My new post at Ricochet has been up for a couple of hours and it is causing an interesting reaction for me on Twitter.
Let’s be honest: Collins is an uber-wealthy and talented super athlete in our celebrity-obsessed society. I doubt he has much to worry about outside of his bubble. So I’m sorry if I can’t get worked up about this.
Today, most young people think Lady Gaga is an important gay icon and political influencer, yet hardly any have ever heard of Mark Bingham.
I don’t begrudge Jason Collins; I loathe our news media for making the important irrelevant and the ridiculous praiseworthy.
Please read it. If you don’t read the whole column, I will delete your comments. Because I now have ESP powers. HA!
UPDATE: Let me add a thought I had after I wrote it: Barack Obama can call Jason Collins and Sandra Fluke, but not the family of Brian Terry or those he left to die in Benghazi. That says all I need to know about Obama.