The co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" - known as much for his sarcastic jokes as his sports talk - turned his commentary to ESPN colleague Hannah Storm's outfit on his radio show last week.
According to The Sporting News, Kornheiser called a Storm outfit "horrifying" and described its fit on her as "like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body."
Kornheiser later apologized, saying, "I'm a sarcastic, subversive guy ... I'm a troll, look at me. I have no right to insult what anybody looks like or what anybody wears."
But the damage had been done. Today, ESPN announced Kornheiser's been suspended temporarily. (UPDATE: USA Today reports Kornheiser's suspension is two weeks.)
What do you think? Did the penalty fit the crime?
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I guess you can't give an opinion anymore unless it's the one ESPN wants to hear..
Thanks Tony for being YOU. Keep telling it like it is. Maybe someone will listen one day..
I don't like Tony much at all and his statement is very harsh. However, it is what it is and thats the price we pay when we are in the limelight so accept it for what it is and wear a uniform that fits.
I think your very wrong john lemas
I think Tonys comments were right on the mark, although should not have been said on the air.
barbara you're an idiot
ESPN should just fire Kornheiser he sucks anyway!
I think he should be FIRED. Insulting a co-worker @ work and on a radio station. ESPN is a well respect company and is view by millions.
EPSN should not let this go cause, its his personality. What will other ESPN anchor say about other co-workers on the air.
There is no freedom of speech in this country. You're not allowed to voice an opinion without being sued. You can't say anything that is even the remote bit insulting to anyone without getting a backlash. The higher you go up the fame chain, the worse it gets...from HS Principal, to local TV newman, to Governor, to CNN anchor, to TV star, to Movie star, to mega celebrity...the more people hang on your every word, the less you are allowed to say. Let's just flush the bill of rights down the toilet and write a new document, because it's not worth the parchment it's written on anymore. (At least that's how it's being treated anyway)
The: i'm right there behinfd u cause without tony it sucks to watch!!!
Looks like I'll be boycotting ESPN for the next two weeks... anyone else with me on this one?
Hannah Storms outfit was bizarre. I mean there was nothing good about it. Tony is a smart guy – I think he actually was saying something that Hannah wasn't aware of. That being the ESPN wardrobe crew putting her into these wacko, unflatering, un attactive outfits. I have seen her look "profesionally hot" in other venues, outside the studio. The decision makers at ESPN must do this to her and sit back and laugh saying "did you see what we convinced her to wear yesterday". I have no other explanation........
Hannahs hot! Anyone would look rediculous in some of that garb ESPN is putting on her. Kornman brough attention to something that has gone on too long without being corrected and he did not pull any punches. Hats off to telling it like it is Kornman!
The "What not to wear" show should do an episode on this!
I'm a sports loving chick and Hannon doesn't look good in the "tighty whities". Tony K is correct, perhaps he should have said it a different way. ESPN might be dressing her up to look younger but I'm sure she has the final say. Hang in there Tony K, I won't watch PTI until your return!!!
This is so sad. She is a disgrace to your program. I do not watch her at all. Shame on you ESPN. He could have told the truth and that would have really hurt her.
Again, shame on you ESPN
For the love of GOD! Where's the foul? He didn't say her face was Aztec ugly.
I will be removing PTI from my TiVo queue for two weeks so that ESPN does not benefit from my TiVo garnered ratings.
I encourage all non PC movement 'ers with DVRs to do the same...get a life up there in Bristol, kids.
When EPSN focuses on getting knowledgable sports ladies like Dana Jacobson, regardless of looks, instead of bumbling "news cuties" like Rachael Nichols types...then I'll take the occasional comment as more than a joke...until then only ESPN's behavior is...
it is about time he got what he deserved!!! i pass by the PTI show periodically and listen to those two argue about some of the dumbest things like Tiger owing us (public) apologies. Thay obviously have their heads somewhere else...ELIN holds all the cards here!!! Eldrick owes her apologies, because she could make his life a nightmare and he knows it!!!
As for Mr Kornheiser, keep you comments about announcers to yourself and watch what you say. Ms Storm can change her clothes, but you cannot have a smarts transplant!!
Hannah storm should be suspended for dressing like a sausage
So, what did the outfit look like? Maybe she did look like she was wrapped in a suasage casing. You see too many "celebs" who wear stuff because they have "stylists" or that the clothing is "in style" when it is neither age or bofy appropriate. So I have to ask the question-was Tony wrong?
I think Hannah's outfits are awful to look at and make it hard to take her seriously, which isn't easy anyway. I'm just glad I don't have to see her on CBS every morning!
Perhaps he was a little rough (?) My question, do you not have a dress code? appropriate business attire, out the window. Ladies if you are going to work in the industry, dress the part........you are not at a night club. You are professionals therefore dress the part. Shame on management.... if they do not have the intelligence to dress and you have not supplied a dress code you are wrong. Put him back to work, at least the troll knows what he is talking about.
This guy sucks as a commentator, he contradicts himself and has been really biased in some of the Saints games he has worked on. Its ok to route for whatever team or side you want, but he does it too much as a commentator. Maybe they used this as an excuse to get rid of him. But what happened to defending free speech? Politically correct? Did she look like a sausage? Probably... but you can't say it.
ESPN really? First of all if feelings were hurt get out of the locker room. The facts are facts. He hit it head on. These woman are posted in magazines nation wide for "What not to wear" ESPN just brought women down several notches with their "sexist" and stupid suspension. What damage has been done? The damage was done when ESPN jumped in by treating women as weak, delicate, sensitive flowers that shouldn't ever wilt . Really how childish. As a strong woman who can dish it as well as take it. Tell me when I look stupid in something I'm wearing so I can fix it.
Perhaps her wardrobe would be suited for a different job. What about driving the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile?
4 some time i have thought what tonysaid tell storm 2 dreess her age
hannah storm is a wash...Kornheiser is right, nobody wants to see her first thing in morning talking sports in her stripper outfits.
OMG! You have got to be kidding me! Two weeks?? I cannonot believe there even was a suspension at all! Would he be suspended if he had commented on a non-ESPN employee's outfit?!? Does the punishment really fit the "crime" (though her outfit was the true crime!) Hannah Storm is one of those crybaby women who make the rest of us look bad. Toughen up, wuss!
As a woman > I have to say this is OUT of control > Tony is funny – he's entitled to his opinion and people need to learn to laugh at themselves.... GOOD GOD...
Get over yourselves & learn how to take a joke...
I'm very sorry for Tony - punishment does NOT fit the (so-called) crime...
LOL .. sausage... HAAA... good one Tony!!!!
No way Tony should have been suspended. He spoke these comments on a radio show that is not affliated with ESPN. He did not make any comments about Ms. Storm's talent as a sports reporter but on her fashion. Do we live in a society that a person cannot comment on an outfit that a professional wears that looks unprofessional? Unbelievable.
The real question should be this: did she look like she had a sausage casing wrapped around her upper body? If she did – then giver her the talking to, not him.
THIS IS COMPLETE BULLS**t! ESPN should stop allowing Disney to dictate what happens to the programing and on air talent. I understand
Disney should stick to KIDS STUFF and let ESPN deal with all things sports because before Disney, ESPN did an ok job carving out a "niche" (the whole country) market!
Really, Disney/ESPN? COME ON! Get a clue!
I guess you can't say anything about anything anymore. So much for free speech.
Can't stand Tony K., but this is just part of his normal routine. No suspension is justified for doing what you've been paying him to do for years.
I am a big Tony Kornheiser and PTI fan. This is ridiculous! Firing him for making a "TRUE" statement about Hannah's outfit. This world is so hypocritical. If he had made that comment about a man, it would not have been an issue. AND, why I am complaining, I have said many times on Sunday morning when Hannah, Linda are standing up that their skirts are short for women their age. You wear your skirts short in your 20s, but when you are 30, they should come down some and when you are 40, they should be above the knee. And I know these are not 20 or 30 something women. GOOD GRIEF! I am getting a little sick of ESPN!
His comment should have been taken as "he who speaks out his butt usually talks crap" and Hannah should have moved on. Your bad ESPN.
No one tells it like Tony.
FACT:One minute we are saying women are equal and the next minute we say but don;t offend. If she dressed her age appropriate this would not be in discussion. If he had been talking about a man we would not even be having this conversation. RIDICULOUS. Bring his honesty back to the front.
We have become a world of overly sensitive people. Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles was funny but it wouldn't even be produced today. Its sad that we have become so sensitive. No, he shouldn't be suspended. Funny how some "groups" o ffolks get to say anything they want and get away with it but we can't talk or make fun of those "groups". That would be wrong! Bull S!
After reading as many comments as I can stand it is obvious that ESPN has pulled another Obama and completely misread the American publics opinion/reaction of their handling of this matter.ESPN took a minor issue and turned it into a big deal. Nice move ESPN, and by the way Kornheiser was correct and was actually kind in his restraint because Ms. Storm is not very pleasing to the eye, in fact she appears to be an anorexic. Very skanky looking when you get right down to it .
they are attempting, and failing miserably, to appeal to the majority of us (men) that watch Sportscenter. they assume that every last one of us wants to see an attractive woman giving us sports news. i admit, i love a gorgeous woman as much as anyone else, but if they know absolutely nothing about the topic in discussion, then it defeats the purpose of watching. doesnt it?
if all i was worried about was seeing an attractive female, i would just turn to one of the other numerous available channels to see some. or i could do one better than that and actually get off my ass and try to go meet one.
how do you like them apples?
Espn parades these sideline reporters around wearing inapproriate grab for sporting venues, then fires someone for calling them out. I guess you have to be something to look at when your voice is shrill and annoying and your sports knowledge is adequate at best.
Did Tony tell the truth? Sometime the truth hurts. Two weeks that is a long time without Tony.......
Funny how CNN chose to ignore that Hannah Storm has been reprimanded about her attire many times before. They've told her "yes, we're a sports based corporation, however, we still need to be a professional corporation". Finally, her co-workers got sick of looking at her. Just as "offended" as she claims to be by the comment, imagine how offended her co-workers are when they see a fellow employee being allowed to ignore the rules, or not have to suffer the same punishment as everyone else. Where is Hannah Storms suspension for continually violating company policy? Also- what he said was his opinion, which he is 100% entitled to. I'd sue ESPN for treating a "issue of morality" as a punishable offense. So he's immoral, and insensitive- there are no laws prohibiting him from saying such things, and he had every right to speak up on Hannah Storms continual violation of company policy. Sick and tired of this "if you hurt my feelings, you lose your job" attitude of corporate America. Such a disgrace, and ESPN is becoming one of the worst corporations as a result of playing "playground monitor".
I don't care about this crap...we need more Sage Steele and Reischea Canidate! Hanna and Michelle are old and washed up...they are great sportscasters...but they are tough on the eyes...Tony's a fool anyway, hes always talkin crap...no harm done...suspension was not necessary...
It wouldn't have happened on most jobs because there is a very strict dress code in place. Maybe Espn should get one instead of trying to sell sex.
To me, it was a really ridiculous comment to make. Should he have been suspended for it? Negative – a total overreaction. But I seriously doubt it was "protection of her feelings" that spawned this reaction; it's not about political correctness and/or punishment for not being kind. Rather, it's about the probability that a comment like that would award the network wtih a big fat lawsuit, or at the very least, EEOC charge or Attorney Demand Letter. Sorry, but it's true – it's a litigious world we live in. To avoid that, not only was he suspended, but I'm sure he'll be subjected to mandatory sensitivity training, too.
Let's see ESPN shved hadown our throats a s a football announcer who obviously never played, coached or has any insight into the sport except what she learned on the job.....not good and totally PC driven......her outfit was hideous and he is paid to give opinions....bad move ESPN, will not help rartings which is obviously all you care about
Was he wrong to say what he said, probably. However, if if is his opinion he is voicing you just can't go around punishing that. It is the "Thought Ploice" at work. Yes he was crass, but that isn't a crime. He apoligized and that should be enough.
ESPN is not over-reacting. They're protecting themselves from a lawsuit. See, whether you agree with the concept or not, it's actually against the LAW to harass your co-workers, sexually or otherwise – the 'otherwise' legally referred to as 'creating a hostile work environment'. John Wicks says 'Tony didn't do anything wrong', but you are incorrect. He broke the law. He broke the law on national television. He put his corporation in the position of HAVING to choose between suspending him or coughing up a chunk of change he is NOT worth losing over.
We have laws for this now, by the way, because legal procedures are considered more civilized than punching a guy in the nose, which used to be the way things were settled: say something rude to a lady in public, the guy nearest you punches you in the nose: it was a social contract. *sigh* I really miss the good old days ;-)
there is nothing right about rude judgemental behavior...it isn't a question of being politically correct more of being the place time or venue for such opinions.
Isnt there bigger things to worry about in the world?
ESPN can go SUCK IT!!
The fact of the matter, is that he is a television broadcast personality that IS INDEED held accountable for his words and actions on air. He f-ed up – plain and simple.
For your average bums, like most of the coach potatoes commenting, this comment isn't a big deal. In a professional environment, this is a far different matter. If you are stupid enough to say things on air, you should expect some form of backlash.
This isn't about being PC, it's about professional behavior. There is no substitute. Don't like sexual harassment laws, tough sh#t. Imagine if your wife owned a business, and one of her employees public told collegues that your wife looked "like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body." I'd be ready to maul the guy.
I rest my case.
If you want to find out how far the First Amendment protects you in the workplace, I dare you to make lewd comments to a female (or male) co-worker or flat-out defy your boss's instructions to do some work. You will find out very quickly that this kind of speech in the workplace is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
What Hannah Storm, Cindy Brunson, or any other ESPN anchor wears on the job is immaterial. Similiarly, it's immaterial how fat Chris Berman is. Kornheiser would've been best suited to either keep his opinions to himself, or sharing them with selected trusted people off the air and off the job. I don't feel bad for him – he's got plenty of money and will have a second chance to make more for himself and ESPN. The late Jimmy the Greek didn't get such an opportunity and CBS, in my opinion, jobbed him.
Tony did nothing wrong. If anything he should be given a raise. What is this world coming to.
Talk about over-reacting! ESPN should be ashamed of themselves. What's next? Can we say nothing anymore? Are they SO worried about losing advertising dollars that they're ready to start censoring their employees? He just said what thousands of people were thinking. Get a life ESPN!
i completely agree Str8
they are attempting, and failing miserably, to appeal to the majority of us (men) that watch Sportscenter. they assume that every last one of us wants to see an attractive woman giving us sports news. i admit, i love a gorgeous woman as much as anyone else, but if they know absolutely nothing about the topic in discussion, then it defeats the purpose of watching. doesnt it?
if all i was worried about was seeing an attractive female, i would just turn to one of the other numerous available channels to see some. or i could do one better than that and actually get off my ass and try to go meet one.
how do you like them apples?
Im a sports fanatic and i say that yes he did wrong but also like we all say everyone makes mistakes in a life time so ESPN should just use there copeing skills and accept and move on its just one mistake so what!!
Maybe they should just fill out a 'Hurt Feelings Report'.
I am sure Hannah Storm is aware as a public figure and a woman that she appearance will be scrutinized–not her skills as a sport's commentator-but I do not expect her to think those comments would come from a fellow co-worker on air!
I am huge fan of Pardon the Interruption and I love the barbs that come from Tony, but I do think he made a bad joke, but he should not be suspended. His apology should have sufficed.
Now that the focus is on Tony's suspension instead of Hannah's increasingly ridiculous ESPN-approved wardrobe, maybe they'll go back to having Hannah Storm's focus be on her talent, not her t*ts.
ESPN just keeps lowering the bar. Way to go, Bristol - no wonder I stopped watching.
This guy is the worst commentater ever on ESPN.Just fire him and get it over with.
I thought the same thing when I saw her outfit...she should have been suspended for offending Little Catholic Girls across the country!
HUGE mistake by ESPN. I don't know whether the two-week suspension will be enough to trash PTI's ratings, but if I were an advertiser I would be outraged by the suspension. At a wild guess, Kornheiser is responsible for 75% of PTI's audience. I can only hope that the free market has a chance to slap down yet another example of PC run amok.
For the record, Hannah Storm's outfit that day made her look like a clown.
I think this is simply a workplace issue. If Korny worked in an ordinary office, he'd probably have been fired. Imagine if an employee at your office stood up in front of the entire staff and dogged another employee's looks. That's essentially what TK did. Only he insulted her in front of the entire country. Joke or not, it was inapproriate. So ESPN the Employer really had no choice.
if the guy is suspended, shouldn't everybody at FOX News be suspended?
what about that thing called ratings?
I thought people approved or disapproved by tunning in?
In a sense, agreed with Katrina. As long as Hannah is allowed to comment on Tony's personal appearance – no holds barred – then no harm done. She could start with how he looks like some pencil-necked, baggy-eyed, booze hound that ESPN hoses down and slaps a tie on just before PTI air time...
On the other hand, maybe this isn't about being politically incorrect. It's about being rude. ESPN and The Mother Ship just may be feeling the pulse of people who are sick and damn tired of rude, insensitive, jerky, inconsiderate people. The luxury of saying whatever is on one's mind without regard for another person's feelings is reserved for 3-year-olds – and adults who have the mental capacity of a 3-year-old...
Thank you ESPN. Not for being "PC" – but for showing some intestinal fortitude.
So what, let him sit on a corner for a few minutes of timeout, let ESPN look like it's doing something about it, and then its back to normal. No big deal.
guy is known to talk like that, whats the problem? he has apologized and she does look hideous in that outfit
Which ESPN board member is Hannah sleeping with?
You know I saw a comment or two dismissing harrassment here and I think those commenters hit it dead on - what he did was harrassment on live television in front of millions of people. I wonder how the disparagers of harrassment here would handle the same treatment on live TV. And just because someone is on television doesn't mean they don't have the same rights as the rest of us. I think people forget that. And so what if the reporter complained about it to management - I'd be glad to hear she had the courage to do it. If she did, it probably wasn't an easy thing to do. Would you want someone looking down on your wives, daughters, nieces and granddaughters for sticking up for themselves?
Are you kidding me? He got suspended for that? What? She can't take a ribbing? This is how guys talk.
This is ridiculous. While the comment was a bad attempt at humor, the only reason this is an issue is because the comment was made about a woman. If he had said the same or similar about a man it would have either been laughed off or ignored as a faux pas. Stop the double standards.
when you know you are exposed to the public, you also know what to expect if you present yourself by coloring (hair) , clothing or touching . NO one is exempt from reactions to public display! The press readily points to changes with all personalities (presidents, c.e.o.'s and etc.) . Does someone have a favor owed to mss. H?
Hannah is a BABE!
Tony is a Kornhole!
Totally ridicuolus and Tony should be brought back immediately – what's next... suspending Michael Wilbon for calling everyone "Knuckle Heads" when he signs off the show ???? I guess the law department at ESPN doesn't have enough work these days.
ESPN can do what it wants, because it's a private company with it's own corporate policies, but they could have turned this into a ratings boon by having her retaliate with some choice comments of her own about him and get a nice "on-air" feud going.
If that is what she looked like, why couldn't he comment? Does she make a habit of wearing too tight clothing? I often see female commentators on various TV news shows wearing too short dresses, too low cut tops, yards of bleached hair. They look as if they are going to a club and not working daytime TV. He had a right to comment on what he sees.
This is total BS by the four letter network, it was a JOKE. Come back soon Tony, we will miss you.
I read another article that stated that Kornheiser did NOT get suspended for his comments about Storm. The real reason he got suspended was because of the comments/jokes he made about Chris Berman gaining back the weight he lost. And, c'mon, we all know who the real diva is at ESPN. Berman is in contract negotiations and allegedly ESPN did not want anything "to upset the delicate balance" of negotiations.
I watch ESPN mostly on Sunday and appalled at some of the outfits the women wear. The men always look professional and polished and the outfits the women wear look like they shop at a second hand store. ESPN needs to hire someone to provide a wardrobe for the talented women on the network that will boost their image and convey the professionalism they deserve! As for Tony’s comment it was probably true based upon what I have observed.
