Tag: WTA

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer the Women’s Tennis Association for following through on its threat to take its tournaments out of China after failing to see clear evidence that Peng Shuai is not being censored, not being intimidated, and that her rape allegations are being taken seriously. They also groan as Stacey Abrams runs for governor of Georgia again and wonder how President Trump’s disdain for incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp could influence the race. And they dig into why the media is paying vert limited attention to the ongoing trials of Jussie Smottlett and Ghislaine Maxwell.

 

The WTA Refuses to Kneel, Shows Up the NBA’s Vapid Moral Posturing

 

Peng Shui used social media to accuse former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her three years ago. Then like the young man who once stood in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square, she magically vanished from the public eye. Poof! For multiple weeks. Gone.

Fortunately, Peng Shui is not an anonymous person but one of China’s most recognizable sports stars. While controlled, contained, and censored by a government that cares absolutely nothing about human rights for anyone (except accused rapists, I suppose), she has a name that people know and an organization behind her that has not been willing to let her picture fade into oblivion on some metaphorical milk carton crafted by the CCP to exonerate its own orchestration of a disappearing.

Jim and Greg stand up and cheer for Women’s Tennis Association President Steve Simon and numerous players for publicly demanding that China prove that longtime tennis star Peng Shuai is alive and well and their her allegations of rape against a former high-ranking communist party official be seriously investigated. And they cheer Simon for willing to lose a billion dollars by pulling our of events in China if his concerns are not addressed quickly. They also cringe as the House of Representatives passes the bloated, deficit-growing spending bill known as Build Back Better, but they take a bit of solace in knowing this version likely won’t become law. And they fire back at an MSNBC columnist for telling parents that making demands about school policy and the curriculum is like telling a surgeon how to operate on your child.