CNN Salutes 'X On My Back' Serena Williams, Who 'Outlasted Tom Brady'
September 3rd, 2022 9:39 AM
On New Day, CNN sports correspondent Carolyn Manno falsely claimed that Serena Williams has "outlasted Tom Brady." Williams is retiring at age 40. Brady is 45, and continues to play as the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
MSNBC, CNN Can't Find Morning News of Rush's Death
February 18th, 2021 10:53 AM
Love Rush Limbaugh or hate him, it is undeniable that he was a huge, transformative media figure. If there was ever a more impactful conservative media voice, this NewsBusters can't think of who it might be. And yet, incredibly, despicably, neither MSNBC's Morning Joe nor CNN's New Day devoted any time to a discussion of Rush's passing. On New Day, the blackout was absolute. The word "Rush"…
Kavanaugh, Gender Injustice Gets Serena GQ's 'Champion of Year'
November 28th, 2018 7:00 AM
GQ's Jeanne Marie Laskas has declared Serena Williams ''Champion of the Year," basing the honor on a loss and an epic meltdown by Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open finals in September. In arguing that women are held to a higher standard for expressing anger, Williams' outburst is defended because she was robbed by a "stupid skinny white-boy," while Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's fiery…
NY Times Rules Tennis Star Serena Williams a Victim of Umpire 'Sexism'
September 10th, 2018 12:39 PM
The New York Times picked sides in a sporting event -- a conflict between top women’s tennis player Serena Williams and officiating umpire Carlos Ramos, who she tangled with during an enduring emotional on-court meltdown during her losing match against Naomi Osaka. Ramos eventually penalized Williams a full game in the controversial finals of the U.S. Open. The Times called out an umpire ruling…
ESPN Mag's Bryant: Comparing Women's Sports to Men's Is Sexist, Racist
May 15th, 2016 1:43 PM
The WNBA marks its 20th anniversary this year, and ESPN’s May 23 issue was devoted to wondering why people weren’t watching the games (that the network just happens to air). Magazine columnist (and social justice keyboard warrior) Howard Bryant blamed sexism and racism for the game’s failure to achieve popularity, even roping in the civil rights movement and the history of American inequality: "…
Serena Williams: ‘I Have to Give Thanks to Jehovah God’
July 13th, 2015 4:24 PM
During an interview following her July 11 Wimbledon victory, a radiant Serena Williams pointed to the sky and declared: “I have to give thanks to Jehovah God for today. I just really relied on His strength.”
Religion News Service (RNS) had anticipated her words in the July 10 article, “Serena Williams' Secret Weapon: ‘Jehovah God.’” The story focused positively on the tennis star’s devotion and…
Serena Williams: I Don't Live in Paris Because of the New 75% Income T
August 23rd, 2013 11:48 AM
As NewsBusters reported in June, tennis star Serena Williams thinks France's top 75 percent income tax rate "doesn't seem legal."
On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Williams took her criticism further telling host David Letterman that although she loves the city and spends a great deal of her time there, "I don't live in Paris. You know, they have that new tax rule which is like 75" (video…
MSNBC Panel Sees 'Misogyny' and 'Villainous Rhetoric' in Abortion Oppo
June 24th, 2013 5:14 PM
On Saturday's Melissa Harris-Perry show, host Harris-Perry called the rhetoric from abortion opponents "villainous" as she fretted over Tennessee Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn being a woman who is pushing a House bill banning abortion.
And panel members Irin Carmon of Salon.com and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the left-wing Center for American Progress both saw "misgyny" in the measure…
Serena Williams Slams French Taxes: 'Seventy-Five Percent Doesn't Seem
June 18th, 2013 11:09 PM
French actor Gerard Depardieu made international headlines earlier this year when he left France due to that country's exorbitantly high tax rates.
American tennis star Serena Williams apparently agrees with Depardieu telling Rolling Stone magazine, "Seventy-five percent doesn't seem legal."
Serena Williams Rebuts Claims That Wozniacki's Impression of Her Was R
December 23rd, 2012 9:35 AM
A few weeks ago, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during an exhibition match did a comical impersonation of Serena Williams that some in the media immediately called racist.
On Wednesday, Williams told USA Today that she considers Wozniacki a friend and didn't agree with those that were offended by the gag:
Glamour Flies Liberal Flag with ‘Women of the Year’ List
November 11th, 2009 9:58 AM
Women's magazines notoriously promote their ideal woman: thin, stylish, beautiful, sexually adventurous. And after seeing who Glamour named as its annual "Women of the Year," readers can now add "liberal" to the list of ideal qualities. The women featured in Glamour's 2009 list represent a cross-section of accomplished women from different industries - business, politics, sports,…
Liberals Manage to Find Classism in Williams's Tantrum
September 14th, 2009 8:45 PM
Who would have thought Karl Marx would rear his ugly head at the US Open. But some liberals just could not help attributing Serena Williams's match-ending outburst in her semifinal match against Kim Clijsters to class warfare.Here's what happened. Williams supposedly foot-faulted on her second serve to put Clijsters one point away from the match. Rather than challenging the call or sucking it up…