At last a crack in what has been the media's almost universal support for Colin Kaepernick has surfaced. A new Medium blog contributor named Kitanya Harrison has until now been unwavering in her support of the social justice warrior, but she takes a sharp deviation from her past literary praise for Kaepernick to relay troubling information from a reader about the America-hating ex-quarterback. It's that he mistreated women in the past, he is propping up an abuser of women and that Kaepernick and his girlfriend, Nessa Diab, are guilty of ethical improprieties.
Newsweek's Dan Cancian is outraged that Oakland Raiders' radio voice Brent Musburger "mocked" Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a recent tweet related to the controversy about whether or not she is a descendant of Native Americans. He's not alone; NFL writer Mike Freeman called it "disgusting bigotry" and Yahoo's Jason Owens labels it "ugly politics."
In her review of LeBron James' Showtime docu-series Shut Up and Dribble, which debuted Saturday night, Vulture.com writer Jen Chaney called it "a big ol’ middle finger to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who uttered the words that give this mini-series its name." The program is produced by the social justice warrior James (shown wearing an "I can't breathe" shirt referencing Eric Garner who died in a 2014 altercation with Staten Island police) and Maverick Carter.
From the "if-you-won't-take-my-Colin-Kaepernick-advice-then-I'll-just-yell-a-lot-louder" files: With the NFL season at the midway mark, sports webs are staging yet another collective Colin Kaepernick rallying cry. The New York Daily News, TMZ and Deadspin are throwing hissy fits because unheralded quarterbacks are being thrust into starting roles, instead of the free agent quarterback who's passing for hundreds of yards a day without an interception in his personal training sessions.
Formerly of ESPN notoriety and as of now a writer of sports and politics at The Atlantic, Jemele Hill served up her latest race-baiting outrage Wednesday in an interview with Complex Sports Senior Editor Adam Caparell. The former co-host of ESPN Sports Center who once tweeted that President Donald Trump and his supporters are "white racists" now says that white America is disqualifying the humanity of African-American athletes.
Outsports website co-founder Cyd Zeigler could not be happier with this year's Dodgers-Red Sox World Series matchup. It's a "dream World Series for the LGBTQ community," declares Zeigler, the author of Fair Play, a book exploring how LGBT athletes "have claimed their rightful place in sport." He considers this year's Fall Classic extra special because the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers both have strong histories of supporting the LGBTQ community.
This season, sportscasters and writers are waging an all-out blitz on NFL teams to sign the renegade free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The dismissal of Denver's backup quarterback and the poor play of quarterbacks in Jacksonville and New York have heightened media demands for their man Kap. For NFL beat reporters and talk show hosts, calling for Kaepernick's return to pro football has practically been a routine part of their work for the past two seasons
An ugly scene preceding Sunday's Philadelphia-Carolina NFL game showed a house divided among the NFL's social justice warriors and, in some cases, the sports media. Carolina's Eric Reid, who's linked with Colin Kaepernick in attacking the NFL through lawsuits on one side of the divide, had to be restrained by teammates from confronting Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins, who works with the NFL to solicit money for social justice activism.
Is Paul McCartney available to once again bail out the troubled Super Bowl halftime program? The NFL may want to think about bringing in the former Beatles legend because the scourge of social justice activism is wreaking havoc with the big game's big entertainment event. Now Rihanna is reportedly passing up an opportunity to perform at halftime of the 2019 Super Bowl because she's upset that Colin Kaepernick is not part of an NFL team.
October 16 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Olympic Games protest by U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Their black power salute on the medal stand at Mexico City outraged many Americans and divided the media, but today the united American media celebrates them as royalty. Media treat another athlete reviled by many, Colin Kaepernick, as the successor to Smith and Carlos as a social justice icon.
If social justice warrior athletes follow the advice of David Steele, their activism in sports venues will be an "endless fight." A writer for The Sporting News who previously co-authored a biography on 1968 Olympic protester Tommie Smith, Steele posted a 7,000-word broadside on the people who oppose political activism in sports and on the athletes who refuse to go political in their platforms. He also tries to justify the actions of protesters like Colin Kaepernick, who carries the "DNA" of former African-American athletes Jack Johnson, John Carlos, Muhammad Ali and others.
In 2010, a poll concluded that the Women's NBA is the most far-left sports organization in the land. With a mid-term election fast approaching all indications are that the league remains largely in support of leftist causes. The 2018 "Woke" NBA season recently ended and while many of these players take their games overseas in the league's offseason, others are staying put in hopes of rocking the vote.