Early Friday, NewsBusters reported that CNN spent only one minute of airtime on the recanting of a former Ohio State University wrestler’s allegations against Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. After reviewing coverage of the original NBC article which leveled the claims against Jordan, NewsBusters found that there was a massive discrepancy in reporting.
On Thursday afternoon, the Daily Caller reported that a former Ohio State University wrestler recanted his statement regarding Rep. Jim Jordan. The wrestler, Mark Coleman, originally claimed that Jordan had knowledge of sexual abuse by deceased OSU physician Dr. Richard Strauss. Coleman now says, “at no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior.”
After Roseanne Barr lost her hit show over a tweet, the blurb introducing television writer James Poniewozik’s report was morally convicting: "....when people decide to let racism slide, it costs the rest of us." A shame the Times chose not to apply that maxim to itself. Fast forward to the controversy over the paper’s hiring of Sarah Jeong to write about technology for the paper’s editorial board. Hours after the announcement came revelations from Jeong’s obsessively anti-white and anti-police ravings on Twitter, and a defense of Jeong’s hiring from the paper.
New York Times sports columnist Michael Powell attacked Milwaukee Brewer’s pitcher Josh Hader from the front of Friday’s Sports section, for old racist social media posts recently unearthed from several years ago, written when Hader was 17: “As Baseball Gets Whiter, an Ovation Follows Racist Tweets.” Powell was unforgiving of the teen-aged Hader, who has apologized and will take “sensitivity training,” and went full sociological on white baseball fans, even mentioning Trump in a story about tweets sent in 2011 and 2012.
Will the NFL punish Jerry Jones? You know the left-stream media hope so. The Dallas Cowboys' owner and friend of the Donald said his team will stand in respect during the playing of the pregame national anthem and nobody hides in the locker room. NFL teams are not allowed to discuss the ongoing efforts to resolve the national anthem issue, and NBC Sports' Mike Florio is itching to find out if the league will fine Jones for defying the gag order.
Women’s rights advocates have discovered their newest foe: sportswear companies. The Atlantic relayed this troubling news in a July 25 article. Women, it seems, face problems finding fitting referee uniforms. Atlantic contributor Britni de la Cretaz pulled no punches, alluding to it as a case of “gender discrimination.”
On a big news day for the NFL Thursday, the league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement indicating they've reached a "standstill agreement" that temporarily freezes the league's ban on national anthem protests. Prior to the announcement the Miami Dolphins informed the league they planned to instate a four-game suspension for protesters, and a star player for the Tennessee Titans said he plans to protest during the national anthem.
New York Times' Alice Hines has blessed us with “The Ultimate List of Cool Happenings -- Man-free zones, a Native gathering, a leather weekend, witch camps, a trans pageant and music and dance events.” The full-page article was radically counterculture even for the Times -- so far left that segregating by race and sex, reviled in all other contexts, became totally “cool” again. “A gathering for non-binary Native Americans, and perhaps most “problematic” (to coin a phrase): “Sweden’s inaugural 'man-free' music festival.”
Sports media reports today are gloating that increases in NFL revenues dispel claims that national anthem protests are hurting the league's bottom line. Some of them are not telling the full story either. Forbes' contributing writer Marc Edelman, Professor of Law at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, cites:
Alex Henderson is ashamed to be an American because we don’t share his fascination with rail transportation. Oh, our healthcare is bad. And lots of other things. He wrote them all down in an article for Alternet.
Tara Sullivan's Boston Globe story on the state of the NFL in July 2018 is a misery index, a litany of missteps by a league that can't get out of its own way. Conservatives and progressives can agree on several items on Sullivan's list, but other entries demonstrate the media bias one would expect from the intersection of progressive bias and the Globe.
ESPN First Take shout fest combatants Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on Friday centered a debate around the question of whether or not Tim Tebow will play major league baseball. Kellerman raved about the Class AA minor leaguer and predicted he will make baseball's top level, while Smith said he'll get eaten alive by major league pitching.