ESPN Magazine comes with a bonus dose of dubious liberal piety from “The Truth” columnist Howard Bryant, the mag’s moral authority/scold on social issues, especially what he sees as systemic American racism. His latest column is on a familiar topic: the scourge of “authoritarian” patriotism and militarism infecting the ballpark. The subhead: “Why don’t more athletes speak out on behalf of their communities? Perhaps more of them would if there wasn’t a chilling force looming over them.” A chilling force preventing multi-millionaires from speaking their minds?
Wednesday evening, Bill O Reilly at Fox News sharply criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, assigning it primary blame for the spike in violent urban crime seen throughout the nation since late 2014.
Though his monologue contained one significant exaggeration, his overall take — expressed in layman's terms, that the "Ferguson effect" is real — was spot-on. Leftists, up to and including President Obama, with the full cooperation of a sympathetic establishment press, have denied the linkage between the orchestrated attempt begun in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 to embed into the nation's consciousness the false idea that police are on a mission to gun down innocent black youths and the rising crime levels which have since arisen in so many of the nation's cities. O'Reilly also sharply rebuked the press, which has been far too quick to downplay the serious increase in urban crime and to ignore the violent records and actions of BLM and its leaders.
In a great catch by Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, MSNBC aired Thursday afternoon an hysterical promo for far-left activist Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation show that’s been relegated to Sunday mornings after low ratings at the previous weekday slot at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The 30-second clip featured clips of Sharpton speaking to Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with an MSNBC narrator proclaiming that, among other things, his program “is where a nation gets answers.”
In the overnight hours of Tuesday into Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested that there’s a segment of Americans opposed to President Barack Obama who want him permanently wiped from U.S. history books and any list of American Presidents because of his race. Right on the dot at 1:00 a.m. Eastern, Matthews also creepily complimented NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson for having “definitely calmest voice out there” amidst the violence after a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico.
You’re probably thinking “there’s no way that’s true, they didn’t actually say that.” “It can’t be!” Well, they did. It’s literally in the title of the article: “No white people will star in the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ movie, and that’s a beautiful thing.” It’s also not the first time this subject has come up. The writer, Charles Pulliam-Moore, has a history of showing his contempt for white people. Just to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with here: he was upset at Marvel for casting a white woman for a role instead of an Asian man (how dare they cast a woman over a minority) and was upset at Kanye West for wearing blue contacts (because they are a sign of ‘internalized racism’.)
Former president Jimmy Carter gave a lecture to journalists about racist Republicans and Trump supporters, and New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein lapped it up religiously: “Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Carter Plans Conference to Promote Unity.” The text box to Tuesday’s story paraphrased Carter’s words of wisdom: “Saying the country has ‘reawakened’ in a bitter political climate.
A fresh article from the Washington Post titled ‘Getting a photo ID so you can vote is easy. Unless you’re poor, black, Latino or elderly’ purports to establish that voter ID laws are inherently discriminatory against minorities. Towards that end, the bulk of the article presents the hardship stories of three prospective voters who struggled to obtain a state-issued I.D (all seniors, incidentally, ages 65, 72, and 85). Another insinuation? These are all voters Republicans would love to keep away from the voting booth. The article essentially parrots the Left’s case against ID laws, that requiring an I.D is a particular affront to minorities. Why? How little do liberals think of minorities that they honestly believe something as simple as obtaining an I.D can be too much for minorities to handle?
Seldom have there been more clear-cut examples of bias than those found in Juliet Linderman's Associated Press story yesterday on the acquittal of Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero on all charges relating to the death of Freddie Gray last year.
The first half of Linderman's first sentence reads: "Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray." We're sorry you're so obviously disappointed, Juliet, but the fact is that the judge in the case, by rendering not-guilty verdicts, concluded that Nero was not legally accountable for the death of Freddie Gray. The AP reporter's opening presupposes that any failure to convict Nero or other officers involved automatically means that the justice system has failed.
Left-wing bias; it’s not just for the news pages. The New York Times Weekend Arts roundup demonstrates how it saturates the paper, even -- perhaps especially -- in the paper’s Manhattan-centric cultural coverage, with rants about racist voter suppression in 2016 and how high-end art buyers "control the inequitable economy in America today."
Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to promote her book, Capital Dames, ABC News veteran Cokie Roberts -- also of NPR -- complained that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump "created a lot of hatred and hostility" after "a half century of us trying to bring people together" as she invoked the Jim Crow South and blamed reports of children making racist insults on Trump's presidential campaign: "Having this whole two generations trying to bring America together and be one country, and to suddenly have a leader come in and try to break that all apart and pit groups against each other is very discouraging."
In one of her most hateful and vulgarity laced monologues yet, Samantha Bee unleashed on evangelicals claiming their roots and current political motivations are bigoted. “It wasn't abortion that birthed the religious right,” the host proudly proclaimed during Monday night's episode of Full Frontal, “it was good old white nativism and antigovernment anger when the IRS challenged evangelicals’ god given right to go to school without black people.”
The WNBA marks its 20th anniversary this year, and ESPN’s May 23 issue was devoted to wondering why people weren’t watching the games (that the network just happens to air). Magazine columnist (and social justice keyboard warrior) Howard Bryant blamed sexism and racism for the game’s failure to achieve popularity, even roping in the civil rights movement and the history of American inequality: "Six-foot-10 John Isner serves 143 mph. Five-foot-9 Serena does not and never will, which is proof of nothing, another false equivalent in a country built on inequalities."