June 1, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
He's, you know, a child of Lithuanian immigrants

When is it relevant for a newspaper to mention a subject's religion or ethnicity? A recent article in the Times talked about how fans of the British soccer team Manchester United hate their new American owner, Floridian Malcolm Glazer. According to reporter Sarah Lyall, various British newspapers have pilloried Glazer for his “personal qualities,” which

“extend to rapaciousness, ruthlessness, meanness, megalomania, unflattering facial hair and a propensity, The Daily Mail says, for ‘wearing his trouser waistband ludicrously high.’”

It sounds like a casting call for Shylock. Could their be more to the anger that Lyall's not telling us?




Only after he made his fortune in his native Rochester.

Posted by: Reb Yudel at June 1, 2005 1:47 PM
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