05.16.10

Phil Mushnick’s Border Patrol

Posted in non-sporting journalism, Racism Corner at 1:46 pm by

Despite largely regurgitating the same columns over and over again, every now and then the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick provides what I’d like to call a teaching moment.  Who knew, for instance, that Phil’s family were U.S. citizens from July 4, 1776 onwards?  Or that the bearded conscience of all things Sports Media’s favorite record was White Pride’s “Illegal Aliens”? These are the sad conclusions I’m force to come to after reading Mushnick denounce Phoenix Suns Robert Sarver’s recent “Los Suns” gesture as an instance where an owner has “exploited his public position for political purposes.” Phil claims his readers quickly identified Sarver’s actions as “hollow grandstanding”, and provides the following ugly sentiments, calling them “a composite”.  As opposed to the dumbest shit ever foisted upon CSTB’s comments section.

What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into Suns’ games without paying? What if the owners had a good idea as to who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn’t be ejected.

Furthermore, what if Suns’ ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?

“Furthermore,” adds Brooklyn’s Tommy Mitchell, “what if one of those ‘fans’ gave birth? Not only couldn’t you eject them, you’d have to provide another free seat!”

I assure you, the passages above were genuinely culled from the New York Post website and not this one.

4 Responses to “Phil Mushnick’s Border Patrol”

  1. Bez says:

    I had no idea that illegal aliens are given free food, drink, and health care. What a well thought-out analogy.

  2. David Roth says:

    The New York Post comments section is really, really nasty, like to the point where it’s a blight even on the paper’s negligible reputation. The idea of Philly Mush looking into it and finding plain-speaking, homespun wisdom is actually kind of surprising — as pandering as his curmudgeon-in-chief bit is, I always kind of thought he fancied himself a little better than the ultra-bigoted rabble that hangs out underneath every Post article. Evidently (he is) not. Yuck.

    (Also, lucky me for being on my honeymoon during the trolly barf-attack on that Los Suns post. Yikes)

  3. Douglas Martaian says:

    You may not like his analogy, put Mushnick’s point is correct. I also think the Phoenix owner is out of line. Mushnick isn’t perfect-who is? However, if you were honest with yourself, more times than not he is right. The way the (sports) world is, I look forward to reading his columns as he is not worried about being politically incorrect in this crazy, me-first society. Phil, keep on doing your thing! I am grateful.

  4. GC says:

    yeah, he’s certainly not worried about being incorrect, Douglas. In this case, “doing-Phil’s-thing’ means fostering the most paranoid, hateful take on immigration east of Arizona. Here’s a wild guess – Mushnick is neither a Native American, nor did his family arrive on the fucking Mayflower. Apparently the hopes and dreams of some immigrants are more precious than others.

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