Thursday, July 31, 2014

Insufficient Punishment: Why We Love Keith Olbermann

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Sports / Society

Keith explains how sports sexism let the NFL get away with suspending a wife-beater for two games when an on-field stomp got another player a five-game suspension.
What has our society, culture come to? What are we really about? 

What a culture allows in its individual conduct against others displays what is important to that specific culture. In this case, a sports star attacks his girlfriend and only gets suspended for two whole games. What does that say about how sports organizations and their employees feel about half of their fan base?

Mr. Olbermann makes frank what our society has allowed ourselves to become. 

This commentary is not only about sports but about a social dialogue that is lacking in our basic discussions. 

He may not be on a political network anymore, yet Mr. Olbermann takes time to make robust a critical analysis of what is wrong with our world. Women and men should be respectful and dignified to each other. Our culture should not exploit or reward violence against one another.

We have grown into a nation of irrational sycophants. 

The reason why the VDP Gazette does not adulate over sports and why we love Keith Olbermann.

Source: Keith Olbermann