Meet one poor schmuck: Lowell, Massachusetts school board member Robert Hoey, Jr., who made the mistake of saying “kike” on public television when referring to a Jew. (I could call it the “k-word,” but I’m not going to do it, and I’m using it didactically instead of as a slur—a slur used by Hoey). Plus many readers may not know that the k-word is actually “kike”, and is as bad a slur towards Jews as the “n-word” is towards blacks.
Well, here’s Hoey screwing up when he was on public television:
— (((David Lange))) (@Israellycool) February 26, 2021
The Jewish Journal gives more; I haven’t checked the “MSM” (mainstream media), but I doubt you’ll find a lot about it there.
LOWELL – School Committee member Robert Hoey Jr., who referred to a former administrator at the Lowell Public Schools as a “kike” on live cable access TV on Wednesday, announced his resignation on Friday in a video posted on Facebook.
Hoey, who hosts the morning show “City Life” on Lowell Telecommunications Corporation cable access Channel 8, made the statement on the live program at around 6:35 a.m. while discussing school personnel. “We lost the kike, I mean the Jewish guy. I hate to say it but that’s what people used to say behind his back – Gary Frisch … He was the guy in charge of our budget,” said Hoey.
. . .In his resignation video, Hoey spoke for seven minutes before announcing his decision to quit. “As of today, I’m resigning from the Lowell School Committee,” he said. Earlier in the video, he apologized to Frisch and the community. “I’m so sorry to that individual that was hurt by this, and I’m sorry to every individual across the country,” said Hoey.
But the really funny thing, putting aside his anti-Semitism—which I don’t believe for a second he’s given up—is Hoey’s “apology and resignation” video, a 7½-minute brain dump that IsraellyCool, another Jewish site, characterizes as “the world’s worst apology.” Indeed it is; I haven’t seen a worse one.
I’ll put the video below, and IsraellyCool has some sardonic comments, including noting that Hoey mistakes the “k-word” for the “n-word” and has to be corrected by his daughter at the very beginning of his “apology”.
Hoey starts by apologizing for using the “N” word, not the “K” word. You can then hear his daughter whispering “Not the ‘N’ word.” It only goes downhill from there.“Highlights” include:
Promising it will be short and sweet (it is 7.30 minutes of rambling drivel)
Playing the victim, emphasizing how hard this has been on him
Apologizing to the nameless individual hurt by this. And then himself!
“All (my father) basically did was gamble and make babies”
“I have a big mouth…I have no control over how I talk to speak…I am going to tell ya how it is, how I feel” followed by “I will never saw those words again after this!”
“Do you know how many nephews and nieces I have who are people of color?”
His daughter having to remind him to apologize to teachers and students
Apologizing to School Committee members Mike Dillon and Hilary Clark, and then saying he is not sorry to the other 4 committee members
But that’s no substitute for listening to what comes out of the ass’s mouth. The guy should have just apologized briefly in writing, resigned (if you think that was a resign-able offense), and moved on. Instead, he unloads his entire life on the hapless viewer: