Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Feherty made a bad joke -- and he's sorry

CBS golf commentator David Feherty went too far with his humor in an article that appeared recently in a Dallas magazine in which he wrote of soldiers’ support for former president George W. Bush “if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.”

Feherty has apologized for the comment, which was part of a story he wrote for D Magazine about the former president moving back to Dallas near where Feherty lives.

It was a mistake – a wisecrack gone wrong -- but it shouldn’t be career-threatening. CBS Sports and the PGA Tour quickly issued statements distancing themselves from the comment and Feherty’s image has been dented.

Feherty, a native of Northern Ireland who is now an American citizen, has spent the past two Thanksgivings in Iraq entertaining U.S. troops and he’s been active in fund-raising for the Troops First Foundation which aids soldiers returning home, many without limbs.

When he talks about what living here and becoming a citizen of the United States means to him, it’s powerful and genuine. I’ve talked to him about it more than once.

He’s inspiring.

And, no doubt, sorry for what he wrote.


Anonymous said...

Who cares what Faherty says anyways. Just another immigrant in Texas taking jobs from the American people, whats new?

Davidb said...

Why is the alcholic Irishman bad mouthing the US. He should take his 5-6" ass back to Ireland.

Anonymous said...

Feherty is a very funny guy. The problem is that we are living in the United States of the Offended. No one seems to be able to take a joke anymore.