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ESPN sportswriter William Rhoden appeared on CBS This Morning to express his disdain for the presence of the U.S. flag at the Tokyo Olympics.
According to Rhoden, the athletes who carry the American flag remind him of the rise of white nationalism.
Here are the full comments from this grandstanding, race-baiting moron:
“I love the opening ceremonies, march of countries. Then I realized, you know, man, particularly after these last four years, I had it wrong. Nationalism is not good. We’ve seen the rise of white nationalism.
“And also, this whole idea, I keep thinking back on the Capitol riots, and I saw a lot of, you know, U.S. flags,” Rhoden said
Rhoden then insists that white Americans don’t believe black people belong on U.S. soil:
“So now when I see the flag and the flag raised, what — what America am I living in? You know, are the ones that don’t think, you know, we should be here?”
That is such a lie. Why do these networks allow people to spread racial division based on lies?
Make no mistake about it, ESPN executives hear these comments and fume. However, disputing baseless claims of racism makes you a racist, at least according Twitter and the press. So ESPN won’t dare do it. Instead, they will likely reward Rhoden with air time.
William Rhoden never offered any evidence that the flag represents white nationalism. But, of course, CBS didn’t ask him to. Rhoden simply threw out buzzwords like racist, Jan. 6, and white nationalism. Unfortunately, in 2021, that’s how one stays relevant in the minds of media execs.
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