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Why Iím Canceling My SI Subscription
PJ Media ^ | 3 Feb 2013 | Andrew Klavan

Posted on 02/04/2013 5:47:03 AM PST by Rummyfan

I am going to let my subscription to Sports Illustrated lapse when it runs out this year. I hope lots of other people will do the same. Like too many other publications, the magazine has become dishonest, dishonorable and even occasionally despicable in its conformist, lockstep left-wing bias. Republican politicians and conservative positions are routinely insulted in articles having nothing to do with either. Yawn-inducing left wing predictability is brought to the discussion of every issue. No SI writer is allowed to disagree with leftism ever. Despite its great photographs and occasionally good athlete profiles, the magazine has remade itself into crap in the name of political conformity.

For me, the Super Bowl issue with its smarmy and poorly reported article on religion in football was the last straw. The article was not an offense to God, it was an offense to journalism. Mark Oppenheimer, a left wing anti-religion writer for the left wing New York Times, among other left wing venues, does the left wing hit job on football players of faith. Not surprisingly, he is also the author of a hagiography of the Christian-bashing gay bully Dan Savage. (This blog has always supported gays and gay rights, but to my mind, Savage has no more place in serious debate than the Westboro Baptist gang.)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewklavan; corruption; fraud; klavan; leftwingmedia; markoppenheimer; mediabias; oppenheimer; si; sportsillustrated

1 posted on 02/04/2013 5:47:06 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

When will Americans wake up to the fact that leftists are intolerant and rude, that they bully their political agenda into every place they enter, and have no common decency toward those with competing viewpoints?


2 posted on 02/04/2013 5:52:25 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Rummyfan

So true. The politics in SI is driving out - has driven out! - the sports. In the last several months there have been pieces on the struggles of the Palestinian ‘national’ soccer team and the difficulties facing transgender athletes. And rare is the article that does not find some way to mention obama....


3 posted on 02/04/2013 5:53:42 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

The SI article argues that the focus on religion in sports is a recent phenomenon, and that back in the 60s and 70s it wasn’t emphasized. That is absolutely laughable.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 5:58:42 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Rummyfan

I think most people only purchase SI for their one issue a year.....


5 posted on 02/04/2013 5:59:13 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Andrei Bulba

Based on the behavior of leftists , one can imagine what the Bolsheviks were like after they won the Russian revolution.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 5:59:22 AM PST by ripley
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To: Rummyfan

I first subscribed to SI around 1964. I let my subscription lapse around 1994 because of their left leaning ideology.
When they started on their Sierra Club kick around 1985 or so that was the beginning of the end. Up until then it was A great magazine. I hope all “right thinkers” stop subscribing.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 6:00:01 AM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Rummyfan

SI is from the same greag people who bring you TIME...


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:00:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Rummyfan

All part of the plan of the Marxists to control/brain-wash us from kindergarten through life with 24x7x365 Marxist thinking. Used to be called Communism, now it’s Progressivism.

My mom was a typist with the FBI in WWII, and saw it all, taught me what they were doing with tons of documentation in the ‘50’s and 60’s, which I have today.

Nothing new here.

All is going according to plan.

Talk radio and Fox News (leaning more left every day) will go down before long......


9 posted on 02/04/2013 6:00:36 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: napscoordinator

...and with the internet, who needs that anymore either.....


10 posted on 02/04/2013 6:02:06 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Rummyfan
>>No SI writer is allowed to disagree with leftism ever.

You mean like DumpsterUnderground.com?

11 posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:56 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Rummyfan

Good for this guy getting rid of SI...
When will the rest of you guys figure out that the “swim suit” issue is only to keep you suckers buying this rag...buy Playboy instead, if you must.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 6:15:42 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Rummyfan
I dropped mine after this BS:
13 posted on 02/04/2013 6:17:04 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Rummyfan

Magazines have been crap for the last 20 years.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:15 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Rummyfan

My dentist places a copy of SI in her waiting room....right next to the New Yorker. Figures.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 6:32:28 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Rummyfan
Mark Oppenheimer, a left wing anti-religion writer for the left wing New York Times, among other left wing venues, does the left wing hit job on football players of faith.

Mark Oppenheimer has the right to hate us.

We have the right to stop all subscriptions, ban hateful companies, and turn off MSM 'news' shows.

16 posted on 02/04/2013 6:37:03 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: Rummyfan
The politics in SI is driving out - has driven out! - the sports. In the last several months there have been pieces on the struggles of the Palestinian ‘national’ soccer team and the difficulties facing transgender athletes. And rare is the article that does not find some way to mention obama...

I doubt there's enough liberal elites to keep this magazine going. Hello dust bin of history...

17 posted on 02/04/2013 6:39:02 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: Rummyfan

It is hard to find any magazine these days that is not liberal or left-leaning. Articles that have nothing to do with religion or politics always seem to find a way to get a dig in some way. I guess it must be to placate the gods of the left so that they allow them to be published.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 6:40:41 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Andrei Bulba

I discovered SI’s left-wing bias at least 20 years ago, and to this day, avoid it for sports’ “reporting.”


19 posted on 02/04/2013 7:45:16 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: certrtwngnut

I used to get it and the old newspaper type edition of the Sporting News in the 1960s. SI was turning into junk and I quit way back in the late 1970s. Not just left crap, but their mags were just getting boring.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 7:48:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Rummyfan

Congratulations. I haven’t looked at that liberal rag since 1990.

This is a much better mag:

“Independence Sports”

http://tristatemediaonline.com/


21 posted on 02/04/2013 8:16:34 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: ripley

> Based on the behavior of leftists , one can imagine what
> the Bolsheviks were like after they won the Russian
> revolution.

No imagination necessary.

According to a friend of mine who lived the first 25 years of his life in Russia, the Bolsheviks murdered 30 million people in the first five years of the Leninist regime. Kulaks, Mensheviks, faith communities, including observant Jews.

In one Ukranian town, Soviet soldiers lined up confessing Christians and their whole families on the side of a road and shot them all. Hundreds of them. men, women, and children. The surviving townspeople were told not to bury the bodies but to leave them there as a warning to those who would dare to confess Christ.

To this day, when you visit that town, you can see bits of bone and fragments of clothing there at the execution site. The people decided never to bury them so they would never forget the predations of communism.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 10:04:31 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: matginzac
buy Playboy instead, if you must.

Why do either, type "Naked Redhead" in google pics, prepare to be shocked, pleased, outraged it is amazing that women are so anxious to degrade the image of women.

23 posted on 02/04/2013 11:30:06 AM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: Westbrook

“...according to a friend of mine who lived the first 25 years of his life in Russia...the Bolsheviks murdered 30 million people in the first five years of the Leninist regime...”

Please ask him to share those stories with as many people as possible.

Regards


24 posted on 02/04/2013 1:52:39 PM PST by ripley
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To: Rummyfan
Years ago Rick Reilly in his Back Page column took a pre-Donovan-McNabb gratuitous swipe out-of-left-gield at Rush Limbaugh.
The column caused my Sports Illustrated my subscription to lapse.
25 posted on 02/04/2013 2:41:36 PM PST by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: itsahoot

How low can you go......


26 posted on 02/04/2013 3:18:26 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Rummyfan

Once everyone has a smart phone or a tablet, who will need magazines? Just like homosexuality, the problem will eventually cure itself.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 4:51:50 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

For $9.99 a month, you can have an electronic subscription to 70 magazines, SI included, on your tablet. It’s called Next Issue and it also allows you a year of back issues per magazine.

Best Deal Ever.


28 posted on 02/05/2013 7:38:16 AM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!)
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