Just when you think the the Washington Post (Motto: “Democracy Gets Somnolent at Sunset”) can’t get more Postie, it publishes a “perspective” piece titled: “Twenty-five years ago, O.J. Simpson showed white Americans just how conditional their comfort with black athletes was.”
In a video produced by The Young Turks internet site, commentator Rick Strom champions ex-NFL quarterback and anthem protestor Colin Kaepernick as a man who promoted life and equality while fighting injustices and bashes Fox News as Trump's state-sponsored network promoting gun manufacturers producing weapons to kill.
The US Women's National Soccer Team opened up its defense of its World Cup title on Monday with a resounding 13-0 victory over Thailand, but the sheer magnitude of the win brought the team's lawsuit alleging pay discrimination back into the national dialogue. On Wednesday's edition of MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle invited author and CEO Tiffany Dufu and CEO of the Female Coefficient Shelley Zalis to tell the viewers that the USWNT is being discriminated against by the US Soccer Federation.
Since the Memorial Day controversy in Fresno when the Grizzlies minor league baseball team showed a video depicting Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (shown speaking at the 2019 Women's Rights March in New York) as an "enemy of freedom," the Fresno Bee has published multiple stories on the controversy which conveniently skipped right over the socialist firebrand's ideas for eroding many of the feedoms that Americans have long enjoyed.
Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto was one of the most politicized games in league history. Former president Barack Obama was in attendance and drew his adoring media pals away from sports and into political partisanship. And the circus also included Golden State Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr pushing gun control before and after his team's victory.
Reporter Catie Edmondson sounded rather perturbed that an investigation into sexual abuse of dozens of members of the wrestling program at Ohio State University by Dr. Richard Strauss failed to condemn conservative Rep. Jim Jordan, who served as an assistant wrestling coach their during part of the time period under investigation. She didn’t seem to appreciate his “Trumpian” insistence on his innocence in her New York Times piece, “Constituents Back Jordan After Report on the Ohio State Scandal.” Well, why wouldn’t they? The report didn’t condemn Jordan. Edmondson did her best to stir up controversy anyway, in snarky fashion.
There was a time a few years ago, after Mike Wise left the paper, that I feared The Washington Post Sports section would suffer from a want of condescending gasbags. At an organ like the Post (motto: Democracy Gets Dopey Around Dusk) a writer’s pomposity is nearly as important as his ability to regurgitate the party line.
The man being interviewed said the president has crossed the line, that his movement is gun control and that we need people to vote in good conscience, not some crazy people who think their freedom is tied to owning an AR-15. He wasn't a politico appearing on Mess NBC. No, he's Steve Kerr, a would-be gun grabber and head coach of the NBA's defending champion Golden State Warriors. The man doing the interview was Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury-News, who had no intention of sticking to sports.
Tim Tebow's haters are out with the long knives again. Their attacks are personal, petty and pathetic, and it's not just because he can't hit AAA pitching. Deadspin blogger Tom Ley ridiculed Tebow's abstinence until marriage beliefs and called him a coward. Ted Berg, of For The Win, laughingly reveled over Tebow's poor batting statistics. In addition, Barstool Sports's "Clem" mocked Tebow and the Bible.
While criticizing LeBron James for teaming up with Walmart to fight hunger, The Nation magazine's sports editor Dave Zirin labeled President Donald Trump and Fox News racists. He called James a heroic athlete-activist who's done great things, but says Walmart is exacerbating the problems of hunger and poverty.
In an NBC Today Show interview and with a supportive report by Newsweek magazine, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver earlier this week boasted of the league's progressive activism. Silver expressed support for gender quotas and Black Lives Matter and directed negatives toward President Donald Trump's policies. Today Show host Craig Melvin interviewed Silver and Benjamin Fearnow wrote about it on Newsweek's website.
Lo and behold, sticking to sports is good for media business! We told you so, ESPN. Now you're admitting your detractors were spot on. By cutting back on politics and social justice, The Worldwide Leader in Sports is noticing reduced self-inflicted bleeding. Upon taking the job as ESPN President last year, Jimmy Pitaro called for a cease-fire in politics and the network is experiencing a mild resurgence. Funny how that happens!