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ESPN suspends Rob Parker
SBNation.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Ryan Van Bibber

Posted on 12/14/2012 9:36:42 AM PST by Beaten Valve

ESPN announced Friday morning that commentator and Saturday First Take host Rob Parker has been suspended for his comments Thursday concerning Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Parker may not be out of hot water; network spokesperson Mike Soltys added that ESPN was conducting a "full review" of the incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at sbnation.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; espn; redskins; rg3; robparker
"Suspending" him is about as forceful as sending a strongly worded letter to North Korea...
1 posted on 12/14/2012 9:36:45 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

ESPN responding to backlash from the dwindling number of sane people left in America. While ESPN fully supports Rob Parker’s racist views, ESPN does not want to lose any revenue.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Beaten Valve

A couple of years ago, I “suspended” Comcast, the medium through which ESPN was spreading their crap through my household. My life is richer for it.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 9:40:31 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: Beaten Valve

“Suspended...review”.Heh.
He’ll receive the usual “culturally sanctioned victim group” dispensation and be back on the air by next week.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 9:40:48 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: brownsfan

Exactly!


5 posted on 12/14/2012 9:43:11 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Beaten Valve
Will be waiting for ESPN to give him the same “fair” shake they gave Rush.
6 posted on 12/14/2012 9:48:39 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: fungoking

If Parker was white, he’d be headed to the unemployment line right about now...


7 posted on 12/14/2012 9:52:56 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

The 8 virtues espoused by George Washington Carver:

Be clean both inside and out.
Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor.
Lose, if need be, without squealing.
Win without bragging.
Always be considerate of women, children, and older people.
Be too brave to lie.
Be too generous to cheat.
Take your share of the world and let others take theirs.

Booker T Washington said:

We went into slavery a piece of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery without a language; we came out speaking the proud Anglo-Saxon tongue. We went into slavery with slave chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.
Address to Hamilton Club, Chicago, 1895

Of Rob Parker or RGIII, who more closely emulates these great men and their ideas?

One of us indeed!


8 posted on 12/14/2012 9:56:23 AM PST by petro45acp ( Merry Christmas !! Adeste Fidele!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Why? I think it’s good to have people like that up there putting the full display of progressive racist idiocy on display for the world to see. Oh, that’s probably why he’s suspended . ..


9 posted on 12/14/2012 9:59:11 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Beaten Valve
"Suspending" him is about as forceful as sending a strongly worded letter to North Korea...

Exactly. Suspend?! Srsly? That's it?! The reaction should be identical to what they did to Rush, right? (even though Rush was NOT racist)

ESPN crew lashes out at Limbaugh [Parker] Chris Berman, Tom Jackson and Steve Young broke their silence on the Donovan McNabb [RGIII] comments.

10 posted on 12/14/2012 10:00:19 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Beaten Valve
"Suspending" him is about as forceful as sending a strongly worded letter to North Korea...

A strongly-worded letter to NK is pretty lame, I agree. But, "suspending", it's probably stronger than that.

It's probably more akin to a Capitalized strongly-worded letter to NK.

11 posted on 12/14/2012 10:00:45 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Carl LaFong

With a bonus of some sort.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 10:31:16 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Beaten Valve
This isn't the first time for this clown. Trash talk like this got him fired from the Detroit News. Yes, Detroit.
13 posted on 12/14/2012 10:45:34 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Beaten Valve

he should have been fired. What a jackass......but after all the left has its stereo types that must be met


14 posted on 12/14/2012 10:55:49 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Beaten Valve

If a white sportscaster had made these same comments, he would
Have been fired immediately and rightfully so.
The fact that this black sportscaster who made these comments,
has not been fired, is a mystery.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 10:56:46 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Beaten Valve

I’ve kind of felt the same way about Tom Brady. OK, he’s white, he kinda does the thing, but he’s not really down with our cause, he’s not one of us. He’s kinda white, but he’s not really, like, the guy you really wanna hang out with because he’s off to something else. And I don’t really have a problem with Brady’s haircut. I mean, if you’ve got short hair the suburban thing going on, your white. I’ve heard rumors that maybe Brady once had a black fiancee at one time. I just want to know what Tom Brady is all about. There was all this talk about he’s a Democrat, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue. Because we did find out with other famous white athletes, are like, I’ve got white skin, but don’t call me white. I just want to make sure Tom Brady is not a cornball white person.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 11:45:56 AM PST by Honcho
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To: petro45acp

George Washington Carver - one of my heroes when I was a little kid...


17 posted on 12/14/2012 12:01:31 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Yep! The guy should be fired and given the PR treatment they gave to Jimmy the Greek.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 12:22:35 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’ve avoided ESPN talking head programs ever since I gave up PTI a few years ago. Kornheiser and Wilbon spouting their liberal nonsense just pissed me off too much. I do watch sports programming still though as the political commentary is kept to a minimum with the play-by-play taking up most of the time.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 12:30:52 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Beaten Valve

OK, you’re right - it’s about as tough as sending a strongly worded letter to North Korea. BUT, it’s a lot more than most of us were expecting. I’m sure the New York Times and Washington Post support his ‘not black enough’ hate... ESPN has done something NOT politically correct - and it took courage... let’s give ‘em a thumbs up on this one...


20 posted on 12/14/2012 12:44:51 PM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: C210N

...with JK at the end.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 1:11:38 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi. Egypt.)
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