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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Toronto Star's race obssession

Liberal political considerations taint even the sports page of the the Toronto Star as sports reporter Geoff Baker comments on Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon's assertion that the BoSox is "America's Team": "For the record, that would be the same Red Sox franchise that, as the last major-league club to accept integration, prevented black players from joining its ranks until 1959." Baker did not again allude to race; in other words, it was a completely gratuitous racial reference.

Posted by Paul Tuns on October 12, 2004 in Sports | Permalink


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I wonder how many blacks work as Star Editors..?

Posted by: Kathy | 2004-10-12 5:47:43 PM

Dude, the Star's newsroom looks like a family reunion in rural Wisconsin - but like the NOW publisher who said she was "lesbian in spirit", I'm sure they're "oppressed by association".

Posted by: rick mcginnis | 2004-10-12 6:59:31 PM

Is this the same guy who complained that there were too many white players on the Jays' roster?

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-10-13 6:58:37 AM

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