So this idiot Kuntzman (and there’s some truth in advertising, right there) who works for the New York Daily News and became mockingly infamous after wilting like a pansy in the Mojave from firing a few rounds out of an AR-15 at a controlled range has apparently decided he liked the experience so much that he’s using his perch at the paper to go hysterical over a song regularly played and sung at baseball games. Oh, and to flip Americans who believe in God the journalistic finger.
A New York Daily News sports columnist called “God Bless America” a song that “offends everyone” and called the post 9/11 tradition of playing it at baseball games a fascist exercise honoring a god who doesn’t exist.
In a column titled “Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone,” columnist Gersh Kuntzman denounced the practice of playing it during the seventh-inning at major-league and other parks along with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and called the song itself silly.
He compared the patriotic ritual to a fascist rally, saying “Part of my outrage stems from ponderous Mussolini-esque introduction of the song, when fans are asked to rise, remove their caps and place them over their hearts.”
And yes, he explicitly said that bit about “honoring a god who doesn’t exist. This is a so-called “journalist?” After getting mocked – again – over his reaction to being correctly castigated for that first story wherein he panicked over squeezing off a few rounds from an AR-15 at a range in Philly, he thinks it’s a great time to essentially call the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe in God delusional. Not that I considered them a terrific source to begin with but this seals it: If this is what the NY Daily News thinks is a thoughtful journalist then that publication is not fit to be quoted. Ever. On anything. I do hope that any company that sees fit to advertise on their site or pages understands the stench they are attaching to themselves.