After Adam Wainwright did his about-face about serving up a meatball to Derek Jeter to open the All-Star game last night, WEEI/NESN Dennis and Callahan co-host Kirk Minihane was evidently dissatisfied with Erin Andrews’ line of questioning. “Don’t you just love social media?” Andrews asked.
It did seem a little bit condescending for Andrews to blame social media for amplifying words that Wainwright had actually said on video to a group of reporters, but Minihane’s reaction to that is about a trillion more times out of line. At the end of the clip, the group seemed to realize they were going to get in trouble for it — it would be shocking if there aren’t apologies and suspensions that come out of this.
This isn’t the first time the Dennis and Callahan show has been connected with outrageously insensitive commentary about Andrews — host John Dennis egged on an off-color peep-hole joke made on Twitter by oft-fired radio host Dan Sileo; Dennis and Gerry Callahan were both suspended for two weeks in 2003 after Dennis compared an escaped gorilla to a student from a black school waiting for the bus.