There has been an immediate and strong response from the cycling community, and Lance Armstrong called the sportscaster "an effing idiot' on Twitter. Kornheiser has apparently apologized and Armstrong will actually be on his radio program this morning, I suppose making the argument that cyclists belong.
I find the War Between Drivers and Cyclists pretty pointless, since the same tired ideas are endlessly repeated, time and again. Kornheiser wants to run over cyclists because:
- When they ride three or four abreast in Rock Creek Park (Park!) it inconveniences him;
- He doesn't drive his car on the sidewalk so cyclists shouldn't ride on the road;
- Roads are for cars;
- Cyclists are posers, with water bottles and helmets and shiny shorts;
- Cyclists dominate the road.
You will find a very calm and intelligent rebuttal of Kornheiser's remarks in a video by Bob Roll here.