Pro golfer Phil Mickelson has lost several top endorsements for his sharp criticism about Saudi Arabia – including the kingdom being behind the 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mickelson made the comments last year to a reporter regarding a possible new professional golf tour but said they were shared without his consent and out of context.
The so-called Super League is reportedly a proposed, Saudi-backed venture attempting to attract golfers from golf’s main tours, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour, with offers of big money, according to CNN .
“I used words I sincerely regret that do not reflect my true feelings or intentions,” Mickelson, a three-time Masters winner, said Tuesday in apologizing for the remarks. “It was reckless. I offended people, and I am deeply sorry for my choice of words.”
Mickelson is quoted by Alan Shipnuck for his upcoming book, “Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar,” as saying Saudis are “scary motherf***ers to get involved with.”
He also said: “We know they killed Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay.”
Khaled Aedh Alotaibi, of Saudi Arabia, was arrested last year in connection with Khashoggi’s murder in Turkey, and 25 other Saudis are wanted in connection with the killing.
Former President Trump is reportedly in discussions to host events at his U.S. golf clubs for a golf league backed by Saudi Arabia, but its unclear whether that league was the one to which Michelson was referring.Mickelson argued that his desire to perhaps be part of a new tour – “despite “knowing all of this” – is because “this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.”Since making the comments, longtime Mickelson sponsor KPMG said it would no longer be partner with the […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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