Well, well, well… not so fun when the attack dogs are turned on you, is it?
Conservatives have been saying for years to keep politics out of sports. It’s just not what sports fans want to see or think about when watching their favorite teams play, and ratings have reflected that in the past.
After those cries have largely fallen on deaf ears, conservatives are taking a different approach: fighting fire with fire.
Citizens for Sanity, a conservative nonprofit looking to defeat “wokeism,” decided that if politics are here to stay in sports, it’s time to go all the way with it. Look no further than the blistering pair of ads the group ran during Game 1 of the World Series on Friday.
The first ad tears into President Joe Biden’s general lawlessness, focusing on hot-button issues like crime and illegal immigration. The ad also brings up the possibility of World War III before ending with the tagline “No Mas!”
The second ad largely focuses on the same topics, but really emphasizes the possibility of WWIII at the end:
Leftists are obviously upset.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an entire article about the “vile” ads that had been airing throughout the baseball playoffs. The Los Angeles Times went so far as to outright call these ads “racist.”
The left’s panicky finger-pointing is understandable given that there’s a greater than 50 percent chance that the person viewing the ad already views Biden unfavorably.
And these ads aren’t airing during some late-night rerun programming. This is the World Series. According to Deadline, a whopping 9.7 million viewers tuned into Game 1 between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Given that the midterms are less than two weeks away, it makes sense that political ads are ramping up. But that hasn’t stopped some baseball fans from complaining to MLB about the anti-Biden ads:
saw an unhinged political ad during the baseball last night. Does that always happen? I don't think of MLB as more racist than NFL but I don't know if NFL would let ads like that run
— Erik Hane (@erikhane) October 29, 2022
As to how MLB is “feelin about this,” the league provided a statement to The Athletic that will likely not quiet those complaints.
“Networks make the decision on what political ads to run,” an MLB representative said. “MLB does not believe it should be in the role of censoring political advertising.”
Given MLB’s statement, it’s safe to assume that there will be more political ads airing during the rest of the World Series.
Is the left ready to admit that they too want politics out of sports?
These are ads are only telling the truth, and they are not racist, or vile. The truth hurts sometimes.
To use one of their hero’s own’s quotes, “…an inconvenient truth.”
The true Racist in this country. The Demorats
Waaa, Waaa, Waaaa
Call the Waaaambulance. Biden has been promoting violence against conservatives for 2 years. He has politicized the doj and fbi and dhs to harrass and arrest inocent Americans. We hear his lies every time he opens his mouth. I say it’s time for him and his lying party to hear the TRUTH
Now that everything is “racist”, the word has little meaning and no bite. I no longer deign to defend myself against the accusation because it’s such a banal & gutless one. Now I just say “If I’m a racist, then I guess that makes you a pedophile.” Then I delight in watching the deer-in-the-headlights glare.
I love it! I’m stealing it.
Goes to show the disconnect between the elite and the people who are hurting. One guy isn’t happy because American’s don’t want Billions sent over sea’s because its going to help Putin? Well if they are corrupt in Ukraine why should it matter to Putin if we waste our money over there? He probably welcome our incompetence’s and stupidity.