Celebrity Reactions to Zimmerman Verdict Range From 'Hallelujah!' to J

July 15th, 2013 12:50 AM
In the hours after George Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday evening of any crimes in his shooting of the black 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many famous people quickly expressed their views on the Twitter social website regarding the trial and the verdict. The celebrities ranged from a conservative columnist who cried “Hallelujah!” to a football star who posted that the members of the…

Nancy Grace Cuts Off Guest's Mic for Correctly Stating Trayvon Martin

July 12th, 2013 8:00 PM
What does a liberal cable television host do when a guest confronts her with an ugly truth? Why, she cuts off his microphone, of course! That's what happened on Thursday, when Nancy Grace -- host of a weeknight program on HLN, which was formerly known as the Headline Network -- clashed with Frank Taaffe, a friend of George Zimmerman who stated that black teenager Trayvon Martin had drugs in…

Michael Vick's Abuse of Dogs As Payback for Bull Connor, Slavery

December 30th, 2010 3:44 PM
Someone finally -- finally! -- has drawn the obvious correlation between NFL quarterback Michael Vick's killing of animals in an illegal dog-fighting ring and the monstrous injustices committed against blacks during slavery and the civil rights movement. What's hardly surprising is who's making the connection -- Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC's go-to gal for all things…

CNN's Cooper Brings on Sharpton on Limbaugh: NFL Needs 'Standards

October 13th, 2009 1:21 PM
CNN’s Anderson Cooper brought on Rev. Al Sharpton- a person with an actual racially-divisive past - on his program on Monday to expound on his argument that Rush Limbaugh is “divisive” and even “anti-NFL.” Sharpton went so far as to claim that the issue of the talk show host’s involvement in the purchase of the St. Louis Rams is “whether or not the NFL is going to have standards.”The leader of…

Essay: Michael Vick is Back Where He Belongs

August 18th, 2009 12:51 PM
So Michael Vick is an Eagle now. That’s ok with me. I’m a Giants fan. Or I was a Giants fan, when I could stand to follow pro football. For a long time now, I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch more than a few games a season. These days, I feel nearly as out-of-place at a Super Bowl party as I would at an Oscar party.Here in the DC area, the Redskins religion has begun its sacramental…

Lawrence O'Donnell Compares Killing Dogs With Catching Fish

August 25th, 2007 7:22 AM

Vick Suspended: Media Still Pushing Victim Story

August 24th, 2007 7:30 PM
The National Football League has finally acted, suspending former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick indefinitely without pay in the wake of Vick admitting that he was the primary funding behind the dog-fighting operation run from his property. The question now is- what will the NAACP and Vick's media enablers do?

MSNBC Gets Duped By Parody Website, Uses Satirical Al Sharpton Quote

August 24th, 2007 11:22 AM
On Thursday, Alex Johnson wrote an article about beleaguered quarterback Michael Vick published at MSNBC.com.In it, he quoted Rev. Al Sharpton as basically saying that the whole issue was being over-hyped due to racism stating, "If the police caught Brett Favre (a white quarterback for the Green Bay Packers) running a dolphin-fighting ring out of his pool, where dolphins with spears attached to…

NYT's Selena Roberts's Double Standard: Snitching OK for Whites Only

August 22nd, 2007 8:09 PM

Vick the Victim: NYT Article Paints QB As 'Failed by Friends

August 18th, 2007 4:44 PM
See incredible Roberts double-standard Update at foot.Michael Vick, victim. That's how Selena Roberts's article in today's New York Times largely portrays the NFL QB accused of involvement with dogfighting. The article's headline sets the tone: Vick Is Trapped in His Circle of Friends. Excerpts:The crooked circle Michael Vick drew around himself has tripped and squeezed him. The first to fail…

Peter Gammons, Point of Light: Up to Us Who Don't Believe in Big Gover

August 16th, 2007 9:05 AM

CNN Anchor Suggests Killing Dogs Worse Than Rape, Where’s the Outrag

July 29th, 2007 3:36 PM
In the wake of the Don Imus, Opie and Anthony scandals, one would think a press figure suggesting that killing a dog was worse than raping a woman would draw a lot of media attention. However, a CNN sports anchor named Larry Smith made such a comment on Thursday, and I would venture to guess that few readers had even heard about it. Think there'd be such media silence if a well-known…

Will the Vick Co-Defendant Plead-out Stop the Inane Duke Lacrosse Comp

July 27th, 2007 11:06 PM
The news: Taylor to have plea agreement hearing on Monday Posted: Friday July 27, 2007 9:02PM; Updated: Friday July 27, 2007 9:45PM RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of Michael Vick's co-defendants doesn't want to wait for trial. Instead, a plea agreement hearing has been scheduled for Tony Taylor at 9 a.m. Monday in the federal dogfighting conspiracy case. Taylor's hearing was added to U.S. District…