Newser writes that ESPN reporter Britt McHenry wasn’t happy with the employee of a tow truck company, and decided to criticize her education, career, weight and teeth.
Does this reflect the quality of employees hired by ESPN?
McHenry’s insults in April included “I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will f*cking sue this place,” “That’s why I have a degree and you don’t. I wouldn’t work in a scumbag place like this” and “it makes my skin crawl even being here.”
McHenry goes on to ask the clerk of the tow truck company, “Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?” The insults then get even more personal with the ESPN reporter telling the clerk “maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?” and “lose some weight baby girl.”
McHenry has since apologized on Twitter and was suspended for one week by the company.
3 thoughts on “Epic Uncalled-For Rant By ESPN Reporter”
Via the power of google (I read about this on another blog a couple of weeks ago and thought there was something missing) … the tow truck company has a horrible reputation for bad customer service and the video was edited to only show McHenry’s statements. I agree that the video presents her in a very unflattering light, but there’s always more to every story. 😉
Whatever happened to “let me speak to your manager.”
There is no reason to cross the line of decency and criticize a working person about their job, their education, their hair or whatever…
Don’t disagree but from everything I’ve read about this it is likely the employee was giving it back just as good but we don’t see that because of how the video was edited. And if I’m right, yes she should have reacted better but her comments become much more understandable.