Jason Rose, Valley PR Bigshot, Canned by Special Olympics for Comparing "Knucklehead" to Someone With Special Needs

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Jason Rose compared "knuckleheads" he saw at the Phoenix Coyotes game the other night to "midgets, special ed. and Axl Rose wannabes."
If your public relations firm happens to represent an organization that advocates for people with disabilities, it's probably in your best interest to not make fun of people with disabilities. Just ask Valley PR honcho Jason Rose, who took to Twitter over the weekend to compare a "knucklehead" he saw at a Phoenix Coyotes game to a person with special needs.

Rose's PR firm, Rose, Moser and Allyn, which represented Special Olympics Arizona, was kicked to the curb by the organization yesterday thanks to some über-douchey comments Rose posted on his Twitter page over the weekend.

"usc-ucla? Felt like was sitting at a newport beach yacht club. Coyotes? Midgets, special ed and axel rose wannabes nearby," tweeted Rose -- whose stable of GOP clients includes his prize pig, Joe Arpaio.

We spoke to Rose this afternoon. When asked what on earth he was thinking, he gives the following explanation of his dopey tweet:

"I was thinking of criticizing a knucklehead who was at the Coyotes game and obviously garbled and mangled a tweet," Rose says. "It's something I feel awful about . . . If one person's offended, that's one too many. You have to stand up and take responsibility for it, and say you're sorry to those [who are offended], and that's what I'd like to do here, and that's what will continue to be done."

The Arizona Guardian is the first news outlet to catch wind of Rose's firing. Visit their website here.

Despite Rose's apparent remorse for the insensitive comment, Tim Martin, the CEO of Special Olympics Arizona, says the organization has a "zero-tolerance" policy when it comes to comments like those made by Rose.

"We don't want to give the impression that we condone that type of language, especially about our athletes," Martin tells New Times.

Martin says he started getting e-mails about Rose's tweets from parents and "community members" yesterday morning. By the end of the day, Rose, Moser and Allyn was given the boot by the organization.

"They were just unfortunate comments," Martin says.

Martin says Rose called him and apologized for the insensitive tweets, but it wasn't enough to save the relationship between the PR firm and his organization.

"He wants to make an effort to make this right in the future -- it was very obvious in talking to him that he was very sincere about how he didn't realize the impact of what words can mean to people," he says. "I think opportunities like this provide us with great opportunities to teach lessons. We all make mistakes in our life."

Martin says Rose has pledged to continue to support Special Olympics Arizona in the future -- something Rose tells us he has every intention of doing.

However, the organization has since relocated a fundraising event that Rose had planned to host at his home this weekend.

"I don't fault the organization, which is among the most noble in the Valley, for desiring to relocate [the event]," Rose says. "It's important that money be raised, and we're helping with the relocation costs to do that . . . it's a little thing that we can do."
 
Rose acknowledges that the comments are worthy of criticism, and says he's "learned from the situation."


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kimpanelli1007
kimpanelli1007

I have first hand knowledge that our computers can be hijacked, a scary thing.  How do we know WHAT IS TRUE?  Food for thought.   A paperless and corrupt society is a VERY scary thing, people.

kimpanelli1007
kimpanelli1007

This goes way back to China and the opium trade.  They have had their drug money before America was even founded to control America as a fattened pig for slotter through freemasonry and it's current marriage to the ultimate cruel cabal against humanity:  The Vatican.  Any "religion" married to government and banking is COUNT ON IT evil.  Mormons and Catholics and any other masonic-created mind control cult included.

kimpanelli1007
kimpanelli1007

Drug money that Arpaio controls and polices it's actions withing this state, upon the border of drug addicted America, married to Mexican Mafia CIA supporting drug syndicate.

kimpanelli1007
kimpanelli1007

And unfortunately, too often this is DRUG money from black operations supported by our very own CIA founded for Israel, a drug-running empire!  Do the research!  Their RICO cartel (Kennedy's 1961 ACT to prohibit certain organized criminality) has been using the whitehouse presidency to con the American civilian out of all of their hard-earned assets through bankster supporting drug cartels that hijacked all of our real estate while lining the pockets of the Federal Reserve debt benefactors putting financial handcuffs on the helpless children of America's future!

kimpanelli1007
kimpanelli1007

Realize however, we don't know all of this is true..... (wink)  It is "just words" AGAIN.  And the media MONOPOLIES certainly have a certain way... of punishing those who "step out of line".. and this I have learned dear lessons about having served at the legislature and seen up close how money buys laws that make the rich richer.

