OMF - Christian speaks for the first time since his suspension 2-19-18

Ordway, Merloni & Fauria
Monday, February 19th

Christian Fauria makes his return to the airwaves and apologizes once again for his hurtful comments. The guys discuss their sensitivity meeting on Friday and their desire to be better going forward as they move on. 


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First off I just you know how many get into exactly what happened the first they need to do is publicly without tweet apologize to dawn that's the first guy. I was concerned with second what does anybody else who was offended anybody else and it doesn't matter. You know if I'm a multiracial is my kids duration it doesn't matter what I do is they are so. The speedometer in Japanese or Korean while I think you for your brain and nobody but again I don't know but it's it's fine but it and in the in the big scheme of things when I'm more concerned with is how people were so open to buy this. I was wrong I'm sorry it was stupid and I think scale of one to 1010 being the dumbest thing I've ever done that probably yet. Ed and I believe me and I'd learn a lot over the last five days I'd love so much because in the past. You know being multiracial having kids that are Asian and I talked about it on the show I felt like I can promise you anything I wanted to because every single nationality was represented my house. Asians Japanese Korean black native Americans. On Irish you name it represented in my house so we tease each other a lot about everything but nothing's taboo. But what happened over the over the last what seven days has opened my mind to a lot of things eyes got a two state a lot of people 11. You guys for just holding it down. Sending me tweets are just unions I don't jump about ten story when Wendell records it was rough for me the backlash was rough. And that AJ all the people at the Asian American June journalists' association. Who are. Not only compassion and a but understanding. And outlets really taken aback by that because you don't want the one group that was most concerned with. Where the nicest where the most compassionate when they they were non interest they they weren't they and the number one that was Gagne and self. I was scared sleepless to call because what happened was this one down on Friday and we all went home expecting have a good weekend. And then the story comes out. And the first thing I did the very first thing I did it is blood got touched dreaded yet again that's a bridge to get done these phone number. That's the first person I want to talk to. I want to talk to John you're so I think it had talked to him until Saturday. And by Saturday I mean he's seated carnage and is carnage it was late it was like a purge title was destroy everybody. Some duels were supporting me which I don't want them to make that clear it out of money by support. I don't want you by patting me on the back in telling me hey it's no big deal was just a joke it wasn't it was terrible it was it was unbelievably uncomfortable for me. To have to actually play that sound like kids raised by the way. He's Korean my kids my children in my house. I said listen I gotta tell you guys sound and we gotta talk about them at the play you something. It was one of the most uncomfortable situations ever won at my eighteen kids and played this for them okay and they're multiracial also but big part of their culture. Is he is Asian. So I called on me. On Saturday and again scared I thought he was written in your work I heard he was heard it was inquiry or it was really upset. Called Lamotte. I tell you what you know I could not be a more compassionate man like what what a rock star what a stud what I mean the guy. Just let me say my speech let me say my what I needed to say don't apologize profusely because it was not my intent at all to embarrass him. Bring him into the situation happened defend themselves have people calling him. One of my head get a job right now and it was listening mrs. mean. The lesson for anybody. It's a different world we live in. And dawn was very calm music you know what the first thing he said and he line Lou the first thing he said to me I treated you. That was the first thing they came out of his mouth I've heard a lot about you a notre like we all make mistakes hey I forget he's like three times. Al speechless. Just I had no word outside. That obviously does not what I expected. I expected to be chastised expected to be raked over the coals which was and other situations but what with the most important person I wasn't. So from that moment on it became OK and this is this is him a you know bring this up how we make this cut we turn this into positive. How can we turn this into a positive he got it yet a good voice you know you you know you can listen you OK how can we usual. To change that aired for our children at his work I did about this. What my butt off trying to figure out. How I can make this right. He's taken the lead with it he's controlled the situation. Immediately invited me to the Asian American journalists association convention which is in Houston. Which is in Houston in August I immediately accepted. And from that point time I want on a couple different conference calls with other members from that organization. All great people. Salt of the earth great people they just want it is they want their voice out there they wanna be understood and they don't wanna be included these dumb stereotypes. That still exist. Not guilt yet I do it all the time and that's that's me with the based on how like well what I'm used to. And you know the tolerance and you know and the toughness that iconic it's you know built myself could probably of unacceptable. Not acceptable won't happen again and anyone who does is stupid and it wouldn't talk like that is dumb anyone who does something like that should be reprimanded. So. Again from that moment