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Offline PatrickMadison

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #480 on: June 15, 2022, 08:00:18 AM »
Finding a person with the talent, name recognition and ability (be that contractually, lifestyle wise or both) who also has said nothing that offends anyone on social media? Youíre better off finding a unicorn.

We donít live in a world where thatís likely. There are going to be gray areas and whataboutism. First, we have no idea that Sony will offer him (or enter into serious discussions) about the job. So the whataboutism here is premature. But the reality is there will be decisions about which level of angst is tolerable to a given team at a given time. There are probably some obvious red lines that are immediately disqualifying. And some that will incense one group but not another. Such is modern life.

twitter [DOT] com/MortuaryReport/status/1346134633688276994

Unpacking Ken's tweets:

Anti-gay comments. Racist comments about South Asians. Racist comments about East Asians. Racist comment about Hispanics (Spanish-speakers). Homophobic comments. Islamophobic comments. Racist comments about Romani, including a slur. Used the same "ret" slur Mike Richards used. Racist comment mocking Native Americans. Used an indigenous slur. Used terms like "jewy." Multiple ableist comments (not just the hot person in a wheelchair one). Mocking disabled people that expressed animus with his ableist comment(s). Comments that aren't racist towards black people but trivialize racism against black people.

I would say this goes beyond some ~always going to be some whataboutism~ And I don't think most J viewers are aware of this. And I don't think that most celebrities have this much baggage.


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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #481 on: June 15, 2022, 07:40:35 PM »
You joined today to respond to a 10 month old post about Ken Jennings?

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #482 on: June 22, 2022, 10:42:05 PM »
You joined today to respond to a 10 month old post about Ken Jennings?

In a word.......Yes.

Though I wouldn't have quoted it if any Jeopardy journalists would have... ya know... done their job and actually posted the reality concerning Ken.

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #483 on: June 23, 2022, 12:02:10 PM »
or maybe we need to stop cancelling folk for past mistakes

mistakes that people would usually learn from if given the chance

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #484 on: June 24, 2022, 02:36:15 PM »
People should be held accountable for what they have done in the past. I'm not the biggest fan of either Bialik or Jennings, I would have preferred someone like LeVar Burton.

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #485 on: June 24, 2022, 09:56:38 PM »
or maybe we need to stop cancelling folk for past mistakes

mistakes that people would usually learn from if given the chance

Too late for that. J! chose its cancel path at the beginning of the season.

And while some people would learn, Jennings isn't one of them. He was called out years ago for some of his tweets and kept doubling and doubling down, even saying he should get an apology from a disabled man for correcting his vocabulary. And remember, only a few days after he gave a fake apology just to get the Jeopardy job, he showed much more disdain for the sleuthers who found his podcast buddy's bigoted tweets than he did for the bigoted comments.

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #486 on: June 24, 2022, 10:09:26 PM »
also, i'm sure you have something someone like you would point out


and these are your first three posts in this whole forum... way to endear yourself...

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #487 on: June 24, 2022, 10:22:45 PM »
Ok, WHERE is the fanbase pulling this "Jeopardy is about the be cancelled" nonsense from? The Show's ratings are GOOD, even NOW! How are people not getting this?

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #488 on: June 24, 2022, 10:25:20 PM »
Too late for that. J! chose its cancel path at the beginning of the season.

And while some people would learn, Jennings isn't one of them. He was called out years ago for some of his tweets and kept doubling and doubling down, even saying he should get an apology from a disabled man for correcting his vocabulary. And remember, only a few days after he gave a fake apology just to get the Jeopardy job, he showed much more disdain for the sleuthers who found his podcast buddy's bigoted tweets than he did for the bigoted comments.

...did he personally hurt you?

EDIT: They just won ANOTHER Emmy, so...yeah.
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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #489 on: June 25, 2022, 09:13:49 AM »
People should be held accountable for what they have done in the past. I'm not the biggest fan of either Bialik or Jennings, I would have preferred someone like LeVar Burton.
Who among us hasn't said or done something that upon reflection, we probably would have done something different?

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Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Reply #490 on: June 25, 2022, 12:53:58 PM »
Just to try to steer this thread back into actual hosting news, according to XFinity's program guide Ken will be hosting the final two weeks of the season with Mayim still hosting through then (the weeks of July 18 and 25).

Also, Buzzy Cohen posted a cryptic clue on Twitter that he could be the one hosting Celebrity Jeopardy rather than Mayim or Ken. https://www.tvinsider.com/1049232/jeopardy-buzzy-return-host-tweet/