Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Golf Channel Suspends Anchor For "Poorly Chosen Remarks"

The Golf Channel has decided to suspend anchor Kelly Tilghman after her ill-chosen words concerning up and coming young golfers who might want to take on champion Tiger Woods. Reaction was swift from many, and from Golf Channel management, which said she would be off the air for two weeks following her remark. Here is the statement from the Golf Channel announcing the suspension.

The GOLF CHANNEL regrets the poorly chosen remarks made by Kelly Tilghman on a recent broadcast and, again, extends our apologies to anyone who was offended.

There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this.

While we believe that Kelly's choice of words were inadvertent and that she did not intend them in an offensive manner, the words were hurtful and grossly inappropriate.

Consequently, we have decided to suspend Kelly for two weeks, effective immediately.

Read more here. Here's a view from the Guardian's Lawrence Donegan and from Jason Whitlock of

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