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Cops: TV commentator implicated of exposing himself at bar

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018|4:38 p.m.

Randall William Howe

When faced by North Las Vegas Authorities, Randall William Howe, who utilizes the on-air name Randy Howe, rejected the accusations, saying he was “itching awfully” and was scratching himself, according to the arrest report.

A video monitoring system captured the alleged incident, authorities stated. Howe was imprisoned on one count each of public indecency and open gross lewdness, authorities said.

Howe, who covers sports for KSNV News 3, bailed out of jail Tuesday, an online search of prisoner records at the City of Las Vegas Detention Center showed.

A worker at the unidentified tavern called authorities about 9:15 a.m. to report that a client sitting at a slot machine at the bar had actually allegedly been masturbating, according to the report.

An employee informed responding officers they noticed the patron display screen “weird habits,” that included walking to the restroom with his penis outside his trousers, authorities stated.

Surveillance video reviewed by authorities revealed the client unzip his trousers and fondle himself, according to the report.

Howe insisted he was not masturbating, saying he had a serious rash and was scratching himself, the report stated. He said he “most likely shouldn’t have been scratching himself at the bar which it was a bad decision,” according to the report.

Howe had actually been drinking on an energy drink and was not drinking alcohol, the report said.

Reached by phone Tuesday night, the TV station declined to comment.

CNN severs ties with commentator Jeffrey Lord over Nazi salute tweet

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Matt Rourke/ AP In this Dec. 15, 2016, picture, CNN analyst Jeffrey Lord appears at a rally for President-elect Donald Trump in Hershey, Pa.

Released Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017|3:40 p.m.

Updated Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017|9:17 p.m.

NEW YORK– CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic.

A network spokesperson confirmed that Lord was not with the network and stated “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil!” at the head of a liberal advocacy group, Media Matters for America.

Lord said in a telephone interview Thursday night that he respected CNN and its journalists, but basically disagreed with the network’s decision to fire him. He said his “Sieg Heil!” tweet was not a recommendation of Nazism or fascist strategies, but was meant to mock Media Matters and its use of boycotts of advertisers of conservative voices such as Sean Hannity, which Lord corresponded with fascism.

“I want to make something very clear. I have absolutely nothing but regard, love and love for CNN. I believe the world of CNN,” Lord informed The Associated Press. “I believe they’re great individuals and serious individuals.”

He called himself a “First Modification fundamentalist” and called CNN’s choice disappointing. “From my viewpoint CNN caved on the First Modification of all things. I disagree. I respectfully disagree.”

He decreased to get into specifics of how he was fired, saying he wanted to keep that a private conversation.

Retained by CNN in August 2015, Lord was an indefatigable on-air fan of Donald Trump throughout his candidateship and because his election. A factor to the conservative publication The American Spectator, Lord is a former assistant to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan.

He had actually consistently encountered Media Matters president Angelo Carusone, whose group condemned CNN for utilizing him as a commentator.

Following a severe exchange of tweets with Carusone earlier this week, Lord posted a short article for The American Spectator on Thursday early morning, calling Carusone’s group the “Media Matters Fascists” and casting them as “anti-free speech bigots who, in typical fascist design, make it their objective to shut down speech they don’t like.”

Throughout the day, the Twitter sparring resumed, with Lord lastly reacting to Carusone with the tweet: “Sieg Heil!”

In subsequent tweets, he insisted he implied to be “buffooning Nazis and Fascists.”

“I think in a writer’s tool kit there are several ways you deal with people,” Lord said. “One of them is to mock them.”

Throughout his existence on CNN’s airwaves Lord had actually often riled CNN hosts including Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, fellow commentators, and audiences with a number of his statements. During Super Tuesday election night coverage in March 2016, he argued that the KKK was a left-wing organization since of Democrats’ assistance of it many years prior to. In April, he called President Donald Trump the “Martin Luther King” of health care.

Lord said he did not know what his next steps would be, but said he didn’t intend to stop speaking up about the First Change and other problems.

Asked about how he felt about having a tweet end his CNN profession, Lord said he wasn’t always stunned given the vitriol Twitter can provoke. Paradoxically, he said, tweeting more was a New Year’s resolution.

He said he had actually gotten “a tidal bore of assistance” from conservatives after his firing.

Red Sox commentator Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks

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Frank Franklin II/ AP Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy works during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in New York.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017|3:45 p.m.

New York City– Boston Red Sox commentator Jerry Remy said sorry Wednesday for his on-air remarks a night previously that pitchers such as Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka should not be permitted to have translators on the mound.

“I truly apologize to those who were upset by my remarks during the telecast last night,” Remy tweeted.

During the NESN broadcast of the Boston-New York game at Yankee Arena on Tuesday night, Remy stated pitchers such as the Japanese-born Tanaka should “find out baseball language.”

His remarks quickly drew sharp criticism on social media, with some saying there isn’t one universal language for baseball.

The Red Sox and NESN released declarations Wednesday distancing themselves from Remy’s remarks.

“NESN does not concur with any such views revealed by Jerry Remy and we know from talking to Jerry that he is sorry for making them. The network all the best apologizes to anybody who was upset by Jerry’s remarks,” NESN stated.

Said the Red Sox: “We do not share the views revealed by Jerry Remy throughout last night’s broadcast.”

Tanaka said he wasn’t sure why Remy made his comments.

“Little subtleties could get lost in the process of aiming to communicate, especially when you do not know the language,” Tanaka stated through a translator.

His translator, Shingo Horie, did not wish to comment beyond saying he felt the very same method as Tanaka.

Remy has actually been a popular Red Sox television expert because 1988. He was a Boston infielder for 7 seasons and is a member of the group’s Hall of Popularity.

In 2013, Big league Baseball embraced a rule that permitted interpreters to sign up with mound conferences. That very same season, Red Sox relievers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa each used translators on the team’s go to the World Series championship.

Red Sox manager John Farrell stated he wanted he would have had the ability to have a translator on the mound during his time as Boston’s pitching coach from 2007-10, when he dealt with Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima.

“We had the ability to have the interpreter in bullpen sessions,” Farrell said.

Farrell stated he discovered Japanese for single words, things and numbers.

“But when you start talking ideas, let’s face it, interaction with players is top priority No. 1,” he stated. “So to be clear, the interpreter is needed.”

Remy’s comments Tuesday night came hours after Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, a longtime Phillies 3rd baseman, said in a radio interview that Philadelphia outfielder Odubel Herrera’s language barrier “would make it challenging” for him to be a group leader. Herrera is from Venezuela and performs his interviews with English-speaking media in Spanish, through a translator.

Herrera said after the Phillies’ game in Atlanta that Schmidt had called him to excuse his remarks.

In the fourth inning of the Red Sox-Yankees game, Tanaka was gone to on the mound by Japanese translator Shingo Horie and pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

“I do not think that need to be legal,” Remy stated at the time, informing play-by-play man Dave O’Brien, “I really don’t.

“Learn baseball language. You understand, find out, it’s pretty simple. You simplify pretty simple between pitching coach and pitcher after a long period of time,” Remy said.

O’Brien answered: “I would say that probably, you know, they’re concerned about subtlety being lost in some of these conversations.”

As he left the broadcast cubicle after Boston’s 5-4 win, Remy said he had absolutely nothing more to say on the subject.

“I have actually got no talk about that. Really,” he said.

AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.