Additionally, Douglas quotes articles from leftwing journalists at the L.A. Times and the Huffington Post each accusing Sterling of racism:
A Google search with the name Donald Sterling and racial discrimination found nearly 12,000 results. Not one of them even remotely had Sterling doing anything to further racial goodwill. The checklist of reported Sterling racial escapades include a Justice Department housing discrimination lawsuit and forced settlement, slurs and gaffes against Hispanics and African-Americans, and that includes two high profile Clipper players, the shooing of minorities away from his pricey Beverly Hills condos and rentals, and an overblown and failed promise to build a Homeless shelter on L.A.s skid row. Then there’s the allegations and lawsuit by former Clipper General Manager Elgin Baylor that Sterling runs his operations like a Southern plantation.
“So, enjoy watching the sick racist Democrats squirm under the news of Sterling’s racism. That is, until the next distraction squirrel! runs our from the bushes,” Douglas concludes.
In 1962, George Preston Marshall (a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932 and 1936) was the owner of the Washington Redskins and a stone cold racist — he was the last owner of the NFL to integrate his team, under the orders of NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle and Bobby Kennedy (in-between wiretapping Martin Luther King). If the TMZ tape is accurate, how can someone own a professional basketball team in 2014 and display that level of racism?
Sterling’s not-so-sterling leftwing worldview is merely a symptom of a much larger disease. After you’ve read Douglas’ post, checkout Jonah Goldberg’s latest G-File, in which, as he puts it “America Eats Itself,” noting that “America’s elite culture is in the painful throes of an ongoing autoimmune crisis,” Jonah concludes.
Update: As Jonah would say — though I may have the spelling slightly off — Schwheeeeoooooo:
NAACP was set to honor both Donald Sterling AND Al Sharpton. At least their total lack of judgment is colorblind. http://t.co/oFVZG1DHb7
— Popehat (@Popehat) April 26, 2014
More at the Daily Caller: “Race hate spewing Clippers owner is Democratic donor.”