Trial-by-Twitter Commences for Boston Radio Host Kirk Minihane [Updated]

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By Richard Horgan Comment

Dennis&CallahanBannerCommenting on the erupting controversy stemming from a Boston radio host’s on-air description of Erin Andrews as a “gutless bitch,” Mediaite’s Joe Concha writes:

So what will happen to Kirk Minihane? He not only attacked a female reporter and called her a bitch twice, but it was Erin Andrews — she of filmed-through-a-hotel-room-peep-hole-infamy. Rest assured that trial-by-Twitter will now commence, and it won’t be pretty by the time the mob gets done with Minihane and those who employ him.

For the latest real-time Twitter testimony and cross-examination, click here. At press time, the social reaction includes:

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On Twitter, Minihane can be found @kirkmin.

Update (July 17):
Minihane has apologized for his remarks about Andrews. Here’s his statement:

“This morning on the radio I used a series of words to describe Erin Andrews’ work at the All-Star Game. My choice of words was wrong; I was wrong to have used them. To all whom I offended – particularly Ms. Andrews – I apologize.”

“There is no place for what was said. It was immature and completely uncalled for. I am often critical of media members and their work and recognize here that I’ve made the kind of mistake I would call out if it was done by another sportscaster or writer. Again, to all involved, I’m very sorry.”

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