ESPN’s Giddy Over Nick Saban Supporting Voting Rights Bill, Ignores Warriors Owner’s Chinese Genocide Take

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While ESPN is silent on an NBA owner saying nobody cares about Chinese genocide, the Worldwide Leader in Woke wasted no time Tuesday telling readers that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is urging Joe Manchin to back a voting rights bill.

However, the Worldwide Leader in Woke left out a very important part in its headline — Saban isn’t in favor of getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate and he says so in a footnote that CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins says was attached to the letter sent to Manchin and signed by Saban and other sports figures with ties to West Virginia.

“Coach Saban is not in favor of getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate. He believes this will destroy the checks and balances we must have in our Democracy,” the footnote reads. “The others signing this letter take no position on this aspect of Senate policies.”

While ESPN gleefully assigned one of its writers to report the Saban voting rights news, the network continues to be silent on Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya saying that nobody cares about the Chinese genocide of Uyghur Muslims. Yeah, you know, nobody cares about reports of systemic rape, sexual abuse and torture of women at these camps which have been estimated to hold more than a million Uyghurs.

Chamath is correct in one way: ESPN clearly doesn’t care about systemic rape, sexual abuse, and torturing of women. They have a business to run, and they can’t be angering the CCP.

The only story about Chamath Palihapitiya to appear on ESPN is an Associated Press account of how the Warriors majority ownership group is distancing themselves from the minority owner.

That’s it. No more mentions. No Screamin’ A. Smith. Nothing. The propagandists who are tied to the Chinese via the NBA have nothing to say.

But when it comes to Nick Saban and voting rights, it’s front-page material. editors are tackling each other trying to get a headline into the ESPN backend system as fast as humanly possible.

OMG, Nick’s on our side! What a day for democracy! What a day for the betterment of this world!

Leave it to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins to ruin the party in Bristol, Connecticut.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Any high profile coach in College FB / MBB who does NOT give-in to the overt intimidation tactics of BLM / Lib/Dems will suffer directly in his program’s recruiting of 18 y/o black athletes … and his program cannot be competitive if that happens. His rival programs will use his silence or adverse opinion against him. “Recruiting” is a very bizarre business at best … at its worst it is quite disgusting.
    In many cases, “coaches” are quite misinformed / uninformed on these issues, but, very aware of the reality of “recruiting”. IF you are going to condemn Nick Saban then fine; then be prepared to condemn every Power5 FB/MBB coach including “your team’s”.

  2. Here we go again. The usual woke crowd (athletes, musicians, Hollywood) trying to play politics. Probably didn`t even read much of the bill to know what`s in it. Obviously, skipped over the part about voter ID and how “racist” it is. Nobody (except for ESPN) cares about this.

  3. Nick Saban is not stupid. Chances are Nick Saban is either a Manchin (WV) Democrat or a GOP member. I grew up in WV and a WV Democrat typically is a Christian, 2nd Amendment supporter but have voted Democrat locally (GOP nationally) because of unions. The unions were Dem so the workers voted Dem. Saban did this because he is afraid 5 players will transfer if he doesn’t go along with the Social Media Generation.

  4. Thank you for informing me that while Saban is good at coaching football he knows absolute shit about politics and what’s in this bill. What a frigin idiot. Why tie your name to this without knowing what’s in it. The Georgia bill has more early voting days than New York and Biden’s Delaware. The dems know they can’t win without making it easier to cheat nation wide.

  5. I’ll be damned. “Mr. Lie” is correct for once. If it became known that Nick Saban refused to support The Legalize Massive Voter Fraud bill … LSU, aTm, UGA, etc etc would tell every 4-5-star black kid that “SABAN IS A RACIST”. Unless Nick wants a team composed of deep-snappers and punters THAT would destroy the Alabama FB program.
    Based on the majority of comments here, most of you have never been in the 4-5 star recruiting “business”. It is a Blood Sport. Oh well, it ain’t like this mosh pit matters …

  6. Do these idiots even know what this bill is about? This isn’t a “voter rights” bill, this is a right to steal bill. Saban is pandering to the ignorant kids who play football for him. Can you imagine what he would do if every time his offense took the field the refs moved the goal posts, let the other team listen to his play calls and play with 22 players?

  7. Jason Whitlock went off on Saban on his podcast today saying his actions endorsing this are clearly pandering to please recruits, are “cowardly”, and he continually sacrifices his convictions for whatever will help him stay on top of football word. I wish I could disagree.
    We need more public grown men examples who actually make sane decisions based on truth instead of what the faceless Twitter horde thinks. Ironically, pro athletes and their leaders are big and strong on the outside, talk about commitment, devote their lives to excellence, and have incredible motivation and drive on things that really don’t matter, while being moral midgets that will blow whichever way the public opinion blows about the things that do actually matter.

    • Saban was targeted for this extortion “or-else” because (1) he is from WV and (2) a friend of Manchin … and he IS Nick Saban. If those two factors had not been in play he would not have been involved. It is doubtful any other sports coach would have garnered the national OMG that his participation drew.
      It appears that the BLM/Lib 11th hour BLITZ failed … YIPPEE! – unless, like Rasputin. The Bill will never die. Will NS suffer any lingering effects from this? Doubtful, except for a few hard cases.

  8. Right, because no one here would freak right the hell out if THEIR fav Coach OPENLY defied the BLM/woke mob…


    ANYONE who DARES go against the media narrative will be destroyed. I know it. You know it. Everyone KNOWS it. Just as Nick “lead” a BLM march in Tuscaloosa in 2020, there is no way around NOT doing it. Every time someone forces Nick’s hand to try to tear him down they fail – be it in sports, life or politics. Winners Win.

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