As the victim of years of taunting, hair pulling, bra snapping, being called a "rag", I above all else can vouch that Tony is exactly who Tony appears to be. He is sarcastic, caustic, clever, funny, cutting, but he definitely does not deserve to be suspended. Above all, Tony is the most loyal, kind, loving and wonderful friend I have had for over 50 years.
I've never heard of this show. Are there no more important things in this world than "Mommy he made fun of my clothes!" If you want this to stop, fire him and be done with it. Suspending him will do nothing but boost ratings. Oh wait? maybe that's why it's news!
I'm definitely not a TK fan – think he has that stereotypical LI accent/voice and he drives me nuts.
That said, it's ridiculous that someone would be penalized for something like that. This is the era of 'participation trophies' and 'Everyone's special' gone terribly wrong. Come back to reality – if you look ridiculous, you deserve to be called out on it!
Who cares about this when we have twelve year olds doodling on desks all across the country? It's time to get our priorities straight!
When funny is funny, its good.
When funny insults, its not good.
This was not intended and should not be considered negatively, therefore its funny and acceptable.
As Tony said, look at him and make any comments you want and you are probably right even if it sounded negative.
end of comment.
It is written: "You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free."
He told the truth!!!!!! ESPN, get real. What ever happened to FREE SPEECH?????
For many months now I have been commenting, in a constructive way, t o my wife how her outfits are unbecoming or unprofessional, which then detracts from her reporting.
It is hard to believe that in this age of self-conscience, micromanagement of TV production that ESPN has not stepped in and had one of their experts improve her 'on air' presence.
This can all be resolved very easily by having her featured on the show "What not to Wear". They will take good care of her and will produce one sensational host.
What Tony said was correct although it is not his place to comment on her poor choice in outfits. FIX HER CLOTHES!
Now did she actually look like she had a "sausage casing wrapping around her upper body"? What do four out of five butchers say? Most of us like sausage and upper bodies...where's the foul? These sportscaster are hired for their opinions are they not? Now the gal running out there has the choice not to, correct? Let's move on to something substantive...somethiung of gravity...like whether or not Tiger's sex addiction get cured...
What a joke!!! He's right and ESPN knows it.
They should suspend whomever got her to dress 1/2 her age.
Let's see, in the US it is OK to make fun of a kid with special needs (Family guy) but not what a person wears?
I am a african american woman and I am so sick of everyone white, black, man, and woman having to walk on egg shells. We can't even joke or have conversation without someone taking offense. Enough already. This guy is sarcastic about everything and if it wasn't pulling in big bucks they would have stopped it already. I suggest she go find some clothes that fit.
ESPN wonders why ratings have fallen faster than Bode Miller....c'mon guys...you suck....you will suck...and Keith Olbermann has done you no favors....
I remember when ESPN was about sports and being with "the guys"....just goes to show what a little power will do for you....give it a little time.
If I were FOXSPORTS I'd offer Tony a nice, big contract....
Name me one ESPN female sportscaster that does NOT wear tight or revealing clothing that could be construed as "sexy". As a female fan of ESPN, I find that more offensive than suspending Tony over his comments. I understand that a sexy woman showing football highlights is very appealing to the largely male population watching ESPN. So if ESPN wants to say "Bad Tony for insulting what we tell Hannah to wear," I say shame on ESPN. As an avid PTI fan, I have a problem with ESPN suspending Kornheiser over this. I second my resignation in watching PTI until Tony returns.
Well, the outfit was horrendous and completely inappropriate for the job at hand. Doesn't the woman have a stylist or at least a friend honest enough to tell her how awful that get-up was.
Can't blame the man for calling a horse a horse. It's nice to know that some people still value honesty. The network should be ashamed of themselves for punishing him.
All he has to do is say how much he loves Jesus and that he is a good Christian and America will forgive him in a flash. Now, that's sarcasm.
I see it all the time, as if there are no longer any rules related to appropriate attire for women. I am not advocating for the skinny model types at all however, some of the outfits woren by media personalities should have been checked at the door and not allowed in public. The women who say they don't want to be forced to look like models should at least look healthy and not wear clothes that make them appear otherwise. We had one like Tony described on one of our local stations. My wife and I were dismayed that a lovely, young, talented woman was not told by someone in the studio that she looked like an overstuffed potato most of the time when she was on camera. If the clothes don't fit then you should quit and go into a different line of work.
Has anyone looked at her f=====up hair? Screw her clothes, do something about that mop on top of her head,
If it was a guys outfit he made fun of this wouldn't even be an issue.
What is wrong with this picture? – Insult a woman's outfit and get suspended/call the President of the United States Dumbo for his ears and intelligence, a racist, a socialist preparing a Health Care reform bill as a civil rights issue for reparations(given to blacks who were slaves) and any other insult he can daily hurl at him on his radio show as Rush Limbaugh does and NOTHING happens. Isn't this hypocriticsl?? Somehow I do not believe our founding fathers meant free speech to be used this way. How is it okay to constantly insult the leader of the free world and not okay to insult someones outfit?????
give me a break! suspended for that! really?
This is not news. News is about things people care about. Keep writing silly articles like this ;)
You want the true story? Tony Kornheiser was not suspended for insulting Hannah Storm's outfit. He was suspended because of the crack he made about Chris Berman's weight shortly thereafter. Berman is the Made Guy in that organization, not Storm.
All Kornheiser did was say what everyone who watches Sportscenter is thinking, which is that Hannah Storm wears really tight outfits. When i clicked this link, i expected to read that he uttered a racial slur or something. This is so benign, i can't believe they would suspend him for it.
He should not be suspended over this. ESPNs got their knickers in a twist about nothing. They,re dressing up their female sports analyst like cocktail hostesses lately also. That in my opinion is what's tacky.
This is what happens when networks insist on having women on the sidelines commenting on stuff they have no idea about. You know, the college football game with men in the booth and a pretty woman on the sidelines. Does anybody care what she has to say about a sport she has never played in her life? These women are only eye candy and they know it, and as such are complicit in these types of remarks. Women commentators should stick to ice-skating and softball and other non-sports.
Don't like Kornholer anyway. ESPN just trying to show the hosts are a man and a woman (with breasts)
problem is, ESPN stated it was for the Hannah Storm comments, but more than likely was for the comments about Chris Berman being fat....and Berman is the flagbearer for ESPN.
Stating it was for the Storm comments is a bit more PC and less likely to generate backlash in either direction than Berman.
If you have watched Hannah Storm consistently since she joined ESPN you know that Tony is exactly right. It wasn't a safe comment to make but that is what Tony is all about which is why PTI is so popular. Hannah Storm is an attractive woman and ESPN does everything they can to show off every feature she has.
Post Bush era fear of saying anything in public
Hey! he made her rich like as Hanna who? now people will look
at her pictures .cool
Oh give me a big personal break. Its what he's all about. They knew it, they paid him for it, then gets upset about it. Put him back on the air.
PS, Hannah you are hot, I don't care what Cornhusker thinks.
The guy should get suspended for being a waste of space, not what he said
Normally I would say that this is an overreaction; but, in this case, I agree with ESPN's assessment. The crucial point here is that they both work for ESPN, and the cable airwaves or his personality don't excuse him from what essentially amounts to sexual harassment of a co-worker.
Bring back Tony!
Hanna is a strong woman and a professional, she had to know it was a joke and satirical comment.
ESPN crossed the line!
What ever happened to the First Amendment?
...and the wussification of America continues... The tyranny of "Political Correctness" must end!!!
This is ridiculous. He said the same thing that millions of viewers were thinking. Maybe the IOC (and NBC) should ask to have all their commentators suspended for saying that most the ice skaters look like freaks too. Get over it. Sheesh.
It's radio and he's Tony K. If you stick a mic in front of someone and ask them to joke around and talk s#@t on folks, don't get upset when he actually does.
It's totally stupid. ESPN simply violated the First Amendment for Tony. It's a joke! He's sarcastic.
Let me guess: the decision to suspend Tony was made by a woman, who no doubt subscribes to the self-esteem movement that has ruined this country. Grow up and deal with it! Was it her time of the month? Take some Mydol and call me in the morning.
Geeez, now you can't comment on someones fashion. Poor Joan Rivers is out of work. Let Mrs. Storm and Tony fight it out, don't suspend the guy. Storm is the hottest woman on sports television, Tony should get his eyes checked.
This guy is a toolbox. He isn't funny, makes lots of factual mistakes and can't keep his mouth shut.
This exact scenario happens every time TBS or TNT televises an NBA game, everyone makes comments about Craig Sagers awful suit's or ties or shoes. Many of the comments are much worse than Kornheiser's.
Is Tony trying to be the new Mr. Blackwell?
Is anyone noticing how many "scandals" ESPN has had over the past couple of years? I'm starting to see a pattern...perhaps attention and ratings are involved here??? Especially when a comment is as mild as this, AND it's about another ESPN anchor...seems deliberate to me. Lame.
I was just thinking the other day that the stuff that he and Wilbon talk about on PTI is the most inane 30 minutes on TV. These guys are not sportscasters–they just ramble on about whatever they want. I was wondering when ESPN was finally going to say-C'mon man. Talk about some freaking sports once in awhile.
Care about as much for Tony's comments as I do for Tiger's lame apology. Tiger got busted and does not know how to handle defeat and in addition we are supposed to give a flip about some sarcastic comments made by a sports reporter?
"Politically correct" is the most annoying term in our language. I like the guys (gals) who tell it like it is. If he was way off base then let her have her way with him. He gets paid to do this. Get over it.
Tasteless-Perhaps---Inaccurate-hardly---I enjoy Ms Storm's work very much, but who dresses these people. Unless your 21 & a size 2, who can wear some of these outfits? Political correctness mandates a suspension-I guess, but Tony was right on the money.
Haven't any of you ever worked for a corporation before? Every corporation I've ever worked for will fire you in a heartbeat if you say anything negative about the corporation, its products, its employees, and most especially its management in public. There is no free speech for employees of corporations. This has nothing to do with political correctness. This has to do with corporate image. This is corporate correctness.
As for the corporation I work for now, we "delight" our clients with our "efficiency" and our "high standard of excellence." We may not say "outsourcing." It must always be called "overseas development." We may not mention to our customers the many flaws in our products that are well-known to all employees. We may not mention to our customers that the corporation has laid off many of us and that the survivors are working 60 hour weeks. We may not mention to our customers the problems that other customers have had with our products.
I may not mention my employer's name in this context because I would be fired. This is not political correctness, this is corporate correctness. If you think I'm kidding, criticize your employer on your facebook page.
Have you seen some of the clothes H. Storm wears? I COMPLETELY agree with Kornheiser. It's about time someone had the guts to say what most of us are thinking.
This country has turned into a bunch of sissies!
"That offends me", what a pile of crap!!! I miss the old "Roasts" and Dean Martin and other shows when we were able to pick at each other and laugh about it.
Would it have been different if another female made the comments? Quite frankly, ESPN has served to make a much bigger deal out of the comment than it originally was. Move on!!
I was wondering where Tony was, I noticed minths ago and commented to my son about how bad her clothing choices are. I am a woman and when you reach a certain age there are some thing you just do not need to wear. She was never that thin on CBS she looks sick most of the time and poured into those outfits.
Tony ROCKS!!! Too bad SI doesn't have a TV Channel as i would be watching them instead of ESPN for two weeks!!!
Recently an 8 year old auditioned for a school talent show. Another 2nd grader announced (so loudly that the entire class could hear) that the first girl was a very bad singer. Wonder where she got the idea that hurting the feelings of another person is OK? THE CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS WATCHING.
The guy is supposed to be a media professional. Does he not have the sense and ability to control his mouth? Pathetic. He doesn't deserve to be on the air at all if he is that much of an idiot.
The comment fits him to a tee. He is extremely sarcastic a horrible role model, unprofessional, disgusting and its about time ESPN wakes up to these type of personalities that think just about themselves. Keep him off the air!
NO He should not be suspended and he should not have to apologies. When a person wears something that is going to draw alot of attention to them, the comments are going to happend. That's why celebrities of all genres where the outrageous.
That joke about Storm is nothing out of the ordinary for Tony. It is the only reason why PTI is such a sucessful show. It is by far my favorite on ESPN.
ESPN should have just let Storm and Tony work things out
This is all part of the process of getting the public accustomed to punishment of the evil men.
Tiger Woods bowed down to the Grand Matriarchy but Senator John Edwards has yet to do so.
Jon Gosslin will probably never be liked by the media Matriarchy again but if he were to suck up really good, well, things might change.
Remember: If you are a man in this country, you need to be saying "I'm Sorry" on a regular basis BECAUSE you are inherently guilty of something all of the time.
I happen to agree with his assessment. The outfit was hideous. I assumed it was some sort of joke. I am not sure what to make of the outfits she wears on air. Whoever her fashion consultant is needs to be terminated immediately.
He should be fired. But not because of this. He just stinks in general.
This is going to be cynical, but if you're a professional anchor and you don't want to be suspended, you'd better learn that there are a couple things you can't criticize on-air. 1)Your employer and its employees. 2)Whoever is funding it.
ESPN doesn't care about what he said. They care that he said it about Hannah Storm, essentially a coworker that they dress and present as a professional. If you want to keep your job, you don't cut down your coworkers on air in a way that will make your bosses go, "Let's have a talk about what we're trying to do with so-and-so's image and WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?"
ESPN needs to realize they pay this guy to be funny and he is the life of the show......Mike is ok but Tony makes the show! Hannah, dress your age.....my grandma has a shawl and burka that you could borrow. You are 20 anymore.
He said it, get over it! If this was said about a male athlete there is no discussion, why put Hannah Storm on a pedestal? Kornheiser is on ESPN frankly because he's an a**hole and he's very good at it, why penalize him for the same reason you hired him?
This is a perfect example of what America has come to. NO, he should not be suspended. What a crock ESPN. Women wanted equal rights, they got 'em. Shut up and move on.
Kornheiser is one of the only people left on air that just tells the truth about what is out there. If people can't handle the truth, then flip the channel and go back to your bubble world.
Tony, keep your bald head up! Just only comment about women that do not work for ESPN. No body ever said anything when you joked about other women no on your team. The hipocrites you work for may suffer because I bet that you will now watch what you say and thus lose my interest in PTI. I usually get all my sports gossip from around the horn, but I love seeing you and dave go at it.
The supension was not warranted. Sarcasm, quips witty fun facts and sports commentary are what makes the PTI show fun to watch and listen too to many veiwers. I don't know if commenting on sportscasters apparel on the same ESPN Brand that pays your salary is smart, but it was a true commentary in the same vain that is made about pro sport participants daily. Bring Tony back for a ESPN charity roast..
Grow a spine, Hannah. He rips people all the time. ESPN definitely overreacted.
Tony deserves what he gets. He was a horrible co-anchor of Monday night football and he is horrible at PTI. I hate his mouth and unruly sarcasm. I hope that they pull him off the show for good and he never does TV again. He would be the perfect co-host on Howard
No, the time did not fit the crime–he should be suspended
permanently! What a jerk!
Very stupid ESPN for caving into the PC pressure. What happened to freedom of speech? Guess it's only free if you not hurting someones "feelings".
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
ESPN, I think you should stand by those few words as well.
I completely agree with everyone and it's about time we stopped with the political correctness. When are we all going to just be honest with each other. Have we become a society of bandwagoners! God help us all!
I hope hegets fired! To be honest I dont care what he said. He is the most obnoxious person in sports broadcasting. We were lucky to get him off the Monday Night football anouncements, now he just needs to disapear completely.
I think Hannah is an intelligent woman who has many things to contirbute to Sports Center, The Sports Reporters, or whatever show she is on. However, her outfits of late completely contradict the class I know she has. Please Hannah, you don't have to wear "Mom jeans", but at least class up the outfits and stop dressing like a twenty-something going on a pub crawl.
This guy should be fired permanently.
This is discrimination at its worst.
NO! Tony is an idiot. That's what he gets paid to be. Yes he crossed a line, but he crosses line every day. Slap his hand and let him get back to doing what he does better than anyone in sports commentary.
The problem isn't that he said something sooo offensive that he should have been suspended. The problem is that if ESPN had NOT suspended him they would open themselves to sexual harassment lawsuits not only from Hanna Storm, but from any other women at ESPN that could show there was an "environment" of sexism.
Sticks & Stones may hurt... o'well the world we are living in, I guess
The problem with our society is that people think it's ok to say anything no matter how hurtful or insulting or rude then whine about it and complain that it's because there's too much "political correctness" when they clearly have no clue what that really means. Making such remarks about a colleague is appalling and he shouldn't be allowed to hide beneath the ridiculous excuse of "It was just a joke!." Get rid of jerks like this guy and Rush Limbaugh and society will become a better place. A return to civility is whay we need not more whiners who want to excuse their rude behavior.
This is a joke, right?
umm, thats all he said? no where near as bad as nappy headed hoes lol lets get real, so what, he told her she doesnt look good in a dress, big deal! not enough to get suspended, sheesh
This political correctness is causing people to lie instead of telling the truth. If he feel that way he should say it. I don't mean to just outright degrade someone, but this is rediculous. Everyone knows that Tony is a straight up guy and if the outfit is ugly call a sausage a sausage. IT IS ONLY AN OUTFIT PEOPLE!!!
Certainly sarcastic as is his usual manner but certainly not worth suspending. Management owes him salary for his time off. If his bosses are worried about political correctness they should have considered the viewers first when they sent their video of barely dressed and revealing outfits. Sausage casing is the right description!
What ever happened to the first amendment of the constitution?
This is what happens when you have a damn mouse involved!
You've got to be kidding me? What the hell is happening to America? Next thing you know where going to have moral police in the streets beating people because they don't like what you look like or say. A man on a SPORTS channel voices his opinion and he's a villian? Give me a break ESPN.
On top of suspending him, I would make him apologize on air and then take a few lumps himself–he is a balding, unattractive older white male whose appearance leaves much to be desired.
Let me undertsand this... saying she looks "like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body" is grounds for suspension??? How absurd. He and Wilbon give the guy form Miami (his name escapes me) a much harder time than this. I hope its not Hannah complaining. This is ridiculous. If I didn't enjoy these 2 knuckleheads on PTI so much I would boycott!
Tuck yourself in Canada!
A commentator makes a joke of an admittedly ugly outfit, and he is suspended. Humm..how does thia compare to other incidents.
A President has oral sex with an intern, and he is not suspended.
A wide receiver gets drunk and high on drugs and kills a father with a wife and 2 kids in a crosswalk in Cleveland and gets 28 days in jail when he buys his way out
An LA Laker basketball star sodimizes a white hotel clerk in Colorado forcefully and walks scott free.
A TV commentator makes and innocent joke about TIger Woods and is suspended. Tiger Woods then goes out and has sex with anything with a skirt on, and the PGA and golf world cannot wait to get him back
There seems to be something upside down with our value system ..and it has everythnig to do with money, power, and greed.
Lighten up ESPN, she did look like a sausage casing
I like Tony and watch PTI all the time...but I like Hannah Storm and what she wears even more. Tony is definitely out of line here. He's not an executive at ESPN and he wasn't quoting a dress code that ESPN has that Hannah might have been breaking...he was saying, albeit sarcasticly but honestly, that he didn't think that what Hannah was wearing was appropriate. Hide all he wants under that bald head and pear shape that he has no right to insult anyone about what they wear when he is in no position to enforce or make rules for the people to live/work by.
I have not watched PTI in for the longest time; and I only watch when I have no other choice.
When he's not on camera the show is OK.
But when he's on forget it, the show turns into a shouting match.
tony is like an like watching an ugly brain making an ass of himself.
That's ridiculous! ESPN should stop trying to "sex up" their reporters. They're there to report not to be a clothes horse - if you notice the clothes, then ESPN has failed - it's a distraction from the main business. Put the effort into reporting, not "fashion".
Show a picture of Hannah in the outfit and see if he's right!
Thanks to people at CNN and all the other news outlets, speaking one's mind and the concept of free speech has been beaten to the ground and trampled! The simple fact that you referred to the comment as a crime scares the hell out of me.
If was a public figure and said something upsetting to some people, I would apologize to the group or individual I offended (and then only if I felt an apology was appropriate) and tell the rest of you children to grow and deal with it!
