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Default Humiliation: Daily Beast Tries, Fails to Attack MLB Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera for

Humiliation: Daily Beast Tries, Fails to Attack MLB Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera for Supporting Israel, Not Hating Trump

There's now an unmistakable fad in woke, clickbait 'journalism' that seeks to ruin or diminish someone or something by calling it out as "problematic" on an otherwise celebratory occasion. For example, the petty op/eds published around July 4th arguing that America is actually mediocre at best. Or stories highlighting the dredged up, years-old tweets of athletes or entertainers enjoying a moment in the spotlight for their achievements. Or the nasty attacks on HGTV's star couple, or a lovable Hollywood leading man, because they happen to be people of faith who don't grovel at the alter of liberal orthodoxy. Or the embarrassing left-wing hot takes printed to align with the 50th anniversary of one of America's greatest national achievements:
America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit — all years before the U.S. would follow suit

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 18, 2019
How Armstrong's “giant leap for mankind” helped perpetuate inequality—on Earth and beyond.

— The Nation (@thenation) July 20, 2019
These are just a handful of instances within this pathetic genre that immediately popped to mind. All that is good or joy-giving must be brought down -- or at least brought down a peg -- by our insufferable cultural scolds. In many circumstances, however, all these 'cancel culture' warriors manage to accomplish is to build sympathy for their intended targets and underscore their own personal misery. Which brings us to the Daily Beast's atrocious hit piece on MLB legend Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all time. The supposed expose was timed to coincide with Rivera's induction into the Hall of Fame (he was unanimously selected on the first ballot, a remarkable first). Readers are informed that over the course of his career, Rivera kept his political beliefs private (this is painted as sinister secrecy), but now that he's retired, his "far-right" leanings are coming to light. And what do those views entail? He's a Christian who loves Israel:
Over the past three years, [Rivera has] served at the pleasure of a racist president, taken part in thinly veiled propaganda on behalf of a far-right government in Israel, and gotten chummy with outright bigots and apocalyptic loons. None of this will be inscribed on his Hall of Fame plaque. It should, even if much of the sports world would very much like to pretend none of it exists.

Just another day in the propaganda wing of the DNC otherwise known as the Main Stream Media.
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