The inveterate Chris Dunn sent me a link to an interview that the recently-fired Curt Schilling gave to Newsday. (If you haven't followed the story, I discuss it here.) I don't have the heart to post passages from the heart-rending article, but you can read his ramblings here. However, for those who don't wish to subject themselves to more of Curt Schilling directly telling you about the ways of the world, you can probably hazard a pretty good guess what most of what his victim-whining was about.
A few takeaways from the piece, though, which should be clear even without reading it.
It turns out, not surprisingly, that according to Curt Schilling most everyone -- or at least most liberals -- are racist but him. But of course, that's a given. Curt Schilling is the Last Good Man.
When he quotes ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith saying something racist (that the Washington Redskins didn't play Robert Griffin at quarterback because he's black), what Smith said might be stupid, really bad commentary or thoughtless -- or have some validity -- but what it is not is “racist.” Clearly, Curt Schilling doesn't understand what racism is. But then, that's obvious given his spewing of public racist posts on social media, which he insists are not racist.
Also, others at ESPN might be horribly racist, as he insists (though we've established that Curt Schilling doesn't seem to understand what racism is), but even, for the sake of argument, IF they actually are...they at least have the good sense to keep it private and not post their racism across the Internet. A concept that Curt Schilling didn't grasp.
And despite his belief that he was fired because what he pasted was “conservative” -- he wasn't. Curt Schilling was fired because what he posted was racist and homophobic and cruelly mean-spirited and vile, and also because he’d been reprimanded for it all once before by ESPN, admitted publicly that he was wrong, and then went out and did it again.
And yes, our heart goes out to poor, victimized Curt Schilling, everyone in the world is racist but him. A man who doesn’t have a hurtful bone in his head…
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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