The NY Times, retire Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sports writer Jason Whithitlock stood up to the hysteria, but Oprah Winfrey despite her compassionate insightful skill, just hedged when asked if he Donald Sterling should be fired “Something should be done.”


Come on Oprah, you advanced so far and helped so many along the way by understanding people’s inner demons and hopes and joys. Your comment “plantation mentality”, does not show any compassion for an approaching senile old man deeply distressed that his not remembered comments upsetting especially the players on the Clippers.


Donald Sterling made the saddest attempt to flirt with a girl I ever witnessed. Privacy and freedom of speech is gone for cancer victim media star Donald Sterling. For him it would be good news if he was only harassed by paparazzi. His crying pain to his want-to-be dream girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano, who is hoping to tease him out of more money is being lapped up by the public the way Ancient Romans enjoyed watching people fed to the lions. There are even cardboard cutouts of a smiling Donald Sterling, that people make grotesque games with.

The pain of his cancer, and the stress in his face missing from that smiling caricature.


Oprah Winfrey, you partitioned to be half owner of the clippers. If you said some compassionate world and asked that he remain for a while symbolic part owner, the compromise worked out could be as little as him being allowed to attend the Clippers games he loves.


Donald is right America lacks good role models, but you can continue your rise to helping become even more of one, by continuing to rise in the way you do best.


[ (PS I am in the hospital without a battery adapter. ]


For the rest including links to NY Mike and the two sports aficionados see Reader Supported News, scrawl down to readers articles, 

Blaming Victims especially Donald Sterling – Can Oprah Come to the Rescue?

After comments closed edit, Paul Mooney should be added to those who support Donald Sterling. He is getting more backlash then the people in my article above. Too bad firedoglake closes comments,





I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
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Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
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