Monday, June 13, 2011

Local papers rip McCourt for pandering to religious, minority leaders

Frank McCourt is playing the role of martyr to keep the Dodgers, and something has induced local religious and minority leaders to play along with his act. A couple of newspaper bloggers weigh in on this matter.

Gene Maddaus of the LA Weekly:
If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then religion is a close second. The much-loathed Dodger (co-?)owner, Frank McCourt, has already wrapped himself in the flag, trotting out "God Bless America" for the 7th inning stretch. That hasn't gotten people off his case, so now it's time to come to Jesus.
Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times:
Hard to believe these church leaders and minority organizations can be so out of touch with their own people. OK, no it’s not. McCourt has built 12 baseball fields in largely minority areas, which is commendable but hardly reason to be turned into a puppet . . . Stay tuned, though, there are still those who will claim to represent Asian, gay, short people, feminists, the elderly and Justin Bieber fans, yet to be heard from.

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