There is nothing wrong with attempting to write political and cultural commentary. There are many outlets that do it well, and theRinger should be able to hire people that bring a refreshing voice to it all, unfortunately the articles they have printed thus far have been all over the place in terms of their actual merit. This current article is probably the worst of the bunch, though Curtis had a very solid article just a week ago on the state of the media and writing within sports reporting.
Further, the best articles have been the merging of political commentary with sports, which they havent done enough.
But yeah this article is pretty awful.