When ESPN Radio host Bernie Miklasz took to the air to attack David Hunn’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on the effort by St. Louis leaders to subsidize an MLS stadium, he showed a deep lack of familiarity with economic development subsidies. Perhaps because of this misunderstanding, he was very dismissive. And it may be too much to expect a sports commentator to be completely impartial about an opportunity to bring a major league sports franchise here. Ironically, however, while Miklasz called for an “honest discussion,” he didn’t invite us on his show to have that discussion, nor did his producer respond to our subsequent request to be on his show.
So we did the next best thing: We created a response video to show what that honest discussion might have looked like. Enjoy.