I must be too slow or something. I do not see what the problem is. I think if she has a problem with them comments, she is a grown woman she can take care of it herself. He has plenty of areas to attack.
Kate, are you kidding? "The continuing sexual objectification of women"?
These women are doing it to themselves. Patrick can't just drive a car she has to do the SI swimsuit issue and get in bed with go.daddy. I won't even mention the jokes in my house about the SI picture of Vonn on the cover!
Until these women become professionals in their own right and don't use sex to get attention the (and many women) will NEVER respect them for their jobs.
Tony is funny and though I didn't see what Hannah was wearing my husband did comment on some outfit she had on this weekend and how unbecoming it was. If it had been a man nobody would have blinked.
Suspension? Really? Tony's irreverence is why I watch PTI. It's what draws fans to the show. And really, ESPN, are you telling me that Hannah's outfits aren't part of your marketing plan? Her "look" is as much a draw for viewership as Tony and Mike's irreverence. Tony's remarks ADD to the draw, not detract from it. No suspension. No Tony = No watching on my part.
I don' think he should get suspended, because everyone is entitled to they opinion. Look at Charles Barkley, this man gets away with murder on T.V. He can cuss, talk about people and still be on television. If one person that should be off television is him. But, I know the they gone, is that he make the rating for show goes up. I think there should be a Sport show where they just talk about everybody in the sports industry, and put it on ESPN @ noon!
Don't know the program or guy but looking at the picture he's right – with his looks he shouldn't be criticizing anyone else's. Not sure what kind of program he has but it sounds likes it's another sarcasm-at-other-peoples expense.....boring.
Well, he was honestly describing her outfit and he should not be punished...female spotrs anchors should look like "sports anchors" and not ... well, you know...
This is really about nothing! The guy made some comments about the way another was dressed and she was offended. I think this has more to do with Hannah's husband be a big executive in the news industry than the actual comment. Let it go and put the guy back on the air!
ESPN and Storm – GET OVER IT...
He clowns everybody, mostly himself. GET OVER IT...
Get him back ASAP!!!!
The suspension fits. Normally I'd cry "First Amendment", but television is the private sector, even though it's a public broadcast. His comments about her are simply his opinion, to which he's entitled. But being a coworker, making those statements publicly creates a hostile work environment which she has not legal responsibility to tolerate. If they didn't suspend him, she'd have room to sue the network. They did the right thing.
Had she that about him, it would have been business as usual. He was probably embarrassed by the way she looked. No suspension.
Tony knows he did wrong, in several ways, but unfortunately it was after the fact and I'm sure he regrets the hell out of it now. Whether or not it is true doesn't matter...right Hanna.
Tony, continue to be yourself cause I think you're good and yes, you do look like a troll now that you say it.
Hanna, I think Tony complimented you but I do agree it's "guy talk" and not to be publiclly aired.
Let's play nice together from here on out!
You are a real tough guy Kornhole. You deserve a suspension. And to all of you that disagree with me... I would be fired for making a remark like that at my job and I don't care what is said around me...
Ryan you would also be fired for that commend about a co worker... so lighten up
So, not only can you not make fun of anyone for their race, creed, physical disabilities, or nationality but now you can't even make fun of the clothing they are wearing? This is a new one to me and a sign that things have gone too far.
Come on, Tony Atlas used a bogus email to claim that Manny Pacquiao was on steroids without verifying its correctness, and ESPN let him go away with it. At least Tony saw what he criticized. In fact, I agree with him.
So, you hire a guy for his sarcasm and then you suspend a guy for his sarcasm. Seems a little hypocritical.
He's a loud-mouth. No doubt about it. Never liked him and probably never will. ESPN has known how he is all along. But when he starts chewing on one of their own, they take money from him? Just another bonehead story I have to read...
Keep him on TV. That's my saving grace after work. Sometimes the truth hurts.
The way Tony is? Tony often has made remarks about others that he would not make to them face to face. And when on the air his co-hosts usually chuckle along in support. Being offensive is not being objective.
I think this is an overreaction. What Kornheiser said was stupid and I believe the only response about this matter should have come from Storm. Only until a continuous verbal exchange had begun should ESPN step in with the proper action. While I am on the subject. Lets face it. The American people are slobs. A lot of our people no longer put any care in how they look. It is time it be known just how terrible some of them look.
I'm on the fence on this one...there is some inappropriateness to this...still frustrated with Griese being suspended for an inoffensive comment.
Okay! Kornheiser talking about Hannah Storm or Mike Greenberg saying Martin Luther Coon day ??????????????????? Tell me who should get suspended.
Hey CNN: Fair reporting .. post the picture of Hannah Storm's outfit and let the people decide. You have the picture of Kornheiser – that's not enough.
wow that is his personality,kinda his trademark of humor,its getting to the point where you cant say anything without it be blown up.Its all about money thats why Howard Stern is on sirus lol
The United States is not a hypersensitive nation or a freespeech nation.....just an arrogant one. What else would you expect from an American? Hell will freeze over before you meet an american who isn't full of themselves and be-littles others for enjoyment, why should we expect any different from Tony Kornheiser?
Our country has become so PC we have lost our minds. For ESPN to have suspended him for this comment is absolutely ludicrous.
I love PTI and this is mild. Great Show Wilbon and Tony ( and Tony R.) are great and this is nonsense. Tony said the truth and didnt curse, didnt use any derogatory terms he just made a statement about how she dresses and she did look like a sausage. ESPN sometimes when you " try to get ahead of the curve" you oversteer and crash.
Holy cow, you pretty much can't say a thing any more on television. NO JOKES ALLOWED here at ESPN, or you're on suspesion. Go sit in the corner until we talk this over with your parents young man...
ESPN should be embarrassed by their actions, not Tony Kornheiser. Did Tony say anything derogatory about her or anything demeaning to women? Other than crudely insulting her fashion sensibilities, what is the crime? I mean seriously, Joan Rivers gets PAID to sling these kind of insults against celebs.
ESPN has strict, strict rules about what its talent can say about other ESPN talent. They have a zero tolerance policy about it. I'm sure it's in his contract and every other on-air/online ESPN talent.
I completely agree with Mike's comments about our country basically being too uptight. Besides, Hannah would still look HOT even if she actually wore a sausage casing for clothing.
PTI isn't worth the time of day without both Kornheiser and Wilbon.
ESPN cuts off the nose to spite the face!
ESPN stinks. "Pin heads" is right.
It has gone too far any more with the politically correct crap. It seems that no one can say anything about anyone or anything without getting stomped by someone.
This is just another example of this nonsense. AMerica, get off the overly sensitive crap. No one can take a joke anymore.
I personally have no problem with someone's opinion. Afterall, just like a belly button, we all have one!
What's the big deal. The guy is known for being sarcastic, which is what he does. Now, you're penalizing him for the very thing he does so well. Make up your mind ESPN!!!! Leave him alone!
Wow... isn't there more pressing problems to deal with? How much time has been wasted on this????? Seriously, if people devoted more time to something that really MATTERS, America would be a better place.
He should NOT have been suspended........it was all in good fun and he is hired for this reason.....his persona! Duh! Besides, is making fun of a colleagues outfit politically incorrect? This country and it's political correct ignorance is becoming a very bad place to live. Since, when do we as American's have such thin skin? How can we not make fun of each others differences, etc...? Our country needs to loosen up like Europe. All we do these days is whine, cry p*ss and moan if someone looks at us or says something to us wrong. Sh*t happens, sometimes, deal with it.
yes he should be suspended. How do we expect our children to be polite when TV host and pundits, scream at each other and feel the mike gives them the ability and privledge to be disrespectful to one another, (for ratings) We are seeing same behavior in school yards and classroom and possibly in the homes. No respect for each other
ESPN i slosing it. They keep a College Football analyst that helped to get a good coach fired, just because his kids wasn't the star. Now they suspend Tony, becasue he made some funny comments. Did he lie?
Inappropriate behavior has been an issue at ESPN in recent years. Baseball analyst Harold Reynolds was dismissed for what was termed inappropriate contact with a female employee. Baseball analyst Steve Phillips was also dismissed due to a very unseemly affair that he was having. College football analyst Brian Griese was suspended for making comments about Juan Pablo Montoya's probable food choices. And football pseudoanalyst Rush Limbaugh got canned for his comments about black quarterbacks in the NFL. So I understand why the brass suspended Kornheiser. It was probably the right thing to do under the circumstances.
Even in the job that Kornheiser is in, he has a responsibility to not say anything disparaging about fellow colleagues, even if he doesn't have direct contact with them routinely. If he were in another line of work, he might be looking at termination right now instead of a mere suspension. I believe people should be able to say whatever they want, but I also believe they need to be held accountable for what they say and face the consequences accordingly.
He's not funny. His attempts at comedy on MNF were horrible. He would talk over the play by play in pathetic attempts to steal attention.
No, maybe he shouldn't have been suspended over this. He should be let go b/c he's so irritating.
The days of the good old boys saying what ever they please has been long gone. He new what he was saying....
They can't be serious. He criticized her dress and how it fits. He didn't attack her person or religion. He made a wise -crack at her choice/taste in attire. This is stupid.
I swear, we are all a bunch of sheep. I read this story and the first thing that came to mind is that here is a trumped up story by ESPN to bring fee publicity to two of their celebrities. Maybe I'm just cynical, but I keep thinking there's no such thing as bad publicity.
Let's just ignore this and not play their game!
She does look horrible in her clothes, skinny does not always = looks good
It's amazing, after all the insults we were able to take as a child in elementary school. Now as adults we can't take it. You got my support Tony!
ESPN – with its well known pattern of mysoginistic on-air talent – overreacted against a silly comment. Tony K is worth 1000 Hannah Storms.
Lighten up, Francis! Suspended for this? Maybe he should have grabbed Ms. Storm's butt to merit this punishment! ESPN is becoming too corporate. Get over it. Hannah Storm wears cocktail dresses to host SportsCenter...don't want to be considered a sex symbol, then don't dress the part...and don't get offended when others make remarks. Get over it.
Leave the guy alone. He is what he is - funny and politically incorrect - and that's why they hired him in the first place.
Some people just do not thinkg before they open their mouth. This is one of those cases.
Here's a thought: how about ESPN concentrating on covering SPORTS again, and not worry so much about tripe and minutea! JMO.
yummm sausage,whats wrong with sausage??
They suspended him because he made fun of someone's outfit? Seriously?
I think the world is tired of people using the term 'politically correct'. It gets used over and over in situations, such as this one, where the term as created doesn't apply, AT ALL.
As for what he said, I didn't hear it or read it, but it seems like a major overreaction to someone being a jerk. Truly, judging how they try to dress women these days, she probably did look like a sausage – that seems to be the style.
I am guessing this is being used as a convenient way to boost ratings and interest.
jeez, let the guy do his job! it was funny and for all accounts and purposes, true!!!
WOW I guess middle America is not only racist but sexist too. How dare a woman show her knees on TV. Because that's about all the skin you saw with the outfit in question. I guess you people want her in a Burka. Jesus Americans are some of the most ill informed people. I wonder if he would have said that about your mother or sister would you all still have this opinion. Be glad he isn't getting fired
Thing is he constantly criticizes the outfits worn by local media and Hoda/Kathie Lee on the Today Show. The message is, you can do that to other folks but not to ours.
You know, I am so sick of how over sensitive this country has become, everyone is offended about everything and then you have to always apologize.....
Tony is a sarcastic guy, he has taken jabs and everyone before, and everyone laughs etc....but Ms. Storm gets offended one time and OH GOD, stop the presses, fire the guy.....GET A LIFE Ms. Storm! It was a joke, LIVE a little would you.
Its OK when Tony rags on other people in a joking way, but OH NO, not you! If you can't take it, get out of the business, and lock yourself in your house, so no one ever offends you.
I'm sure you've said some not so nice things about others in your life and you are not perfect.
This country needs to grow some skin again. We've become over-sensitive, me first country!
Oh, and by the way, Tony, don't ever make fun of a male colleagues color selection when mismatching a shirt with a suit or a print tie with a plaid shirt. Just sayin'....
ESPN, you really need to suspend yourself for being just plain DUMB!
They're going to get Kornheiser for this, but let Mike Greenberg's comment on Martin Luther King Day slide..... If you're going to punish people ESPN, do it evenly and fairly across the board!!!
Can't stand the guy. He is a terrible sports reporter and shoudn't be on ESPN in the first place.
Okay, now I didn't see the outfit, but that was, actually, quite funny – and I am a woman. Wow, I was shocked that Kornheiser was suspended, but when I read the article explaining why, I am even more confused. ESPN should suspend half of their reporters for just plain old stupidity but that comment was FUNNY!
Of course he should have been suspended. What a jerk! I would have fired TK and replaced him with...ME!
Hannah's hot. And for the record, I prefer sausages WITHOUT the casing! lol
But a suspension? Nah... Dan's ok but he's no Tony
He shouldn't be suspended but this guy has deinitely gotten worse and more annoying the more his career has grown. When he was a Post writer he was funny and in PTI's early days it was a charming show. Now he and Wilbon just come across as two old fogies who are auditioning for a comedy central show.
Are there any peep hole videos of said outfit?
Have we now reached a point in the country that we dare not say what everybody else is thinking.............screw politics
I just heard what Kornheiser said and what Storm looked like. She had on her stripper clothes - Kornheiser hit it straight on! If anyone should have been suspended it was Storm for wearing go-go boots with a Catholic schoolgirl skirt. She looked like she was ready to go down on 10 inches. Suspending Kornheiser for simply telling the truth is ridiculous.
Where ESPN goofed here is that very few, if any people would have noticed his comments, and Hannah Storm would have been spared the embarrassment. By suspending Tony and nationalizing the story, they've made a mountain out of a mole hill. Very poorly handled.
Fire the bastard and drop him off in the St Lawrence river to freeze his filthy Canuck mouth off.
Freedom of expression! And isn't this what Tony gets paid for? Nothing wrong with his comments. There are worse things to worry about.
Think everything you say, don't say everything you think politically correct or not. A man should know better than criticizing a woman's outfit!!
Yes, he should be suspended - not because it offended the public, but because you just don't treat colleagues like that in the workplace. Insulting co-workers about their appearance is bad for morale and productivity. If you want to criticize their job performance, that's one thing, but to lay into them for who they are is inexcusable in any job.
Ms. Storm should thank Mr. Tony, he has given her more exposure than she has ever had.
Hannah may not of liked the comment, but I see nothing wrong with it. It was funny. I see nothing to get suspended over. They put him on PTI to make comments like this. Complete overreaction by ESPN. I hope he gets reinstated soon.
It's absurd that's his job on this network, I don't care for the guy and his work on MNF was awful but this is a real bad decision.
Since when are certain people out of bounds to be made fun of. I have heard far worse things said about Sarah Palin and her child, but oh yea, she is a conservative woman, they are targets that are ok, along with children who who have challenges. ESPN's parent company is a joke.
I thought the 2nd amendment was designed to protect freedom of speech. What's the next freedom to be lost.
those comments were tame compared to what was spewed at candidate palin and i don't remember any suspensions or apologies.
that's how Hitler started
Sounds like Hannah Storm knew someone in high places.
This is just a continuation of the war on women seen everywhere. When was the last time a female commentator disparaged a male regarding his clothing? Why would any male think this is appropriate commentary? Can this guy even call himself a "journalist"? Doesn't anyone have a mother/sister/daughter any more?
what does everyone truly mean by PC. I for one am sick of having to hear the disgusting opinons of so many of the ignorant TV anchors. This is about having some class. am I supposed to tell my 9 year old son that that is OK to rip on any woman who is not perfect? that his or anyones opinion really matters and the world is supposed to have to listen. This is not about being PC, this is about peoples semse of self being so whacked out that they think what the think about every little subject matters. this particular incident may not have been a big deal, but this sends a message to people to keep their mouth shut and stick to the topic at hand. I am sick of the mean spirtted nature of people these days. the is correct, MAN UP and take your punishment, or we will have nothing but trolls on TV as regular people will not want to be the subject of the trolls venom...
Long before PTI ever came about, I've listened to T.K. StackMoney's radio show sine 1994 and this is what he does. Except for his hatred of Mike Wise, who seems to be a good guys and I've never figured out why T.K. hates him so much, Tony never means any harm with any of this stuff. One of his greatest lines after ranting about something is "Am I really that mad about it? No! But I know that it makes for great radio!".
I think they should suspend that sausage, Hannah Storm for not stepping up and supporting Tony. Come on Hannah, prove to everyone you can take a joke and show up to work wearing a (rented) hot dog costume!
Bad decision ESPN- WRONG WRONG WRONG- another level of censorship, leave it to the FCC, the man is only doing his job and is well known for such comments. This is why people watch him!
There is one less crude, rude Khazar degenerate on TV now. I realize this situation is only temporary, by why can't people be a little more grateful and enjoy this while it lasts? Those people rarely discipline one of their own. It's nice to see a Chosenite get his for a change!
What a joke? Hannah is a big girl and she has been in the business a long time. I'm sure she can handle this. Since when is it not pc to comment on what someone is wearing? Are you going to tell me no one ever said anything about how the $1000 suits look on all the male commentators. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!
Free TK!! Espn you suck for temporarily suspending TK! Did you see what she was wearing???
No way. Simon Cowell make a living making sarcastic comments.
He might be right about the ugly outfit--but can we focus on what REALLY matters about this female athlete and all she's accomplished. Can he comment on something more interesting and intellegent than what she's wearing?
Love Tony. ESPN should get off his back.
In a world where every day on the right wing talk radio circuit, the President is called every name and insult you can think of, the 4 letter is concerned about a bad joke from someone who is known for bad jokes. Send him over to Fox or Clear Channel and he can talk about some of their bimbo's. I will follow him there. I have a lot of respect for what Hannah Storm has done in the business and this has not changed a thing. At least she is not like some of the other sexed up ESPN tarts they put on the air.
That is b.s. He made a joke about what someone was wearing? When I clicked on the link I thought he might have said something offensive, but an outfit that looks like a sausage casing? Come on. Since when does a comment like this become so out of line that it warrants an apology and suspension. We might as well have robots doing play by play instead of a person with a personality. ALL ABOUT THE FCC AND SPONSORS. NO MORE FUN!
To HELL with political correctness! Sometimes we make mistakes. Besides, it's ok for ESPN to use sex for ratings, but then they have the nerve to suspend him for commenting on her outfit! Why didn't they keep her off the air until she wore something more respectful???
I think it's an insult to sausages worldwide ..... shame on you, Tony.
Show a pic of the woman's outfit, then the comment can be judged.
Who does her hair?
I am glad they pulled him off Monday Night Football. I hope he is never allowed to come back. He is not funny and acts like a hall of fame athlete. Has he ever played or coached a sport?
ESPN is full of characters like Tony...it is why we watch and listen. If HS or any other female employees cannot take a little heat for things (as the guys do everyday!!!) then they are in the wrong business. Tony for President!!!
If you cant take a joke, take a cab.......
ESPN is the one wearing the tight skirt. So tight it squashed their balls.
Tony brings a breath of fresh air to Television.... He says what he thinks – this was not even bad – ESPN – wake up – get a life and put him back on where he belongs
This is typical overkill in our hypersensitive society. It's sports, for crying out loud...entertainment! He wasn't personally attacking her. You can't hire a guy to be crass and sarcastic and then suspend him for his comments. He wasn't on the ESPN network when he said it, either. If he had made those comments on PTI about someone who works on his radio show, would ESPN suspend him? This is ridiculous and as a result, fewer people will watch PTI this week.
Thge media execs are so inconsistent. We pay folks to be entertaining. Sometimes when they are, we pretend we're upset. This remark was not over any pc line . Storm needs to get over herself. Where's the outrage for for political commentary ? Listen to an of Glenn Beck's remarks. Do you think Fox would suspend him for calling our president a racist ?
Freedom of speech is a joke, we are free so long as what we say, think and do does not offend anybody, specifically the left wing and minority groups. I find it funny to see that depending on the group you belong to you can discriminate, spread hatred but if you are not in those groups you better not exercise your rights.
