Friday, January 23, 2009

The News

I've been busy lately. One of the things that occurred was that I reported someone to a news station and this happened:



This clip cuts off the story early. I was actually on the news and if I find a better version I will post it but for now if you want the whole story you can view it on the news website here.

UPDATE: Gary found the link for me. GO HERE TO WATCH.

22 comments:

Karen said...

Crazy stuff. The baker is clearly an idiot. And kudos to you for calling him out.

Dianne said...

I'm lost! the video from Youtube isn't available anymore - Fox is so greedy

and - when I went to Fox my head exploded just from being there

I'll try again I regain my head

whatever you did I'm sure it was wonderful - that's just the way you roll

Knight said...

Whoa, that went down fast. You can find the story at the link I listed if you scroll through recent news and select the one about cookies. I'm being vague because I don't want just any random people to track it back to me.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

http://www.myfoxny.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=8297992&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1

hope you don't mind me putting it here----but holy cats Knight ?????
you make a very good interviewee though

Knight said...

Thanks Gary!

Tall Lanky Jew said...

You know, I am really curious as to the state of his business today. People do make dumb decisions in life periodically but this guy apparently is a total jackass!!

Farmer*swife said...

OMG!!!! I just have to say, what an idiot. I understand he likes to make silly stuff like the geese and all.

But, this was just brainless. *sigh* Brainless. And, he didn't even get it.

You on the other hand, are made for the silver screen!

;-)

furiousBall said...

friggin' idiots.

Dianne said...

Good on you!! and your friend!!

and once again may I say how adorable you are

I also need to apologize for my assumption that Fox was part of doing something wrong - when I assume I make an ass of me and me ;)

I will say it is his right to make them and sell them - I don't know if it's his right to call them what he did

It certainly isn't his right to make thinly veiled threats against the President - Yo! Secret Service - how bout stopping by there for some cookies

I hope this asshat loses so much business - what a pig. An ignorant filthy pig.

I'm so proud of you

Dez said...

How totally disrespectful and racist! I do hope the secret service checks him out. No telling whom his friends are!
Yes, you make a great interviewee!
Well done!

Jay said...

Holy stupid bakers Batman!

That guy is not exactly paying attention to the mood of the people, is he? haha

What a moron. He obviously knew he was toast when he was talking to that reporter dude, but couldn't find a way out of it. People do stupid things sometimes.

I just can't figure out why he thought that name would be okay with people.

Dana said...

Hmmmm ...

I don't like it and I wouldn't buy from his bakery, but is it racism?

kcinnova said...

That is All Kinds of Wrong!! Oh, Knight, you were so right to call the news on him!
Granted, he has a right to be stupid and everyone else has a right to not shop there and even picket his bakery.
He is obviously tasteless in his "humor" -- dead geese bread after the plane went down on the Hudson? Gross. I certainly wouldn't buy any.

Reb said...

You did the right thing there girl! This guy is a jerk and I hope he loses a lot of business. Unfortunately, it will blow over in a day or two and his clientèle will be back as before.

You did a great job on the interview too ;)

Knot said...

If they had been made out of white chocolate with white sprinkles and called "Drunken Kracker Cookies" would there have been as much outrage?

As much as we don't like it he has the right to call the cookie what he wants. It's freedom of speech. And as detestable as it is I want him to have that right. The minute we limit what can be said or produced in the form of cooking or "art" we will deteriorate even further.

We never say a word about the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin". If that book came out now with that title, it would be scandalous.

This guy's business will suffer and I'm surprised he didn't think it through and call them something else, like "Drunk Face Cookies". I'm surprised the enlightened world of NYC has a racist. Isn't NYC the epidomy of culture and equality?

Notice the story didn't break in Selma, Alabama.

Knot

Knight said...

There are a lot of people that stick up for this guy because they don't know the whole story but I assure you this is racism. The guy has the right to say and sell whatever the hell he wants and I have the right to let him know he should be ashamed. It wasn't just the one product. It's his disgusting behavior in general. We didn't try to have him arrested. We just wanted everyone to know what kind of a person he is. It's all free speech. If you don't stand up against racism then you are letting it happen and doesn't that make you part of the problem?

Tall Lanky Jew said...
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Knight said...

Thanks TLJ but I had to delete your comment because I don't want people trying to google that phrase finding my site.

Michael Knight Rambo said...

That's funny- you don't really strike me as a Fox news kind of girl!

I am in awe that you infiltrated the evil Fox and used it as a conduit for good.

Micky-T said...

Part of me wants to say...what's the big deal. But the other bigger part of me, says he must be an asshole!

moooooog35 said...

His cakes were used on 'Sex and the City.'

More evidence that everything related to Sex and the City sucks.

Except Kim Cattrail in her prime, but I don't think that counts.

g-man said...

It has moved again ...

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/090122_Racist_Cookies_in_Honor_of_Barack_Obama

Going to the Fox 5 page brought back memories. I used to watch Good Day NY before going to work (some 20 years ago) Gordon Elliot was a street reporter (he is now a producer for Food Network, and does Paula Dean's show) Tim something and an African American woman were the anchors.

Anyway you did a fine job, and that dude is an ass.

I also like the new masthead. :)