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The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China
The N.B.A. apologizes on behalf of Daryl Morey, a general manager who voiced support for democracy.
We're living in a culture that encourages companies to take cost-free stands on the progressive cause of the moment and do absolutely nothing to uphold fundamental progressive values when doing so requires any sacrifice. My latest, on the N.B.A. and China
with a scathing piece on the NBA, "the world's wokest sports league," suddenly elevating money over principles and kowtowing to China
Great piece on the hypocrisy & cowardice of the
& other progressive companies that only take a stand on social issues when there’s no perceived cost.
commissioner Adam Silver last year how it felt to be the "wokest professional sports league," Silver said he was "proud." One wonders how he squares that progressive brand with his decision to bow to Beijing. My latest
New York Times Opinion
"The longstanding conventional wisdom on China — that engagement and investment by America in China would inevitably lead to the country’s political liberalization — has simply not proven true," writes
“Like the N.B.A. we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” said Trey Parker and Matt Stone in a statement. "Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China!" This will be interesting!
David Alan Grier
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New York Times Opinion
"You might assume that the wokest professional sports league ... would see human rights, representative democracy and freedom of conscience as core virtues. But you would be wrong," writes
Very good piece on the NBA's stupendously stupid cave to China
In a stunning proof that the National Basketball Association favors Mammon over democracy, the league and the Houston Rockets apologized for (and deleted) a pro-Hong Kong democracy tweet issued by the Rockets' owner. Bari Weiss weights in at the NYT
’s outrage about the NBA’s cowardice on China, but this argument is not right
"This is a worldview that encourages companies to take cost-free stands on the progressive cause of the moment and do absolutely nothing to uphold fundamental progressive values when doing so requires sacrifice."