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Barkley

Posted on: December 31, 2008 5:40 pm
 

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of DUI and there is lots of glee, it seems, on message boards and across cyberspace.

If you are happy about this, it actually says more about you as a person, than it does Barkley.

If he did this, he should be put in jail. Drunk drivers are a plague.

However, what's equally troublesome is the reaction of people. There are many, it seems, who want Barkley to greatly suffer and their desire for these things has nothing to do with his alleged act. They want him to burn for his views and are utilizing this arrest as a window to attack him.

These people have brought race into this conversation where it didn't exist and that tells you a lot.

So when you're posting about Barkley don't hide your disgust behind fake outrage. Just say you're happy he was arrested because you don't like him or his views.

 
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 1:11 am
 

Barkley

"These people have brought race into this conversation where it didn't exist and that tells you a lot."

 

When freeman writes this, it’s mentioning race. And in fact referencing how people bring it up, so that’s mentioning it.

 


 




Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 1:02 am
 

Barkley

I like CB but he has a drinking problem and everyone knows it so it’s good he got caught. I hope this is a wake up call for him. Anyone who is as outspoken as CB is a target and a cruel response by many is not unusual at all. He is a good guy for sure and I hope he can pull it together.




Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 12:40 am
 

Barkley

Take some spelling lessons



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2009 12:40 am
 

Barkley

He's a jerk. It's been proven by him spitting on a little kid to the blatent ignorant blather he spews. Whether he was drunk or not, it's hilarious because he's a douche bag.



Since: Dec 26, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 12:37 am
 

Barkley

Seriously....It's 2009 and we are still hearing claims of racism???? WTF? He was busted for a DUI who gives a crap? I'm just sick of hearing his stupidity on TNT... I feel bad for Kenny Smith because he actually is pretty good but unfortunately is overshadowed by Barkley who ruins the whole show.



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 11:49 pm
 

Barkley

 Freeman is right.  The original story was Barkley getting pulled over for a DUI.  Race was then brought up in comments to THAT article.

As a white Steeler fan from West Virginia, I see it this way:

1.  The white men on this message board come across as defensive, racist, ignorant, and angry, and need to take a deep breath.

2.  Freeman was right, to have this much anger towards Barkley, and to even bring up race says something about you. 

 




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 11:19 pm
 

Barkley

The whole is situation is turble, just turble... why di he have to go and act like a knuckle-heyaad?


TMontana_99
Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 11:01 pm
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Miša Tumbas
Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2008 10:58 pm
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Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2008 10:37 pm
 

Barkley

Now you almost  know ( its not you )how it feel to be a republican.I know you are a sports writer ,but you are in the media.How come you never question the liberal double standart that is so common in the press.Dont fake your outrage, you are the one that seems to pick his objections to this kind of media responce. Show some balls and be consistant.


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