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,…

Obama Disses Michael Jordan: 'Nobody...Is a Bigger Icon Than Magic Joh

November 28th, 2013 5:12 PM
Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker sympathetically noted that a "battered" President Obama "grew introspective" on his West Coast fundraising tour for Democrats. At NBA legend Magic Johnson's house, Obama said he talked with David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, who's traveling with the president. Obama said Remnick, who was a sports reporter earlier in…

Obama Skips Congressional Conference Call on Syria, Talks Jobs With Ma

August 30th, 2013 12:32 PM
The United States is about to start a war with Syria, yet President Obama still had time Thursday to meet with NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson to discuss - wait for it! - jobs. Johnson announced the news on Twitter, and even called the current White House resident "the smartest and most powerful leader in the world":

MSNBC's Toure Neblett Deceptively Edits Magic Johnson Comments About F

August 3rd, 2013 4:25 PM
As NewsBusters has often reported, the folks at MSNBC have a disturbing habit of deceptively editing videos to radically change their meaning. Maybe that's where MSNBC's Toure Neblett learned this, for on Friday, he dramatically edited a Magic Johnson tweet about Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper:

NBC's Lauer Frets: Gay Athletes Staying in Closet 'Says Something Abou

April 5th, 2013 6:03 PM
On Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer accused American society of being intolerant of gay athletes: "There are no openly gay players, but there are lots of gay athletes in major sports, and the fact that they still feel as if they'll be ostracized if they come out is – says something about the times we're living in." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after…