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Bill Kristol On Sterling: It's Bad, But No Reason To Get 'Hysterical'

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"I mean, everyone goes hysterical over two or three sentences, but let's look at the actual deeds of people. If people discriminate, it's against the law, they should be punished," Kristol continued.

He then suggested that such racist remarks should just be dealt with privately.

"People say stupid things -- private organizations can deal with -- private businesses can fire people, I suppose," he said.

Sterling told his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games, according to audio obtained by TMZ. Since the audio was published on Friday, prominent figures in the political and sports communities have condemned Sterling's comments.

In an official statement, the Clippers suggested that the audio might have been altered. The National Basketball Association is investigating the tape.

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