Progressive media and social justice warrior athletes are heaping praise on Utah Jazz veteran Kyle Korver for confessing to white privilege in this week's post on The Players Tribune, titled "Privileged." He is now the toast of ESPN talk shows, its blog, The Undefeated, and athletes for writing that present-day white Americans are responsible for the racist sins of their forefathers.
"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.
During the ongoing fallout over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s attention-seeking book tour, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson slammed the President for calling the author a “dog” in a tweet and went so far as to accuse Trump of using “KKK language” in his attacks. Tuesday afternoon on CNN, Dyson accused Trump of “evoking an entire history of assault against black people with dehumanizing language” while responding to the claims made by the author of Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
Liberal director Spike Lee took advantage of an interview on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360 to promote his new movie, BlacKkKlansman, which the filmmaker claimed is “not just a history lesson” even though it takes place during the 1970s.As you might expect, it didn’t take long for the discussion to degenerate into attacks on GOP President Donald Trump, whose “toxic” comments and acts have led Lee to refer to him as “Agent Orange,” a man who is leading “a rise to the right” not just in America, but worldwide as well.
On Monday's The Last Word show, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson hyperbolically claimed that President Donald Trump "attacks any and all black people who weren't bojangling for him" and declared that the President views "black people who do nice things" as "enemies" during a discussion of the President's recent attacks on CNN host Don Lemon and the NBA's LeBron James.
During Monday’s MSNBC Live With Velshi & Ruhle, anchor Stephanie Ruhle was so outraged over President Trump criticizing NBA star Lebron James in a tweet that she urged the social media platform to ban the commander-in-chief. In a later segment, she also renewed her call for Facebook to be “shut down” over concerns about Russian-backed fake accounts.
On Monday evening, CNN’s Anderson Cooper endured the political equivalent of banging one’s head against a wall as his guests repeatedly disagreed with his framing of President Trump as a racist for questioning the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James. In a segment near the end of his 8:00 p.m. Eastern show, a frustrated Cooper repeatedly saw his narrative shot down by two black guests, neither of whom appeared willing to act as the racial pawns that the CNN host clearly wished they would be.
After Roseanne Barr lost her hit show over a tweet, the blurb introducing television writer James Poniewozik’s report was morally convicting: "....when people decide to let racism slide, it costs the rest of us." A shame the Times chose not to apply that maxim to itself. Fast forward to the controversy over the paper’s hiring of Sarah Jeong to write about technology for the paper’s editorial board. Hours after the announcement came revelations from Jeong’s obsessively anti-white and anti-police ravings on Twitter, and a defense of Jeong’s hiring from the paper.
On his show July 30, CNN’s Don Lemon lectured the right and Trump supporters for ignoring racism in this country, calling the claims that he creates and adds to the problems, “bullshit.” This of course coming from the same network who attacks the right and the president for pointing out the problem of media bias.
NBA star Lebron James would never sit across from President Trump, but he would sit down with “Barack.” In an interview on CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon asked the basketball player what he would say to the current President if he were sitting in the room. James claimed that it would never happen.
All three networks on Tuesday touted LeBron James attacking Donald Trump in a new interview. But ABC hinted that the NBA star should repeat his 2016 performance when he endorsed Hillary Clinton. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols talked to James on Good Morning America. She pressed: “Can we expect you to be active going up to the next election like you were in the last one?”
It should come as no surprise that liberal comedian Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, doesn’t watch Fox News. In fact, he dismissed the top-rated cable channel as not the “villain we’re chasing after.” According to an article posted on Monday by The Hollywood Reporter's Jeremy Barr, one of the biggest differences between Noah and previous host Jon Stewart is the fact that “Noah’s version rarely touches on the network” while Stewart “was heavy on criticisms” of FNC.