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This week, a shameful USA Today “sports” reporter tried to race-bait Tom Brady with inaccuracies and hypotheticals. Brady handled it well, but Bill O’Reilly didn’t let her off so easily. Out of nowhere, he obliterated her on The No Spin News.
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“USA Today is a newspaper that will not be in business much longer,” O’Reilly begins. “It’s run by the Gannett chain, which is a left-wing organization. At one time, USA Today was one of the most influential newspapers in the country. It is now barely hanging on because it went so far left that traditional Americans, they’re not going to read this anymore.
“Now, I can read Mr. Brady’s mind. He goes, ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions that I have ever heard in my life, and it was asked just to provoke.’ I mean, can you imagine a woman saying — and I don’t know whether Shannon Sharpe, he is a former football player on TV — I don’t know whether he said that black athletes aren’t given as much room to weigh in on political topics. Does the name LeBron James mean anything? How about Colin Kaepernick? I mean, it’s just absurd in the extreme, and the only reason that Mr. Brady was put in that position is because he had a hat in his locker, a MAGA hat signed by President Trump.”
It gets better. Ever wonder what would happen if O’Reilly had been in Brady’s chair?
“If it were me, you know what I would have done? ‘Are you kidding me, lady? With that question?’ And then I would have explained what it was designed to do, embarrass Brady, and how fallacious it was. Black athletes don’t have a forum for political views? I mean, you know, do you live in Burma? Come on. But I wanted to bring that to your attention because the world of sports should be apolitical. Now, ESPN has destroyed, Disney has allowed ESPN to destroy the most powerful franchise, sports franchise, in the world by being political. It’s destroyed.”
Much like the radical San Francisco school teacher who wrote this week in the San Francisco Chronicle that Bernie Sanders wearing a big coat and mittens is an example of extreme “white male privilege,” this USA Today reporter is injecting race into a story to make headlines and create job security. As we know, the way to grow your brand in sports media is by convincing decision-makers you are so woke that, upon hiring you, the company is shielded from all criticism.
By the way, how great would it be if this reporter went on the No Spin News with O’Reilly?