North Carolina State sports radio announcer Gary Hahn, who has been calling the Wolfpack’s football and men’s basketball games since 1991, has been indefinitely suspended by Learfield, the school’s sports broadcasts right holder. The suspension stems from a comment Hahn made while calling the 2022 Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 30th. During the game, which the Wolfpack lost to the University of Maryland Terrapins 16-12, while reporting the score from the 2022 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, also held on December 30th, Hahn said, “And amongst all the illegal aliens down in El Paso, it’s UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6.”
Here's what got NCSU announcer Gary Hahn immediately and indefinitely suspended after today's broadcast: pic.twitter.com/4qkyQ1jzT2
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December 30, 2022
WRAL (Raleigh, North Carolina television station) reporter Keenan Willard noted on Twitter:
BREAKING: NC State play-by-play announcer Gary Hahn has been suspended indefinitely for comments he made while calling the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, per the university.
— Keenan Willard (@KeenanWRAL) December 30, 2022
Let the faux outrage and cancel culture begin.
Despite both of the above, exactly what did Hahn say that was in any fashion inaccurate? As noted here by Jennifer Van Laar on December 18th, El Paso’s mayor, Democrat Oscar Leeser, declared a state of emergency on December 17th despite stating two days earlier he did not wish to do so in order to thwart Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s measures to actively secure the Texas-Mexico border. Jeff Charles noted here on December 23rd that Abbott has ordered additional National Guard members to El Paso, reinforcing those already stationed there, in an effort to cut down on the number of illegal crossings.
Far too many liberals believe the illegal alien problem is as innocuous as a Genesis video.
It’s not. For example, consider the words of Border Patrol agent Brendan Lenihan, written in 2019.
I summited at midday and walked aimlessly in the shadows of granite domes that ran along the ridgeline like the spine of some slumbering monster. A turkey vulture hovered on a thermal, passing in and out of Mexico with seeming disregard for international boundaries. All around me the mountainsides sparkled in the sunlight from the rubbish discarded by clandestine border crossers—Red Bull energy cans and Pedialyte baby bottles; children’s backpacks and Mexican water jugs. Among the hastily discarded objects were others on deliberate display. More than once on patrol, I had stumbled upon desert altars full of votive candles, rosary beads, and prayer cards commemorating Juan Soldado, patron saint of undocumented immigrants, and Jesús Malverde, patron saint of drug smugglers.
This time, I came upon a velvet mesquite tree draped in women’s lingerie. Faded pink bras and lacy black panties drooped from the twisted limbs. The Border Patrol calls these “rape trees.” It’s difficult to know whether these displays are merely symbolic of a woman’s vulnerability in this place or are the actual trophies of sexual violence. Either way, women who understand the risks of this desert sometimes ingest morning-after pills before even attempting to cross.
The human (i.e., sex) and drug trafficking across our border is an obscenity abetted by Democrat politicians who see nothing but potential voters and sadistic businesspeople seeing nothing but cheap, exploitable labor. It is not only possible but demanded that human dignity and worth plus maintenance of law and a secure border coexist. Contrary to what liberals believe, capitalism is not the crime in this matter. It is the resolution. In addition to securing the border, free enterprise and the opportunity to pursue personal financial stability regardless of what country is involved, alongside a ruthless cleansing of institutional corruption plus genuine war on drug dealers and human traffickers, again irrespective of what country is concerned, is the only long term solution to the illegal alien problem. The accurate comment of a sports announcer? That is not the problem.