"Disrespecting the Bing": A Progress Report

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May 10 2001 3:54 PM

"Disrespecting the Bing": A Progress Report

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No doubt Chatterbox has missed a few instances where "disrespecting the Bing" has been applied outside the Sopranos context. Readers are invited to alert Chatterbox to any examples he might have missed, preferably with a link to where Chatterbox may find it online. Submissions will be added below as they come in.

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[Update, May 11: Multiple readers alerted Chatterbox that the phrase "Disrespecting the Bing" appeared onscreen during the May 9 broadcast of Comedy Central's Daily Show while host Jon Stewart mocked New Jersey congresswoman Marge Roukema for complaining about the way The Sopranos portrays Italian-Americans.

Two readers also alerted Chatterbox that the phrase was used May 10 on ESPN to describe a home run hit by St. Louis Cardinals player Albert Pujols.

Jake McIntyre chided Chatterbox for overlooking frequent Slate contributor Joshua Marshall's use of the term  on his Weblog, "Talking Points," while taking George Will to task for allegedly borrowing from a New Republic article by Nick Confessore. Marshall generously provided a link to Chatterbox's earlier item.

Also, David Gaffen, author of the stock market story on TheStreet.com in which "Disrespecting the Bing" appeared as an incomprehensible subhead, has e-mailed in to assure Chatterbox: "There isn't any market context. Just trying to see if people are paying attention. So far, you're the only one who noticed outside the office."]

[Update, May 12: Reader J.A. Pittas-Giroux says it cropped up again today on ESPN.]

[Update, May 16: "Disrespecting the Bing" got mentioned once again on Comedy Central's Daily Show May 14, according to reader Jeremy Richardson.]

[Update, May 16: It also came up again on ESPN May 15, in the form of "respecting the Bing," according to reader Aditya Bamzai.]

 

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