My letter to Comcast Sports on Virgil Goode

By: Andrea Chamblee
Published On: 3/8/2007 1:21:16 AM

My letter to ComCast on Virgil Goode,
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Dear Comcast representative:

I just watched the SportsNet program Wednesday at 10:50 pm on the ACC with the Maryland and UNC spokesmen/legislators. I am dismayed that ComCast would give a forum to Virgil Goode, the racist who unapologetically verbally attacked a freshman Congressman for seeking to take his oath of office on Thomas Jefferson's Koran.

I am confident that plenty of Virginia legislators who not only aren't racist but could have spoken more intelligently on ACC basketball would have made themselves available if they had been timely invited.

Please do not give Virgil Goode a forum on Comcast cable again.



comcast (pvogel - 3/8/2007 8:06:43 AM)
this is what you expect when you give a monopoly to a republican outfit.

Comcast, a tool of the far right

Administration Now Showcasing Rep. Ellison (PM - 3/8/2007 10:05:28 AM)
Here's a definition of irony:

Rep. Ellison, the representative that Goode vilified, is now being used as a symbol of American tolerance towards Mujslims by this Administration.

Ellison has been profiled three times by the State Department's overseas press bureau. On Monday he did a Voice of America interview from his office, where an American flag was placed conspicuously behind his desk***.

He's scheduled to follow up Thursday in a teleconference with Karen Hughes, the State Department's undersecretary for public diplomacy. The teleconference has been tasked by the White House to promote American values and confront ideological support for terrorism around the world.


Nice Letter (Matt H - 3/8/2007 10:53:52 AM)
I love it when people like you stand up for what is right!

That means a lot (Andrea Chamblee - 3/8/2007 11:47:41 AM)
especially because I had to decide whether to get some much-needed sleep or hold Comcast's feet to the fire!

Correct Choice. (Matt H - 3/8/2007 1:12:42 PM)
If you are like me, I wouldn't be able to sleep until I wrote such a letter.

what happened? (littlepunk - 3/8/2007 12:08:38 PM)
did he just have 30 seconds or so in front of the camera to talk about the acc tourney?  why was he there - was nobody else invited or couldn't make it?  didn't virgil go to uva?

U.Va. (Susan P. - 3/8/2007 6:51:22 PM)
He went to U.R. undergrad and to UVA law school.  At the time he graduated, UVA was not, how shall we say, a well-spring of diversity.  An unfortunate and common problem in Virginia politics.