Caving to pressure from liberal activists, Major League Baseball announced it would move the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta. This was in response to Georgia passing a voting and election reform law the media incorrectly labeled “voter suppression.”
Major League Baseball announced it is moving the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to the recently passed Georgia election reform law.
- The Atlanta Braves criticized the decision, which it said it hurts local businesses, their employees, and baseball fans.
- The MLB’s announcement also earned approvals and condemnations from politicians and pundits, with Reuters providing a sample of reactions.
- Former president Donald Trump is pushing his followers to boycott Major League Baseball and other companies taking public stances or being coerced by left wing activists’ mischaracterization of the Georgia law, while former president Barack Obama praised the MLB for “taking a stand.”
- As a result of baseball’s announcement, a group of GOP senators and Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan are exploring the possibility of removing Major League Baseball’s federal antitrust protections.
- After parroting partisan talking points about the law in question, the New York Times decided it was time to attempt (and fail) to provide a more balanced explanation of the law.
- The Washington Post celebrated the hundreds of companies whose executives signed an open letter condemning election reform laws, which this piece even admits is as a result of pressure from activists (the Post fails to call them partisan activists, and fails to call out their lies about the Georgia law).
- CBS News originally released a how-to guide, pretending it was unbiased news, for how to pressure businesses to engage in political activism before deleting the original tweet and stealthily changing the headline to sound more neutral.
- Vox is taking the most unapologetically activist stance, “explaining” why the MLB moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta over what they dishonestly call “Republican voter suppression efforts.”
- Fox News covered reaction from Biden’s approval of the MLB’s action to boycott the state of Georgia and the demands from GOP politicians to know whether the Biden administration will also boycott the Olympics in China, while the Federalist delighted in White House press secretary Jen Psaki “flipping out” on a reporter who asked the same question.
- Stephen L. Miller wrote in American Spectator bemoaning “woke corporatism” as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Major League Baseball among others are taking public stances on policy issues yet ignoring China’s persecution of Hong Kong and Xinjiang Province. Prominent twitter-based statistician-explainer PoliMath also declared it’s time for conservatives to play by the left’s own rules.
- The editors of National Review argued state-level Republican legislators should take a stand and remind corporations that they don’t have free rein when threatening communities.
- OANN highlighted remarks from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp who said Major League Baseball “caved to fear and lies from liberal activists.”
© Dallas Gerber, 2021