From the "Hello, darkness, my old friend ... I've come to talk with you again" files:
ESPN has drop-kicked one of its college football broadcasters from the Virginia vs. William & Mary game, on Sept. 2, for no reason other than his name is "Robert Lee." This is no joke. ESPN really is that sensitive and that PC. That childish, too, for that matter.
Most people across the country have little trust in the “mainstream media” due to unchecked errors and false reporting, but on Tuesday, Mike Wise -- a former Washington Post columnist who's now with ESPN's The Undefeated -- joined that group when he was disciplined for posting false quotes in an attempt to prove people will believe anything published online.
In a video that could easily pass for a Hillary Clinton campaign commercial or a message by MoveOn.org, USA Today's Trysta Krick urges athletes to speak up for left-wing causes, and she blasts President Trump. It's apparent that USA Today is progressing nicely in its transition from sports section to "political action committee."
On Wednesday, Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, said he won't attend a celebration for the team at the White House if an invitation is extended. One of the liberal commentators on ESPN praised Durant for that decision, insisting it's not political. Another ESPN talk show co-host ripped into President Trump and says he is fed up with people complaining about sports media going political.
Racial cleansers in Boston are setting their sights on Yawkey Way, the street leading into Fenway Park. The late Thomas Yawkey, who owned the Boston Red Sox baseball team from 1933 to 1976, was apparently a racist and now his memory must be expunged and the street renamed. However, in typical hypocritical liberal fashion, Yawkey Trust money is still good for the getting.
ESPN is eating crow -- Jim Crow -- and enduring the humiliation of its fellow race-baiting rivals, many of them crowing about its racial insensitivity. The Worldwide Leader in Sports is apologizing for a segment in a 28-hour marathon in which an auctioneer "sold" NFL players. The headshot photos of black and white players were attached to popsicle sticks, and drew criticism on social media that the auctions were too similar to the slave auctions of olden times.
The big boys and girls at Disney have come up with a novel idea. They plan to launch two new streaming ventures, one family-oriented and the other for ESPN. This new Netflix-style version of ESPN will stream 10,000 hours of live sports annually that isn't available now on ESPN cable channels. The sports menu would include baseball, hockey and soccer, along with Grand Slam tennis and a lot of college sports.
Writing on The Undefeated blog site today, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says that in light of current events the question has switched from who will stand up with Colin Kaepernick to "who could possibly stand against" the ex-quarterback. And who plays the villain to his hero? President Trump, of course.
Colin Kaepernick's protest during the 2016 NFL season is on the verge of getting dwarfed. This weekend's start of NFL preseason games and the left-stream media narrative that President Trump failed to "condemn far-right demonstrators" at Charlottesville has ignited a heightened new state of athlete protests.
During Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during discussions of the white racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, White House advisors were repeatedly referred to by panel members as "Nazis" or "white supremacists." And in one segment, as the group fretted over Colin Kaepernick's outcast status in the NFL, ESPN columnist William C. Rhoden oddly claimed that "a lot of players" in both the NFL and Major League Baseball "have kind of support from these people -- the Nazis or white supremacists," as host Joy Reid responded in agreement.
Earlier this week, The Undefeated blogsite conducted a push poll on Colin Kaepernick disguised as a man-on-the-street interview, and it didn't go as well as the libs had hoped. The ESPN affiliate is backing Kaepernick's anti-American protests 100 percent and obviously hoped to use random people to support its cause.
The sports media, but really the media as a whole, have been waging a crusade on America on behalf of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick being the miserable quarterback who kneeled in protest of each pregame national anthem last season, because, you know, America is a horrible place.