Before the national champion Clemson University Tigers' football team visited the White House Monday evening, the media echo chamber questioned whether the event should even take place during a government shutdown. After the champs had visited with the president and eaten fast food, the media lemmings transformed themselves into food critics. Sports Illustrated created a "BurgerGate" controversy by claiming the president had lied about how many hamburgers were catered. Yes, the media was that petty.
Following the end of the 2018 NFL season, left-stream sports media bitterly denounced the dismissal of five of the league's eight African-American head coaches. While these coaches' combined records with their respective teams was an icy cold 21-50-1, J.R. Gamble, of The Shadow League, said NFL owners "eradicated" most of the African-American head coaches this offseason.
Once again, the ever-restless Jemele Hill is expanding her social justice media reach. After talking her way out the door at ESPN last year, she is now planning to launch a new podcast on Spotify this March, reports Deadline's Dawn C. Chmielewski. Hill's psyched because she gets to curse on Spotify and says she can be even more thoughtful than she's been in the past. Which wouldn't be hard for this social justice lightning rod to do.
African-American and progressive white writers are in full gripe mode over this season's firing of five black head coaches in the NFL. The combined records of Denver's Vance Joseph (appearing in photo), Arizona's Steve Wilks, Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis, Cleveland's Hue Jackson and the New York Jets' Todd Bowles was 21 wins, 50 losses and one tie. Records be darned, though, because it's a clear case of racism, and to The Nation's Dave Zirin, the support of President Donald Trump by league owners is also part of the story.
2018 was a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction year for former Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis. But the Awful Announcing blog shamed him for his faith, including him in its year-ender, "This Year In Hot Takes: breaking down the 10 hottest sports takes of 2018."
An LGBTQ media voice renewed the attack on Chick-fil-A this past weekend in the backdrop of Saturday's Peach Bowl college football game. The SB Nation sports blog's LGBTQ extension, Outsports, accused Peach Bowl sponsor Chick-fil-A and its foundation of bringing mental harm to LGBTQ athletes. Writer Cyd Zeigler says the Christian-owned restaurant chain is demeaning LGBTQ people by supporting organizations devoted to God’s design for sexual intimacy through the context of marriage. The story's headline reads Chick-fil-A's participation in sports is a "big F-you to LGBTQ people."
"Sports fans made it clear in 2018 that they crave stories that go beyond everyday scores and highlights," writes The Sporting News in its recap of the year. Did sports fans really have a choice though? That's assuming an awful lot because woke sports writers and broadcasters are shoving social activism in the fans' faces, glorifying malcontents, obsessing on partisan politics and pushing radical progressive agendas on their audience.
Newsweek breaking news reporter Benjamin Fearnow covered Wednesday's comments by Rush Limbaugh (see photo) on the criminal justice reform bill that easily passed Congress. Limbaugh claimed the bill steals one of the major issues, prison reform for nonviolent criminals, that Colin Kaepernick and other athletes have been have been demanding through their anthem protests.
In a year-long "season" of print and electronic media sports coverage, American writers and broadcasters have gone way, way, way out of bounds in sensationalistic and unsportsmanlike reporting. Biased progressives shamelessly heaved the ball downfield for leftist causes, frequently "targeting" and "roughing" conservatives along the way. Here's our list of 10 "all-pros" —media whose biting, bigoted, biased quotes rank among the most egregious of 2018. Let the boos begin!
Born a boy, Andraya Yearwood is of great value to the LGBTQ agenda. So is Mirin Fader, a Bleacher Report writer who uses Yearwood's story to promote transgenderism. In her feature on Yearwood, Fader comes up with excuse after excuse to wiggle out of obvious advantages that males have over women in sports competition.
It's becoming routine for the left-stream media to deviate from the sports stories unfolding in front of them to mine for politically incorrect social media history. It happened again Saturday night when Kyler Murray, the Oklahoma University quarterback, was named winner of the Heisman Trophy, college football's top honor. In practically no time at all, the media found "anti-gay slurs" he'd written on Twitter six years ago and shamed him on his biggest night. Outkick The Coverage blogger Clay Travis examined this alarming media trend and says we are "enabling rabid jackals of mob-enswirled outrage" and the public is sick of it.
Healthy quarterbacks in the nation's capital are dropping like flies, and Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Monday the team actually discussed Colin Kaepernick. But after the team passed (again) on the renegade free agent and signed "Journeyman" Josh Johnson (see photo), ESPN First Take panelists discussed why the radical kneeler missed out on another potential job in the NFL. Damien Woody and Max Kellerman started off with surface-level Kaepernick blather, but Stephen A. Smith soon raised the stakes.