As this video as gone uber-viral across the interwebs, I wanted to post this response from Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen over his surprise that the video and message has become a “big deal.”
In an email to The Huffington Post, Hansen said he’s surprised at the response his segment unleashed. “Some people don’t seem to believe this — I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” he said, adding he’s received more than 700 “overwhelmingly positive” emails from around the U.S. and one from a young high school boy in Canada.
When asked for his thought process on taking such a firm stance and then broadcasting it, Hansen responded thus: “I write only what I believe — and I simply believe what I wrote. Seems like common sense to me — nothing more or less.”
I’ve had at least a dozen people email it to me and I’ve seen Hansen’s on-air opinion piece all over Facebook.
And I love it.