Hanna Storm began her career on Houston FM radio as part of a morning show hosted by a DJ named on air Moby, where humor of this stripe was not uncommon, and she was just as good on the give part of give and take as any of them. They should just let her have her shot at him, and move on.
He should also be suspended for calling himself a troll.......
that was out of line...........he may have offended other trolls!
Great. This jerk is obnoxious. Thank God they kicked his butt off Monday Night Football.
How is this even politically incorrect? It's not like he was cracking jokes about race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. He was joking about one person's clothing choice on a particular day. ESPN execs have lost their minds.
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't ESPN pay him for exactly what he just got suspended for ? Making unbiased, unedited, straight talk, no BS comments and opinions about people. Seems he just got suspended for doing his job. He does this everyday on PTI but I guess since it's athletes and movie stars and singers he's making fun of it's ok. BullS6!7 and you can Censor my comment you PC F@&^ Heads.
I saw the outfit that she was wearing that morning. It was ridiculous.
Wellllllllll. Obviously the headshed at ESPN likes their women in sausage casing tops and feel that childishness and lack of common sense should prevail.
He was right! There is way too much political correctness and it needs to stop. In fact, stop the insanity now! This is a joke! Bring back Tony now.
Talk about Political Correctness. I guess they were worried the PC Nazis would show up. Oh no, I said Nazi. I guess I will suspended also. Sarcasm and humor is near extinction. It is sad.
Sounds like an ESPN publicity stunt. Now more people will tune in to see what he says next. Ridiculous.
i think Hannah storm is extremely hot
I was wondering where Kornheiser was yesterday on PTI –
I haven't actually heard the broadcast exchange, but I'd say there's a serious double standard going on if men are allowed to give eachother shit on the radio, and that's called having a laugh, but act the same toward a woman and she gets all emotional and somehow that's grounds for suspension?? BS
We are all tired of the constant crap that a remark, probably said in fun, draws this kind of criticism and attention.
He said she looked like a sausage, big deal, so give her a chance to respond on his looks and dress if you have to. But this is not sports news so knock off all of the crap already.
So they suspend him for this but don't suspend Dana Jacobsen for saying F jesus. hmmmm.....Disney and ESPN are run by a certain tribe....
The apology was enough for me. He's no Dave Lettrerman, but he was just bring funny.
Bunch of politically correct softies.
Freedos are rapidly disappearing in Obamaerica! This is just another example of the increasing restraint on freedom of speech. All to avoid upsetting the Obamacrats
I think that we need to have a sense of humor– Tony is fabulous!!! I also think that we should stop being so politically correct!! Sometimes the women deserve the blast!!! Bring Tony back!!!!
He's an idiot! I still can't get the stink off my TV from him being on Monday Night Football. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. They work for the same company he shouldn't be publicly bashing her. I'm glad ESPN had the balls to suspend him.
espn is a joke. how do you suspend a talk show host for commenting on a outfit. the people who run espn are the biggest hypocrits. this kind of ignorance or arrogance makes me not want to watch the crap they put out.
Well, what did the outfit look like? I thnk news should be the same as everyday life, I tell my grandkids.....sticks and stones ....etc
I haven't read all the posts, so someone may have mentioned this. Hannah is married (correct me if I'm wrong) to Dan Hicks. So, Tony probably offended Dan who I dare say carries a little more weight around ESPN. Dan's probably sensitive anyway about Hannah working in the studio in Bristol with all those men while he's on the road. Either way, lighten up, who could ever be threatened by Kornball?
Here's why he was suspended: not because he made fun of a co-worker that happened to be a female. No, ESPN doesn't really care about that. He was suspended because, in their efforts to exploit Hanna Storm through revealing outfits and camera angles, Tony and many other viewers noticed how ridiculous she looked, at no fault of her own I'm sure, and ESPN wanted to look like the PC Defender. They should have suspended the SportsCenter producer and wardrobe director for coming up with this slant.
Kornheiser has never been politically correct.........if he was nobody would tune in. He told it like it was.........maybe he was too light on her. Don't mess with Tony......you've got bigger problems at ESPN.(Call me if you need a list)
If he'd said the same thing about the wife / girlfriend / sister of any of the "enough with the political correctness" guys here, every one of them would have punched him in the face. You guys are retarded.
Suspension for voicing a factually accurate observation. That's uncalled for. I'm throwing the red-flag. Let's all see the re-play. One thing's for sure. We'll never eat sausage again. The sausage makers should be sueing for libel!
Let's all be just a small slice of serious for one minute. ESPN pays this guy to be a smart ass. Now they are suspending him for being one?? please!!
What was Hannah Storm's reaction? If she didn't have a problem with it, then why should the execs?
And why is it that Lou(ser) Holtz can make racist comments on College Game Day and nothing is ever said about that?
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE HAnnah Storm. This is not about her. She is 100% a professional and does a great job. This is about holding a man to a standard that we aren't willing to hold women.
Since there's never an outcry when women tell men in public they are dressed like crap, I don't see why this man is being cricufied? WOMEN DO IT TO MEN ALL THE TIME.
He should not be suspended. He's a jokester that lacks venacular to accurately describe anything with any eloquence. But thats what everyone expects and accepts from him. Its him. Yes it was insulting but he should not be suspended. Hannah Storm laughed it off as she should. We think you are hot Hannah! Just make Tony wear a tight 70's leisure suit and red go-go boots for a month worth of shows.
I like Tony because he looks at sports and talks about sports like the guy you sit next to at a bar. The comment was insensitive, but not pornographic or in any other way unsuitable for broadcast. The overreaction by ESPN borders on completely stupid and indicative of our over-reactive and stupid culture. Hope Tony isn't even inconvenienced by this, he's a great sports writer.
Fact of the matter is....he wasn't suspended for *just* the Hannah Storm comments (though she is sexed up for the show, definitely- even the men think so- that says something!). Kornheiser also made comments about Chris Bergman losing weight with NutriSystem and then gaining it all back (plus some) on his radio show. Making fat jokes about Chris Bergman is like making fat jokes about Tony Soprano. He's the equivalent of a "made man" as far as ESPN is concerned, because he's been with them from the beginning. Not so bright, no matter how much weight in truth it holds. No pun intended. ;-)
I don't even like Tony. He lacks the talent and knowledge needed to be an effective sportscaster. However, I saw what Hannah Storm was wearing - and he was right. If he had mentioned her ugly shoes I guess he would have been drawn and quartered. I'm not a fan of Tony's but this is all about nothing. But Hannah, is, and for some unknown reason, has always been ESPN's darling. She's always manipulated her way onto the set. Classless.
Hannah can wear short skirts and tight tops and look great. I'm sure she could look great naked too. Tony has an opinion and shared it. Big deal! Why all the fuss over it? Surely ESPN has better things to do than suspend Tony for doing what he was hired to do and that is give his opinion on things. Hannah is a big girl. She'll get over it.
He doesn't even know anything about sports anyway. How he ende up on Monday NIght Football is anyone's guest. It's not the first time he's made inappropriate comment, he just picked the wrong person at the right time this time. If he never returns, nobody will miss him/
A temporary suspension is overkill! ESPN needs to relax....Kornheiser has one of the best shows on ESPN because he says what is on his mind. I'm a huge fan of his show - i try to get home each day just to watch he and Mike Wilbon discuss issues. ESPN's action will only turn PTI into another one of its boring shows......
What's the big problem here? This type of thing is what makes Tony entertaining to watch. Plus he was just speaking the truth. That outfit was nasty and would have looked much better crumpled up in a pile at the end of my bed.
I know Tony from DC, and he doesn't have a mean bone in his body. This is just one more of many incidents of broadcasters being suspended as to why I got out of the business. Broadcasting companies do not defend their talent and react at anything. The only broadcasting chief I know that actually defends his talent is Mel Karmazan. If it weren't for him, there would have never been a Howard Stern.
I'm so freaking glad I'm out of that business. What a bunch of morons running TV and Radio!
Screw political correctness!!! She looked horrible and Tony was right. To the hand-wringing snivvlers at ESPN...put Tony back on the air.
The world is made up of a variety of personalities!! Not everyone has to like what someone else is doing or wearing!! A sausage casing just means that it fit her really tight and showed her curves. I think she and they are trying to sell her sexually. And that is so different from every beer or aftershave commercial??? Give me a break. I do agree that ESPN is way out of line for such a comment.
So much PC, it is wrong..we are raising a country of wimps. People can not have an opinion with out getting into any more from radio to Facebook. You pay the guy to have an opinion on a topic and he provides it that opinion. Oh hey ESPN did you suspend people for all the Tigger talk and opinion there....OH sorry that was for ratings. This is the same as Dana Jacobsens get punished for Mike and Mike. That was bad then by ESPN.
Big deal. He owes no apology. ESPN needs to grow a pair.
It is time to end political correctness, get out of the fire if you can't stand the heat, no one should not be suspended for speaking the truth even if it hurts! We are becoming a bunch of sensitive sissies where we need to toughen up and accept not everybody see things the way you do.
hello its a sports show. a heavy guy thing with lots of testosterone
It is an over reaction by ESPN. Why does a 47 year old woman have to dress like a 20 year old is beyond me. He did not insult her personally, professionally, or her sex. He merely pointed out that she was not attired appropiately. Heaven forbid that the truth should ever be said on the airwaves. Let us never get the facts in the way of the truth. John Kipper is a coward and has over reacted.
It may have been insensitive to comment on a peers clothing choice, but he certainly didn't say anything incorrect. He stated his opion on something. Has society really become this sensitive to EVERYTHING that a suspension is in order? I hope not.
Hmm....looks an awful lot like taking a minor incident and blowing it up into PUBLICITY. How many viewers will now flip over to this show that most have never watched just to see the sausage in question?
I believe this is/was a ratings ploy. Fall for it if you want.
cornheiser is a total cornhole!!! loser.
I think there should be a congressional investigation, maybe haul ESPN in front of a committee – they're harboring a weapon of mass distraction in this Kornheiser fellow. Has it occurred to anyone that Kornheiser was going on vacation anyway, that he was suspended with pay and that this is merely a network of bloated windbags getting five free minutes of national publicity? Hey Kornhieser, you troll, get a real job and find an opinion that actually matters, ya goof!
I don't see anything the least bit bad in what he said. And i would bet he didn't say anything in a mean spirited manner, he was just joking.
People now days get offended way too easily
How childish of EPSN. Everybody is entitled to an opinion. He made his and then gets treated like a kid. GROW UP ESPN.
ESPN bosses shouldn't be ridiculous. A racist comment is one thing. Criticizing someone's size or dress? Come off it. Deck his pay, publicly rebuke him, make him apologize on-air...but suspension? Let's get real, people.
It is about time that TV hosts get punished for they insensible remarks. Just because they are TV commentators, it doesn't give them ANY rights to discredit and humiliate others. They should be be terminated for it, not just being TEMPORALY suspended from their high paid jobs.
How about Josh Elliott's sausage casing wrapped around my upper body? OMG I'm SO un-PC!
Maybe Hannah should start reconsidering her wardrobe. She dresses like she's a 19 year old sorority girl.
I think everyone is missing the point. ESPN did not suspend Tony to maintain "political correctness", instead they were just plain blindsided by the unwarranted attack on his colleague. I also see a lot of comments here about Ms. Storm taking a "chill pill". To my knowledge Hannah has not made any statement or comment regarding what Tony K. said. This is all ESPN's doing. I watch ESPN and like both of these individuals, but really don't understand why Tony felt the need to come after Hannah Storm in that fashion.
NEver heard of these people or this show before.
However, Storm must have made an official complaint to HR, or otherwise this would have been nothing. But no the the co-host is now the "protected one." it's really a great tactical career move to get the upper hand if you thought your job was in jeopardy, or up for new contract negotiations. good move Storm.
First Amendment does not apply at ESPN - I listen to Tony's radio - love it - his show is great! I heard the insult – usualy Kornheiser rant – and I also heard his apology the next day – which was sincere– This is much ado about nothing.
Let's see the dress.
No, Tony K should NOT BE suspense.
By-The-Way, Hannah Storm is a TOTAL MILF.
You can not be serious. Americans are so ridiculously Politically Correct!! No one can tell a joke anymore for fear of offending anyone! Perhaps Hannah should be suspended for dressing like breakfast meat! I am amazed no one from the Breakfast Meat industry haven't complained that her outfit insulted their products. GOD, get a grip America, lighten up. ESPN, running scared, how sad for a Sports Network!!!
It's not espn thats the problem it is the company that owns them, which is disney trying to keep all nice with everything.
If you saw the picture of her you would agree with Tony.
Go on over to ESPN's comment section on this story. If you say anything bad about how Hannah Storm dresses they delete the posts and lock you out of your account. They are a little touchy on this subject.
Another Case of Sensitive America
Oh, come on ESPN.... I'm a woman and I started listening to sports shows because of Tony. He lightens up my day. He's funny and I don't take some of the stuff he say seriously. For goodness sake, this could have been dealt with in-house. Come on back Tony-we love you!!
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Everyone should grow a thicker skin in this country. Political correctness in this country has overstepped its bounds. Regardless if the person making the comment is a troll or a stand-up guy or gal, people in and out of the media need to be able to take criticism wheather it is the truth or in jest. Life is too short to take superfulous comments too seriously. " You don't get out alive anyway!" If you still have a problem with Kornheiser, I've got a phone number for U to call: 1-800-WAA-AAAH !
Who care's if he slags on HS??? She's got about as much gray matter as a kielbasa. Palin and Cheney could've had a brighter lovechild.
I think the politically correct nonsense that is so pervasive in our society is completely ridiculous. You can't say "hello" anymore without offending someone. We all have to be good little drones and keep our mouth shut or else we get in trouble. It has to stop.
No way should he be suspended! The media is who keeps this crazy PC crap alive. By the way...did you see her outfit? I'd say he gave a pretty acurate description... The wardrobe person at ESPN is the person who should be suspended.
It's NOT like he said she looked like she was swallowing a sausage.
Tony should be promoted. I would vote for him if he ran for Pres.
It is incorrect to suspend him. We are just generating fear among the journalists.
Not sure if the punishment fits the crime, but what ever happened to people treating each other with respect? Why point out such a thing? Too many of us seem to thrive on the negative!
I would like to think that if I spoke to a colleague that way, my company would come to her defense.
We like Tony to be Tony, in fact Tony has been hired to be who and what he is – yet when he does it we are offended? Not!
Another blunder by ESPN...Give me a break! Enough with the political correctness....NO ONE CARES! Its time for everyone to just get over it and stop being so darned offended by everything! If the sausage skin fits.....
ESPN went downhill when they stopped televising hockey!
See this for what it is... A way to get ratings...Now people will watch to see what it is all about...were not fooled...This helps the show get exposure...just look at all the comments... without this stunt they would just be another show no one talks about. LOL Nice publicity stunt! He'll take his vacation and come back a bigger star. Everyone wins. Nice Job.
What have we become? We pay people to be "shock jocks" and then get offended when they shock. WTF
This is soooo stupid. Tony is a funny, sarcastic guy who was having a little joke at the expense of a co-worker. Lighten up ESPN and I hope you pay Tony for his days off when you finally figure out how dumb you made yourselves look. Next you'll be firing hosts for commenting how fat offensive linemen look in their snug football jerseys.
Ok, This is getting really silly!!
The comment wasn't insulting like some have been and the suspension was unnecessary. However, since it's a sports station if you're going to suspend the host may as well fine him while at it like the Leagues do. LOL!
I am so sick of the Politically Correct America we live in...get over it...if you know the guy makes fun of everybody and uses satire as well, then why are your feelings going to be hurt when he turns his attention towards you. Is it ok as long as you are not the butt of the joke? One thing about the military, it makes you thick-skinned...guys (and gals) would spend hours making fun of each other (give and take) because they also knew when it came down to it...when the subject was serious, so would the tone...when it is time to get down to business, then the SGT or Captain wouldn't make jokes. I will lose some respect for ESPN if they suspend him...stop the PC BS!
Oh i'm so sick of this hypersensitive media world. I've heard Charles Barkley utter much worse. But he and others have a pass.So thisPC invasion on Free Speech is selective and has double standards.But at least some people can say what they think. Com'on Tony made a comment on her clothes big deal. He's known for funny comments he's not trying to hurt anyone in the first place. Big over reaction. It's not right going overboard on something like that.Everybody will be scared to say just about anything What! how boring will that be? talk like a programed robot. PC is like a mental illness. WHIMPS
Lets get back to when sports was played by men. They played them and they were the comentators for them. Does anyone want to listen to the women side line reportes on Sun/Mon football come on. I hit the mute button and a sausage is a sausage and Tony still sucks anyway.
I never, ever, ever write responses on the internet...but I love Tony. He's the best. If they fire him I'll get rid of my Direct TV. If he made a mistake in the eyes of corporate America...fine. But do not fire him. I'll take an honest man with controversial opinions over a lying louse any day . I love you Tony!
He's a douche, and I really don't care what TK says ever regarding any subject. On that note, a few of the comments on here are just ridiculous.
"Should be fired"
Some people on here are so PC that if you start paying compliments to them, they would consider it a form of sexual harassment. This isn't a matter of right and wrong or free speech it's a matter of not being a big deal. If TK apologizing on his radio broadcast and directly to her isn't enough than I believe most of us are glad we don't know you few overly sensitive douchebags
Clearly it is sexual harassment. He is very lucky to still have a job.
Bite my sausage, ESPN! Y'all are totally over reacting!!
From a little – Tony stay strong!
The suspension is just overkill. The man made a throw away fashion comment that was not too off the truth for Pete's sake. Plus, I hear much worse on the red carpet of the Oscars or the Emmys. So Hanna and the ESPN pin heads should put on their big boys / girls pants on and let Tony be Tony. I like LeBatard but there is nothing like Tony and Mike hashing out the days sport news.
Good night Canada and if you are on your bike tonight do where white unless you are are Hanna Storm then wear red gogo boots and a mini skirt... Come on Hanna...put an end to the suspension now!
Brushed down frontal nudity is allowed, x-rated movies are allowed – but when a chick dress and get a comment it is not right !! Ha ! what say !
This guy has been a douche for the last ten years. Glad someone finally called him on it. And no, Tony. you are not 'subversive,' as much as you'd like to be. You're just another douchebag. Wilbon carries you.
I don't like this guy, but suspending him for what I read above is just stupid and ridiculous
Sarcasm has it's place, but not at the expense of others by just being cruel and bitchy. If he was just being rude for the sake of being rude, then the suspension/firing is totally justified.
Maybe his "suspension" by ESPN is just their form of sarcasm back at him. It could be that this is their way of reigning in someone who has gone too far in pushing the limits of what is allowable for anyone in the national spotlight. If this moron can't stay within the boundaries of what his job is about (isn't he supposed to be a sports commentator?) then maybe he needs to rethink his career. His kind of 'journalism' does not belong on the national stage.
Absolutely not. This is bull.
ESPN showed absolute sexism by over reacting. If Tony would have made the same comments about another male personality and their choice of clothing would they have suspended him.. absolutely NOT because he has in the same manner critized males but this is a female.. Oh, Please stop the cra.
unfortunately his remarks are rude, i don't think they merit suspension, and as far as for ESPN goes, tony is the only guy on the channel worth a dime, everyone here needs to grow up, he needs to realize that she's a coworker and a woman, and espn needs to realize they hired him to make such observations.
ESPN's stands for Extra Sensored Pic Nicker's, PAH-LEEEEEZE
These guys talk so much out of their ass. None of it matters in the end and it was a joke right?
Are there no actual newsworthy stories? Is this actual news?
Forget TK, ESPN should fire the guy that got Mike Leach fired from Texas Tech. He cant handle that his son is a lazy kid. At least Tony spoke the truth and apoligized.
@rene Hey, idiot, he didn't get "pulled" from MNF. He quit because he didn't like the travel. Get your stories straight before you comment.
With a rose you get thorns. If you want polite talk, who would listen? We are talking about a 'sports show', right?
Tony Kornheiser is great on PTI, but his own wardobe is just as bad as Hannah Storms.
