MastersGolfTournament http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7269/all en Bizarre: Columnist Vecsey Fears NBA Players Could Be Victims of AZ's Illegal Immigrant Law http://www.mrc.org/articles/bizarre-columnist-vecsey-fears-nba-players-could-be-victims-azs-illegal-immigrant-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paranoid sports columnist George Vecsey suggests that Major League Baseball players boycott Arizona: &quot;Speaking as somebody with relatives of various hues and backgrounds, I wouldn&#039;t want them going to Arizona during the current time of the troubles. I also worry about the health of the ballplayers. If any All-Stars feel the Arizona Flu coming on, they should lie down and rest.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sportswriter George Vecsey applauded the NBA's Phoenix Suns uniform protest of Arizona's new strict anti-immigration law in Saturday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/sports/08vescey.html?scp=2&amp;sq=%22steve%20kerr%22&amp;st=cse">Walking Tentatively in Protester's Shoes</a>," suggesting only that it didn't go far enough and even calling for Major League Baseball to boycott games in Arizona.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bizarre-columnist-vecsey-fears-nba-players-could-be-victims-azs-illegal-immigrant-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arizona AugustaNational DoubleStandards DukeLacrosse GeorgeVecsey liberalmediabias MajorLeagueBaseball MastersGolfTournament NBABasketball NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TigerWoods TimesWatch Mon, 10 May 2010 17:10:00 +0000 admin 7563 at http://www.mrc.org Here We Go Again: Columnist Vecsey Excoriates Racist, Sexist Augusta National Golf Club http://www.mrc.org/articles/here-we-go-again-columnist-vecsey-excoriates-racist-sexist-augusta-national-golf-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seven years after the paper&#039;s ill-fated crusade against Augusta National Golf Club&#039;s refusal to admit women, sports columnist George Vecsey columnist again rebukes the site of The Masters tournament as sexist and racist: &quot;...it stands for money and power and the exclusion of women and goodness knows what hidden messages in the public rebuking of our hero, who is part Thai and part African-American. Just asking, but would Payne have been so quick to deliver his little sermon to a white golfer who was caught straying?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the eve of The Masters, tournament host and Augusta National chairman Billy Payne delivered a surprise public lecture to golfer Tiger Woods, giving sports columnist George Vecsey a chance to again make liberal political hay from Augusta's immaculate green fairway in Thursday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/sports/golf/08vecsey.html?scp=2&amp;sq=vecsey&amp;st=cse">Thanks for the Tasteless Sermon</a>."<br /><br /></p><blockquote><p>They are worse than we knew.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/here-we-go-again-columnist-vecsey-excoriates-racist-sexist-augusta-national-golf-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AugustaNational Feminism GeorgeVecsey liberalmediabias MarthaBurk MastersGolfTournament NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TigerWoods TimesWatch Thu, 08 Apr 2010 14:11:00 +0000 admin 7489 at http://www.mrc.org