If you haven’t been following the Baylor scandal, this story might not be interesting to you. If you have been following, or you have a general base knowledge of the stupid shit Baylor does all the time, then this story will be of interest to you, but it won’t surprise you.
A group of Baylor alums, with zero crisis communication skills, took out a full-page ad to support their ousted, disgraced ex-president Ken Starr in the Austin American-Statesman on Sunday morning and thank him for his years of service to the university. They even created a website, because of course they did.
You gotta be kidding. pic.twitter.com/LWaDhEjNJO
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) June 5, 2016
From For The Win:
At one point, the note thanks Starr for “your exceptional care for students and their well-being.”
Starr stepped down from president and chancellor of the university in the wake of an investigation, commissioned by the school, which found that Baylor failed to sufficiently investigate allegations of sexual assault against students, especially football players.
This blind support comes from a former attorney and judge who, earlier this week, botched an interview so bad it basically cost him the job to which he had been demoted. At least these alums are bold enough to attach their names to a man who has been universally regarded as an “inept” leader.
This would only happen at a tone-deaf school like Baylor, where scandals occur far more often than championships. Remember, this is the same school that’s last athletic scandal included basketball players murdering each other and a basketball coach trying to cover his tracks in the aftermath. You know, typical Waco activities.
If you aren’t familiar with the Big 12, Baylor is essentially the least likable program in the bunch. The continuous avoidable gaffes by Baylor and its supporters are unique to the school, in the sense that no other fanbase and administration is this dumb and disconnected from reality.
I don’t know how good Baylor’s public relations program is, but I would guess it ranks on the low end. These continuous boneheaded mistakes wouldn’t happen at any other school. But, at Baylor, it has become the expected norm.
Congratulations, Bears, and keep finding ways to dig yourselves deeper in this hole. The schadenfreude doesn’t get old..
[via For The Win]