In a vast wasteland of liberal lemmings masquerading as reporters and fair-minded commentators, Fox Sports 1's Jason Whitlock stands apart from the left-stream media sheeple. He's a stereotype-defying Black conservative who tells it like it is. His independence attracts scorn from the PC police, who branded him ''just a n----'' for recent comments about LeBron James.
After James' recent press conference in response to the racist spray painting of his LA home, Whitlock said the "King" went too far -- and too disrespectfully -- in playing the victim role. James said:
"Racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day. Even though that it's concealed most of the time.
"No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being Black in America is tough."
James went overboard when he brought up Emmet Till, a young African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 for flirting with a white woman. Whitlock said what happened to James didn't begin to approach the horrific crime committed against Till. “LeBron needs to quit embracing his victimhood because he’s not a victim, and it’s a terrible message for Black people.”
Samer Kalaf, an editor at Deadspin, said it didn't happen the way Whitlock characterized it, as "James analogizing the graffiti to murder—that didn’t happen; James was talking about the value in showing the world the ongoing reality of Black life in America—on [Colin] Cowherd’s show Thursday." "Whitlock also talked about how he, like James, Oprah Winfrey, and other rich Black people, should suck it up because racism shouldn’t matter to them."
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Whitlock said it's not that tough being a Black celebrity. "When I leave here today, I'm going to drive to Wilshire Boulevard, get out of my car and throw the keys to my car to some White or Latino man who's going to say, 'Mr. Whitlock, anything I can do for you today? I'm a walk into my building, the concierge, probably Black: 'Mr. Whitlock, I got a package for you. Anything I can do for you today?' And then I'm gonna go up to my fourth-floor apartment and continue to do whatever the hell it is I want to do. And I'm not nearly as rich as LeBron James."
On Twitter, Whitlock added, "Racism is an issue in America, but it's primarily an issue for the poor. It's not LeBron James' issue." He also says people who don't like what he Tweets are "at fault" because they don't understand it.
Kalaf, a University of New Hampshire journalism grad, responded: "When he said this particular galactically stupid s---, apparently a lot of people were at fault, including his coworker, Fox Sports broadcaster Mike Hill, who Tweeted:
"For him to even suggest that because LeBron is rich shields him from racism is preposterous & just plain dumb." "I'd say Jason's rhetoric is way more damaging than anything LeBron said yesterday."
In typical left-stream fashion, Kalaf ganged up on the one conservative in the debate. He posted Tweets by NFL tight end Martellus Bennett and several others.
Bennett, the former Patriot and now Packers' free agent tight end who boycotted the White House visit by the Super Bowl champs, Tweeted:
"To say that it's not someone's fight because they're rich is just ridiculous. Racism doesn't care how much money you make." "You don't become out of racisms reach because you've cashed a few checks." "Racism don't give a s--- you still a n---- in that benz." "Jason Whitlock you just a n---- on ESPN. Don't forget that."
Heaven forbid that Kalaf would bring a second conservative into the mix. When left-streamers know they can't take down a single conservative on an even playing field, they resort to the pack mentality to assure a beat-down of their out-numbered opponent. That's "balance," left-stream media style.