymous says:

    gary leesack
    sorry..her body doesn’t turn me on.

  24. Anonymous says:

    rick
    The last one was a killer………ha ha

  25. Anonymous says:

    Josh
    Nice job, Dexter. It was the Pitch’s Peter Rugg who threw the drink on Hearne not a female reporter

  26. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    I don’t think so Josh. I’m not 100% positive but it seems to me it was a female…not to mention throwing a drink on someone, especially another man, is not a manly thing to do.

    Wait a minute, why are we debating this…who cares

  27. Anonymous says:

    MoCrash
    Rick, even if all Anderson did was “direct” listeners to find Andrews video before it was pulled, it still stretches credulity to believe that Anderson did not know the subject of the video. And, with ESPN’s lawyers seeking to have it pulled, the prudent person would have at a minimum attempted to figure out why. Sorry, Anderson gets no pass, whether he gave a specific web address or not.

    Your example of two ESPN male announcers kissing at a restaurant is different scenario. That would be a public place, as opposed to one’s hotel room. There is no right of privacy, especially for a celebrity, in a public setting. Anderson’s misconduct in this case is wholly unrelated to whether or not ESPN acts properly. I cannot understand your attempt to conflate these issues.

  28. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Mo-you are arguing with yourself. You are disagreeing with me on points I didn’t make. My point was just because ESPN was trying to get it pulled did not indicate it was an illegally obtained tape. Other then the one issue the rest of your points I concurred with.

    It’s clear that Anderson knew the content. Naked woman. I AGREE with you no dispute. I also AGREE with you that it was lazy journalism not to look further into it, prior to talking about it on the air. As my previous post stated. “The rest of your comments were GREAT.” So don’t know why you feel you need to continue to defend them. I CONCUR Anderson shouldn’t get any pass.

    I defend Anderson in that just because ESPN was trying to get the tape removed should not of warranted the belief that the tape was obtained illegal. THAT’S IT.

    ESPN would of tried to suppress a tape be it the example of the two male reporters kissing in public or the alleged peeping Tom tape.

    My attempt to conflate. Yeah…like I would know what that word means. I think when I conflate I do it in the privacy of my hotel room.

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