This article by Jennifer Rubin is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
Golf champion Phil Mickelson set off a backlash on Thursday with remarks he made during an interview about exploring a golf tour sponsored by the Saudis.
“They’re scary motherf—–s to get involved with,” he said. “We know they killed [Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi] and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.”
Well, give him credit for at least knowing about the Saudis’ atrocious human rights record. But this sort of breathtaking greed and unabashed disdain for others’ suffering is hardly unique. Mickelson’s offense was, as the expression goes, saying the quiet part out loud. Shamelessness is widespread these days.
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