Not just MLB needs boycotting. You might also include Patagonia, H&M, Uber, Tripadvisor, Levi’s, Blue Apron, Nordstrom, and SoFi. The leaders of these corporations assume that most of their customers are compliant saps, urges Daniel Henninger in the WSJ.
Mr. Manfred knows that he can get away with smearing half a Southern state as racist (still), because fans everywhere will yet again choke down the political and personal insult and trudge forward to watch the “home team” play. So they win and you lose in the large-stakes political game being played daily by progressives across America.
How the NYT “1619 Project” Gained Ground
Liberal guilt is so common that bookshelves bend beneath volumes explaining it. But after Minneapolis, liberal guilt passed into a new dimension. Liberals surrendered themselves to wokeness. They are wallowing in it.
Up to now, feeling guilty about life’s differences, which are real and complex, has suggested some ambivalence about the causes. Not anymore. Rather than wrestle with the rampant illogic and contradictions inside claims about identity or systemic racism, liberals have given in completely to the narcotic pleasure of total guilt. Finally, they’re free.
Alas, their acts of addictive self-release, such as mindlessly canceling Atlanta, will keep disrupting everyone else’s lives. The time has come for an intervention. Boycott baseball.
It’s quite apparent that the vindictive, activist Democrats are in full control of the federal government with the aim of a one-party system, and the media has uncritically been parroting Georgia Democrats’ partisan hyperbole,
Democrats have strategically turned Georgia voter legislation into a long and false national news cycle, leaving the public with an impression that the legislation was objectively racist, notes The Federalist.
The media is Americans’ primary window into public affairs, Emily Jashinsky reminds readers, and that window is “obviously shattered.”
The Georgia example is not an exception, it’s the rule. The legacy press still reports some factual information, puts reporters in harm’s way, and uncovers important details. But it folds nearly all of that work into false broader narratives.
Moreover, the Georgia example is also instructive in illustrating exactly how much of our conflict is downstream of the broken media. If the press had bothered to cover the story fairly, we would have been spared a week of pain and division, corporations would have been spared days of frantic distractions over nonexistent problems, lawmakers could have focused their time on real issues, and voters would have an accurate rendering of the situation.
In short, the media is no longer a secondary problem because of its partisan bias. Its ideological bias has festered into incompetence that is creating and worsening just about every single one of our problems as a country, from basic efficiency to institutional trust to race relations. Defeating the legacy media’s stranglehold on information delivery must be a top priority for the left, right, and center.
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