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ESPN's Herbstreit, CBS Marathon Push White Guilt TV

Culture
September 8th, 2020 2:16 PM

There was no shortage of white guilt TV over the Labor Day weekend. CBS Sports aired a five-hour program on racism and society, titled "Portraits In Black" on Sunday afternoon. ESPN's College GameDay program on Saturday went heavy on social justice, too.

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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Rages Against White Privilege in NBA Coaching

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September 4th, 2020 5:15 PM

ESPN senior ranter Stephen Anthony Smith had three-alarm, hair's-on-fire meltdowns Thursday and Friday over the NBA's Brooklyn Nets hiring Great White North Canadian Steve Nash as their new head coach. Smith inferred that in the post-George Floyd world, only black coaches matter. To Smith, the NBA team chose a coach from a hiring pool of privileged white boys.

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Woke Insanity: CNN Decides That Saying a Black Person's Name Is Racist

August 12th, 2020 5:11 PM

On Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, host John King decided with Washington Post White House Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa that naming a black person and criticizing a sports league is racist. The woke hacks insanely declared that President Trump was using racist “dog whistles” by “naming a black man” when Trump stated that Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) would be in charge of Joe…

When the Counterculture Becomes the Culture

August 7th, 2020 11:22 AM

In November 2015, three years after taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, a career journeyman most recently unsuccessful with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The following preseason, Kaepernick began donning garb designed to mock police officers, including socks with cops dressed as pigs.

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Awful: CNN REFUSES to Ask NBA Commish About China Ties, Biden Donation

July 30th, 2020 3:14 AM

Hours after ESPN decided to stand up to China on Wednesday by publishing a devastation piece on player abuse at the NBA’s Chinese academies, CNN and Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer brought on NBA commissioner Adam Silver for a 16-minute segment that not only ignored the league’s love affair with the communist, concentration camp-running country, but Silver’s support for Joe Biden.…

Hypocritical: China-Apologist LeBron James Forming Voting Rights Group

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June 11th, 2020 4:10 PM

Known liberal multimillionaire NBA star LeBron James appears to want in on the SJW action. James is joining a group of other prominent “black athletes and entertainers” to start “a new group aimed at protecting African-Americans’ voting rights,” The New York Times reported June 10. James, along with others, are reportedly “seizing on the widespread fury against racial injustice that…

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Nets Fail to Call Foul on NBA Exacting Chinese Censorship on Americans

October 10th, 2019 9:48 PM
While failing CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell suggested the NBA was in a “free speech dispute with China,” the facts of the matter showed the league was perfectly fine with cracking down on free speech targeting the murderous communist state. In back to back nights, the NBA ejected peaceful advocates for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong from games here in the U.S.…
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Fox Sports’ Whitlock: NBA ‘Strangling’ on its Own China ‘Hypocrisy’

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October 9th, 2019 2:23 PM
Remember way back in 2018 when “Shut up and dribble” was a horrible thing to say to millionaire athletes who are paid to, er, dribble? Times sure have changed. (Or maybe the phrase sounds better said with a Chinese accent?) Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock remembers that too, which is why he said on Speak for Yourself Tuesday, “The NBA is strangling on its own hypocrisy.…

WashPost Editorial Hammers NBA as Paper Publishes Chinese Propaganda

October 8th, 2019 4:50 PM
Tuesday’s “Democracy Dies in Darkness” Washington Post print edition ran a strongly-worded editorial condemning the supposedly woke NBA for showing more interest in pleasuring the murderous Chinese regime than defending freedom. But there’s a catch to all this in that The Post’s sales department has exhibited a penchant for periodically offering an insert…

NYT Lauds Lefty NBA: Only ‘Louts’ Want Athletes to ‘Stick to Sports'

October 4th, 2019 12:57 PM
John Branch’s ostensible sports column on the front of Thursday’s New York Times Sports section welcomed the return of pro basketball, “Unlike Most Leagues, the N.B.A. Gets Real.” But Branch is being slippery. When he lauds “meaningful conversations” he appaerntly only means liberal political activism. For instance: "[Steve] Kerr...does not keep his gun-…

Steve Kerr Gets Pro-Dems Political Soapbox Courtesy of HuffPo

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July 24th, 2019 6:00 PM
Democrats are so filled with hatred for President Donald Trump and so desperate to regain the White House that they and their media lackeys actually look to NBA coaches for political advice now. Last year there was a failed movement to draft a 2020 presidential ticket of Trump-hating coaches Steve Kerr of Golden State and Greg Popovich of San Antonio. A few days ago, the Huffington Post reported…

NY Times Celebrates ‘Woke’ NBA But Hits Conservative Athletes' Moves

December 14th, 2018 2:28 PM
The New York Times co-hosted a “Cities for Tomorrow” conference in New Orleans that promised a wide-ranging discussion including “cultural and sports figures.” One result was a Thursday story about the National Basketball Association congratulating itself on its “woke” politics and the Times cheering them on, while mocking the NFL’s treatment of Colin…

'Shut Up and Dribble' Series Continues Liberal Sports Talking Points

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November 1st, 2018 10:00 AM
Formerly of ESPN notoriety and as of now a writer of sports and politics at The Atlantic, Jemele Hill served up her latest race-baiting outrage Wednesday in an interview with Complex Sports Senior Editor Adam Caparell. The former co-host of ESPN Sports Center who once tweeted that President Donald Trump and his supporters are "white racists" now says that white America is…

Abdul-Jabbar Compares Anthem to Songs of Slavery

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August 14th, 2018 7:31 PM
At 7 feet, 4 inches tall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can certainly tell a tall tale. Writing on the Hollywood Reporter site, he makes the incredible claim that the national anthem is the equivalent of the feel-good songs slaves were forced to sing to drown out their oppression.