Harry Siegel of the New York Daily News gorges himself on Donald Sterling’s corpse:
“I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have — Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?” — L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, on his black players
Or, “on his players, who happen to be black.” Skin pigment doesn’t factor remotely into the quote. It’s a deliberate lie, and it passes for paid commentary.
This is a defining moment. You either choose the way of cowardice and ignorance and drag a man’s name through the mud to enrich yourself and your status; or you listen to the tape yourself and speak honestly about what is really happening.
I watched part of the Clippers game Tuesday night. I was disgusted at the broadcasters’ self-congratulation for giving this Eichmann reincarnate (who had been in their midst for 30 years and no one knew it!) the boot. No one sums it up better than Siegel himself: “We can all take a moment and pat ourselves on the back for not being as horrible as this appalling old man.” The bloodthirsty mob in Jerusalem was thinking the same thing.
American culture is lost. Five years after Eric Holder called us a “nation of cowards,” we’re more cowardly than ever. The NBA team owners, the millionaires and billionaires, the people with the most to lose are the ones who walk lock-step with their PC inquisitors. Some of our most prized institutions are fronts for Marxist political correctness. Dissociate yourself accordingly.