The Atlantic magazine writer Jemele Hill launched an attack this week on pro golfers Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson for agreeing to play in a January tournament in the oppressive nation of Saudi Arabia. She also accuses President Donald Trump and other Republicans of hypocrisy for lashing out at the NBA and China two months ago, while remaining silent about Saudi Arabia's atrocities.
Last week LeBron James caught considerable flak from the Right and the Left for condemning Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who on Oct. 4, tweeted support for the freedom protesters in Hong Kong. Coming to James' defense on The Undefeated blog is David Dennis Jr., an adjunct professor of Journalism at Morehouse College, who says attacks on "King" James are actually attempts to undermine the social justice efforts of black athletes in America.
There's no need for African American NBA players to stand with Hong Kong, not when America has far greater flaws, wrote The Shadow League blogger Carron J. Phillips. It's not their responsibility to save the world, especially a problem created by a white man, he argued. Instead, they should focus on overcoming white privilege and police brutality in America.
South Park's newest episode, "Let Them Eat Goo" which aired Wednesday mocks LeBron James and his lack of defense of free speech in the current crisis of Hong Kong against China. The episode concentrates on diets and plant-based foods, and on the students at South Park's public school who are protesting the unhealthy food they are being fed, especially meat from animals.
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.