After some very enlightening commentary from readers and some soul searching I have revised my post of last week on conservatives and sports writers to just focus on the sports writers part. It was irresponsible of me to incite such passions especially since I consider myself a southerner who dislikes the Northeast and the passions of of the commentators seemed to break down upon regional lines.
Sports writers who live in the Boston/New York vacuum and elite circles tend to be the biggest enemies of football in the United States. Keith Olbermann of MSNBC now a political muckraker, but former sports writer best exemplifies this trend among intellectually incurious and insulated sports writers.
I am a liberal personally, but also love the South and Southern culture. (Although I will admit I loathe Bill Clinton and regret voting for him) Had I know my post would upset southerners more than northerners, or would have stoked regional flames I never would have posted it. My apologies.
The bottom line is that Fox News was out of line as they are so often on socially divisive issues, advocating a position and using extreme commentators instead of simply discussing matters civilly. But this forum which is after all about football is not intended to mimic Fox’s extreme commentary or to promote divisiveness, especially given lovers of the game in this country need to be united against strong and determined anti-soccer rhetoric coming from all corners.
I’ve learned my lesson on both this post and the post regarding President Obama and I will limit social commentary on this site going forward. If you are interested in my views on social or political issues please check out my political blog, Kartik’s World.