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Fox Reporter Asks If Sterling Punishment Is Slippery Slope, Liberal Media Disapproves
Truth Revolt ^ | 4/29/14 | Caleb Howe

Posted on 04/29/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT by absentee

In today's press conference covering the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine against Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his racist remarks, a Fox News' The Kelly File reporter asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver if he was on a "slippery slope."

“Should someone lose their team for remarks shared in private? Is this a slippery slope?”

Jovian Lien is not the first person to raise the question of freedom of speech in the handing down of punishment against Sterling. On Monday, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban asked the same essential question, also using the phrase "slippery slope."

"I think there's a constitution for a reason, right? Because this is a very slippery slope," said Cuban. "What Donald said was wrong. It was abhorrent. There's no place for racism in the NBA, any business I'm associated with, and I don't want to be associated with people who have that position." He added "I think you've got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what people say and think, as opposed to what they do. It's a very, very slippery slope."

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1 posted on 04/29/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT by absentee
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To: absentee

2 posted on 04/29/2014 8:06:46 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: absentee

Bring out the Dunking stool!


3 posted on 04/29/2014 8:06:55 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: absentee

Used to be society decided, now it seems that it is the PC Media and their pals. So, yes it is a slippery slope coming your way.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 8:09:22 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: absentee

Yes it is a slippery slope, with massive consequences. If we can end people’s ability to support themselves because they don’t support the fashionable views, none of us are safe.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 8:10:46 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: absentee

Coming soon to the next NBA owner who dares say that he is for traditional marriage, his life will be over..yeah I said it and I guarantee you that will happen..so NBA owners must be scared to death right now


6 posted on 04/29/2014 8:10:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: absentee

Does anyone find this ironic? Sterling’s girlfriend who secretly recorded his comments is friends with Magic Johnson. Johnson is singled out in Sterlings rant. Of the hundreds of players that Sterling knows, Magic is singled out, which obviously puts another nail in Sterlings ownership coffin. The NBA at the urging of Magic and his NBA brethren demand action. The NBA bans Sterling for life and will probably force him to sell or give up the team.

According to ESPN, Magic Johnson and his business partners most likely be the purchasers of The LA Clippers, which wouldn’t be up for purchase if Magic’s “friend” hadn’t recorded Sterlings racist comments. Hummmmmmmmmm


7 posted on 04/29/2014 8:13:59 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Yep.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 8:17:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: absentee

So, instead of wearing a scarlet A for being an adulterous piece of **** we’re going to do what to him?

Chances are future generations are going to look back on this strange pseudo-moralistic hysteria with much the same appreciation you have of witch trials.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Jonty30

“If we can end people’s ability to support themselves because they don’t support the fashionable views, none of us are safe.”

Spot on.

It will depend from year to year and day to day as to exactly what views are fashionable.

One day in the near future it may not be fashionable to support gay marriage or codemn a businessman for expressing his view on who does not want to come to his business.

And then what are the liberals going to do when they object to the decisions of a private organization like the NBA?


10 posted on 04/29/2014 8:25:09 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

11 posted on 04/29/2014 8:26:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: absentee

***$2.5 million fine against Clippers owner Donald Sterling****

And if he don’t pay? Has the NBA got a hit squad of goons to enforce this fine?


12 posted on 04/29/2014 8:28:42 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: absentee
Did V. Stiviano commit a crime when recording Donald Sterling?(California Recording Law) [Digital Media Law page ^ | 4/29/2014]
13 posted on 04/29/2014 8:29:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: absentee

Damn right its a slippery slope, but we’ve already seen it with Mozilla. Nowadays if your opinion contravenes liberal orthodoxy, you’re targeted for destruction. Its a shame when we had the position of social orthodoxy on various issues we didn’t crush the libs into the sand as soon as they popped their heads up, just as they now do.

Sterling’s comments were fairly vile, but he said them in private. Then I see O’Blowhard along with Christophobic pi55kidney Bernie Goldberg jumping all over the guy, saying its good old white people like this are dying, saying the ‘homophobes’ are next. (Fox is pretty much MSLSD nowadays). I can only shake my head.

More coverage of what this guy said behind closed doors than the dead folks down in Tennessee and Mississippi. Tells you a lot.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 8:29:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: glock rocks
"mommy, mommy, that boy said a bad word"
"mommy, mommy, that boy said he didn't like me"

What are we? Children?

15 posted on 04/29/2014 8:35:57 PM PDT by oldbrowser
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To: absentee

Slippery slope:
Someone turns on their recorder in the locker room. If you thought the Clipper’s owner said something offensive...


