April 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA commissioner David Stern announces that the NBA has awarded the 2014 NBA All-Star game to the city of New Orleans during a press conference at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Commissioner Stern wants you to know that the fix is decidedly not in.
He went to risky lengths to make that point this week, bringing up a standard rhetorical device — “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” — as an example of a no-win, catch-22 question. Say “yes”, and you’ve admitted to beating your wife in the past. Say “no”, and you’re