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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts ‘Sleazy’ Media Glee Over Sterling’s Private Racism

    Interesting take from Kareem.

    Abdul-Jabbar blasts media over Sterling's racism | The Daily Caller

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    NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attacked the collective outrage emanating from America’s media over Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks, calling the publication of a private conversation “sleazy” and wondering why earlier, more public manifestations of racism failed to similarly shock.

    In an op-ed published in Time, Abdul-Jabbar explains that we’re witnessing a veritable “finger-wagging Olympics . . . all over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet.”

    “Yes, I’m angry, too,” Abdul-Jabbar admits, “but not just about the sins of Donald Sterling. I’ve got a list.”


    "Finger wagging Olympics" - great description.


    And speaking of the news media? “They caught big game on a slow news day,” Abdul-Jabbar explained, “so they put his head on a pike, dubbed him Lord of the Flies, and danced around him whooping.”


    (There are lots of rants about Sterling's girlfriend and what she did to him throughout)


    Abdul-Jabbar, perhaps channeling his closet libertarianism, also blasted the fact that Sterling’s private conversation — however racist — was suddenly broadcast nationwide.

    “Didn’t we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen’s privacy in such an un-American way?” he asked, comparing the secret tape-recording to Mitt Romney’s embarrassing 47 percent remark, recorded without the then-candidate’s knowledge.

    “The making and release of this tape is so sleazy that just listening to it makes me feel like an accomplice to the crime,” Abdul-Jabbar fumed. “We didn’t steal the cake but we’re all gorging ourselves on it.”


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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Extortion?
    After listening to the extended version I have to pretty much agree with that. She was definitely pushing the issue.

    I'm just curious if she is going to get busted for it, and what the punishment might be for illegal wiretapping or whatever applies. As ****ty as his statements were, he didn't do anything illegal, but it seems as though she DID since Cali is definitely a 2-party consent state. Pretty stupid for her to go public with the tapes (if it was actually in fact her that did so).
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Such a mess. No matter how this ends up playing out, it's still a giant mess.

    If nothing happens, a lot of fans are upset and attendance will probably drop, Clippers players are upset and probably won't resign, team sponsors are lost, the entire league has egg on it's face. On the other hand, if the other owners allow a huge fine/suspension or use other means to try and force him out, they are setting a dangerous precedent that could someday come back to bite THEM if they ever say something non-PC.

    I also have to wonder how that would play out legally if they tried. Seems to me that some serious anti-trust stuff could come into play... I mean come on... A group boycott among competitors who collectively have monopoly power, to force another competitor out of business?... that seems super sketchy.

    Very unfortunate all around. That team is finally winning and is fun to watch, and now this threatens to put them right back where they have been for decades.
    I have a very hard time supporting the notion of any penalty or fine against Sterling because of what he said in private. It's a very slippery slope to do that. I still value privacy and his was violated. Once upon a time privacy was also important to people - in fact, they trot it out when it supports talking points but ignore it when it's Sterling.

    It is a mess and it's sad. It shouldn't be a mess. The PC police are over the top on this one. Do we plan to tar and feather every person from now on who says anything against a group of people? Doubtful.

    This is the man's property. It scares me that people are actually suggesting taking away his property because of something he said in private which was illegally taped without his consent.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    After listening to the extended version I have to pretty much agree with that. She was definitely pushing the issue.

    I'm just curious if she is going to get busted for it, and what the punishment might be for illegal wiretapping or whatever applies. As ****ty as his statements were, he didn't do anything illegal, but it seems as though she DID since Cali is definitely a 2-party consent state. Pretty stupid for her to go public with the tapes (if it was actually in fact her that did so).
    ITA. I asked yesterday if it came out yet how TMZ got the tape. Did she sell it (or someone else)?

    Hugh Hefner has no doubt called her for her Playboy shoot by now (Octomom is busy with welfare fraud ).

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    "Finger wagging Olympics" - great description.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by GCRoberts View Post
    In response to the Donald Sterling incident, Charles Barkley said "....We can't have an NBA owner discriminating against a league we're a black league." Maybe so, but what do you think would happen to someone like Wayne Gretzky if he theoretically made a comment stating that the NHL is a white league. Statistically, that statement would be more far more accurate than Barkley's claim. But you can be sure that Gretzky would be labeled a racist and expected to attend racial sensitivity classes.
    Great minds think alike....if I do say so myself. I was watching "The Five" last night on Fox News Channel and Greg Gutfeld made the exact same comparison.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    That is a great commerical.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by GCRoberts View Post
    Great minds think alike....if I do say so myself. I was watching "The Five" last night on Fox News Channel and Greg Gutfeld made the exact same comparison.
    They'd have Gretzky's head for even thinking such a thing. See, now it's no longer actions that count. You can't even think your own thoughts without being called on it.

    Political correctness gone mad. Unreal.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    That is a great commerical.
    When he stuffs the kid's cereal at the store I lol every time. "No no no". Haha. So good.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    I kept reading the word "given" in the first sentence for some reason. Why is the RW so hung up on political correctness?
    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They'd have Gretzky's head for even thinking such a thing. See, now it's no longer actions that count. You can't even think your own thoughts without being called on it.

    Political correctness gone mad. Unreal.
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