I am so tired of reading about this type of stuff. How come this type of humor is tolerated and celebrated throughout the world yet Americans have to be so politically correct and walk on shards of glass when it comes to public opinion? This is absolutely ridiculous.
leave him alone and let him do his job. i personally think she did look like that. He could have said she looks like a nasty little school girl wanting to get MORE people to watch ESPN. his comments were not as bad as people are making them out to be. if you dont like his opinions, dont pay him to make them, ESPN!!! there is always NFL network.
Isn't America's illusion of freedom beautiful?
come on ....this is petty..very petty...get on with the show..
slap his wrist..fine 50 cents and life goes on.. huge overreaction..
These are moments when as a liberal feminist I want to wear a bag over my head. How is a woman supposed to be treated fairly in the workplace when a comment about her clothes gets someone suspended?
They key is to harness this comedic fodder and turn it into ratings. Their relationship during this banter is key. That's what will improve ratings. how she responds. Their rapport. Their verbal sparring, or her being annoyed by his catty comments. That's what really matters. Keep it going.
Are you kidding me? Suspension for that? Chances are this Hannah Storm, who is a schlock journalist anyway, went crying harrassment to her superiors.
Give me a break!!
Good grief.... I cannot believe that someone could take that critisizm seriously... Just ridiculous......
Storm is a dog anyway. He just said what everyone else is thinking.
That's right buddy, what gives you the right to freedom of speech? Now go stand in the "apology" line with all the other guys. To bad you weren't female you wouldn't have to deal with this.
Hannah Storm should stay in the kitchen where she belongs
This isn't about "political correctness"- it's about simply being civil & respectful to your fellow human beings. Unfortunately, way too many people today and lost all sense of civility... and common sense.
I agree with his comment. However, we now live in a country where we have FREEDOM OF SPEECH, as long as that speech coincides with the popular opinion of the ruling class. Shame on ESPN, you just threw us back 50 years when it comes to censorship.
He got suspended due to the comments about Boomer, the blowhard, gaining weight. That idiot still has some pull at ESPN so no one can mention that his Nutrisystem plan is in FAIL mode.
So ESPN hires a man to go on the radio to air his opinions about anything and anyone sports-related. He gives his opinion about a sportscaster and he's suspended for it.
Yep, makes a lot of sense to me. Love the double-standard, ESPN!
I Never really warmed to the guy..but with corporate sponsors and litigation...just follow the money...or where It may not come from with his big mouth
Retared....oh, is that term offensive? Sorry, people need to lighten up and not worry about what people say....I can't believe I have even wasted my time submitting a comment like the rest of you lemmings. S D's MF'rs.
We, the people need more Tony Kornheisers in our lives.. he's one of the more (arguably the most) refreshing personalities ESPN has to offer.....
ESPN needs to reattach it's balls... and while we're at it stop showing womens basketball and NASCAR...
Kornheiser has always been a humorous guy who makes a living exposing flaws in others and for him to be suspended for 2 whole weeks is completely ludicrous. Professional athletes have been given less punishment for far worse offenses. It just shows us, even more so, how confined our opinions and thoughts have become.
Over and done!
Who is the moron responsible for suspending Kornheiser, John Skipper? I'd like to see him suspended for a month or longer for bowing down to such pc idiocy. Anybody else interested in calling for Skipper's suspension?
If anyone should be fired from ESPN, it should be Craig James! Just think how much more damage he has caused to so many people! And to think that he wants to be a U.S. Senator - oh, well, I guess he would just fit into the "club" huh?
I think it's hilarious TK got suspended for being funny.
How does this warrant a suspension?
Grow up everyone...it was a joke.... get a life and stop punishing everyone. Why does this country want to punish and penalize everyone....Take a day of punishing and see how much fun we might have. THIS WAS HARMLESS
Are you serious??? TK and Wibon rule.. PTI is the Sh@@ and ESPN is a pathetic Disney run org.
I don't even like the guy, but we gotaa stop this politically correct B.S. Let people say what they thing. At least then we, the viewing, listening reading, watching public know what we're actually getting. Now, all we get is the "corporate" version of everything. It's time to stop being PC!
Cut Tony a break ESPN, he is only doing what YOU pay him to do. So really this all a politically correct reprimand on a self-stated non-politically correct TALK SHOW and TV HOST. Absurd.
Humor IS laughing at dumb things we all do. If we can't poke fun about things then we will never laugh.
Ridiculous! While we are worrying about meaningless stuff like this every day in this country, terrorists around the world are scheming new, inventive ways to attack us. One day we are going to caught completely off guard because this is how we pass our time!
really people. PTI is not childrens programing, i cant believe he would be suspended for that. we have become a bunch of cry babies. so sorry feeling were hurt. now put on your big girl panties and suck it up, grow a pair and get a life.
PS kate ...get a life and tune out, or get a sense of humor
There is no reason for him to apologize people are too easily offended now days and whine until they're mouths are fed, these people should be pulled aside and told to shut up grow up and toughen up. This man said nothing wrong and ESPN is wrong for suspending him, people need to stick up against this, I don't watch ESPN anyways.
What's happened to public civility? Is being rude supposed to be funny? Even though I've never seen either of these characters, I personally think that making rude and crude remarks is tacky, and unbecoming of anyone in the public media.
An occasional caustic remark is excusable, a habit of them is not, it's a disease.
bottom line is anywhere you work, if you offend somebody with something you say you get in trouble, that is the world sucks but deal with it...
He is a useless piece of whatever he is on ESPN.
Give me (us) a break. Put him back on and get some backbone. So who's whining got him suspended I wonder?
did anyone remember the nba uniforms of the 70's? who really cares about that commment
Enough is enough! Why do we have to watch every word said.? There are more important things than to suspend someone over a comment (joke). Everything is going to such extremes. Lets just live and let live and get on with life.
I'm surprised he was suspended instead of James Craig, the announcer who tried to mislead the nation and get Mike Leach fired. One made an sarcastic opinion to get a few laughs, the other with malicious intent to ruin someone's career.
It just goes to show how America the great really isn't that great, yall can't even make light hearted jokes against people without some sort of reprimand.
America= uptight snobs that scream " what about my rights" and yet all that runs your country are all corporate business's with a head of government as a shield for them.
All yet another reason why america is not a place the place to live for true freedom anymore....who'd want to live in a country that you could sued for any little thing...what a waste...
The show is called Pardon The Interruption. The whole show is based on shocking comments.
Whats the next thing you're going to do....suspend Rome for calling J Stew an idiot?
Guys catch grief for bad comb overs and horrible ties...but the girls can't be subject to some bad shirts and attire...
equality works both sides of the spectrum...
This is a radio show which depends on mental pictures to be entertaining. The comments should not be policed by the network. They should be dealt with between the radio personalities and not become a side show that detracts from the show. A little friction between the radio personalities adds to the entertainment value and the comments were not that derogatory.
There is a big difference between "political correct" and just simply being nice. Why is being nice considered to be a bad thing?
Her outfits are odd and good for him for calling her out on it. She needs to tone it down...You don't see him in a speedo.
This is ridiculous. It's a show based on opinions, and you suspend the host for his opinion. Of an outfit!! It's not like he was hate-mongering like Rush Limbaugh. He made a freakin joke! Do you ever watch the E! network during or after an awards show? They talk horribly about people's outfits and don't get suspended. We no longer have the right of free speech in this country. It's sad.
Her name was Hannah STORM????
If ESPN has problems with how fellow sportscasters talk about each other, they better not listen to 710 in LA. They might suspend everyone!
Then we might actually get to hear some SPORTS!!
That kind of reaction from people in suits makes me sad. They decided to dress her like she's 25, they decide to hire a guy and reward him for being brash Then they punish him for doing his job. I don't trust executives to make a good decision on anything. Hurry back Tony.
espn is such a bunch of hypocrits; suspend this guy but allow craig james to still be on the pay-off, me-badd, i meant pay-roll.
The guy is a total dork...wants to be one but can't so just spends his time criticizing everyone else...sorry, over and done with you!
he sucks anyways
Are you f**inf kiding me?!! Tony has been slamming the trendy hootchie mamas at ESPN for years! Cindy Brunson received special scorn for for her leopard catskin shtick last year, but what the hey, she's hot and I support her right to trot her goodies out to America. Tony is a sarcastic, caustic and cynical New York Jew hack writer (buy his book "Pumping Irony"" for a giggle). He was also instrumental in forwarding the career of a gifted young black writer and now TV personality Mike Wilbon. ESPN sucks! The only reason that they were relavent to me (50 yr old redneck from Dallas Texas) was because of PTI. If ESPN's broadcast future is more Chris Beman and Stewart Scott please tell me so that I can puncture my eardrums with knitting needles and burn out my eyes wih coals.
The PTI crew is probably the best team of two people at balancing the line between going too far and staying safe. In every instance that I have seen they have been total professionals always remaining on the correct (safe) side of this line. If you think what Tony said is worth a suspension, just look at his network minus the SPN. They have entire shows dedicated to how outfits look on certain people and I'm sure not a single person has been given a two week suspension due to their opinion. I'm sure Hannah Storm is feeling the most absurd during this episode. She's got to be torn between making a decision between supporting ESPN's hyper-conservativeness and Tony's joke. It's as simple as that and this is just one case of many where people need to lighten up!
Good job ESPN you dumb schmucks – the only show you have worth a damn and you suspend one of the host – the main engine I might add that drives the show. Enough of walking on eggshells – and quite honestly he is worth 100 times what hannah storm is worth to your network gumbas.
ESPN get over it.
I hope there will be an announcement when Kornheiser comes back because PTI is the only thing I've watched on ESPN in the last two years and I am suspending them until Kornheiser comes back.
BTW, is Storm really her last name? Don't know her, don't know her outfits, and don't know if she wraps herself like a sausage, but the name sounds rather contrived. Don't care either.
I'll only find out when when Kornheiser comes back because I'm deleting ESPN from my Tivo tonight.
Tony Kornheiser has been in Washington and national sports for 30 years and I trust him much more ESPN.
I have to assume that Storm doesn't fill her package as well as a Leslie Visser
Tony Kornheiser fans:
Please name one other example when Tony or any other male media figure has highlighted the fact – through sarcasm or another way – that a male sportscaster looks "horrifying" or described his clothes "like [he] has sausage casing wrapping around [his] upper body."
Tony's sexist attitude is truly horrifying.
To anyone here who states that this was politically incorrect...Let's turn the tables a bit.
Would you have stated that to your boss? Would you have made that comment to your co-worker to her face? What do you think if you made that comment to your coworker at your workplace what would happen? More than likely you would be suspended, and fired.
He is in his workplace, and just basically punched his coworker in the face with that remark.
Sorry, this is not about politically correctness. It is a workplace for him. Therefore, the punishment fits the crime.
I'm not a Kornheiser fan, at all, but this politically correct stuff has gone too far. His comments weren't sexual or discriminatory – he made comments on clothing. It would be one thing – maybe – if the pc police were consistent. But Jamie Foxx got little blowback when he said much worse things about Miley Cyrus. He should have been axed, in my opinion, because he made sexual comments concerning a minor. Korrnheiser is a jerk, but shouldn't get fired for this. Criticized and docked some pay – yes. fired? No. Not for this. Now if they wanted to fire him for annoying and turning off the audience, now that's a different matter.
I think everyone, including CNN, is misunderstanding why he's getting suspended. This has NOTHING to do with PC or women's rights, and it offends me that CNN is this uninformed about the issue, and is promulgating the situation in trying to make it about this.
ESPN has, for years, taken a very hard line on any of their commentators taking shots at anyone in the media, whether they are ESPN employees or otherwise. Jason Whitlock made comments that weren't, by themselves, over the top on a PC scale, but they were disparaging to two other ESPN staff members ... he was let go soon afterward.
Tony is suspended because he's supposed to know (and darn well does, after working for ESPN as long as he has) that other ESPN employees, and even other sports media, aren't fair game for off-the-cuff jokes .... period. The fact that this WASN'T that bad is why he's just suspended and not fired.
I guarantee that if he had made that comment about ... oh, let's say ... Lindsey Vonn at a Olympic Press Conference, that it wouldn't have been taken the same way.
CNN, and Sports Illustrated, seems to not have a policy, or don't care, about its sports media critcizing others. I've read multple opinion articles by SI.com writers being critical of other sports media. ESPN is well known for trying to steer clear of that things, and trying to turn this Kornheiser situation into anything more than that (without a Statement from DSNY ... I mean, ESPN) is being ignorent of sports media.
Ya tell the truth...and get in trouble.
Kornheiser IS a tool. Good riddance.
from everything i've read, the rumor is that he wouldn't have been suspended on just a crack about hannah storm... it was that he joked about hannah storm AND made some disparaging remarks about chris berman, the grandaddy of ESPN... now THAT will get you knocked off the air for a week or two
give me a break! ...leave Kornheiser ALONE!
Hell no. It is getting so bad you cannot comment on the weather without offending some jerk. Do we have free speech in the USA or are we becoming a commie country? Ridiculous for espn to suspend him. What a joke........can you not joke any more?
I think Hannah could get it!! to be honest wit you the fits she be wearing i think like..."yea i would milf dat". but as for what ma boy Tony said they buggin its not even that serious.....keep ya head up Tony!!
Let me get this straight...he got suspended for describing Hannah Storm's outfit to that of a sausage casing???
That is freaking hilarious...a 'Sausage Casing'...they must be kidding...I suppose if he had described her as looking like a 'nappy headed sausage casing', then I suppose ESPN would have no choice in the matter...
What a bunch of douche bags...keep the funny coming, Tony
Please suspend him. He has ruined MNF.
Tony is and always has been funny. It is called humor. Tony offered his opinion, his take, that is all. Hannah is an adult. Her Dad used to run the old ABA. Her husband is Dan Hicks. So she is not coming from a poor background and has been around the sports world her entire life. The brass at ESPN are going to have Tony off for making a comment about clothes, clothes. We are talking clothes. Nothing about gender, her ability to work, just clothes folks. Wow. The next two weeks PTI will stink since Wilbon will have to carry some turd along unless Ryan can come in.
Hey ESPN an opinion about anybody's clothing is not grounds for a 2 week suspension. Hope your ratings drop.
no one listens to tony kornholer
hannah storm is hot
lets move on
Give Tony the opportunity to apologize to the lady. Obviously he's allowed to have his own opinion, but he shouldn't have made those comments about her.
Goodnight Canada!! Sounds like a night in Wilbons hot-tub!
This is ridiculous.
For women to have full social equality, we have to take the good with the bad. He certainly wouldn't have been suspended if he'd said a male colleague's suit looked like a cardboard box with a tie. Isn't that creating a hostile work environment, too? We can have equality, or we can have special "princess" status - and the lack of rights and true respect that goes with it. I'll take the equality, thank you very much. That way I can tell Kornheiser his shirt looks like someone slept in it. Probably not him.
Everyone is just so sick of PC. So what, he made a comment that is not unlike half the other comments he makes. If he had made it about one of his male colleagues outfits there'd be no big deal. But you get a woman into the mix and now...well omg watch what you say. If a female sportscaster can't take the rough and tumble environment of that genre of broadcasting – go knit sweaters or something. See? I can be a troll too. I don't care. Take a chill pill – let the guy do what he does best and stop walking around with a pole up yer bum.
I won't be watching PTI until he comes back. People need to chill out and not be offended by things like this.
Tony said something that was completely true, so of course he's being shanghaied for it.
Hannah Storm is completely smoking hot – her outfits are usually enhancing this effect. I find it very difficult to concentrate on what's being talked about when she or Cindy Brunson are hosting.
However, I find it difficult to concentrate when Kornheiser's on, too, since that mess on top of his head is such a train wreck.
ESPN should have suspended whatever producers allowed her to go on the air dressed like a cast member of Sex and the City, not Tony Kornheiser for calling them on it.
I guess the litmus test is, was he corrrect? Im just sayin'...
This might quite possibly be one of the worst decisions by espn. As a faithful follower of sports i love the network, but seriously. Hahaha, what a great comparison, since thats exactly what this chick looked like. All Mr. Kornheiser did was make a phenomonal comparison and gets to ride the pine for the next two weeks. If he would have commented on the wackness of nadals man capris it would have been cool, but since it happened within his place of business he gets f-ed.
Read some of the male comments. Typical. If you guys had a brain you would be dangerous. Cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen you jerks. I do not think the yoyo should have been suspended but his mouth washed out with soap like my mama use to do to us.
There's nothing wrong with being politically correct. For the most part it's the right thing to do and it has nothing to do with obfuscating the truth. That being said I don't think he should be punished. His show is supposed to be a bit politically incorrect kinda like Howard Stern's. Please people don't let the politically correct "extremists", you know the ones who say "Oh, don't call them babies, they're little young people.....Oh boo hoo, don't tell our team they lost because then they'll think they're worthless, let's have no winners and losers"...ad nauseum. There's a time and a place for everything and Kornheiser's show is a time for a little political incorrectness.
i personally have had enough...
he said nothing wrong..yn
not related other than extremism.. is SouthWest airlines
which to me is not in snyc with norms...
fire the one who took umbrage with his comments
This man is another Howard Stern. Has he looked in the mirror lately. He looks like a bum.
They pay the guy for who he is, so when he acts like himself why would they be surprised? The comment was not too bad and he should in no way be suspended
nine, Michael, nine James!
it ees not necessarily a bad sing to crtiticize a fellow memba of ze same reichstad. we neednt say ya-vohl or sig-heil to every dictate regardless of whether mine fuhrer was in his right mind or just in early stages of schitzophrenia when making said pronouncements and/or dictates!
and Tony, John Madden (THE original MNF'er) also refused to fly (remember the BUS with pics of the game MVP's on it?) but I dont see you bagging on him.
so many men these day have to call themselves tea-baggers, drive big trucks and grow scraggly facial hair because their are sooooooo spineless and beaten into submission by their wives, girlfriends and society in general (see Tiger Woods, who'd have been just fine if he wasnt stupid enough to get married in first place to some third-rate swimsuit model/babysitter/college dropout). buy a pair and grow up.
can you imagine what lame excuse of a Constitution we'd have gotten
if Jen Franklin had a pissy fit when Alexander Hamilton made fun of how she powdered her WIG and slinked around in MILF-wear?
land of the brave and home of the free? we're doomed as a society, call the undertaker.
I think Kornhole was right about the skanky a** outfit his misstress had on. He was jealous b/c her top was made out of the condom shaq had used on her earlier that day.
The ONLY two shows I dvr every day are PTI and the Daily Show! Obviously it is not because Tony, Mike or Stewart are eye candy . . . Tony, now instead of protecting the NFL shield you must obey the new commandment of "Thou shall not speak negatively of any ESPN anchor!" Hell, hang it up and drive, not fly, on down to Charleston and we will go play golf and laugh at them all. DON'T CHANGE
Let's not forget ESPN is owned by the "higher than thou" Disney! Does anyone else have a problem with their control over the entertainment industry??? ESPN is just another cog in the machine that filters what you actually see and hear.
Can someone bring the mouse down???
Sounds like a lovers' spat.
Another in the line of many who are eaten by the PC monster. When will everyone get over themselves and learn to laugh.
I can't stand political correctness. Thank god for guys like that. That's what made Dave Chappelle so great too, I'm so sick of censorship and phoniness. I want to see things for what they are and people/situations for what they are. We don't need ignorant racist remarks like Howard Stern made about the UCONN basketball team, but what this guy said doesn't compare. If her outfit sucks and he thinks so, let him say what he wants, if she wants she can respond. why should she care about what an ugly guy like him thinks anyway? What ever happened to free speech?
Now that ESPN execs and other personnel's man crush on Mike Vick or Reggie Bush has subsided, they were just looking for something else to do and they found it. Pick on their token simpleton Tony K. They should be ashamed for picking on the intellectually deficient.
the penalty DOES NOT fit the crime. Come on people, it was just a jock, and he apologized for that. I head much worse things on TV and radio shows. Give him his job back!
Was the person he made fun of black, lesbian, or some other minority?
If so, he should be punished.
If not, it's probably not a big deal and he should just get a slap on the wrist.
