2020 Sports Media Replay: Police, Pro-lifers, Republicans Take Hits

December 25th, 2020 2:11 PM

In the first month of 2020, Fox Sports gave to us its rejection of pro-life Super Bowl ads – while accepting drag queens, social justice warriors and gun control. The pro-life group Faces of Choice attempted to purchase advertising time, but never got a response from Fox. NBC reporter Liam Knox called the drag queen ad "barrier-breaking.”

In the second month of 2020, Alex Reimer of SBNation Outsports gave to us the declaration that a “shameful war” is taking place against transgender athletes “whose self-esteem and well-being are being attacked for cheap political gain.”

In the third month of 2020, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (seen in photo) gave to us a Hollywood Reporter story comparing President Donald Trump to Nazis.

In the fourth month of 2020, Barrett Sports Media’s Jay Mariotti gave to us the dire warning that President Trump is "ignoring the massacre and misery" and the pandemic “might be the end of the world as we know it. … America is losing lives, its economy, its soul. America is losing America.”

In the fifth month of 2020, Deadspin blogger Sam Fels gave to us the remarks, "We know he’d (U.S. Senate President Mitch McConnell) make it a law to light your puppy on fire if he thought it would protect the richest among us and keep Republicans in the ascendency. So it should be no surprise that even though he heads the 'KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SPORTS, LIBTARD' party, he’ll happily use sports to cover for his party’s ass allowing thousands to die through sheer incompetence, ignorance, and indifference."

In the sixth month of 2020, ESPN First Take guest Charlamagne the God gave to us the incendiary remarks: "I would like to tell people, man, if you gonna point a finger at the looters, the protesters, rioters, whatever you wanna call them, before you point finger at them, point every single other finger you got back at America. … what you have in this country right now is a perfect storm of people who are ready to burn this society of white supremacy to the ground and America earned every bit of this. ..."

In the seventh month of 2020, The Shadow League blogger Rhett Butler demanded the national anthem be done away with at sporting events and replaced by the Black anthem: “Playing it before the official U.S. national anthem is a bad look. They should play ONLY 'Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing' which would have greater impact. …  There is literally no reconciliation for the Star Spangled Banner or its author, Francis Scott Key."

In the eighth month of 2020, Boston Celtics forward Jalen Brown gave to us a new term to use in insulting police officers: "I want to take a look at the term 'police brutality' and offer another term as 'domestic terrorism'. Because that's what it was in the eyes of George Floyd. That's what it was in the eyes of Trayvon Martin. That's what it is on the eyes of people of color and minority communities." Martin was not killed by a policeman.

In the ninth month of 2020, ESPN College Game Day's blubbering analyst Kirk Herbstreit gave to us a tearful dose of white guilt: The black community is hurting. If you’ve listened, (you’ve heard) the word empathy and compassion over the last four months. How do you listen to these stories and not feel pain and not want to help? You know what I mean? It’s like…wearing a hoodie and putting your hands at 10-2…Oh god, I better look out. I’m wearing Nike gear, like what? What are we talking about? … We gotta do better man. We gotta, like, lock arm and arm and be together. …”

In the 10th month of 2020, Colin Kaepernick gave to us a torrent of anti-police hate in the 30-essay series “Abolition for the People.” In one of the essays, Cristina Jiménez Moreta wrote she “stands unequivocally with the Movement for Black Lives and its demands to defund the police, because we know that the police, ICE, and CBP (Customs and Border Protection) work together.”

In the 11th month of 2020, ESPN gave to us a one-sided, six-part series on politics. Republican Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is portrayed as a “lightning rod” while Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts is an “enthusiastic supporter” of abortion and the LGBTQ movement. Big Tech is defended for preventing the spread of “disinformation,” and LeBron James is praised for fighting voter suppression.

In the 12th month of 2020, The Undefeated guest writer Roger Reeves says America is involved in a “killing season” and writes, America prefers its Black men and women dead. And, if not dead, low. Abject. Strung out.”