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Dan Le Batard wishes he could take back his outrageous interview with Michele Tafoya.
During an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show,” Tafoya claimed she felt “ambushed” after some outrageous lines of questioning. Specifically, she was drilled with questions about Florida’s bill limiting sex topics being taught to young children and was hammered on race issues.
Now, the former ESPN star wishes he could walk everything back.
“If I had some do-overs there, I would do it over, and I’m not sure I would even have run it given what the fallout was because we just went in circles. It was just combative. I didn’t think it was a good look for anybody,” Le Batard explained during an appearance on the “House of Strauss” podcast.
Not only does Le Batard wish the interview hadn’t gone down the way it did, he wants people to believe he went into it with pure intentions.
“I really went into that conversation with Michele Tafoya hoping that the conversation would be, ‘Hey this was somebody I had a friendly, cordial relationship with. Let’s see if we make some art here reconnecting after 15 years. Not combative art, just catching up, because this bridge can be traversed by people who know each other a little bit.’ And then it went off the rails from the start … She felt like she had been lied to, but I really went into that interview hoping to talk to her about her career,” he further explained.
When the interview dropped, it surprised a lot of people because it really did feel like Tafoya entered it with good intentions and was then walked into a buzzsaw.
It was painful to watch at times, especially when she was being pressed on the Florida bill. What does Michele Tafoya have to do with laws being passed about protecting children in schools in Florida?
The answer is nothing at all. Yet, if you watched his interview with Tafoya, you’d think she wrote the thing and single-handedly made sure it was passed.
I have no doubt Le Batard wishes he could have it back. The interview made him and his entire cast look juvenile and outrageous.
On the other hand, Tafoya conducted herself at a high level and refused to buckle. There’s no question she came out the winner.
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Tafoya has more brains, balls and guts than LeBatard will ever know.
What do you expect from a clown who claims an interview with a sports journalist is ‘art’! Sanctimonious woke fools with agendas, who keep trying to claim the moral high ground when they are in a swamp!
LeBatard is not a good dude; truly a loser who should be ignored.
Has LeBatard ever publicly expressed similar regrets over a combative interview? If not, why this one?
I thought his “schtick” was “I’m a jerk, so what?” …
Such a woke, kook lib douche. Typically,. They spew their poison and then give a lame attempt at backtracking.
LeBeRetard is a no-talent ass-clown. Name me another male in sports media who deserves a total ass-kicking? He’s a low information leftist moron.
LeBatard can’t help himself. He’s a leftist moron.
Max, Kellerman, Keith Olberman, Bob Costas, SA Smith & Shannon Sharpe to name a few…
LeBatard changed for the much, much, much worse when he fell in love with Bomani Jones. He actually used to be president funny, good sports talk in the am, and then it became a virtual signaling, “I’m smarter and more compassionate than all of the racists who voted for Donald Trump show.”
Ruined…I tell my kids all the time, people judge not only you, but more importantly, they judge you off of those people you surround yourself with. Bomani Jones is historic ratings lows looking for a place to happen.
People who listen to sports talk want sports talk. No politics. Never politics. Never ever never.
There’s so much to Michelle Tafoya and her life experiences. Dan Le Turd and his minions ambushed her. I’ll bet she, being known as a sports commentator, expected to talk about sports on a sports talk show/podcast. Instead she gets ambushed because she isn’t woke enough for the guys who are not Le Turd.
These males aren’t gentlemen. These males are trying to make money in the woke universe.
I hadn’t seen/heard anything from his show in years. I probably won’t hear anything else from his show for the remainder of my life.
LeBaTurd gonna be LeBaTurd. Cry like a little pussy when called out, TaFoya would probably kick his ass up around his ear hair if given the opp to do so. RESPECT her for being the class act she is and continues to be.
That was an ambush, not an interview. Three big, brave, perfect men that have all the worlds answers. She showed class, they showed pure arrogance and above all ignorance. Like most of the media.