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Your Regular Reminder That Phil Mushnick Is A Race-Baiting Troll

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Professional shithead Phil Mushnick is at it again, opining in his unbelievable-even-for-the-Post column that Adrian Peterson deserves some blame for the beating death of his 2-year-old son, a son that until recently he didn't know he had.


After establishing without a doubt Peterson's thugged-out bonafides—his father did prison time, Peterson once received a ticket for speeding—the master concern-troll dives right into the heart of the matter.

The suspect in the beating murder of Peterson’s 2-year-old is the boyfriend of Peterson’s “baby mama” — now the casual, flippant, detestable and common buzz-phrase for absentee, wham-bam fatherhood.

With his resources, how could Peterson, the NFL’s MVP, have allowed his son to remain in such an environment? Did he not know, or not care? Or not care to know? Or not know to care?

Peterson couldn’t have provided his son a better life, a longer life?

Money can’t buy love, but having signed a $96 million deal, he could not have provided his child — apparently his second from a “baby mama” — a safe home?


Maybe Peterson’s son is just one more stands-to-reason murder victim, just another child born to just another “baby mama,” one more kid who never had a shot, anyway. Maybe, by now, even if we can’t accept it, we can expect it.

For those of you not from the New York area, please note that Phil Mushnick was the odds-on favorite to write this column. His once relevant media criticism has devolved into regular race-baiting, if not outright racism. He's written about Stephen A. Smith's "urban street-hip brotha yak" that supposedly appealed to "urban, street-talkin' sports fans." He decried the rise of black alternate jerseys as "gang fashion" meant to sell in "urban markets."

And, most famously, blasting the Nets for getting in bed with Jay Z:

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.

Nobody puts the scare in the scare quotes around "urban" quite like Phil Mushnick.