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"There's a difference between addressing Thomas's politics with the appropriate amount of ridicule...

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"There's a difference between addressing Thomas's politics with the appropriate amount of ridicule and comedy, and treating this stuff as newsworthy. It's not. It's a pro athlete spewing the same ideology he has spewed before, during and after the White House snub on his own Facebook page. Not in the dressing room. Not on Boston sports radio. Not on Fox News. On a place you actually have to make an effort to find in order to be outraged by his comments. It becomes news if a sponsor drops him. It becomes news if a teammate — not an anonymous team executive who may or may not have appeared in Jim Carrey movie — tells the Boston Globe that Thomas's politics are hurting the Bruins. It becomes news if the NHL or the Bruins step in and try to muzzle him."

Puck Daddy's excellent piece, Why do we still care what Tim Thomas is complaining about on Facebook?
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