Let’s see… There’s a crazy man in North Korea threatening to nuke our military bases. The truth about Obamacare (“You have to pass it to find out what’s in it!”–Pelosi) is coming out bit by bit, all of it worse than anybody ever imagined. The Middle East is in flames. The European Union is about to collapse.
So what’s today’s big news, dominating the front pages of the newspapers, and the canned AP newscasts on the radio every 20 minutes?
The Rutgers basketball coach has been fired! He used homophobic slurs! Full-scale investigation demanded by New Jersey politicians and media!
OK, I live in the New York media market, and on those days Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t get around to banning something, they don’t know what to write about. But this is just ridiculous.
The legendary basketball coach at Indiana, Bobby Knight, frequently–one might say habitually–acted like he was on angel-dust, and the national news media loved him for it. But I guess he never made homophobic slurs.
Gimme a break.