Readers of these pages will likely recall my many articles about how former Major League pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling fell off the edge of the earth into deeply-far right White Supremacist Land. This includes my one brief Twitter exchange with him and pieces like this one.
The Huffington Post has a major front-page headline story on his downfall, written by Travis Waldron. It's superbly written -- scathing and skewering, to be sure, but very objectively written and fair-minded, delving into many of his strengths and how he wasn't always this way. But its strength is how it ultimately shreds him by quoting his own words and tweets, many of which it reproduces.
I also love that it reminds us of the Trump rally he held in Boston, where once he was a hero, to which only 12 people showed up. As I noted at the time, when he was a player and it had been announced that he would be somewhere to sign autographs, Curt Schilling -- who has said he's considering running for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- would have drawn hundreds of fans lining up around the block.
You can read the piece here.
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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