I thought ESPN was the last media outlet with a backbone–apparently thery are succumbing to the power of political correctness just like other (major) networks. Bummer. Maybe it's ABC–don't they own ESPN? Didn't they censor Adam Lambert on a music awards show a while back? So much for freedom of speech and freedom of the press (and so much for humor, too...) You'd think Storm would have thicker skin. Maybe she has something on someone and she played the card. Who knows...
Bottom line–I'M WITH TONY–and ESPN just lost my web business, too. HEAR THAT ESPN.COM ADVERTISERS?? ONE LESS SET OF EYEBALLS...
As far back as I can remember, I watched ESPN for sports news, highlights and scores, not to see what people were wearing. He made a comment, so what? If the truth comes out, fine. PC is ruining everything these days. Everybody is so sensitive about hurting peoples feelings... well, here's a news flash, YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYBODY!!!!! Take a freaking joke. It's not that serious that you need to suspend him. If ESPN is so concerned about comments someone will make about peoples outfits, make a dress code or have her dress more conservatively for the show. Jeez!
From a corporate perspective, it seems like the bosses were annoyed that Kornheiser was critical of an asset such as Storm, which may have been self destructive for the company. What is even more self destructive is to be critical of an asset that is worth 10X to ESPN than Storm is. The reason Kornheiser is one of ESPNs most popular personality's is that he is not just another talking head. He put the personality back into television personality. By suspending him for voicing a not unreasonable, non offensive, subjective opinion, ESPN is in fact that ones who are being self destructive.
From a personal perspective, maybe its time to try out some of the other sports media offerings.
This is so bizarre. Just this morning I was a little amazed by the outfit Storm was wearing on sportscenter. ESPN usually doesn't do the sexy outfit thing with their female hosts so it stood out. An open cut down front of her shirt showing more than i was expecting to see at 9am. As for Tony's punishment, i think a little suspension is fine as long as they don't get carried away with it, like forcing some big apology out of him.
I wonder how many talking head "journalists" we have in this country. Must be a few hundred thousand. The funny part is they can talk for an hour without saying anything. "Blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah. And furthermore, blah." P.S. Blah
Down with political correctness! This is a great demonstration of what is wrong with our great republic. You can't please everyone all of the time. Sometimes people get offended. Man (or woman) up and deal with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is ridiculous. Next they'll be suspending him because of his "Uranus" jokes. He didn't disparage her as a person, he made fun of what she was wearing and how she looked in it. I've been a big fan of the show and as soon as I get back from Haiti I'll be watching it again for comments just like the one that got him suspended.
His frankness is refreshing and fun to watch, especially on PTI. ESPN is way out of line even suspending him. If the suspension becomes permanent, I'll make a point of watching ESPN as little as possible.
yea that was dumb of him to say, but everyone loves Kornheiser. They have to keep him around. He's the best personality on ESPN
This is what you get from ABC/ESPN/Disney people in bed together.
Since when has Disney been in touch with the real world.
Disney likes to flaunt young women on its shows, but you're not allowed to comment on the flaunting.
Tony needs to get his respect back anyway. He should walk away from the Ever Self Promoting Network.
She should be suspended for wearing that stupid top!
Kornheiser is a classless buffoon. This is the 21st century and comments about a woman's outfit are completely inappropriate. If he worked in a true corporate setting, he would've been hauled into HR and given notice that he is creating a hostile work environment. It's men like Kornheiser that depress women's wages to only 70% of men's. Additionally, comments like the kind that Kornheiser said contribute to the continuing sexual objectification of women. In my opinion, ESPN didn't go far enough. He should've been summarily canned, not just slapped on the wrist with a temporary suspension.
Sometimes in the interest of television ratings, commentators speak with a particular tone, talk irrationally etc. Speaking always in politically correct language requires skills learned through years of learning diplomacy.And what does diplomacy mean: it is the art of telling a person he is an a**hole without offending him. That is what politically correct language means.
It's out of line. Not Kornheiser's comment but all the whining about it.
Each time someone makes a stink about a frivolous comment on public network, we inch those networks another step toward boring, uninteresting programming. All those cable channels you pay for yet still unable to find anything worth watching because some poor, sheltered soul will forever be haunted by the echoes of "sausage casing". You can thank the whiners.
I would bet the amount of viewers lost to frivolous comments pale in comparison the number of viewers lost to overall disinterest in a TV network due to ho-hum, lame broadcasting.
Lighten up ESPN. Your whole aura is about being irreverent. Tony's a good guy. When you all live on the edge once in a while someone goes a little over. Live with it. Hannah's a big girl. If she doesn't realize it, make her!
He should not have said that. On the other hand, my family has been taking a perverse delight lately in commenting on the dress of the female weatherpersons that broadcast in my area, Indianapolis. The outfits are so-o very tight, and the ladies that wear them are so-o not right for these outfits. Who dresses these women anyway?
Why is ESPN jumping on this PC bandwagon? Did anyone ask Hannah Storm if she had heard this? OY VEY – where does it end?
I just looked at the outfit in question....He was spot on in his description.
This is what Tony does, ESPN hires him to make these types of comments on TV everyday...but all of a sudden this one is a problem. Maybe they need to watch PTI or tune into his radio show a little more often. This is a funny comment and true!! lift the suspension of Tony!!! Tony is a great, until ESPN removes the suspension, I refuse to watch PTI, Around the Horn, Sports center...or even go online to ESPN. If they are not careful I may find another sports website and channel I like better?!?!?!
Tony should move to Comedy Central, his constant sarcasm and contrarian comments are out of tune – just as they were on Monday night football. So it's not just about the Hannah remarks!
you guys are all idiots. This is just a big publicity stunt.
This is absolutely absurd! 100% ridiculous, there is no reason he should be suspended for this... If Ozzie Guillen can get away with saying foul things there is no way this innocent comment should have gotten anyone's attention.
Utterly ridiculous for Kornheiser to be suspended over something so petty and insignificant. Reminds me of Rahm Emmanuel getting criticized for using the word "retarded," and then having to apologize. The sheer power of the blazing spotlight the media sees fit to shine on these meaningless incidents (now called "news") that causes the powers that be to overreact. Just once I'd like to see someone - anyone - involved stand up and say "ENOUGH!" Unbelievable!!!
ESPN sucks anyway.
Face it, Hanna should be pissed at who ever makes her wear that wardrobe. Tony called it like it is, you can do better Hanna, we have to watch. ESPN, you're weak for taking such action against Korny when you're ultimately responsible for putting such travesty on the airways, Com'on Man . . .!!!
This isn't a matter of political correctness, it's a matter of decorum. He personally degraded a co-worker and a member of the ESPN staff live on national television. Suspending him shows that ESPN is a professional news and sports organization, not a group of college boys with a camera. Frankly I think a man of his age should show a little more maturity. And based on the comments in this blog, so should some of the viewers.
Grow up America! News flash, you should be kind to your co-workers...especially on national TV! And just because you are Constitutionally guaranteed the right to say something, doesn't mean opening your mouth is a good idea!
Let's put in perspective. Its all about respect. While suspension may be harsh, nobody should be subject to criticism at the workplace, whther its from the office leech, office clown, or the CEO.
I'm sorry ... what about that is offensive? I'm a woman. This is the dumbest thing ever!
We are way too concerned about what people say. Get a grip. This isn't that big a deal in the real scheme of things.
He's harmless, remove that useless suspension.
Now if he was spying on Erin Andrews... that's a different story.
Her dress wasn't made of sausage casings. What's wrong with you Tony! The dress was made of condoms.
Look, I'm not one to get upset over people's comments or remarks. That stuff typically doesn't phase me. But this guy is such a wise a$$ and a baby. Example: He is quick to make fun of people during his numerous TV appearances but then he quits Monday Night Football because he is scared to fly. You are a real tough guy Kornhole. You deserve a suspension. And to all of you that disagree with me... I would be fired for making a remark like that at my job and I don't care what is said around me... that is just the time we live in.
Wow, by my unofficial count its 103,496 AGAINST the politically correct corporate schmucks, 5 undecided and ONE woman who cant stand it when any man dare criticize any woman for whatever reason, valid or not.
I too quit watching anything except very certain games and anything with Ron Jaworski in it a LONG time ago. ESPN reeks anymore of corporate schmuckness and back-slapping, drunken frat boy loser-smack speak the last few years.
They showed their platinum-level butt-kiss quotient when they had Carl Peterson, the single biggest loser excuse NFL GM in recent history save Matt Millen (oh, *ANOTHER* ESPN idiot commentator) on MNF *several times*, guy who almost single-handedly ran a fine proud franchise into the ground, doing everything but kissing his ring (oh, I forgot he dosent HAVE one!) when people in KC were literally burning this clown in effigy and cursing him every Sunday.
And their oh-no-their-not clever anchors especially the schitzoid, creepy Stewart Scott who must impress some spineless suit for some reason I cant figure out spouts another of his laughably weird cliches when he has less operative brain cells than my cat.
Its too bad. ESPN lost the title of world wide leader in sports about a DECADE ago when they went corporate schmuck and proved that professional sports for all their ability to inspire, is a business thats populated by dim-witted, corporate idiot southern plantation owners who value the slaves they employ (and yes, overpay!) only because now, rather than owning a franchise as a vehicle togive back to the city where its domiciled, is thought of as a MONEY MAKING gig.
Hey Joe Gobberfob, if you've made enough money to buy one these cult-of-personality, vanity-toys, you can afford to operqte it breakeven. Or we'll take your antitrust exemption from you........
Naw, that wont happen. Congress is populated by the exact same type of clowns and egomaniacs......
Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?"
Everyone is missing the point of Kornheiser's suspension. Kornheiser was suspended because he is personally criticizing a fellow employee on television, which looks bad for ESPN. ESPN wants to avoid any sort of on-air spat between two of its talking heads because if ESPN's commentators appear unprofessional and immature, then ESPN itself will earn that reputation, too. Kornheiser certainly has the right to criticize those unassociated with ESPN, but ESPN will (and rightfully should) punish any employee who threatens ESPN's reputation with childish commentary.
ESPN should examine their own policies, not condemn an entertaining sports personality for sarcasmic commentary. Shakespeare was right: "Much Ado About Nothing", which is what Political Correctness is – nothing. ESPN has its' collective head so far up its' own nether region it is unable to see anything but the black of over-reactive night.
Let me see a picture of how she looked that day and then I will decide if the comment was uncalled for.
Maybe Hannah should have looked in the mirror before she left the house.
It's funny how much the media tries to make EVERYONE in the MEDIA look so perfect! If he said that about, say John Daly, well then it would have been ok... Wake up people we are all under their spell.
He says many things about men, funny... nothing happens. Say one thing about a women and get suspended. PC has gone too far. What about fairness? ESPN, you are hypocrites.
Yah, a bit harsh... an on-air, heartfelt apology to his co-host (on air, iwth her present) should be sufficient
Is Tony an a-hole? Yes. But nothing wrong with what he did...he is one of ESPN's top guys...he gets license to be funny and subversive. It was a funny line, grow up ESPN.
Tony, I love PTI but PLEASE, PLEASE, before you take a jab at someone that obviously doesn't deserve the job they have, take into consideration why they're there and who they're sleeping with. You're not a rookie. You know how it works. You shouldn't just consider them rumours. You found out the hard way. Sorry
When I listen to his show, I never get the feeling that really means his insults. Most of the time, the things he says is only to get a laugh.
Having said that, I understand why people would be upset.
But still, he is a troll. He says things to be funny. He makes fun of everyone. He makes fun of himself, his family, his friends, everyone.
It's all jokes.
To belittle someone because of a physical impairment ot the like of which the individual can do nothing about is wrong. But wearing clothes that are less than flattering or just plain wrong on you, well you opened the door. ESPN get a grip, I think you are a little hyper-sensitive.
Ridiculous suspension. I thought he said something seriously wrong like, "that bitch looked like she was wearing an extra large condom on a tragically tiny penis." Now that would have been cause for concern.
this is an administrative decision that needs to be made in the work place about how employees treat each other. It's not a matter to be decided by a readership who have no stake in the outcome. I'm a sports fan who is personally fed up with some of the sarcasm made by commentators that's supposed to be funny at someone's expense.
It's a big turn-off to watching anything without a MUTE button.
I love Mr. Tony and he's paid to be provocative.....espn suits have no balls whatsoever.
Perhaps his slot needed a ratings boost, and this type of coverage is cheaper than paying for advertising.
Perhaps she's shagging his boss.
Perhaps it is what it is, the further wussification of America, and Political Correctness will cut off its nose to spite its face.
ESPN.. look at the trend of comments here.... WOW what have we become here !.... Hannah take some freakn initiative here to reverse this deal... again unreal... just like comments Golf channel analyst made about Tiger.... This stuff is out of control. Tiger recognized it.. you recognize it... YOU AND MR. JAMES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the remark was about Sarah Palin then it would be OK.
@Eric said " maybe we should all just not talk".
Hey...how about just YOU? That would be great. :-)
Who is this guy? I've never seen him before, and probably never will again. RIP
I'm glad they suspended him, not just because of his comment, but because HE IS HORRIBLE!! He's annoying, not funny, and clearly not an athlete. The guy has not reason being a sports commentator. I only wish they would suspend Wilbon too because he is just as bad.
I will now avoid ESPN at every opportunity.
They owe this guy a HUGE apology!
ESPN is run by a bunch of f'n IDIOTS.
ESPN is being totally sexist in this. When a host gives another man a jab at his attire or hair or look it's OK but if you insult a woman it's taboo? That's ridiculous. I'm sure Hannah Storm has played with the boys long enough she can probably take what they dish out. If not, maybe SHE'D better find another gig.
Are you serious ! They suspended him for that ! I am oficially suspending/ boycotting ESPN until they unsuspend Tony ! Free speech is great, until you say anything that may or may not offend anything in any way in any shape or form that has any hint of creativity and sarcasm. A bunch of wussie , panzy types running things in most media outlets. Forget about real news and different points of view, just stick to the script drone boy. Big corporate is decaying our society with their controlled censorship of anything and everything that may be creative or even true. Thats all I have to say about that : )
PC run a muck... ridiculous.
Oh, give us a break! Sure, what he said was certainly not polite and gentlemanly, but the media glamorize so-called sports celebrities whose behavior is way, way over the top. If ESPN's standard is high for its own commentators (and it should be), it should stop making heroes of self-indulgent and boorish professional athletes who violate every social norm that we used to treasure in this country. And what about the clothing being criticized? Was it professional? Was it modest? If it called that much attention to itself, one might conclude that it was inappropriate. There seem to be several issues her, and only one of them was the ill-advised remark of your commentator.
Oh Hannah. Boo-hoo-hoo. Gon'a tell your mommy about the old guy. Judas Priest. Get a fashion consultant then. Grow up. Big baby...
With unemployment at 10%, with 40 million Americans without health care, with an economy in failure, who cares?
Geesh. Lighten up, ESPN.
Hannah, U gotta be kidn me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What the big deal...I like sausage.
Hey, ESPN! Where is the poll? Should Tony K. be suspended. GIve the us rollover US map so we can see where all the sensitive PC types live.
Good God, we have lost our way.
When I read that it was Kornheiser my first reaction was "GOOD".
This has nothing to do with being "politically correct"; the man is just plain rude. I can understand why some people like him and his ratings may be good - although not good enough to not be suspended. The "man" makes his living out of concocting controversy out of thin air and on a slow day, he decided to pick on a decent person...again...
...he got what he deserved. I hope it's permanent!
This is the same reason they canned this guy from MNF...his jokes are HORRIBLE and he's the least bit funny!
They have to be kidding.
No, absolutely not. Today's world has become so politically correct that a type of humor an innocent banter will eventually die out. Today's world has become one of law suits and apologies to avoid law suits, it is absolutely ridiculous. If you can not handle criticism than you shouldn't be on television.
While I am all for freedom of speech and against political correctness, Kornheiser is a pompous moron. Anyone who watches his show on a consistant basis sees that he calls for everyone to get fired who screws up or offends him or his religion. Oh, the irony is sweet!
you have got to be kidding – to suspend him over saying something that many people were thinking...ESPN should stop being so politically correct and lighten up
Slow news day or what? Does ANYONE really, truly care about this?
That's just the way Tony is. I am sure I have heard him say worst things. If it's against their policy, issuing a public apology is fine, but not suspending! C'mon!
This is so out of cxontrol.
Greenberg said "Martin Luther Coon Day" on ESPN radio and nothing happened to him. Why..because he is a JEW?
You have got to be kidding...on, no, actually you better not kid, or joke or make fun...where in the world do we live now?
I say we all band together to kill Politically Correct in favor of Realistically Correct!
espn higher brass!!! where have u been? Must have been having tea and crumb cakes with bin laden in a cave.When was the last time u seen pti? Thats what he does,thats what makes him so much fun to watch.Why don't u just suspend the show until he comes back because no one will be watching!!!
Come on...this fear of the tongue is getting out of hand...maybe in poor taste but not something to get suspended about...apologize and move on...
He has every right to have an opinion and express it in The United State of America its called freedom of speech. I doubt this comment could have insulted this women. I'm sure she knows her clothes are tight, and I doubt she is wearing tight close to not be noticed. Just because not all men are impressed by her, does not mean the ones who are not should lose their jobs. Who made that decision and what's their relationship to her. Sounds a little too personal. Someone needs to grow up.
I. as the self-proclaimed King Of Political Incorrectness, take it as an insult that anyone even took significant notice of his remarks!
Others have already made this point: if Kornheiser had said what he did about a male, then no one would even be discussing this topic. I don't like Kornheiser much, but this is irrelevant. adam's claim that someone would be disciplined for that kind of an insult is false in almost every workplace – IF the target of the "insult" is male. It's only because his target was female that we are having this discussion at all.
I think Tony K. should have been suspended for his horrible Monday Night Football presence....that guy is a total stiff who adds nothing
No, he should not be suspended. He just voiced his opinion.. So what. I agree to many political KORECTness abut free speech. He never really said any foul or vulger so again what is the big deal.??? What if she would have made an PC incorect remark about him or anyone else.???
Wow, I really get sick of everyone calling everything "PC". The guy insulted a co-worker for no reason, and he's being disciplined. It's a free country and he can say whatever he wants, but his employer can also choose to react to it. If I insulted a co-worker at my workplace for no reason, I would be disciplined, possibly even fired. Do people even know what PC means anymore???
Tony's schtick is stale. Hopefully, he's gone for good.
For many yrs...Kornheiser has proved he has absolutely no knowledge of sports whatsover, his only input is being obnoxious...he's just a howard stern brought in for being a jacka$$. I do actually do not care for this society "P.C." bs....but face it...he has nothing of interest or insight to say on his shows.....I just block his comments. Does he realize why he was let go from Monday Night Football? viewers/listeners just not interested in his "mouth-spewage". I say way to go ESPN....save some expenses off your bottom line and replace them with an erudite, interesting analyst...vs this character from Hee-Haw.
Wow, this is news? I'll bet she looked like an elephant in a sausage case. There, is that worse? Can we all go home now?
Hey guys– how would you feel if it had been your wife or girlfriend he was talking about?
Or maybe if he critiqued your family jewels you would find that more amusing??
There was NO reason for him to comment on her clothes whatsoever... let him stick to sports.
ESPN has gone way too far. It looks like the execs at ESPN did not see the outfit in question.
blah, blah, blah...what a non-story.
Everybody should lighten-up! It's a sports comedy type show. What he said wasn't that bad.
Why is it freedom of speech is executed selectively in the United States today? What are we afraid of? I think the management in this decision proves themselves unworthy and should head to the Nancy bar with their heels on. Sportcasting isn't rocket surgery, those in broadcasting are paid to add color. Water it down and we will all turn it off, I promise.
Are you kidding me? We all really need to take a deep knee bend and get over ourselves.
The only thing Kornheiser is guilty of is bad humor. He really couldn't have thought of something more clever to say?
Call them like you see them. No harm, no foul. Put him back on the air.
i was so disappointed when i read the quote. i really thought he said something horrible. this story sucks and ESPN can kiss my arse.
I do not care about this or Tiger Woods.
PC run amok.........friggin get over it.
Sorry, Hannah. Stop trying to compete with Erin Andrews.
