I doubt the venerable Daily News columnist actually has anything to fear from Glenn Beck. But the right has found something new to be outraged about, since Obama’s socialist indoctrination of kindergarteners didn’t work out the way they’d hoped: The intrusion of lefty politics into sportswriting. Jay Nordlinger:
I struck something of a nerve last week with a nerve-striking subject: the intrusion of partisan politics into sportswriting. You’ll be reading along, just as nice as you please, and bam: The writer has to stick in some anti-Bush jab, or anti-Palin, or anti-Cheney. (Funny, but the jabs never go the other way — at least in my experience.)
Many, many readers wrote in saying, “Yeah, and you know who an especially irksome offender is?” And they named a “favorite” writer.
So, do you yourself have examples of this politicization of the sports columns? Do you have writers whom you like reading, on sports, but who get your goat by (near-obligatory) injections of politics? If so, please let me know, by using the link over (is that the word?) my name, just above. Reason: I am planning to do kind of an omnium-gatherum.
I’m sure Nordlinger will find plenty of examples: Ideologues usually find what they’re searching for. But so what? Do conservatives have such fragile psyches they can’t take a Dick Cheney joke in the middle of a sports column?