Friday, October 18, 2013

Must not diss black sportsmen

 On Sunday, Phil Mushnick, the New York Post wrote a column questioning the character of Adrian Peterson in light of the tragic death of his son.  The rest of the media is fit to be tied over it.  Now, Mushnick's point was, okay, look, he's a great athlete; doesn't make him a great person.  Why is everybody writing about this guy as a great person?

There have been countless sportswriters and blogs and websites that have just taken Mushnick to the woodshed.  You know the background.  Peterson's two-year-old son was recently killed in a fit of alleged abuse by the child's mother's boyfriend.  Hours after the murder became national news, Peterson said he's ready to play football.  The media applauded.  He's gonna able to balance everything and so forth.

Now, Mushnick, in his column, didn't like that narrative, said hell with that.  He thought the media praise for Peterson was unfounded because Peterson just ain't a great guy.  Here's some quotes:  "Thus it was unsurprising Peterson’s downside went ignored. In 2009, he was busted for driving 109 mph in a 55 mph zone. He dismissed that as no big deal, which was doubly disturbing -- his older, full brother was killed by a reckless driver.  Last summer, Peterson was in a club when he and friends were informed that it was closing time, past 2 a.m. Apparently, Peterson and pals felt they would decide when it was time to close. The police report noted three cops were needed to subdue Peterson."

So that's how it began.  And then he wrote: "The suspect in the beating murder of Peterson’s 2-year-old is the boyfriend of Peterson’s 'baby mama' -- now the casual, flippant, detestable and common buzz-phrase for absentee, wham-bam fatherhood."  Oh, they hated that.  Oh.  Oh.  "Baby mama," everybody loves that term, and here's Mushnick putting it in proper context.

Then he wrote: "The accused, Joseph Patterson, previously was hit with domestic assault and abuse charges. With his resources, how could Peterson, the NFL’s MVP, have allowed his son to remain in such an environment? Did he not know, or not care? Or not care to know? Or not know to care? Peterson couldn’t have provided his son a better life, a longer life? Money can’t buy love, but having signed a $96 million deal, he could not have provided his child -- apparently his second from a 'baby mama' -- a safe home?"



Use the Name, Luke said...

The "baby mama" point was pretty obvious. Still, the death of a two-year old is something to be grieved over. It is appropriate to hold your tongue for a decent period of time for grief.

Though apparently the left thinks they're exempt from such a basic human consideration. Notice how the left get's political before the bodies have even cooled if they want to make hay with something.

Anonymous said...

There should be a decent period for grief, but Peterson is the one who didn't seem to be grieving when he said he's ready to play ball. Sounds like the article hit the mark. Also doesn't say much for the NFL.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Sometimes doing what you normally do (like playing hard for your team) helps take your mind off your grief so you can heal. It's one of the ways we cope.

Anonymous said...

News Flash;
Generally speaking, blacks don't care about kids, even their own, unless they can use them to make money, such as a lawsuit. Ever see the parents of a black kid that has died, (perhaps) the fault of some large corporation or govt. agency? No tears. Just, "where's da money? We wants da money"!

And no, facts (are not) racist.

Anonymous said...

"And no, facts (are not) racist."

Right, facts are not racist, but you are @3:56. Have a miserable life.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:32 Guess the truth hurts. That 70% plus black illegitimacy rate, black on black crime and "the creme" of black youth populating the prisons is all a figment of our racist white imagination.