on we started doing positive and just all hell broke loose. So an air to actually get everybody else involved all it is no longer but it wouldn't let it be evil but the people who were in the trenches. God right right but the guy in Albuquerque, New Mexico just reads a sensationalized headline. Didn't get it that's the guy who look the people locally for the some of these news channels that are writing these sensational headlines trying to people to call up people call me trying to get a trying to beat me distaste of the negative. And saying. So and also the mayor never changed for the people who work behind the scenes who were really concerned with. You know making a difference using this using mice do it incident as an example and is a teaching moment those people who were on point. Asian American journalists association Pia. I ago how would Chan. Don Yee all these guys were rock stars and hate and any you can you can make it your all mind you keep you could assume what you want. I'm telling you something good will come out of this that's the goal and what started by NB a star by Don Yee. Then I don't like to these three days later on I don't know know what's going on. What we talked about is not in not becoming closer and there was a lot of backlash. They should be. Bomb but he's like man I didn't know anything about it as well. Is that the net into the California music institute for easy coming up yet he's got to you know the draft company dot com Mike coming up. He's busy he's he's making these these these. Prost Chris you talked at all. You'll not directly but we did he knows what's going we are I was in direct contact with them so. But that discussion of what we discussed and nothing to do with this is. You know yeah that's that's his agent erred on words. Listen the kids need to know the difference could not gonna change the parents don't change the parents don't change and the kids are gonna stay the same. They're gonna think at this there are types are OK they're gonna think at the stereotypes. All are or accepted their knocked. They are not acts and this sensational. So all that the crazy headlines that existed that's just reality. That's just reality it's not going anywhere people are gonna take what they want out of it my goal. It's just make sure that I become a positive impact. With this organization and really for anyone else who wants to get involved so that's warmer along with this it's been a rough week for everybody. For you for for Lou for Kirk for Jerry. Board dale for our. Rich for Michael Palmer thank all you guys do is everybody reach out to me and an added I don't I don't deserve it I don't really don't deserve it. I'm but I accepted because. On the whole. I didn't like the way this this company was represented in in the words ever been said about it. I'd be elected in and I told you guys this week or my brother died I haven't terrible terrible two weeks' worth two weeks in my life my brother dies. This happens and then mobile hold I'm watching TMZ that's not equipped squirrel moment I'm watching TV. And I see this guy says ex NFL page ex NFL tight end. Sever as this finger at a loss loses his finger on what I recognize the guy's picture multiple hold. You know this group. I met you didn't. Does like I called my thing we could keep army out of the damn man. Can you please. That didn't please keep art and out of the men's yeah yeah yeah yeah they don't Idaho and that's my. It's evident if you have a crowd like. You. Let us. No any kind of Robby you acted pretty good though but it was one of those cities is like. What I asked him ZX here's why I think teams he follows his aids program they'd they'd like him so it all men in the heat it. He posts on the money scram but never got beyond the point. The fact is that. Again. As part of it. Part of that if it became a runaway train. Because all of these are the people got involved in your right. Nationally it was reported in a much different manner. So and it I know which driving you crazy because you working behind the scenes dealing with the people. Who wouldn't be offended by lawlessness and yet you reading stuff like it was a three. Half minute racist rant which we know that he's not what it was it was totally mischaracterized. Taken out of context nationally. But you can't write thank you dealt with the people. Who you felt. Should be offended by it you don't then you're in communication all week long we knew the stuff that was going back and forth. There was some limitations to what people could could talk about but it was the outside forces. I think they were really do innocent all I can say is we've we've all talked about the news the three of us have talked about this. Nobody outside of this radio station. Is going to program the show going forward. I think there are some that would like to program it. Christian is just told you. But he made a mistake. And it was a mistake that won't happen again. But I don't think it in any way will affect. The dynamics. Of our program the show is not gonna change the Soriano then go to program they shall know what it does not program. It is this that you know this this thought that. You know Glenn and I haven't recognized that they were trying to justify what Christian did and it wasn't book he did as well. We all did this group and they've never. Tried to justify it if anything well were guilty of is trying to back at guy that I've gotten Nolan Christian. You know it when this thing happened yes we sent those of tweets you know it was emotional week it made that knows me. I can be an emotional guy. And I like the back my friends. In that it was you know you gotta go silence you hear you know more tweets last tweets that are out there are defending your guy and it's. People would point back to social media it is still defending him because that's. That social media is out there for people to see across the country tweak that