kimpanelli1007
kimpanelli1007

I knew Jason Rose personally in 1998, dated him and heard later that he was actually engaged at the time.  He is a great example of the arrogance of the Zionist so-called "Jewish" PIG that feeds off of the less fortunate as an elitist fraud... I mean he was a principal in starting the restaurant "Nixons" at the Biltmore with a busload of the murdered painted onto the wall!  I mean the elitism and gangster in your face abuse is clearly displayed here, and this will not be the first time that I will pay for stating it like it is.  I am so glad that he was held accountable for at least ONE of his innumerable crimes against humanity.  There should be absolutely no tolerance for the privileged who have disdain for those who gave them their privileges.  He needs a good social whipping, and I commend Phoenix New Times for pointing this out.  Don't understand?  research La Cosa Nostra, the Red Mafiya and Khazarian Empire.  That might just begin to pull the sheets on the evil that controls our society while we sleep to their media induced mind control abuses.

Weatherjune
Weatherjune

I'd say that people really need to look at their tweets before they tweet anything.  I wouldn't even get on twitter and would encourage most people that are prominent in the valley to do too.

June Weatherford

PR Companion Public Relation
PR Companion Public Relation

what.....ever role is played........ Money is more valuable..... than human feelings & thought........

That's one reason........ why such things happen.......

Bensie Dorien

prcompanionpr@gmail:disqus .com

www.prcompanion.com

tdhurst
tdhurst

Wait wait..."he was very sincere about how he didn't realize the impact of what words can mean to people."

This is the dumbest non apology I've ever read.

He's in PR. He knows EXACTLY what words mean to people. Rose just didn't care.

George_W_Obama
George_W_Obama

Jason Rose is such a tard.  He must take the short bus to work every day.

Arizona's Politics
Arizona's Politics

Not only did he slam up against the (non-profit) boards the best organization that his firm WAS assisting (the PR firm's "causes" page ONLY lists Special Olympics, the McDowell Sonoran Land Conservancy and SMoCA - http://bit.ly/RosePB ), but he couldn't even spell his brother's 1st name right.  (Sure hope he wasn't repping for the new GnR.)

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Couldn't happen to a more self-important douchebag. 

Shooter McGaven
Shooter McGaven

Nice hair dipshit. It's time to admit you have a fivehead, and cut your hair. Also, great job picking on special needs people, you are a real man- your mom must be so proud.

Yo
Yo

I happen to know the little person he was talking about.  Jason Rose is an asswipe.

I like the rain
I like the rain

fantastic and now you are using language like dbag - intelligence must be drained by all that sun you folks have.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Well Rose.. You could win the special olympics-But you're still a retard.

Occupythis
Occupythis

The Valley's biggest scumbag. Anyone who has ever worked in media can tell you stories . . .

 guest1
guest1

Apparently he feels superior to everyone - USC, UCLA Fans, Coyotes Fans, 80's rockers..... 

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

His support for the Joker at the MCSO, is enough to disgust me.

Guest
Guest

Do people really still hire Jason rose and his firm? It seems like they should be the ones hiring a PR firm, to deal with their own gaffes

AZDem9933
AZDem9933

What were the Special Olympics thinking when they hired him?  His reputation for being a mean bully is well known.  

Joefan
Joefan

Jason Rose has an enviable record of supporting those with special needs.  One only need look at his long time support for Joe Arpaio.  

Tracyr
Tracyr

Apparently you need to read this article again. It is never "cool" to use the r-word as a slam against people with disabilities or anyone else.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

apparently.

I mean after all I am not a fan of really any of those things, but at the same time.. at least everyone knows who Axl Rose is.. who the fuck is this guy other then a PR guy that got fired for being an idiot?

Shooter McGaven
Shooter McGaven

Agree completely. It never made sense to try and shit on someone by invoking a term that is really hurtful to an innocent population who are not capable of being mean or shitty. If you need to call someone the R word, you are a classless dipshit.

Drops the mic.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Who the fuck cares?We tolerate these mistakes of nature far too much. Fuck anyone who has a problem with calling a waterhead a retard.

tdhurst
tdhurst

He's big in certain small, rich circles here in the Valley.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I have no problem calling republicans in AZ morons.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

well that explains it. I live in a large segment of the population of AZ, the poor.

I also don't live in "the Valley" whatever the fuck that is. I live in a valley, one of hunderds

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