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Another pillar of the Obama Administration fell today when President Trump banned transgenders from serving in the U.S. military, and two former athletes are crying foul in The Washington Post. Des Bieler gave former Olympic decathlon champion Bruce (nee Caitlyn) Jenner and retired NBA sharpshooter Ray Allen a forum for blasting the president today.
To the left-stream media, when it comes to social issues every coin has only one side. As a revived bathroom bill winds its way through the Texas Legislature, media activists are going into hyper-drive to fight it for their LGBT allies.
America is a sports-crazy nation, but you certainly can’t tell that by ESPN’s television ratings anymore. If losing to the Teletubbies in viewership ratings isn’t a repudiation of the so-called “world leader in sports and entertainment,” I don’t know what is.
It started Monday as a simple suggestion by former NFL quarterback Michael Vick that free agent Colin Kaepernick might rehabilitate his image with the league by cutting his afro. Now it's erupted into a war of words between ESPN and Fox Sports 1's Jason Whitlock, who called his former employer the "PC, Safe Space Network."
Retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick continues to draw backlash for his comments Monday that it would be in Colin Kaepernick’s best interests to clip his hair and become more “presentable.” SB Nation writer Tyler Tynes posted one of the strongest disagreements yet by claiming that Vick is advocating for “respectability politics” and white oppression.
Colin Kaepernick's Afro hairstyle is all the media rage today. Perhaps, not since the musical "Hair" opened on Broadway in 1968 has the media made so much of someone's hairstyle. On Monday, retired football star Michael Vick said it would be a good idea for Kaepernick to sharpen up his image by cutting his hair and making himself more "presentable" to potential NFL suitors. Indignant Left-stream media erupted with disapproval, and Kaepernick himself tweeted a strong response.
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is extremely biased against Donald Trump and he attempted to get guest Peyton Manning to denigrate the Republican president. Unsuccessfully. He said he had heard the future Hall of Fame quarterback had played golf with the president and he wanted badly to extract red meat from Manning.
To many in the media, ripping President Donald Trump and trying to shame his friends is par for the course. By taking his family to the White House to visit the president, pro golfer John Daly just opened the door for more hacks at the president the left-stream media love to hate. Trump haters fired chip shots at Daly after he tweeted about the fun he had at the White House:
Douglas Goetsch was once a single, cross-dressing poet and a teacher at the University of Iowa, New York University and Western Kentucky. Battling depression and craving femininity, he broke up with his girlfriend and "Jennered" over to "womanhood." Douglas is now "Diana" and "she" just penned a vicious attack on America and much more, all in the name of Kaepernick.
The 25th ESPY awards were cruising along. Peyton Manning was hilarious as host. His comedy was sparkling. Peyton, the newest and overly competitive resident at an assisted living center, cheating to beat seniors at shuffle board. Peyton, the happy host of a Super Bowl party, assuring his friends the game was "over" and the Falcons were assured of victory, only to grow more agitated as the Patriots rallied to win and finally chucking a football through the TV screen.
It's been two years since ESPN intentionally jettisoned a major portion of its conservative audience by reducing the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage to a celebration of Caitlyn Jenner and the controversial transgender movement at its 2015 ESPY awards program. That transgression from sports to progressive social engineering infuriated conservatives.
William C. Rhoden once wrote award-winning sports columns for The New York Times and he authored the book Forty Million Dollar Slaves. Writing for The Undefeated, a subsidiary blog of ESPN, he claims slavery is alive in America, but freedom is not, as evidenced by the plight of Colin Kaepernick.
ESPN's latest controversy has nothing to do with politics or sports performance. The sports network is now resorting to nudity for magazine sales and internet clicks to lead the world in entertainment. ESPN magazine's "The Body Issue" presents 23 male and female athletes not only out of uniform but completely out of clothing. If your business is flagging, as ESPN's is, just resort to the lowest common denominator.
The Washington Post sports section is suddenly showing a lot of interest in unusual events. If you're saying there must be an agenda behind it, you're absolutely right! The Post's story on a homosexual rodeo follows the typical major metro daily script on liberal issues and people: portray them as sympathetic figures doing normal things. Normalize the illegal or the unusual. Help the LGBT agenda occupy yet another part of the culture until it is awash in the rainbow flag.
Numerous media sites reported today on NFL pariah Colin Kaepernick tracing his roots back to Africa. They portrayed him as a victim who is being "blackballed" by team owners and as a great humanitarian. They reported little about his angering of Americans by disrespecting the flag, veterans and police officers or his role with the radical group Black Lives Matter.
This is not my father's issue of The Sporting News anymore. A minor league baseball writer fronting as a major league LGBT activist for the publication claims Major League Baseball has a problem with "toxic masculinity" and that by allowing "Christian Night" at the ballpark, teams are negatively offsetting "pride nights." If Jessica Quiroli, alias #heels on the field, had her way, baseball would also succumb to the ongoing feminization of the American male.
Planned Parenthood has formed its first alliance with a professional sports team -- the Seattle Storm of the WNBA -- and left-stream writer Dave Zirin is ecstatic about it. Though he couldn't be angrier at the people who don't support this scandalous organization, which is under clouds and clouds of suspicion for numerous wrongdoings.
A Kaepernick v. NFL lawsuit would be music to the ears of one media apologist for the renegade former quarterback -- and to entitlement champions everywhere. Jason Reid of ESPN's satellite blog, The Undefeated, suggests the unwanted Colin Kaepernick could potentially sue the National Football League because no team has signed him.
What could be better for the Left-stream media than a sporting event in which a far Left progressive athlete grabs a microphone and uses it to insult President Trump, Fox News and Republicans? That's what Dan Richards -- the "Liberal Progressive" -- is doing on the Kentucky wrestling circuit, and Left-stream media are digging it big-time.
Conservatives not welcome here. That's what one former ESPN employee is saying after she was a victim of the sports network's layoff of 100 people two months ago today. New York Post reporter Hannah Withiam writes of conservative Britt McHenry's complaint about her ex-employer in a time when ESPN is stubbornly defending its liberal brand.