Some of the most vociferous voices in support of athlete protest are crying foul over the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) recent policy announcement preventing inappropriate political activism at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she won't be silenced, and USA Today is bitterly denouncing the IOC's stance.



The media’s report card on Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes gig proved as brutal as expected. Variety called Gervais’ performance “tame.” The L.A. Times was even colder with its takedown. The USA Today reviewer described Gervais’ performance as “dull": "There were a few chuckles to be had, but even fans of Gervais’ harsh brand of humor would likely be disappointed." 



It was an inevitable, though farcical and ridiculous, ploy of the left-stream media to hoist Colin Kaepernick onto a pedestal in a review of sports in the past decade. USA Today's For The Win blog argues that he was the most important athlete of the decade. This is not a joke!



The media won’t concede that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Even when armed churchgoers stop a gunman and prevent a mass shooting this past Sunday, some journalists used this event as a way to argue for more gun control.

In an op-ed picked up by USA Today January 1, editorial columnist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral Elvia Diaz turned the parishioners who heroically drew their weapons on the shooter into villains.

 


Democrats omitted the "trivial little" matter of "high crimes and misdemeanors" from their impeachment of President Donald Trump, and USA Today's Nancy Armour follows their lead in her sports version of "impeachment." She rationalizes her mockery of sports impeachments because the Republicans are doing the same with the political impeachment.



CNN's Jeffrety Toobin refuses to believe the results of CNN's own poll, showing a rather dramatic drop in Democrat support for impeachment: from 90% down to 77%. Here was poor Jeffrey, in the depths of denial:  "I don’t believe that poll for one second, the 90 to 77%. I don’t believe it. It makes no sense that that number would change like that . . . David, that poll is wrong. Just because I said so, okay?"



Last Sunday, CNN's Brian Stelter complained on Twitter that Fox & Friends responded to the Times and Globe pieces with an on-screen banner, "MEDIA DECLARES TRUMP SHOULD BE IMPEACHED." Stelter fussed: "Who's writing those banners?!" By now, impeaching Trump has now been endorsed by The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, and The Washington Post. 



Megan Rapinoe is no longer satisfied calling the shots just for women's soccer. She's demanding that male soccer superstars get with the social justice program, too. Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need to get active to clean up the problems plaguing men's soccer, Rapinoe said.



Last Thursday's NFL melee between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns ended in one ugly, violent brawl. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off the head of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit him over the head with it. The league suspended Garrett indefinitely. Believe it or not, USA Today is comparing President Donald Trump's Tweet against a House impeachment witness to Garrett's despicable thuggery.



President Donald Trump's recent surge in sports attendance is hardly a coincidence, writes one of his biggest sports media detractors. He recently attended a World Series game and a UFC event, hosted the baseball champion Washington Nationals at the White House and this Saturday he'll be in attendance at the LSU-Alabama football game.

 



In reporting on the World Series Champion Washington Nationals visiting the White House Monday, reporters and President Donald Trump expressed surprise that a key player on the team wore a MAGA hat. USA Today played the story pretty fairly, but The Washington Post and The Week were decidedly critical.



Talk about a long wind-up leading to media coverage of the World Series! USA Today's Gabe Lacques' Saturday story on a Houston Astros controversy started with a six-paragraph hit piece on President Donald Trump. Lacques writes how the president will arrive late at Game 5 in Washington D.C., so as not to delay fan arrival for the big game, and by the way, Trump has a low approval rating and 44 percent of Americans want him to be impeached.