Dan Snyder's impressive commitment to his worst talking point

Guess what he's thinking. (Photo: Associated Press)

In Dan Snyder's interview with the New York Times magazine this week, there isn't much new information. But what does stand out was his continued use of the phrase "What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong" to describe his rationale for suing Washington City Paper. He says that a lot.


• "Number one, my father was a journalist and I've never sued any member of the media, but when someone calls you a criminal and someone makes fun of your wife, who's fighting breast cancer and is a national spokesperson for the National Football League on breast cancer awareness, you sit there and you say, 'Enough is enough. What's right is right, what's wrong is wrong'. And that's what it's all about. It has nothing to do with the media coverage that's been critical, you know, I take that everyday. That's normal. But you can't cross the line, and what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong." (WJLA; Feb. 4, 2011)

• "What's right is right, and what's wrong is wrong. There's nothing more to it. It's as simple as that." (ESPN 980 via SB Nation; Feb. 4, 2011)

• "What's right is right is right, and what's wrong is wrong. It's that simple."  (CSN Washington; Feb. 4, 2011)

• “You know, I think that what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong and I’ve said enough about it, and I’m not really worried at all about it." (My Fox DC via Washington Post; May 27, 2011)

• "It's really what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong." (NBC Washington; May 31, 2011)

You can sense a trend here: Snyder used that phrase in almost every interview he did that last media blitz, as Deadspin noted:

Clearly, Snyder has had several stock phrases implanted into his popcorn sack. A favorite: 'What's right is right, and what's wrong is wrong.' When he utters pap like this, his countenance grows grim. He wants you to know, world, that he is serious. And that he will be expressive with his hands. He will speak in a smooth, deep register.

So what will go away first, the lawsuit or the stupid line?


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