Mark Steyn on the Magic Johnson Connection
In the 21st century`s pansified American media the sports desk are the biggest pansies of all. Steve Sailer thinks this is because political correctness is all about not noticing things, and for sports reporters the stuff you`re not meant to notice is staring you right in the face all day long:
There`s a reason why run-of-the-mill sportswriters have long been among the most dopily politically correct for years. Political correctness is a war on noticing, and it`s harder to not notice patterns when watching sports than almost anywhere else in life. If you turn on ESPN, you`ll notice that on average, blacks can outjump and outsprint whites, that straight men and lesbian women like sports far more than do gay men and straight women, and that men are much better than women at sports.
Even so, the mawkish drivel from the sob-sisters of the sports pages is quite something. Adrian Wojnarowski:
For all these despicable revelations tumbling out of the hateful heart of Donald Sterling, there promises construction of a roadmap to redemption for the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA… Magic Johnson is the ultimate cleanser in sports, and steering a Clippers sale to him could be transformative for the franchise. Truth be told, it could change the balance of basketball power in Los Angeles forever.
Oprah says Magic wants the team, and, if Oprah says it, it`s probably going to happen. So let`s see: Donald Sterling`s mistress takes Magic Johnson to a Clippers game. And, in the course of complaining about her swanning around with Magic Johnson, Donald Sterling makes some racist remarks. So they take the team away from Donald Sterling and transfer it to …Magic Johnson. Gee, that`s awfully neat.