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Astros Refuse to Play Ball on Observance of Jackie Robinson Day

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August 29th, 2020 4:35 PM

After some professional sports teams boycotted games over the killing of Jacob Blake, the Houston Astros put a new twist on social justice idiocy. Friday was Jackie Robinson Day throughout Major League Baseball, and the Astros thought it would make baseball's first African American player proud if he could see them boycott a game.

 

USA Today: NFL Players Akin to Ali, Robinson Fighting 'Racist' Trump

September 25th, 2017 12:29 PM
USA Today columnist Nancy Armour received front-page treatment on Monday, swooning over how “extraordinary” the anti-Trump, anti-National Anthem protests were during Sunday’s NFL games that made for “one of its finest moments” ever. Along with the gush and trashing Trump as a “racist,” she equated woke athletes with the actual heroics Muhammad Ali,…
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CNN’s Nichols Compares Missouri Football Team to Jackie Robinson

November 9th, 2015 9:38 PM
Discussing on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360 the resignation of the president at the University of Missouri, CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols compared the Missouri football team’s promise that it wouldn’t practice until the school’s president resigned over an alleged string of racial incidents at the school to the late Jackie Robinson taking a stand for integration in the…

Former Top NYT Editor Promotes Notion That Obama's a Political Jackie

July 31st, 2013 1:47 PM
As Brent Bozell hinted, The New York Times sees the president through sympathetic eyes as a political Jackie Robinson. In his latest column "Profiling Obama," former Times executive editor Bill Keller defends Obama against critics on the right and on the left who think Obama is either too black or not black enough. Keller is gentle with liberals who are "disappointed that Obama…

MSNBC’s Roberts Laughably Compares Jason Collins With Jackie Robinso

May 2nd, 2013 4:00 PM
The folks at MSNBC are still getting thrills down their leg at the thought of a out-of-the-closet gay man playing in the NBA. Today, openly gay news anchor and MSNBC Live host Thomas Roberts -- who on a regular basis runs gay marriage advocacy segments on his program -- treated viewers to a puff piece in which he compared Washington Wizards center Jason Collins to the African-American athlete…