Magazine October 5, 2009, Issue

Safe-Zone Violation!

Tiger Woods during first round play of the The Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta, Ga., September 24, 2009. (Tami Chappell/Reuters)
Why sportswriters, and others, should be penalized

It’s an old story, but one that deserves retelling now and then: I’m talking about the injection of politics — partisan politics — into sports columns. And into other areas where partisan politics have no place. More and more, there are no safe zones.

Take a recent column in the New York Post. (What would Henny Youngman say?) The writer, a sports guy, was talking about a local PGA tournament. He was complaining that Tiger Woods was not sufficiently open to the media. And he wrote, “It’s not like we’re trying to pull President Obama aside for a couple of questions

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