Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry entered the national consciousness nearly two years ago when she was caught on tape berating the attendant at a towing company and repeatedly touting her national television résumé. Since then, McHenry has been laid off by ESPN and reinvented herself as a carbon copy Fox News television personality. She’s also leaning into the combative attitude she presented in the viral video that got her suspended by ESPN two years ago, by rabble-rousing on social media.
Besides with an ex-porn star about net neutrality, her most recent target was the late Craig Sager’s son, whose father died a year ago Friday.
The screenshot, if you’re curious pic.twitter.com/GoUSllDeX8
— Kacy Sager (@THESagerbomb) December 15, 2017
Kacy, a statistician for Turner Sports, responded by ripping into McHenry with great vitriol by posting the screen shot of a note she’d written on her Twitter.
So I woke up this morning, on the one-year anniversary of my father’s death, to an inbox full of messages. Dozens of people letting me know they’re thinking about my family today, what a huge impact he had on their lives, that his legacy will never be forgotten.
And in the middle of countless well-wishes, someone had sent me a screenshot of Britt McHenry referring to my brother as “some kid whose only connection to the media is his famous dad.”
“Britt. Britt, Britt, Britt, Britt, Britt. Might be time for an intervention dear … FIRST OF ALL, it really bums me out to see someone whose career held so much promise just a few years ago, someone I used to have a lot of respect for, have enough free time on her hands to engage in a petty Twitter argument with my brother’s ex.
“Maybe pick up knitting or something. Hell, you can take over my fantasy basketball team if you’re that bored.”
Second, my brother, the first person to ever play football for UGA AND graduate from the Grady School of Journalism, has been a prominent member of the Atlanta sports media for damn near a decade now. I know you’ve been a little out of the loop since basically everyone in the industry stopped taking you seriously, but try doing a little research before you make such an ignorant statement. You do remember how journalism works, right?
“While you’ve been busy single-handedly tanking the value of a degree from Northwestern, Craig has kept his head down and built the foundation for a career that will certainly outlast the one you pissed away by being a spoiled brat,” Sager continued. “Why take a shot at him at all? Why lash out at him when he wasn’t even part of the conversation?
It’s not like he towed your damn car… I want to believe you’re not actually this nasty of a person, I really do. That you haven’t spent the past few years exposing your true colors, that this has all been a calculated move to save your “career” by pandering to the hateful assholes out there now that you’ve alienated all the decent, good-hearted people who used to root for you.
That maybe you took a cheap shot at my brother because it’s easier to invent excuses than admit that you only have yourself to blame for the utter implosion of your once-impressive body of work. Or maybe you really do suck that much.
Regardless of the root of all this, you clearly need to spend some of your newfound free time doing a little soul searching. Maybe put your spiraling on hold for a bit and learn to keep your mouth shut when you don’t have something nice or productive to say.
McHenry responded by pretending not to know who Kacy was. Unfortunately it’s the rest of us who have to live with knowing who Britt McHenry is.
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