Colby Covington

UFC Fighter Slams ‘Muted’ LeBron’s ‘Spineless’ Woke Attitude

Culture
September 21st, 2020 10:00 AM

Over the weekend, professional athletes and sports writers ratcheted up debate over the social justice movement currently straining sports' place in the American culture. On the left, LeBron James and USA Today writer Jarrett Bell defended social justice protest, and on the right, ultimate fighter Colby Covington and Outkick's Jason Whitlock ridiculed it.

Nancy Armour

USA Today: All's Well in NFL -- Despite Ratings Freefall

Culture
September 17th, 2020 2:43 PM

Pay no attention to the numbers following the minus signs chronicling the NFL's "honey, I shrunk the television rating" phenomenon that was the first week of the league's 2020 season. Thursday night football crashed on take-off, and the league's crown jewel, Monday Night Football, also cratered. Blinded by the blight, USA Today lefty Nancy Armour is singing the praises of the…

Mike Holmgren
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Former Packers Coach Rips Trump, Campaigns For Biden

Culture
September 14th, 2020 10:00 AM

The USA Today sports section never misses an opportunity to bash President Donald Trump, and former Green Bay and Seattle Coach Mike Holmgren gave the newspaper another opportunity to do that Saturday. The retired coach appeared in a virtual Green Bay press conference to announce his support for Joe Biden and accuse Trump of malfeasance in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colin Kaepernick

USA Today Backs Batty Kaepernick Hall Of Fame Suggestion

Culture
September 2nd, 2020 1:46 PM

The nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2022, include ... Colin Kaepernick and -- stop right there. This isn't someone's idea of a bad joke. A Vermont man with no connections to pro football seriously nominated the most polarizing player in NFL history for the game's highest honor. It seems anyone can nominate anyone for the shrine, with no shame for turning the nominating…

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Ravens Team Pressures U.S. Senate To Shackle Police Officers

Culture
September 1st, 2020 8:22 PM

"Is this a football team or a political organization?" USA Today writer Jarrett Bell posed the question in reference to the Baltimore Ravens players and staff who sent a letter to U.S. Senate President Mitch McConnell urging him to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the Senate floor for a vote. In other words, they want to handcuff America's cops.

Dusty Baker

Astros Refuse to Play Ball on Observance of Jackie Robinson Day

Culture
August 29th, 2020 4:35 PM

After some professional sports teams boycotted games over the killing of Jacob Blake, the Houston Astros put a new twist on social justice idiocy. Friday was Jackie Robinson Day throughout Major League Baseball, and the Astros thought it would make baseball's first African American player proud if he could see them boycott a game.

 

Facebook Censors Mark Dice’s Meme Mocking Kamala Harris

TechWatch
August 21st, 2020 3:24 PM

Big Tech has allowed open season on President Donald Trump for years, but cracks down quickly on criticism of the Democratic presidential ticket. Conservative media analyst and author Mark Dice announced that “Facebook censored a viral meme I posted last week about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” in a Facebook post yesterday.

USA TODAY 'Fact Check' Flags Lefty Instagram Post Office Conspiracies

August 17th, 2020 1:27 PM

The wild conspiracy theories sowed by the Democrats about intentional delays at the Post Office are at odds with the “independent fact checkers.” Ella Lee at USA Today declared it “Partly False” that “President Trump is intentionally…

Gregg Popovich seen standing, center

Woke Popovich Refuses To Protest During National Anthem

Culture
August 1st, 2020 6:30 PM

You can spell hypocrite "P-O-P-O-V-I-C-H." After all his mouthing off about systemic racism, San Antonio Spurs' Head Coach Greg Popovich refused to kneel Friday with his team during the national anthem. USA Today sports reported Saturday that…

Gregg Popovich

Spurs' Popovich Adds Texas Republicans to 'Coward' List

Culture
July 17th, 2020 1:37 PM

The San Antonio Spurs politically charged coach Gregg Popovich played the "C" word again Wednesday, calling President Donald Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick politically obsessed cowards for their handling of the coronavirus. Popovich has frequently referred to the president as a coward.

'Inconclusive'? USA Today RETREATS on Lie Trump Shirt Uses 'Nazi' Bird

July 15th, 2020 10:34 PM

In a dubious “fact-check” put out over the weekend, USA Today falsely claimed that it was “true” that the Trump campaign was using a “Nazi symbol” (an eagle with wings out stretched holding a circular American flag) on a shirt…

Nancy Armour

USA Today Slams GOP Senators as 'Disingenuous' For Opposing BLM

Culture
July 12th, 2020 3:45 PM

Sports writers who have completely sold out for social justice this weekend told two Republican U.S. senators to shut up and stick to sports. Nancy Armour, a social justice pitbull for the USA Today sports lite section, ridiculed Senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Josh Hawley of Missouri for publicly opposing pro basketball's acquiescence to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.…

USA Today Fact-Check Tweet Claims Trump Camp Shirts Have ‘Nazi Symbol'

July 12th, 2020 11:54 AM

Since early July, liberals on social media have seen pumping out claims that the Trump campaign was selling “America First Tee” shirts that featured the “Imperial Eagle” (an eagle holding a wreathed swastika), a common symbol in Nazi Germany. Despite the fact that images of an eagle holding something round was common imagery in American politics, the so-called fact-checkers over at USA…

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USA Today Hit Again for Saying Dems Didn’t Found KKK, Start Civil War

July 7th, 2020 4:43 PM

A week later and USA Today is still being roundly mocked for a ridiculous — and false — “fact check” claiming that Democrats didn’t start the Civil War and found the Ku Klux Klan. We here at NewsBusters fact checked the fact check, showcasing just how unhistorical the idea really is. On Fox News, Monday night, Laura Ingraham asked historian Craig Shirley to weigh in.