So, why was she wearing a sausage wrapper anyway? I'm a grandmother and I'm no prude. But, If someone dresses like that, they invite comment.
You have a career, you have an income,and some people think you have a dream job, and then you shoot your mouth off. Was it quiet day in sports, so you took on someones ward robe. Nice job.
Tony says things like that all the time. And did you see her on The Sports Reporters Sunday? It was the type of thing Tony would comment on. For goodness sakes, put Tony Back on the air.
who cares, really ?
The comment was neither racist nor sexist. If she was his friend or collegue; a private comment to her would have been better than a satoric comment that left a lot to be desired.However, no suspension was warranted. We are being too political corrrect in some areas and attack others when they express a honeet position that peolple object to like Barney Frank and Perez Hilton.
He was suspended for that? Come on ESPN, grow a pair for once.
If the comment was made on the Style Network's "How do I look?" or E!'s "What not to wear," by a woman, we would all be shaking our head in agreement, saying, "Damn, I agree. She needs to change her wardrobe." Instead, because it is on ESPN and the comment was made by a man, we chastise him and hang him out to dry for "sexist comments." Ridiculous!!! Come on, ESPN!!! Who is your customer base anyway? Militant feminists?
Let's face it, Korn-loser is an outdated, uninformed piece of flesh.
For him to criticize the ever beautiful Hanna Storm is absurd.
Tony, please go back to your trailer park.
He has little talent...... his gig on Monday Night Football proved that.
Point him to the ESPN exit door.... permanently.
Kudos to what I've read here, if he said similiar remarks regarding a male ESPN or other sports guy it is a small or no deal. Canada loves Anthony Irwin.
This is ridiculous – these people are sportscasters for cryin' out loud, not the voice of national news – Can SI really put olympic athletes in crazy tiny swimsuits & bodypaint athlete's wives & that's perfectly normal, but a slightly off-color objectifying comment in passing made on the fly by a person in a live broadcast gets him suspended. What if some female reporter made a passing remark about some male athlete's skin-tight outfit – is she going to get suspended? Of course not...
I have always been a hannah fan,but since she came to espn,she looks like skin and bones.She still does a good job,even though her outfits lack good taste.
Hannah, no matter what she's wearing, looks better on radio than Kornpone does. His opinions on any topic are silly and not needed. Thank God they dropped that poor imitation of Howard Cosell from MNF!
Is this story a joke?? Tony was suspended for that? You've got to be kidding.
Good he sucks
yeah seriously it is this guys JOB to be sarcastic and caustic...and now he is punished for it??? PLEASE...ESPN just has to act like it is upset in order to walk that fine line in the midle...no news here....move along
Sure we have freedom of speech but let's be honest, that doesn't mean we have to throw good taste, class and respect for others out the window. There is a line and this poor highly-paid sap crossed it. Not that we expected anything more from him. He was just being more obnoxious than usual. Our national sense of humor has sunk to a new low and this guy is part of that downward spiral.
Tony Kornheiser is THE reason I watch PTI – without him, I do not watch. Put him back on the air – he apologized (for the truth).
Somehow I get the feeling that had Kornheiser said that Wilbon's tie looked ridiculous or something, nothing would have happened. It's just because he criticized a female's outfit that ESPN did anything. Complete double standard.
How moronic...Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon are the best thing on ESPN and the greatest sports show anywhere...you're nuts if you get rid of him. Can the Hannah, not the Kornheiser!!! We want Tony!!! We want Tony!!! We want Tony!!!
ESPN has made it's fortune going from "serious"' sports news to sardonic, sarcastic, subversive humor. Don't punish the guy for doing his job.
No, the punishment didn't fit the crime. What Kornheiser said about Storm's outfit clearly isn't worse than anything he's said about the questionable style choices of any number of men - himself and Wilbon included. Whether her outfit was horrible or not isn't the issue. The banter between Kornheiser and Wilbon is reflective of the kind of brutal-but-not-malicious ribbing that people in the sports world engage in; they dish it and they take it, too, and it's generally understood that it's all in fun. I think it's time for people to stop thinking that they need to "protect the women." Female sports broadcasters and sports writers are more than capable of defending themselves if they feel it's appropriate. Just check out the brilliant Jackie McMullan on "Around the Horn" sometime.
If he had simply commented on a public figure or a celeb, it may have been just bad taste. However, he was commenting on his ESPN colleague - someone he WORKS WITH. His words could have been viewed as harassment. Being a commentator on-the-air doesn't give him immunity at the workplace. ESPN did the right thing.
Honestly I don't like Tony Kornhole, but this seems trivial.
I stopped watching SportsCenter regularly because their "reporters" delivered highlights and news with hyperbole or melodrama, no longer pretending to journalism or telling it like it is. The only programming I watch is PTI because of Tony and Wilbon's chemistry and they delivered their observations with candor and intelligence.
ESPN continues to hurt their network by screwing with one of their top rated shows, and, although Tony's comments may have been unthiking, they were not delivered with malice (and he says much worse about the Today Show's Hoda Kotb). I listen to Tony's radio show regularly and, as I recently moved to DC, find it not only funny but applicable.
I've worked for a sports broadcaster for 7 years (that NBA show with the former forward from Auburn, another guy whose mouth gets him into trouble) and, although I don't think it makes me more or less of an expert, I have to say, Hannah has lousy taste in clothes.
Oh for cryin' out loud...I don't even like Tony Kornheiser and this is such bs and a non-issue! Apologize to Hannah and be done with it!
OMG, give me a break. fire the fashion police and keep Tont on the air.
Absolutely ridiculous. Is anyone going to tell me that he wasn't right? Storm wears very tight clothes on her rail-thin body daily. It looks as if her neck can barely support her head. Truth hurts and Tony spoke the truth. ESPN has lost it. The guy is a curmudgeon and funny.
ESPN execs are obviously contaminated with PC and the only cure is for them to pull their heads out of their collective asses. If you suspend anyone it should be that disgustingly scary Olberman as he can't help spewing shit out of his mouth nonstop, in fact just fire the creep and maybe I will watch ESPN again.
Hey ESPN, who's running the show, Walt Disney? You're suppose to be sports people, have some balls! Or better yet, Storm grow some, your in sports now!
kornheiser may not have been good on MNF but he is great on PTI. hes found his niche and ESPN needs to capitalize on his personality. its not his fault the fashion people there dont know how too dress a woman.
They pay them to be controversial, they love while the ratings come in. They hang them out to dry as soon as someone takes offense to what they were wanting them to do. )Doesn't matter who They or Them are, its all the same.
Calm down ESPN. This is actually the reason people watch Tony. Nice job on biting the hand that feeds you. This isn't the Disney Channel men. . . that's the other one you own. Don't confuse them.
I don't always agree with him, but enjoy watching Tony and Wilbon exchange views. So the woman has no fashion sense or style, what's wrong with commenting on it? BFD. I am sick to death of political correctness and diversity. This will be the end of our country. Reinstate Tony immediately and suspend Hannah for lack of professionalism. I love you Tony!
Don't get me wrong, I love Mr. Tony, but I find it fascinating that the same leftists he loves, censor him to no end. Political correctness is a weapon of the left and Mr Tony is squarely on their side. Teehee.
Personally Tony K. has been getting a bit out of hand lately with demanding the resignation of the Governor of Maryland because of the snow mess, so when Tony went off on Hannah S. it was time for a "time-out" for Tony.
The network just needed to reign in him a bit. I don't think it was all about PC stuff, it was that Tony K. was going off too much lately.
I think white men are tired of politically correct statemens [sic] all the time, it's time we voiced our idiotic prejudices on on all subjects, not just the thought out version. That's a lot of what is wrong with our country today, we are afraid we are going to step on someone's toes. It is time to start stepping.
Of course, if someone were to say that Mike and guys like him are whiny crybabies who can't stand having to give respect as much as they demand it, then Mike and guys like him would scream bloody murder and throw a tantrum about how everybody is holding them down. Theirs is to dish it out, not to take it - online, of course.
Go ahead. Complain. And prove me right.
P.S. I'm not black, hispanic, Jewish, or a woman. Hmmm....can't rely on a canned prejudiced response to fire back now, can you?
The reason they hire a guy like Tony is that his brand of wit brings in viewers and listeners. Eventually, someone like that is bound to say something the morality police think is offensive, then he gets punished. It is unreasonable to hire someone like Tony, enjoy the viewers and listeners he brings to your programming, and then get mad when you believe he crossed some very vague, ill-define gray line.
The comment itself is more stating the obvious than some kind of "offsensive" slam on Hanna Storm.
ESPN died in 1995 when the Walt Disney Corporation purchased ABC (owner of 80% of ESPN). If you really want offensive, learn how Disney treats their employees – particularly the low paid ones who work in their parks.
He is right she dresses inn the dark, suspend her stylist, cornholer is the man!
ESPN get over it you DBz ! You must have sausage casing around your dang brains. I will suspend you and I will not watch ESPN for 2 weeks. RYT back at ya!
Really? Who cares? I'd like to see Storm's outfit.
It must have been pretty wild for a sportscaster to start making fashion critiques.
I'm sure worse things have been said on ESPN...
Tony's a great man. Yes, he says some stuff that can misconstrued as offensive. But, there's no reason for ESPN to get involved and suspend the man. He's been working longer than most of the jokers on that station.
Give me a break – political correctness to the extreme.
Holy Smokes!!! Whomever is in charge of wardrobe for Hannah Storm should be suspended, not Tony Kornheiser. I am not sure which outfit he is referring to as a sausage casing, but I did see one where she is wearing red knee high boots, a red & white plaid school girl skirt, and red sweater that would be more appropriate for a middle school girl than a serious sports anchor. This suspension is ridiculous, would the network have even noticed, let alone cared, if he would have said the same thing about Wilbon on a PTI show?
As for her outfit, if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...
Maybe ESPN should worry less about what he said and more about why she or they feel the need to have her dress like that. If she is really good she could wear a sack and people would listen. I mean, they listen to Tony looking he does, don't they?
This is REALLY stupid !
An apology to Hannah Storm is enough. No personal, gender, or racial attack was made. We need to get real with this stuff. His show is based on quick statements. I'm sure some are controversial or the show would not be on the air. I've never found kornheiser to be anything but responsible. Because his mouth may have got bthe better of him, the apoogy is warranted.
It's a Tonyism. He says what's on his mind. I'm sick of political correctness. Some people should look in the mirror or fire their assistant. Get real ESPN!
How about leaving Tony alone and maybe ESPN should take what he said seriously, possibly consider a dress code for their broadcasters. After all, aren't they supposed to be dressed as professionals. The NBA put a dress code into place for their players, why not sports broadcasters. Hang in there Tony, your fans with common sense are behind you.
Please!!! I am not watching ESPN untill Tony is back...
He is right. Her skirts/dresses look like sausage casing. ESPN is a joke. Come on now!
Whoever made the decision to suspend him should be suspended.
Are you listening ESPN? Overwhelmingly we the people have spoken. Bring Tony back with a raise and hair plugs. He is so sarcastic for which he has been paid paltry $$$. BRING TONY BACK! NOW!
PA LEASE, can we just stop this nonsense. Who got insulted the sausage? Hasen't some guy name Blackstone being doing the same thing for YEARS. Put Tony back on the AIR. NOW....
He should be kicked off permanently. His sarcasm is old and does not add value to the show. Replace it with different 5 good minutes style guests everyday
I have never liked him, even before this comment. True, this is really a lame thing to be suspended for but I say take the oppurtunity to get rid of him for good!
What a joke...he simply told the truth. She does look ridiculous most of the time.
What crime was committed??? Wake up ESPN!!
While it was a stupid insensitive comment I don't think he should have been suspended.
I agree that we're going overboard with political correctness.
What about freedom of speech, or is ESPN above all that?
And, I agree is he a troll.
The punishment does not fit the crime. Anyone who listen to Tony knows that he always makes wise cracks. She should just say something back and have fun with it. The problem is we are so uptight that we have forgotten how to laugh at ourself. Sometimes we may need to be told we look a mess. It may keeps us from being embarassed more often. Lets start laughing again. The world is miserable enough.
You know I've been thinking somewhere in that neighborhood because I watch espn in the morning and I was like what's up with skinny chicks clothes
Are you serious? ESPN is off base on this one. I thibk it's a case of Storm complaining and ESPN affraid of ant negative publicity, especially from women's greoups. Maybe ESPN should monitor what it's women wear on TV. Would they allow a guy male anchor to wera skin tight pants? Please, Tony was telling the truth and I find his comments funny, not demeaning.
Suspend the idiots who suspended Kornheiser.
What a load of crap. I'm so sick of this age of PC where one can no longer flatly state the truth for fear of offending someone. No suspension. It's absurd. When did words become sticks and stones in this country. GROW UP poeple.
I don't see anything wrong with what he said. I hear comments like that everyday. Like he said he is sarcastic, I am sure no one really took him seriously
he also made unflattering comments espn standard bearer chris berman. his remarks about storm caused a stir. but it was the whole segment which caused his suspension.
Hey, who took my Twinkies??
Serves him right , if you don't have nice to say shut your gutter month -up.
Good job ESPN or much better fire him. He is nasty and insulting.. and offensive.
Sometimes she dresses like a hooker and likes to pose with her legs apart. Sex appeal is how she got her job on ESPN, although she does know about some sports.
Lets not foget we live in an "everybody gets a ribbon" society. God forbid you call a spade a spade. People are so sensitive they can't take criticism (constructive or otherwise) anymore. So what !! you lokked bad in an outfit. You can always out on a new one. I doubt Hanna would get suspended if she commented on Tony's looks.
I am not defending what Kornheiser said but I find it interesting
that he was temporarily suspended and yet Charlie Sheen is not
only not in jail but is still on the air. Like Sheen's ex said. He will probably have to kill a woman before takes his behavior seriously.
oh please....this is ridiculous....the only reason I watch pti is to hear his rants and raves...he is very self-deprecating and tells it like it is...bring back tony!!!! and goodnight canada....it's best to get rid of le betard...please what a goof.
Hey, he spoke to truth as he saw it – which is what I want to hear - besides, what if she did look like she was wearing a sausage casing? The man cracks on guys all the time - why should H. Storm be exempt?
what happened to freedom of speech? I guess when it involves a woman's attire or hurting someone's delicate feelings it doesn't apply...
I don't care for Tony. i think he is lucky to be as successful as he is, but this is a bunch of nonsense.
1st – Am I the only one who thinks H. Storm is quite beautiful? 2nd – ridiculous punishment for Tony. Anyone who's ever watched PTI knows that is just his delivery style. I'm sure he meant no hurt on Hanna.
The guy is right. Although I would have called her a "hot Chorizo".
Political Correctness is destroying comedy!!!! Shame on ESPN.
No....he shouldn't be fired....Yes...he should be reprimanded....but come on...this is exactly why they hired him because he says crazy off the wall things!
ESPN pays him to give his opinion on topics which is all he did. If it had been said about one of his male counterparts, would anyone have even blinked? Did anyone ask Hannah if the comment bothered her or is it just the ESPN brass over-reacting? I don't always agree with what he says, but I do enjoy listening to him.
Wow!! This is extreme! Hannah is beautiful and she can hold her own. His comment was his comment, and that's what he gets paid to do. C'mon ESPN........do the right thing and give him back his job. These are hard times, and this is just overkill!!
Most of the hosts of these shows on ESPN go back and forth with eachother having fun and poking fun at eachother. Want to work in a male dominated environment? Learn how to take a "zinger" and get over it! AND he apologized! Too harsh of a punishment!
Who care about what he had to say relative to Storm. There are a lot more consequential topics in the world today affording far more distressing commentary. Tony's opinion of Storm is his opinion and he's entitled to it. He never told the world they have to agree with him.
So, if a woman had said this, would there still be such a hissy-fit about it? No – it's because a man said it. Discrimination, people! It works both ways...
She did look awful. Sometimes, you have to look at yourself in the mirror, and judge for yourself. Those so-called 'stylists' occasionally have NO CLUE!!
i'm shocked by all the support for this moron... obviously all men. it is COMPLETELY unprofessional for him to be commenting on a colleagues appearance in this manner. it's not about political correctness... it's about professionalism and courtesy. what if you made derogatory comments about one of your co-workers in front of the entire company? these comments were meant to belittle (the fact that he's a joker doesn't make it acceptable). you'd get more than a temporary suspension. you'd be rightly fired and probably sued. what if hannah storm were your wife/sister/mother? then how would you feel about these comments? the fact that they're coming out of the mouth of an unattractive buffoon doesn't make them more appropriate.
So it's cool for him to rip into players, coaches, owners, fans and hell, even Wilbon daily, but not a fellow employee? Man, I want to work there.
The only honest guy on the tube. Sorry flat screen. You dump him and you lose me as a viewer. Most of the ladies now days whether the news,
sports or anywhere in public are covered in heavy make up and cant wait to prove they have boobs by exposing them.
Say it like it is Tony.
I personally dont like Tony, but come on..........even i have to side with Tony on this!!!
ESPN problem is that they have too many OLD women on-air , thats
not good , men want to see young women . tony is right . I guess tony
doesn't carry any juice over at ESPN.
TOTAL CRAP!!! He should have called her a dyke or tramp or maybe a racial slur? and got his moneys worth! ESPN SUX, chase that dollar, to hell with honest opinions and journalism. Got any more TIGER BS for your front page????
I think that we have gone to far when we suspend somone for comments like that. Even though it was an off color remark, it was not worth a suspension. I enjoy watching him, and I do not take offense at his remarks and I am a women. The only remarks that would offend me is if he called her by name, and tried to make a fool out of her, or it was racial!
That was not the case. Leave him alone and give the man his job back so I can laugh at him again!
I would guess this has more to do with contractual collegiality than any sort of 'pc' reaction or offense taken by anyone.
This is overkill, lighten up ESPN. The one thing about Storm that I did like is she usually flicked comments at the guys and stood toe-to-toe with them, now she has ESPN defending her? I think she could take Tony in a fair fight anyway. If Storm went running to the exec's about it, she's weak.
He should be forced to wear the same drees in public.
Maybe he shouldn't have said what he said but ESPN might want to talk to Hannah about the fact that she looks anorexic. Every time I see her I want to yell at the TV, "Eat something"!!!
Did not like him on AM radio, PTI, MNF..He is a putz. How many chances can a guy like him get a pass. The people he disdanes and ridicules are the same as he. Good bye, Bad Luck and Goddamn yea
get me a link to the pic of her so I can see if his description is right or not.
Completely wrong, I love TK and his morning show in DC, and I live in MA. This is what he does, he lampoons everybody. It's not the first time he has made fun of her clothes, and he does the same thing with Hoda Cotfy (sp) all the time. This is who he is and what he does, it what makes him great. Stop censoring him.
ESPN should suspend itself for ever putting Kornheiser on the air. He is one of the few announcers who could improve almost every performance by simply shutting up.
CYA to the exreme.
GET REAL ESPN!...What nonsense.
Why should he be suspended? Choose any show regardless of the network or channel and you'll find someone, man or woman, calling someone out for their appearance or behavior. He has an opinion as we all do and shouldn't be punished for stating it. An apology was nice but not necessary, at least he offered!
I haven't felt this betrayed since the day I found out Tiger Woods was cheating on his wife. What is the point in all of this?
I am not a fan of Kornheiser, i find him abrasive.
BUT....ESPN IS DEFINITELY PIMPING OUT HANNAH STORM. I think she is attractive and has GREAT legs. And ESPN is doing everything they can to get her sticks in front of the camera. Shame on ESPN for causing this problem themselves and then scapegoating Kornheiser.
On the other hand...this could all be manufactured by ESPN to bring EVEN MORE ATTENTION TO HER LEGS!!!!!
Before I decide...let's go to the video!
If it looks like a snake??? Look, Tony called it as he saw it. We have all seen the 400lb girl in tight spandex and thought pretty much the same thing. He just said it thats all. Bet she wont ever wear it again...........lol
He probably should not of commented but he did and its not grounds for suspension. I do agree with the commentary about her outfits. As a women I noticed them several weeks ago and thought they were not suitable for ESPN or her age. "Not age appropriate". Hannah Storm is better than those outfits, she is a better reporter and ESPN doesnt need to dress her like they have been.
the outfit WAS horrifying!! RED boots and a plaid skirt??? at 47?