I hatter were re tweet they want hearing what we're saying it last week. Really any of us have ever justified it. No it in but I I'll backed up. The person lol lol backup Christian Fauria. No backup glad award went. I'll defend them missing person you know as far as you know what I think of you was a guy so. That's what we're guilty of as far as you know being emotional and reacting right away and Twitter. And I don't I don't know people ever gonna believe you you know when they when you say you're trying to justify it and I can't I can't help them Udall can do is tell you that that. That we are so are the whole thing went down then I reacted a Twitter and and we don't know socially widgets and it's going to be of this matter because it. You know it you know we talk a volley nobody on the outside is program should know that that is that you know we're not going to be. Don't don't don't. That is what we are not put Thabeet could what I did us on the for what I did was. All I'm all up for Janet. That's all I'll just as well at least they demand outlook two up and everything we're starting already. So I know you're not you're right that that is not the case and we're not gonna have a problem doing our show we are not gonna haven't issued do our our show. It at that. That that's a one off situation that will never happen again. And the people who listen or show can tune in to get the exact same stuff they want but just not being ultimately. Ridiculously. Paul Sewell dot com what do you look. I don't I don't today since you know and I. Like I mean I don't I always get about that all week on a man and a dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb macho your bed does help that he does give you get it where it is. Out of those here's the worst part is who's in Florida to the worst part about it is he has Paul had like a twenty minute meeting going on this one little about it well. Forty minutes today and Paul still taken down which is ridiculous at listen. I I think you know the man here is as paid the price we all we all know and I. You know add on to everything Lou said we know the individual. If you know the individual you know that what he's an atlas and his intent was not to hurt anybody. Obviously it was a huge was that. And we we we get all that we know the person I submit a mobile. I know people say you know with the ammonia and other just gonna move all gonna want to I think we're gonna continue doing our show the way we normally don't. That's organ at that. Nobody along the gulf again and so okay so you wanna move along to our Friday. Go ahead and if that was me you haven't already does Obama because you go and talk to me a little tired already losing my voice you're within the get. Me on on Friday because I thought Friday was productive I thought it was in light and a bit dull I would say that I don't know how you guys feel about it. I think I knew 99 point 2%. Of what was what was brought up on on on fri okay wanna do. First time I was aware that I couldn't swear. On wanted to be idealistic guy like everybody at less than they had Lou we have a special list for you because we know that we've heard you guys have issues with this in the past. A little we know you didn't understand that aspect of but the rest of us did OK we know what you're goods. And they did they give the sub list and then the sub sub sub list okay. And knows violated all of the list. Average of one of all there was nothing surprising in near it it's it's logical. Rational. Stuff I won't surprise though over the weekend. It kind of she's tough once again written nationally outside of that is this domain out here and I unlistenable on Friday but apparently Mott was revealing some of the stuff I I'd. I'm not sure what might exactly said so why all the stuff this weekend. And it suddenly became this big huge grievance counseling session whatever. There were some grievances during the course of this week I'm not showing interest in why I I don't know why that was fitting. For grievances but so the people are emotional right now through all of this stuff. And so people threw it on the table but got the stuff I read from all awful announcing and where else there were a couple of the places I read a sit in going to garbage. The meeting. I was in let's again and Eddie also says it is totally candidate uses the Internet you know Internet is tracking Internet. The Internet. Is imagination and that is what it is and it would Twitter Twitter and the Internet worked well all day yeah. All that happened to tell us it's. Still does Al guys but hey you're OK and first of all American nurse stood up I. I don't know about Lou but I am not confident that you. And Paul can match up the title or all of these outlets like I don't feel good we're out of sync right now and wild held out of because nobody. I know I'll give you secular and I'll let you go but I something that you saw the line. And how it actually a little bit shocked but not surprised at an honest job meeting at the jaws the second shocked. But not surprised that don't show up because that's just the way it goes like it is that's the reality of there's so everything is half truth everything is just just a little bit of the information it's like an iceberg he sees little bit on top but all the meat not all the guts that the bottom. Well it's you know it's a mob mentality again you know it's easy easy loading fruit but. Back to it I mean that's that was a good. Meeting that we had on Friday OK it was productive as you said Clinton it was a lot of things early on that it was a you know things you can't say at radio we get there. And you know as far stereo types and those discussions were good. And then when the whole thing was over and it was good discussions throughout that process. I don't think it's a bad thing we're guys openly discuss. The workplace. And because as we all know that or is there and that we all all