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.