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Our friend Phil's racist rant about Jay-Z's Nets raising eyebrows

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, May 4, 2012.

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  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    He writes that the Nets should be called the "New York N-----S" and the logo should be a 9mm.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    Just wow.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The trouble with being a professional scold is that first you become a professional crank and then you just go nuts. Goodbye, Phil.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    And good fucking riddance. I just wish it was co-authored by Vecsey.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I do get why he used the term. He's ripping on the gangsta rap culture, which uses that term in positive ways while most of the rest of humanity doesn't, and sees Jay-Z as a personification of the gangsta rap culture.

    But at the same time, he's got to have known he would have gotten a major backlash. And that may end up costing him his job.
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    It's time to put Mushnick down. Call it laminitis of the brain/mouth.

  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Holy shit. Does the Post have editors?
  8. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Terrible. Why the fuck did post run this?
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I like how the HuffPo writer has no idea who Mushnick is:

    Uh, yeah, he is, and has been.

    HuppPo probabbly believes Phil is a big conservative since he writes for the NY Post, but Phil is as liberal as they come. (I say this as a big fan of Phil's.)

    His criticism of Jay-Z's ownership is no different than the criticism of Rush Limbaugh's proposed ownership of the Rams.

    He objects to Jay-Z's misogynistic lyrics. he objects to calling women bitches and ho's, and he objects to his use of the 'N" word.

    Phil has always said that the network executives who show racy ads during family programming should either say they'd have no problem with you coming to their living room, and using such language, or not run the ads.

    Likewise, his feeling here is that the Nets should either be embarrassed by Jay-Z's use of the "N" word, or they should embrace it.

    Is it over the top? Maybe. That's the point.

    To call for him to be fired is insane. This column is no different than what he has been writing his entire career.

    To accuse him of racism, is sad and pathetic. It would have been nice if the HuffPo knew who the guy was before writing the "column".
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Is this what you call "used in a positive way"?

    Niggas In Paris"
    (with Jay-Z)

    So I ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
    first niggas gotta find me
    What’s 50 grand to a muhfucka like me
    Can you please remind me?
    Ball so hard, this shit crazy
    Y’all don’t know that don’t shit phase me
    The Nets could go 0-82 and I look at you like this shit gravy
    Ball so hard, this shit weird
    We ain’t even s’pose to be here,
    Ball so hard, since we here
    It’s only right that we be fair
    Psycho, I’m liable to go Michael
    Take your pick, Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6
    Ball so hard, got a broke clock, Rolleys that don’t tick tock
    Audemars that’s losing time, hidden behind all these big rocks
    Ball so hard, I’m shocked too, I’m supposed to be locked up too
    you escaped what I’ve escaped
    You’d be in Paris getting fucked up too
    Ball so hard, let’s get faded, Le Meurice for like 6 days
    Gold bottles, scold models, spillin’ Ace on my sick J’s
    So ball so hard, bitch behave, just might let you meet Ye,
    Chi towns D. Rose, I’m movin’ the Nets to BK

    Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
    That shit cray [x3]

    [Kanye West]
    She said Ye can we get married at the mall?
    I said look you need to crawl ‘fore you ball
    Come and meet me in the bathroom stall
    And show me why you deserve to have it all
    Ball so hard
    That shit cray (that shit cray), ain’t it Jay?
    Ball so hard
    What she order (what she order), fish filet
    Ball so hard
    Your whip so cold, this old thing
    Ball so hard
    Act like you’ll never be around muhfuckas like this again
    Bougie girl, grab her hand
    Fuck that bitch she don’t wanna dance
    Excuse my French but I’m in France (I’m just sayin’)
    Prince William’s ain’t do it right if you ask me
    Cause I was him I would have married Kate & Ashley
    What's Gucci my nigga?
    What's Louie my killa?
    What's drugs my deala?
    What's that jacket, Margiela?
    Doctors say I’m the illest
    Cause I’m suffering from realness
    Got my niggas in Paris
    And they going gorillas, huh!

    [(Chazz) & Jimmy]
    I don't even know what that means.
    (No one knows what it means, but it's provocative)
    No, it's not
    (It gets the people going!)

    Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
    Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me

    [Kanye West]
    You are now watching the throne
    Don’t let me get in my zone [x3]
    These other niggas is lyin’
    Actin’ like the summer ain’t mine

    I got that hot bitch in my home

    [Kanye West]
    You know how many hot bitches I own?
    Don’t let me get in my zone [x4]
    The stars is in the building
    They hands is to the ceiling
    I know I’m bout to kill it
    How you know, I got that feeling
    You are now watching the throne
    Don’t let me into my zone
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Sorry, but viewed in a vacuum, this is a terrible screw-up for which there's not much of a defense.

    It's not tied to Mushnick's body of work, nor is it satire, nor does it explain that he's got a long history of calling out rap artists for their lyrics.

    It just sits there.

    Here's the whole thing:

    Nets on Jay-Z track

    As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?

    Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N------s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B----hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Don't be too sure this will cost Phil his job. When the Post ran the editorial cartoon depicting Obama as a gorilla, not only did they not fire the cartoonist, they fired the employee who was the most vocal in protesting the cartoon.
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