Earlier this week, radio talk-show guy Colin Cowherd was making an argument about how simple the game of baseball was when he offered as supporting evidence the fact that most of the major leaguers were from the Dominican Republic, a country noteworthy for its weak education system.
I believe Cowherd’s statement, although irrelevant, is true, and Cowherd has since provided objective proof of it. But it is also, in the mainstream media, something that is not said in polite company. Therefore, ESPN has taken Cowherd off the air.
I don’t envy being a radio talk-show guy, especially those employed by politically-correct corporations. These guys are supposed to be edgy, but their livelihood is at risk if they say anything that offends an important stakeholder of the corporation.
p.s., if I had a dollar for every time I heard a northeast liberal make a snarky comment about the intelligence of southerners, I could retire 🙂