Over the past year, as I’ve been commuting downtown every day, I’ve become a fan of ESPN Radio. In particular, I really like the 9am show with former NFL QB Brock Huard and Mike Salk. And over the past few days, as the possibility of getting a new arena has slowly gathered steam, they’ve been introduced to something that political nerds like us have known for a while: the Seattle Times editorial board is a complete laughingstock.
It started last week when Salk responded to their editorial by pointing out the poor logic in saying that there’s only a finite amount of money that people will spend on sports and that bringing an NBA team back will threaten the Mariners and Seahawks.
A few days later, Bruce Ramsey gets a few basic facts wrong in a “Civil Disagreements” section discussion with Lynne Varner. Even stranger, he doesn’t even seem to grasp that the things he demands of an arena deal are largely satisfied with what Christopher Hansen is trying to do. So this morning, Ramsey actually agreed to be on their show, and my goodness, it was brutal. You can listen to it here. I almost felt sorry for him. Almost.
It does make me feel a little better to know that folks even outside of the political realm are starting to realize what a disaster our last daily print newspaper’s editorial board has become.