POLITICAL FOOTBALL | 2005-01-08
America is becoming one big indoctrination camp. Nothing can be allowed that doesn't reinforce the party line. Kids' games are no exception. Liberals want to take the fun out of everything. They are doing a good job of it.
Southerners in particular spend way too much time and energy on college football. No doubt it is an escape from the dreariness of politics and the future we seem headed for. But the sports media is highly politicized. You can't escape politics by indulging in sports any more.
P.T. Barnum said nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. That is certainly true of the television networks in their sports programming. They assume that the average sports viewer is a moron.
It is easy to see how this is so. Just watch the beer commercials. But even more telling is the fact that the sports media doesn't even allow token opposition to the liberal party line. There are no respectable conservatives commenting on sports. Rush Limbaugh had a brief shot as an announcer, and was run out on a rail for stating the obvious, that the media promotes blacks over whites.
You see, the political media needs to make it appear that there are two sides, and that they present both sides, so they need the stooges called respectable conservatives to play the role of opposition. But the sports media figures the average fan is so dumb that he might be confused by a two-sided argument, even if both sides are really the same. Sports fans just get the pure, unadulterated leftist line.