Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry

Women and Adversity: Britt McHenry: Civility and Accuracy

 The parking lot attendant told Britt McHenry a camera was recording her rant, but the ESPN reporter didn’t stop insulting the woman. Rightfully so, McHenry was suspended from her job for a week. You can hear the recording at There is no excuse for McHenry to use the F___ word and to tell the woman:

  • I have a brain and you don’t
  • Maybe if I was missing some teeth, they would hire me
  • Lose some weight, baby girl

Joe Concha, a media analyst, doesn’t defend McHenry’s rant, but does point out a concern: the video is edited. Read about that at

What can women learn from this?

  • You are always on camera when you are in public
  • As a writer give due diligence
  • Do unto others….

Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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