Saturday, January 19, 2008

Golfweek Magazine Places a Noose on the Cover

Golfweek Magazine announced that it had fired editor Dave Seanor after Seanor agreed to put a noose on the cover of the magazine. The noose was in response to a recent event in which PGA tour commentator Kelly Tilghman jokingly said that Tiger Woods should be "lynched in a back alley."

Tilghman apologized on the air two days later, and the Golf Channel suspended the anchor. However, the light nature of the disciplinary action angered many black leaders.

Golfweek argued that it was seeking to create a debate over the issue. However, some have accused the magazine of sensationalizing a very sensitive issue.

“We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country,” William P. Kupper Jr., president of Turnstile Publishing Co., said on Golfweek's Web site.

“We were trying to convey the controversial issue with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic.”

Jeff Babineau was the editor chosen to replace replace Seanor. The magazine has claimed that the decision making committee had no African-Americans present when making the decision to place the noose on the cover.


Anonymous said...

And people think this is just a coincidence or is a joke? Black America wake up! It's a message for you and your support for Obama Presidency in 2008.

Anonymous said...

This noose incident is nothing new. Golf has always been a racist sport, even after Tiger came on the scene. Also, this magazine had no black people on their decision makin staff when they made this dumb decision.

Anonymous said...

i sometimes find myself quick to judge based on a picture such as the one posted, however knowing why it was posted, and how it stemmed from tighlam's idiotic comment I can see how the media would try to create a buzz or stir up publicity from it for golf. the golfing industry has longed been apart of the "good ole boy" system and honestly i could see them trying to use this to drum up some attention for the sport.

so in retro... i believe tighlam shouldve been fired for her remarks, and the editor in chief reprimanded for the 2wks that she received, both were idiotic however her shit stunk jus a lil bit more