Dez and Corby are each in showbiz. Their workplace is public.
Each melted down very conspicuously in their respective workplaces.
Each meltdown took the form of angry utterances to colleagues and supervisors.
Each meltdown probably had some justification to it, assuming that we're all guessing right about what Dez was trying to convey in one or more of his several episodes. I also share what seems to be the initial reaction of the Confessor, which is to have some sympathy with Corby in this situation. He's live on the air and his stuff gets yanked without notice, and he's not sure why at first, and every other station is going to be playing the clip and talking about what Manly said, and Corby was allowed to describe Manly's words in any event so what's the big deal? Live broadcasting is a high-wire act, and his got jiggled when he wasn't looking.
And each meltdown was shocking and excessive.
We know what's going to happen to Dez. Nothing. The excuse-making and "passion" crap is just more evidence of the lack of intelligent leadership in the organization. Consider what would have been the Cowboys' reaction to that kind of performance under Landry, Johnson, Parcells, and pre-Jones ownership. (Yeah yeah, times have changed, modern athelete blah blah blah, bull. Substitute Cowher, Belichick.)
I'm pretty sure nothing's going to happen to Corby. When Dan McDowell started to read an internal confidential Ticket memorandum on the air a few years back, BaD got yanked from the air for a segment or two, but that was it, at least as far as on-air repercussions were concerned.
In any normal workplace, irrespective of justification for his unhappiness, Corby would be invited to relax at home for a day or so, maybe longer, maybe forever. The Ticket, of course, is not a normal workplace. I don't know the extent to which the inmates run the asylum there. Sometimes it seems like they do. Other times it seems like they get ordered to do stuff, and they do it.
A commenter to the last thread states: "Leave it to the people on this blog to blow up this thing between Corby and Cat. It's not a big deal and Corby and Cat are old friends and that's the the type of relationship they have. It's not the kind of relationship you people have with your bosses." */ There is probably something to that. I'm sure they go back a long ways. But I don't think anyone who heard that segment thought that this was good-natured palsy-walsy pretend agitation. Or appropriate public treatment of not only Jeff, who I previously thought had some kind of authority over program content, but colleagues.
I'm a pretty stout Corby fan and have defended him most of the time. On this one, I'm with those who think this should call forth some sanction from the CTO.
*/ "You people." Like that? Care to guess who left that comment? (I don't know, but it sounds familiar.)