So, I arrive at my rented flat in Paris and flip on the TV. I wind up on the English version of the Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera. The network is reporting on Magic Johnson, et al, buying the L.A. Dodgers. And what is the one thing Al Jazeera feels the need to point out about the storied history of the Dodgers?
They tell us about Jewish pitcher Sandy Koufax who asked not to pitch during the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.
I kid you not. That’s the detail — his Jewish faith — that Al Jazeera points out.
You’d like to think we at least have a shot at moving this world closer to being a better place. Then you watch the powerful Al Jazeera network do that and …