The New York Post’s questionable ethics are unfamiliar to those outside of the Apple. Today, Post writer Phil Mushnick used his “Equal Time” column to blast off on the Brooklyn Nets new look, part-owner Jay-Z and to make sure non-New Yorkers took notice.
“As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?
Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—-hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!” [Equal Time]
Obviously, the line between free speech and racism can sometimes get blurry but the words and implications are very clear here. Mushnick paints himself as a hatemonger whose only goal was to cause a firestorm, not a genuine discussion of any sort. Gauging by the responses on Twitter, New Yorkers typically find the Post and its columnists’ rants to be despicable and react accordingly. Now, outsiders to the city learned a handful of the reasons why.
H/T: Hip-Hop Wired