I think it's absurd that someone cannot state their opinion without getting reprimanded at their job. So what he doesn't like her in that outfit, why do you have to "make an example" out of that by suspending him? That's plain stupid.
HOWEVER, Tony's got a point. Have you gandered at this desperately-seeking-her-youth Ms. Storm, lately? Geeeesis!!!!!
What a joke. Kornheiser is a staple for ESPN because of his abrasive and upfront bantering style. I can't believe that this, of all things, is what would push ESPN execs to make this type of decision. I hope this isn't because Hannah Storm is just an ESPN employee, because Kornheiser is paid by ESPN to do this type of satire on his industry. It feels luke warm unruly that they would dish out a penalty like this when they nurture him to portray this type of persona to the public.
Have him buy Hannah an outfit of her choice? Let's move on....... This comment doesn't alienate viewers, just the reaction of his temporary suspension by ESPN.
Big deal – come on. Suspended? Get a life ESPN – you act like you're 'with it' and are always dishing on others; but when someone says something you don't like = you suspend him? And for what it's worth – he is on the mark about Hannah's outfits – can you imagine some guy sportscaster doing something comprable?
Hannah Storm and Cindy Brunson, need to be suspended. They are two of the worst dressed women in sports. Both need to enlist a sylist or fashion consultant. The outfit Mr. Kornhiser commented about was not age appropriate for Ms. Storm. All of the guys usually look great in their suits. Shelly Smith, who appears to be a fuller figured woman, always looks professional and age appropriate. Shelly Smith makes us real women look good.
Tony Kornheiser is the man. Get over it already ESPN. The man made a mistake,,he apologized, no harm no foul. No need to suspend him. Get some thick skin ESPN. Bring Mr Kornheiser back!
What an idiot! If he honestly thought what he said would not be scrutinized then he must be from another planet. It was not funny, it was said to to upset Hannah. Did he not realize they work for the same company.......LOL!
As long as she has the opportunity to pass judgement on him in any way she see's fit, and voice that judgement on the air as well – no harm done.
Face it, anyone who has listened to him lately knows Tony needed to have his feathers trimmed. His risque remarks, sexually explicit jokes and innuendos are often offensive, usually vulgar and always extraneous. I realize comics (and he is by far the best sports comic and commentator on TV) often teeter on the borderline of what's funny, appropriate, and decent - and what's not. But HELLO – not everyone enjoys his Yankee-Yiddish disrespect, irreverence and vulgarity. I despise Howard Stern for the same reasons, and if Tony is not careful they will be linked by their common tastelessness and shock-lust, and wind up TUNED-OUT by the mainstream listeners.
Monday Night Football tied Tony's feet behind his back so he couldn't go too far and he was a toothless, boring drip. Everyone knows he is a hapless Sad Sack who likes to build himself up with put-downs of others. But he is one of the most entertaining personalities on television. With Wilbon as his learned and jovial straight man they should be allowed to continue without interruption for years to come.
Isn't it bad enough we have to suffer without any real sports news, Tiger Woods papparazzi-mania ad nauseum and the awkward but affable Dan Levitar to boot. (At least Dan knows his sports, and the palm trees in the background never get old, especially mid-winter.)
Egads! Maybe ESPN is taking advantage of this tempest in a teapot to give Tony a much deserved time-out. If true, Tony should take a good long holiday. Since he hates to fly, maybe a spa and tanning booth retreat. Tony we'll miss you and see you in the spring or at least in time for the Sweet Sixteen!! Call me if you need a driver!!
As for Hannah, leave that wonderful gal alone. She is a model/beacon/goddess of beauty and intelligence who doesn't need costumes to magnify her special qualities.
As a country we have no balls anymore. You can't say anything without someone else telling you that its forbidden. If you watch PTI or listen to Tony's radio show, you understand the kind of humor he projects. Don't like it, don't listen to it.
ESPN reacted this way because of the potential sexual harassment issue. If you've followed their recent history they have had a flurry of serious cases. They must now have a tough, no nonsense policy. Tony violated that policy.
Tony rips on everyone, including himself, so I really don't see an issue. I think the real problem is he said it about another ESPN employee. Now what should have happened is they should have had her come on PTI, and let her and Wilbon go at Tony for like 5 minutes straight. A public flogging as it were and you know Wilbon has a TON of material to use on Tony. Not only would it be hilarious, but it will get the point across and probably make her laugh about the whole situation a bit.
ESPN has cranial rectal inversion! This is just ridiculous. ESPN has a huge double standard. They will report on all sorts of subjects and make false judgments towards people and situations. But when someone who they know to be sarcastic and routinely makes comments that raise an eyebrow or two, they suspend them.
ESPN remove your cranial from your rectal!
While at your own office, make similar comments about the appearance of the women you work with and see what happens. Kornheiser broadcast his comments on the air and not just the confines of an office area. ESPN has every right to suspend the guy. It's unprofessional of him. He'll be back on the air after taking a few days off. Big deal.
I can only add what many others have written - enough already. Put up the photo, let us see and we'll probably agree with what Tony had to say. A suspension is totally unwarranted.
How stupid! He apolozied already. Move on. What the ratings to low for PTI so they do this?
I love the man and his honesty, to bad there aren't more like him in broadcasting.
ESPN tarts up it's female broadcasters, and then suspends someone for stating the obvious. You suck!
ESPN will lose a loyal viewer if they fire Tony.
Although it was mean, I have to say I don't agree with them suspending him. Lots of people make fun of what others are wearing....in fact, they have entire shows devoted to it. Let it be, he called himself a troll after (good assessment) forgive him.
LEAVE TONY ALONE!!! Hannah Storm's outfilt probably was horrifying!!! Regardless, this is what he does. Why suspend the man for doing what you pay him to do? This is such doubletalk! Tony is the one of the few reasons that I even watch ESPN. The powers-that-be at the sports leader are buffoons, but one thing that they did well was hire the Tony-Mike one-two punch eight years ago. Give the guy a break.
it was a valid description
Why is a woman giving us sports news anyways? Every time I see rachel nichols on NFL stories it makes me want to do violence. She knows as much about football as my dog. The PC crowd forced networks to throw a bone to women with sideline reporting, which has to be one of the most useless additions to sportscasting. Most of these women only have their job because they are attractive, not because they know anything about sports. As a whole the ESPN anchors have just completely gone downhill. Olbermann and Dan Patrick, Craig Kilborn, Kenny Mayne, etc. were hilarious. Now we have Sage Steele and Hannah Storm. Are those not porno/wrestler names? What are we coming to?
She's a pretty sexy-looking sausage...
But she is being "cougar'd" up lately by ESPN....
I'm not the biggest Kornheiser by any means but this is absurd! It's nothing that I haven't heard men say to other men on ESPN when someone has an out of ordinary outfit on. I've even heard women bash other men on that network for their fashion sense! But when it's the other way around it's offensive??? This just oozes with hypocrisy...
Totally ridiculous! Get over it quick ESPN and Storm. This is a non-story.
He's a dolt! He made Monday Night Football not worth watching.
yet Greenie can bust on Golic for his appearance all the time. total garbage. I thought women were equal? right?
what is with the picture you posted of kornheiser. are'nt you people in the same line of work, although seperate stories? its no big deal, a suspension is out of line for the clowning around that goes on the set anyway.
Tony is doing what he is being paid to do. It is rediculous that he would be suspended for a silly comment like that. He was probably just telling the truth. So much for freeedom of speech. Guess if he lied he could remain on the air forever. Someone tell Hannah to dress properly for work in the future.
This just so happens to be my favorite, and only reality show that i watch. Hannah has taken the media by "Storm", frankly, i dont see all of this sexuality that the media describes.. . .and then the comment she'd made about Tiger...that she has the same problem....thats so lame, and the media got "Suped-up", and ran with the statement. I did not find this episode, "cute"....the lady just want attention.
I like Tony Kornheiser , he's a fine commentator. . . and a decent individual ! Taking Tony off the show, suspending 'im, is like releasing Peyton Manning from the Colts !
Tony was suspended because sausage is a non-Kosher casing. What he SHOULD have said was that Hannah Storm looked like she was stuffed in a Hebrew National Hot Dog.
This lets everyone know where Kornheiser sits on the ESPN totem pole.
It's a complete overreaction by ESPN. Having said that, Kornheiser has always struck me as someone who was enchanted by the sound of his own voice; he convinced himself too long ago that what he said was witty and relevant. Tony is tolerable on PTI because Mike Wilbon keeps him in check.
its sad.....he and most media personalities always make fun of men in sports and what they are wearing...god forbid he comments about a woman..politcal correctness gone wrong...why can you make fun of men but not women on national tv?
I liked Tony when he had his old radio show. Whatever happened to the Pemekan Beef Jerky ads?
ESPN used to be kind of a rebel, somewhat maverick station. They were born out of the cutting edge. Now, they're corporate just like all the rest. How sad-Can someone please remove the corporate stooges from this once proud show and return it to its former glory. If not, line up the bugle player please!!!
This suspension is a joke. Tony is only in trouble b/c she is an ESPN employee. ESPN needs to lighten up and take a joke.
to rene: maybe you have forgotten the nightmare that is john gruden? gruden is almost as exciting as trying to read a russian phone book. i would rather have the "dennis miller experience" anyday than john gruden, and he was TERRIBLE!
at least kornheiser brings a little comic relief to the table. how could anyone take tony seriously? this is his schtick.
I watch him on PTI and he frequently makes fun of people or dressing bad or insults them on their looks. It doesn't seem right to punish him for something he does to men all the time.
I love Tony, so does my husband. Lighten up ESPN!
Tony is a breath of fresh air and PTI is a fun show. One of your best, if not, the best. Leave Tony and Michael alone!
No way he should be suspended for criticizing an outfit. He gets paid to make sarcastic remarks about public, sports-related figures. Hannah Storm counts, whether she works for the company or not.
Hannah is so inarguably pretty that these comments, from this guy, have no offensive force to them at all.
Stop it already! It's a joke!
I agree that this does not really warrant a suspension, but I believe this is ESPN sending a message to TK. This is not the first time he has said offensive statements (not offensive to me, but to the rest of the PC, corporate world). Remember he took some heat about 2 years ago on MNF? Now he will be looking over his shoulder.
This is the stupidest thing ESPN has done yet. He made an observation! PTI needs him like they need Wilbon. It's not the same when one of them is gone. They also made a mistake by taking him off of MNF. He was fantastic and made Monday Night Football fun to watch!
Get rid of her if she can't take the heat. I never really liked her anyway. Her outfits beg commentary and the PC movement is making America and Americans boring and predictable. Bring Kornheiser back and apologize to your fans for the attempted homogonization.
Enough of the Sexual Harrasement B.S. What do these Female Sports casters Expect when they get into the Industry?. Getting into this industry is like basically throwing themselves Into the Lions Den, sports is full of Drunk shovenistic fans and Figures and if they "Cant take the Heat, Then this time go back in the kitchen"
Everyone knows he is a sarcastic opinionated sports broadcaster. Taking offense to his comments leads to believe he is right with his comment and those orchestrating this are embarrassed to admit it, so they want to point a finger and say "make them pay!"
Kornheiser ....is terrible good excuse to get rid of him....
If he had criticized a man's look, nothing would have been said. Oh, please, ESPN, get a grip!
I don't know. I didn't see the outfit.
for crying out loud. Enough of the PC stuff.
I do not like Hannah's outfits. I'm glad Tony said something!!!!!
That is crazy!!!!!!!
If he had said that about Wilbon, then we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Oh brother! Get a life, ESPN! There are much more important things to worry about than this. Look at Tony's personality. I know that's no excuse, but there's got to be some latitude.
Give me a break...I'm boycotting ESPN unti Tony is back on the air
I don't care what he said as long as he goes away.
He is a no talent and I have no idea whay he is employed by ESPN, or anyone else for that matter.
Normally, I really like the way that Hannah looks, but last weekend on The Sports Reporters, she looked so bad, that at first, I wasn't sure that it was her!
Nope. If the outfit WAS hideous ... she AND her dressers should know it! Why turn off your viewers with eye-searing, nausea-inducing clothes?
If he was just being a jerk ... he apologized and that should be the end of that.
Really? We have got to lighten up. So he said that, who cares? No harm no foul here. We get our feelings hurt sometimes, we don't need to lose our jobs over it.
chill out ESPN!! He apologized.
The truth is that Storm did look like she was wrapped in a sausage casing. And it looked delectable. Good work tony.
I am not exactly sure I get what is so offensive...? He is right about his sense of humor and I wouldn't be surprised if he were to blurt something out spur of the moment that may not be "appropriate" but this just isn't it. I have heard more severe and personal criticism from him on PTI which I don't find offensive either. This is the (like it or not) sarcastic and entertaining quality he is paid to add to his radio show and PTI every day. Get over yourself ESPN – this is the least of your personnel’s problems and indiscretions. Besides he is probably right about her outfit anyway.
Thank you for playing our game. Please take the nearest exit and don't let the door hit you on the way out. If only you had checked a mirror before opening your mouth, but that would have required thinking before speaking – probably not your strong suit.
I think it's about time that Disney suspended ESPN's senior executives for penalizing non-politically correct statements. This happens time and time again at ESPN - PCness is valued over honesty; one can no longer joke anymore.
It's one thing to fire Paul Shirley for stupidity (an inability to distinguish between political corruption and ineptness, on the one hand, and humanitarian concerns on the other), but it's another to keep on firing people for sarcastic or silly humor.
The hypocrisy at ESPN is palpable! ESPN, STOP IT!
Get REAL!!!!!! Its was a comment......who cares....rap crap says more then that and it's still playing everywhere!!!!!
BUT... maybe espn should just do like everyone else and put a super attractive woman on the air. doesnt matter to them if they dont know anything about... anything.
maybe stuff like this wouldnt have to happen then. then most of us would be too busy undressing her with our eyes to care.
and that's the truth... with some cheese on it.
I read the story . They musta deleted the offense before I read it. I didn't see any. I wonder if this slight sarcasim will get printed? I wonder if I will get sued?
It looks like ESPN overreacted but what is going on behind-the-scenes? "Harassment" cries from Hannah that they need to address?
Lawyers love this stuff ...
So once again the 4-letter has the "holier Than Thou" approach, where their on air personalities can poke fun of others, as long as it's not one of their own. Hannah, you need a Cheeseburger desparately, but you look OUTSTANDING (sometimes) in your outfits. Tony, keep your chin up, this is a joke!!! Maybe you and Conan can do a show on Fox this fall.
You people need to get a grip. He was commenting on her outfit not taking nude pictures of her or trying to have sex with her. Hey he can always go get a new job at MLB like Harold Reynolds did. Get over it !
This has nothing to do with political correctness, which is a very overused term. It has to do with respect. If he didn't think what she was wearing was attractive, he or any other "gentleman" should just keep quiet. That's what is wrong with alot in this society, no respect for each other.
No big deal he shouldn't be suspended its the nature of the show. Plus he's not lying anyway.
Did anyone actually see Hannah's outfit, it was a bit tight fitting...even though she has the body for it. Tony should not have been critical of her, but that is what he is paid to do. He apologized, give him a fine if you like, but just move on with life.
If his comment were directed towards a guy would it be an issue. Maybe Hannah and ESPN need to, pardon my expression "Man Up".
I agree with that statement. I to often wonder what she must be thinking wearing some of the outfits she puts on. It's not like she's a hot youg woman broadcasting sports news. She needs to keep herself covered up more.
Kornheiser is complete idiot. I can't tell you how happy my freinds and I were when Gruden replaced him on MNF. This guy is a big mouth no talent arse !
Free the "Kornheiser 1.".
For God's sakes, where is our national sense of humor!
ESPN is supposed to be about sports. what does anything someone wears (unless it is an athlete) have to do with sports.
i admit it does help to have some humor, but think before you talk right.
As Kornheiser go's the Storm comment was pretty mild. Of late he has called for the firing of two local county executives, the governor of maryland, and a local weather man, with much more scathing comments about the latter than his flip remarks about Storm. All because of problems with handling the largest snow falls in recorded history.
I guess ESPN exercises more sensitivity about its own than do others.
Well, Tony did you have to say that about a fellow news reporter? It seems that you have put yourself in a position that only comes with those who can't just leave well enough alone. My mother use to say"If you can't say anything good about someone, don't say anything"
I guess when your mother said that to you, you must have been thinking something subversive, and not listening...a few days without pay is a slap on the hand...you might need a little( alot) of work with some women organizations and do some community service projects with women groups to make a dent in your now " dumb guy" image...Cmon' Tony
Radio talk host say a lot; you can't take everything they say seriously.
Get over it!.. no I don't think the crime fit the punishment.. give me a break!... Geri
The PC in the country is out of control. Let's just not talk anymore.
Did the penalty fit the crime? Yes
Why? It was about a sports anchor, Hannah Storm, on the network that employs him.
ESPN must "Protect the Shield" (as Tony and Mike like to say) and suspend Kornheiser for a short amount of time.
Tony will be back after a week. His offense wasn't that bad or damaging.
As Americans it seems we're hooked on trash. If I was critiqued for every word that came out of my mouth I'd be in jail by now. It's hard to censor oneself constantantly especially when your an announcer. I'm sorry that somone was offended by Mr. Kornheiser's comments, when you put yourself in the public eye be prepared not everyone's going to love you, love what you do or love what you wear. GET OVER IT ESPN, and let's get back to PTI with Mr. Kornheiser and quit trying to mollify the offended party, what he said was true. Maybe she'll get some good fashion tips now.
I am a Tony K. fan. His comments were rude but did not warrant a suspension. An apology was sufficient. We are truly a "hypersensitive" nation.
I am also a fan of Hannah's. I care about their reporting, not their outfits.
Let us see Hannah in the outfit and we will be able to comment....
Come on, a suspension – really? Yes the comment was totally out of line and crude but when you put someone on who makes a living by jabbing people and pushing the edge you've got to expect these things. PC police running wild.
Good Grief!!! Can't anyone take a joke anymore?
Enough already with the politically correct.
Get Tony back on the air.
wow, suspended for that. what is this world coming to
I think Hannah's outfits look terrific on her. Tony's entitled to his typically boneheaded opinion, but why get all excited about it?
ESPN pays Kornheiser for his opinions and encourage them to be controversial to pull in the viewers...then they suspend him? Hypocrites.
Please, please stop the insanity. What Kornheiser said was probably right on. To be suspended over this is typical corporate bullcrap.
Hang in there Tony.
Come on, this guy busts on everyone! He should NOT be suspended temporarily or other-wise! Everyone is simply too thin skinned these days. Put Tony back on air and Miss Storm needs to take a chill pill!
He's a tool....I'm so glad they pulled him off Monday Night Football.
Has anybody seen said outfit? He may have been right. Goodnight Canada!
That's ridiculous!!!! He should lose pay for making a joke? That's what he does and ES PiN-Heads know what he's about.
He said nothing that Joan Rivers hasn't said during her Oscar Show. Hanna did look like a sausage....DEAL WITH IT!
Aw com'on. You guys just love to make controversey out of any little thing. ESPN are idiots for making more out of it than what it is. I can't believe how pc permeates everything. God give us a break!
Complete overreaction by ESPN.
ESPN are such a-holes!!! they love to dish the dirt but can't take it!
TONY IS FUNNY!! STOP CENSORING FOR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!!!!
Much ado about nothing.................
I began noticing her outfits the other day. I think ESPN is trying to sex her up by making her stand there in those short skirts with her long legs. I think what he said is true!!!
Why does everyone care about what he says? It is not like he called her a "ho"...
Hell no he should not be suspended. This is the type of guy he is. Is it because he was talking about a womens outfit as oppose to the lack of hair his PTI partner has. This is ridiculous...
I think the world is tired of politically correct statemens all the time, it's time the truth came out on all subjects, not just the rinsed out version.
That's a lot of what is wrong with our country today, we are afraid we are going to step on someone's toes. It is time to start stepping.
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