Thursday, January 24, 2019

McEnroe / Williams

In case you don't remember, here's an idiotic Vox article on the idiotic McEnroe/Williams dust-up. Vox, as usual, is completely full of shit....but that's beside the point. The real point is that McEnroe said something true and, in fact, was extremely flattering with respect to Williams--he enthusiastically acknowledged that she was the best ever--the best female tennis player of all time. But the NPR interviewer had to push the question: why not say she's the greatest period?  McEnroe said the only thing he could say: because she isn't. And anybody who knows anything about tennis knows that. But the left could have that. Behold Vox's attempts to find something to bitch about. They have to manufacture some nefarious thoughtcrime by McEnroe...who merely spoke the truth that was relevant to the conversation, and refused to be badgered into concealing it with progressive platitudes.
   Vox whines about McEnroe's guess that Williams would rank about 700th among men--which people in the know say is about right...or a bit too charitable. In fact, if you want to push it and really insist on evaluating the claim about the best players of all time...she clearly wouldn't crack the top might want to reconsider pushing that point.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

This is the second time you said this-last time two years ago when the article was published. What brings it up now?

6:59 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, well, as I wrote, the Covington kids / drummer dust up just puts me in mind of it: a case in which the crazy on the progressive left is showing itself in a really clear way.

Could be wrong...but that's my claim.

4:34 PM  

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