of us that they would Bayer and saw what happened and know the facts of what happened. Realize that at the end. It we were a better place. I mean it sometimes you have to you know you have to have that conversation you have to have this agreement. You just keep bottling it up. And we all know that's never the answer to everything so there was some opinions that were given out at me you know whether you got emotional. Doesn't matter. All that mattered was the end game. So I mean and which I think everybody thinks came out of it as a positive so. I want my have a one of those things. Once a year once every six months today what's going on who's got issues with that because that's how you solve stuff as. Well you know and out I would just to the sensitivity training as a whole like I almost purely. And I don't know what they doing in high school sports. But I feel like so many different organizations need to. This type of information but they're really need ice it down he's someone who knows what they're doing to explain them. What's what's acceptable what isn't. Because there is there are a lot of that they don't get it it doesn't address don't want it don't get it out like hope and it's twit it's actually I don't agree with you. Agree with you but do it anyways they don't get it. So an and we needed as a group I think as it was it was a great idea I mean again as as the there's always good news if you look hard enough or you'll find some good news. And that was good. I think the one thing about this though you know. The degree since it would is that we're calling it airing of all grievances do you like it's like a Steinfeld episode right mostly for pretty much like some. Science that's just as when you air your grievances and telling you what to hit about a fifth the Arizona that would likely just agree with everybody. If you didn't have a big box and ought to lose so it felt good asset. Yeah. And yeah. Yeah. Do you what do you also understand what Patrick all who were sleeping all this out right now because there's a person besides one a day when I wanna. I wanna take one for the team can take you do not mean they. And finally I don't. There are certain things that you can do certain things you learn certain things you can move on the front. This also. Check the child and you did you need to do some of these impersonation I'm gonna make it open season. You can make fun of me wouldn't impersonation it's boo you can do it as well. Though the Miami guy I think you're impersonation of the Miami dude is a little dependent on one with those that did the big luckily it does a pretty good and you don't all you. You are you it's open seats. And I'm them up the event did that he didn't just to you know these are the satellite Bolton every. Yeah it did with apple but a solid fourth after Cabrera two minor matter immortalized sooner you're putting your. I want it I want it all back I want you just didn't seem to release windows ultimately rest assured only for gasoline and Goliath once you dusty just. Just mom please. And I I went back to that mean that thought it was it. I've had was unbelievable really it was like it was. So good I was just I don't like the way that an agreement sting was fortunate it was like instead of sitting there. And listening to stuff dead. You've got to be careful of if you go down this road. When you do when a radio program suddenly everybody was was screaming and yelling across the table that he joked that's the way it was portrayed and it. I think that's pretty big problem here in the people who had no idea. But some of this stuff that that in you wouldn't. It is expressed some of that you gave some background here in the first segment of the program about what you would dealing with when you'll efficiently with dungy with all of these other people. That obviously. It's concerns because to me. They they felt in some way dad that you weren't you weren't you heard that they I'd get back but. But the way it's being portrayed here's the word again. But narrative. That's what gets it over to browse until 2018. Wheeler and narrated get the narrative out internationally. Is much different. And that's I think part of what happens here the Internet has given this instance. You know educational and yes it is your right. And in its that whole idea that the grievance there and there were hurt we're not gonna deny that. That there were some people go back and forth in the room this was well after. Everything else was done everything else. Long long long meeting if you'll just have sensitivity part it which is colleges. Social awareness mean that an end that was to me you know as model would allowed my biggest problems was just. This would Don even mentioned enemies like disks it is forget about this for about that. You're sworn in as socially aware of and it was less about. It's less about. Getting in trouble in light you know really you know and with my bosses. It's just like. It actually. Hurt some might appoint world they had to explain. And it is. It's it's it's there's no good place for now there isn't there isn't any good plays a sport now and an act heroic TUI and several T. That a good. And positive outcome will come from this could go to Houston I saw some hotel we're staying at the big the big pool at the state of Texas. But oft stated significantly easier river instead. They expect it at at the JW Marriott. Is a statement. Soon I'll bet it. Oh really yeah with the with the Texas Poole says lazy route that's made in the state only Texas only Texas but it's weird trying to swim because. San Antonio the net app bound by the battle may go ahead. I've got out was face down in the history of other auto designs removed in light of this agreement is what's coming elect rather than yours or else. Wishing Elvis Aaron I don't think at all about if they don't. Is an impression. I. 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