07.17.11

Mushnick Breaks Ranks, Speaks Out Against Other Muppets

Posted in Automobiles, New York, New York, non-sporting journalism, Racism Corner, Sports Radio, The Marketplace at 10:04 am by

You’d reckon that with the probable exceptions of Nike, Vince McMahon, Mike Francesa or Spike Lee, NY Post sports media critic Phil Mushnick would have no greater bogeyman than Giants OL turned used car pitchman Brad Benson, castigated again today for his, “go-low, hideously unfunny radio ads.” As it turns out, however, Mushnick saves special consideration for one of Benson’s competitor’s ;

Cable and Verizon systems serving north and central New Jersey lately have carried local insert commercials during Yankees and Mets games for Jack Daniels’ multi-branch car dealerships.

The commercials feature puppets as tough-talking, inarticulate, Italian mobster stereotypes.

One of the puppets even whacks another with a two-by-four.

Perhaps worst of all, the ads aren’t the least bit clever or amusing.

Could you see any other racial, ethnic or religious negative stereotypes — blacks, Asians, Jews — used in such a way?

Neither can I.

3 Responses to “Mushnick Breaks Ranks, Speaks Out Against Other Muppets”

  1. ditmars1929 says:

    I don’t know why you pick on Mushnick all the time. He whines about the same topics over and over again, which gets annoying, but he’s usually correct in what he’s whining about.

    If you really want to call out really shitty “sports writers” (and in this case I use the term very loosely, like an over stretched condom), take a look at Mike Lupica at the Daily News. You’ll gouge your eyes out one paragraph into anything he attempts to write.

    On another note, I really enjoy your site. Thanks, man.

  2. ditmars1929 says:

    My pleasure, and thank you for those three links. Fun stuff indeed. What a dick. And Lisa Olsen was great, too.

    He’d be a great source of content for you because he’s such an easy target. I read his Sunday column each week simply because it’s so pathetic, and as I read him, I read him a la “Fire Joe Morgan” style. It’s fucking hilarious.

    Thanks again for a great site.

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