PBS’s Pathetic O.J. Take: Outrage Over Racism, Not Denial of Justice

April 19th, 2024 9:10 PM

PBS NewsHour had an odd take on the death of O.J. Simpson, whose televised trial captivated America 30 years ago, bringing in Dave Zirin, sports editor for the aging hard-left magazine The Nation. Together, he and NewsHour reporter William Brangham used the famous trial not as an example of justice denied, but to portray America as a historic haven of anti-black…

The Nation’s Sports Editor Zirin's Three Months of Anti-Israel Calumny

January 14th, 2024 6:31 AM

Dave Zirin is ostensibly sports editor at the hard-left magazine The Nation, but since the October 6 terror attack on Israel by Hamas he’s been preoccupied with the evils of Israel, while denying the plain intent of genocidal anti-Jewish slogans from pro-Palestine supporters. Zirin, who is Jewish, has spent several columns weeping over Gaza and almost ignoring the suffering of…

Sports Media Gets Woke: Attacks on Tony Dungy and Ivan Provorov

January 21st, 2023 4:00 PM

Once upon a time there was free speech in America.

Edge of Sports Boasts Fencer Who Dissed U.S. in Peru

August 27th, 2019 10:00 PM
As a professional protest profiteer, The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin has made a living off the stories some of America's most notorious, if not most despised dissident athletes. Most recently, he's written a book on racism with pro football radical Mike Bennett, and now his Edge of Sports podcast glorifies Race Imboden, a U.S. fencer and past Olympian who took a knee on the victory podium…

MSNBC: Trump Wants Whites to ‘Hate’ Players, Only Backed by ‘Morons’

June 6th, 2018 9:20 AM
Doing their part to drive another wedge into the polarizing NFL debate over national anthem protests, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews proclaimed on Tuesday night that President Trump’s strategy is to make “white guys” attending NFL games “hate” the predominantly African-American players while a panelist deemed Trump supporters on the kneeling debate to be “morons.”

The Nation Progressive Sees Kaepernick as Baltimore's 'Godsend'

August 4th, 2017 9:19 PM
Colin Kaepernick finally, finally has a glimmer of hope. Baltimore and Miami urgently need a quarterback and progressives in the media are jumping over each about what a great fit he'd be for either team. But, according to progressive Dave Zirin of The Nation, there's a "Trump apologist" standing in his way. It's simply amazing how much power the president of the United States and his friends…

MSNBC Covers NBA Finals by Stating 'Politics Will Hit the Court'

June 2nd, 2016 6:35 PM
It came as no surprise that when reporting on this year's playoffs to determine which team will be crowned the National Basketball Association champions, MSNBC host Tamron Hall instead focused on two players who are “prominent Democrats” and engage in community events when not on the court. “Tonight, politics will hit the basketball court with the beginning of the NBA finals between the Golden…

Michael Sam: If I Had Never Come Out, I’d Still be in the NFL

May 6th, 2016 10:58 PM
Michael Sam believes that the fact that he came out as gay, played a “huge part” in why he is no longer in the NFL.

Nation Writer: Trump, Redskins Owner Exploit ‘White Anxiety’

September 9th, 2015 9:56 PM
Donald Trump has been likened to (among others) Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, Morton Downey Jr., and Nickelback, the band. “Nickelback” is also a football term, which brings us to yet another Trump comparison: Dave Zirin believes that the Washington Redskins franchise “is becoming the sports equivalent of the Donald Trump presidential run, a dead-ender operation with nothing to…

Nation Writer: ‘Wisconsin Badgers Deserve Better Than Scott Walker'

April 7th, 2015 1:32 PM
In a Tuesday post, The Nation blogger Dave Zirin argued that it’s politically unseemly for Gov. Scott Walker to root publicly for certain Wisconsin sports teams, including the University of Wisconsin basketballers, who came up just short in last night’s men’s national title game against Duke. Zirin claimed that it’s “almost flagrantly irresponsible” for the media to publicize Walker’s support of…

Lefty Sports Reporter Calls NFL ‘Brain Damage For Profit’

February 2nd, 2015 11:57 AM
On Sunday, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry program previewed the upcoming Super Bowl with a panel of liberal commentators including notorious lefty Dave Zirin of the Nation magazine, to bash the sport of football. Speaking during a panel discussion, Zirin blasted the NFL and insisted that “if we lived in a sane world this sport would not exist. This is brain damage for profit, that's what it is.…

Tebow Joins ‘Bluest of Blue State’ Patriots

June 11th, 2013 2:18 PM
And Rabbi Joshua Hammerman thought he had a “Tebow Problem” before. Back in 2011, the columnist at The Jewish Week fretted that the Tim Tebow-led Denver Broncos might beat his “beloved” New England Patriots in the upcoming AFC championship game. But his wasn’t a fan’s normal pre-game nervousness. It was the hand-wringing of a liberal bigot. Hammerman imagined that the rubes in fly-over…

Sports Media Launches Olympic-Sized Blitz from Left

July 26th, 2012 11:57 AM
The Olympic Games, which begin this week, is an exhibition of the sportsmanship, teamwork, and the competitive spirit that make sports so enjoyable. But for many in the media, sports is just another excuse to engage in divisive political commentary. The sports media transform an apolitical past-time into a forum for their own politics. Progressives have actively attempted to remake the…

Media Continue Anti-Religious Attacks on Tebow

March 27th, 2012 7:42 AM
Wherever devout Christian quarterback Tim Tebow goes, he is dogged by the hatred of those who cannot stand him or his faith. Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets amid much media fanfare, and some sportswriters naturally used the occasion to engage in personal attacks on Tebow, his religion, and his fans. MSNBC invited Nation sports editor Dave Zirin to give his…