To win the Red Smith Award for sports writing is tantamount to having one's left-wing credentials enshrined by the Associated Press, which has given this accolade since 1981. Mitch Albom and Bob Ryan, among others, are past winners, and neither is known for conservative views. Nor is Christine Brennan, a USA Today writer who claimed the award for 2020.
On Saturday afternoon, CNN followed up on its Friday morning hosts gushing over the NFL's Ryan Russell coming out as bisexual by continuing to do its part to promote gay rights as CNN sports analyst Christine Brennan predicted the NFL must "encourage" more gays to come out so that it can be "viable" in the future.
USA Today resident progressive sports writer Christine Brennan is demanding that our 2020 Olympic athletes delay a visit to the White House until after the presidential election. President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and manipulative behavior would simply be "a terrible distraction" for U.S. Olympic competitors, she predicts. And besides, Brennan writes, the athletes should not be used as pawns in Trump's "cutthroat Washington chess matches."
North Korea's madman dictator is threatening to nuke people off the face of the earth, but angry, vulgar, leftist athletes in America and their media apologists have been firing verbal warheads at the president of the United States all weekend.
Late Thursday’s CNN Tonight featured the liberal media’s continued hysteria with supposed White House authoritarianism toward the press and the politicization of sports through the lens of the anti-Trump tweets by fellow leftist/ESPN host Jemele Hill. Conservative talk radio host Ben Ferguson admirably took on the both deranged and pointed remarks from devoted liberals panelists in host Don Lemon, CNN political commentator Keith Boykin, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, and USA Today columnist Christine Brennan.
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday came to the President’s aid, insisting that “history could be” on Barack Obama’s side as he fights to replace Antonin Scalia with a liberal on the Supreme Court. Without highlighting opposing interpretations, reporter Christine Brennan told her audience: “But history could be on the administration's side here. Since 1900, six Supreme Court justices have been confirmed in presidential election years.”
On NPR’s race-matters talk show “Tell Me More” on Monday, host Michel Martin discussed the Donald Sterling scandal with New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden, announcing he had written the book "Forty Million Dollar Slave: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of The Black Athlete."
Rhoden used the Sterling scandal to thump a tub for racial quotas in journalism. He claimed that every time there’s not a black journalist in a newsroom or a stadium press box, that news outlet or media elite is Donald Sterling-level racist: [MP3 audio here.]
Liberal journalists never mounted Olympics protests about free speech in the U.S.S.R., but they’re very excited about President Obama opposing the Russian law against “gay propaganda.” Obama is skipping the ceremonies and sending a lesbian tennis legend in his place.
Under the headline “Obama jabs at Putin’s anti-gay stance,” USA Today topped its front page Wednesday with a blatant Obama-loving editorial from sports columnist Christine Brennan. It began: “President Obama's selection of Billie Jean King for the official U.S. delegation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games is a stroke of genius.” It was a "perfect call," Brennan claimed. See her Olympic free-speech hypocrisy below.
Freedom of speech or political association is not a value the liberal media revere, at least not when it comes to blacklisting people who oppose homosexuality. Peter Vidmar, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist, had to resign as chef de mission for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team because as a Mormon, he donated $2,000 for Proposition 8 in California supporting traditional marriage and appeared at two Prop 8 rallies.
Gay Olympic skater Johnny Weir explicitly tied Vidmar to racists in his opposition in a Chicago Tribune interview: