Good for Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots quarterback cut short his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI on Monday morning because a yapper who appears on the show from time to time made a disparaging remark about his 5-year-old daughter.
Also, good on those who manage the “Kirk & Callahan Show,” it appears. Before Brady made his early exit from the show, host Kirk Minihane said Alex Reimer had been suspended.
Reimer, a mid-20-something, called Brady’s daughter “an annoying little pissant.” The remark came during a discussion of the “Tom vs. Time” documentary.
It doesn’t matter how much the documentary featured Brady’s family. What 5-year-old things she said or did in the documentary don’t matter. She’s a minor child. Off limits. Full stop.
That’s the small picture.
The coarsening culture around media rides like bad influence in the passenger seat. The political-incorrectness movement seems incapable of understanding that it, too, can go too far. Talkers like Reimer shrug off signs and careen out of control then blame others for getting upset.
As he grows up, maybe he should grow a decency test: would he want it said about his kid? Even if he has no kids at such a tender stage of life, it’s not hard to imagine the right answer.
As Reimer grows up, maybe he’ll grow beyond the pursuit of political incorrectness for the sake of political incorrectness. Attitude is cheap, and there should remain such a thing as too far.
Here’s hoping the adults around an annoying … well, Reimer … have taught him something. Here’s hoping we all learn from it.