Stephen A. Smith says that Jack Del Rio does not understand the importance of the deadly BLM riots from 2020 because he is — and we emphasize to depict his articulation of the word — “whiiiite.”
Damn you, Del Rio.
Here’s Smith on First Take:
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) June 13, 2022
For a refresher, Del Rio last week questioned the disparate coverage between Jan. 6 and the much more deadly riots in the name of George Floyd.
While Del Rio used a poor choice of words calling the Capitol storm a “dust-up,” his question remains valid and unanswered: why the inconsistent outrage among the two riots?
And since no one will answer, we will:
The difference between Jan. 6 and the BLM riots is perception. You condemn Jan. 6 and the press thanks you for your service. You criticize BLM and the press calls you a racist.
Selective outrage is always about getting on the politically correct side of every issue. Del Rio committed the crime of questioning the influential hypocrites in DC and in the media.
Factual reporting on BLM is so scarce that it’s likely unbeknownst to Smith that the riots amassed $2 billion of damage across the country and the death of at least 25 people. In other words, “mostly peaceful.”
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) June 12, 2022
Acknowledging the devastation from the BLM riots does not diminish what happened on Jan. 6. Both events were horrific, as all violent riots are.
So what does Del Rio’s white skin have to do with understanding the results of the riots?
Unfortunately, Ryan Clark — who refused to work with Sage Steele because her politics differed from his — didn’t bother to challenge Smith’s take. Instead, Clark sat there and nodded along.
Del Rio committed the crime of questioning the influential hypocrites in DC and in the media. He dared to think for himself. As a result, the Commanders fined him $100,000, he deleted his Twitter and the media will look to push him out of the NFL.
That’s the price of thinking independently. You’ve been warned.
Del Rio wanted to have an honest conversation. That’s not being “white”, but curious. Unfortunately, Smith and the media won’t allow that conversation to happen.