11.01.09

Post Shocker : Mushnick Claims To Have “A Bunch Of Readers”

Posted in Baseball, Hip Hop, non-sporting journalism, Racism Corner at 4:38 pm by

A bunch of readers have asked how singer Ronan Tynan can be booted from Yankee Stadium for making an anti-Semitic remark in private, one for which he apologized, yet days later singer Jay-Z, who in public calls black men “n – - – - – s” and degrades women as “bitches,” performs before a World Series game in Yankee Stadium. Good question. Ask Bud SeligPhil Mushnick, NY Post , November 1, 2009

No need to trouble the Used Car Salesman, Phil. I’d love to tackle this one, and it’s a great double standard to raise given your almost pathological insistence that all modern claims of racism against African-Americans are wild exaggerations. Tynan was booted because anti-semitism is usually considered less socially acceptable than Jay-Z operating within the time honored artistic practice of writing in character. Despite an overwhelmingly negative portrait of Italian-Americans as thugs, cast members from “The Sopranos” are welcome guests in sporting venues across America. Not once have we read a word of protest from Mushnick, whose cultural wading pool is so dangerously shallow, he’s likely to still be bitching about hip-hop in 2025, if he lives that long.

3 Responses to “Post Shocker : Mushnick Claims To Have “A Bunch Of Readers””

  1. MODI says:

    one of the greatest thinks about leaving New York 10 years ago is that I left Mushnick’s columns behind. I guess not much has changed…

  2. Greg D. says:

    When Mushnick dies the world will be better off for it in the same way when Dick Young died.

  3. Rog says:

    Most sports writing is bad, but NYC’s is extra-special bad.

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