Sports, John Oliver’s inspiration to say NO!
This is just so perfect. Yet again, our comedians have to do what journalist are supposed to do. And, he does it with facts! Considering here in RIland some rich dude (who just died) paid $20 million for the Pawtucket Red Sox (the Boston’s farm team) and has proposed moving it to Providence on the water front…for $120 million over 30 years in tax free land along with other stuff, Mr. Oliver could not have been more timely.
Unfortunately, the sense I’m getting is that the people are giving a rather large NO! But, of course our legislators are giving the “Let’s hear them out” line. One idiot, happens to be representing my home town actually used the phrase “loss leader” as the reason why we should spend the public money this way. Had the nerve to ask a person if they knew what it means? F’n idiot! Our senate leader: Afterward, in a one-on-one interview with NBC 10 News, Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed said hopes of keeping the team at McCoy Stadium may be a lost cause.
Watching John Oliver here, he could be talking about our Paw Sox situation. It is exactly what is being played on the people of RI. It’s a tried and true game plan used against the people.
Make sure you check out 3 points in the video. The first is 8:35 onward. It’s so funny. The next is 11:00 where he talks about the economic findings and one economist suggested better plan. The last is the end at 15:37 where he gives the inspirational halftime speech.
The problem isn’t that comedians are doing this work. They always have. The problem is a professional media that claims to do something that “the news” can’t and won’t do.