16 posted on 04/29/2014 8:36:11 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Viennacon
Fox is pretty much MSLSD nowadays

You noticed that too.

Same with Beck. I lost a lot of respect for him when he threw Bundy under the bus.

17 posted on 04/29/2014 8:37:43 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: absentee

I don’t follow the NBA and had never heard of Sterling until this came out. Frankly he sounds like a dirtbag. I don’t give a damn for him as a person, but I do think he is entitled not to have private remarks illegally recorded and used against him. If that is allowed, then it can be used against anyone. It doesn’t seem to matter to those meting out this punishment how this information about Sterling came to light. It also doesn’t seem to matter that the punishment is way beyond the “ crime.”. He evidently has a reputation for being negative toward racial minorities, and I find it hard to believe that his fellow owners and others in the NBA didn’t know about it. They probably wanted to put as much distance between themselves and Sterling and they figured they had to destroy him to do it. That is troublng in a supposedly free and fair society as well.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 8:39:03 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: absentee

When I was growing up and in my early adulthood, I thought this was a great country because one could be free to think or say whatever they wanted. If it was not socially acceptable, outcomes would take care of themselves.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 8:42:54 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: sauropod

Pfft, i knew Beck was a fraud when he uttered the words “i stand with GLAAD”. Fox has just gone from being pretty bad to total armpit in a matter of months.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 8:45:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: absentee

Interesting...a stupid racist comment made in private has the media all over it, but let people get murdered in Benghazi by a President they adore and...crickets...


21 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:33 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Rusty0604

The problem in the U.S. today is that patriotic Americans have gotten way behind on trying, convicting, and sentencing traitorous demonrats.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 8:52:09 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: econjack

Look at the number of people killed in Chicago over last few weekends.. It is a killing field.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 8:54:08 PM PDT by scbison
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To: absentee
I'm all for sticking it to Sterling - hard.

It will be a great precedent for NBA race relations.

Now every Gold Digger trolling for B- Ball Jock cash has suddenly discover that she does even have to get knocked up to cash in.

All she needs to do is carry and iPhone and hit record when one of the great scholars and humanitarians of the NBA goes on a drug or booze fueled rant about their love for members of the Caucasian, Asian or Hispanic race.

24 posted on 04/29/2014 8:58:14 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: absentee

(imho) the slope has become slippery because there currently exists within the population a segment that is crying out for more blood to be placed on the slope. As the slope becomes wetter with the blood spilled a vacuum is generated. Wherever there is a vacuum, dirt arrives in said vacuum to place infection into the blood. The media saying of ... If it bleeds, it leads .... applies well to our current visual of the prep work being done to increase the bleeding courtesy of those pushing ‘forward’ the mantra (imho).


25 posted on 04/29/2014 9:03:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: absentee
Check out Harry Reids....PUBLIC comments about Barack Hussein Obama...” the First Black POTUS”...and the lamestream is basically silent.

It all depends on who you are..and how you are connected.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 9:08:41 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: absentee

The whole thing sounds like a setup. The mistress has 5 different alias. The only people with multiple identities are either CIA or con artists. She has some serious baggage and now she wont talk to the media or the NBA to confirm the authenticity of the tape. The NBA can’t even do an investigation but they plan on fining him.

This mans entire life, everything he has built is being destroyed over a private conversation. Whats worse, the people getting the most upset likely wouldn’t want people close to them dating outside their race. Blacks aren’t known for accepting their people dating whites. Ask any Asian, particularly Vietnamese, how they feel about their people dating white folks. Its frowned on. Same with Koreans and Indians. I grew up with an Indian girl who had to hide her relationships from her father. She dated a white guy 5 years in college and kept it secret. Where’s the outrage on against them for their racism? My Indian friend even had to date the same social class, Doctor or Lawyer or her parents would disown her.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 9:11:15 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: SunkenCiv

Post of the Day.

BTTT.

Sterling and Magic Johnson prove they have friends in very low places in Stiviano?

A law suit against girlfriend should be coming soon. Mrs. Sterling is already after this wicked woman, for return of “community property” consisting of possession of a house, two Bentley autos, one Range Rover, and a Ferrari. Sterling needs to sue her socks off.

Scary creeps can be female, obviously.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 9:15:56 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: absentee

Touré Beclowns Himself – Compares Fracking To… Racism? (Video)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/toure-beclowns-himself-compares-fracking-to-racism-video/


29 posted on 04/29/2014 9:16:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: All

Even Kareem Abdul Jabbar thinks this is a slippery slope, but since he’s black, the MSM won’t attack him for essentially saying/asking the same question.

http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/


30 posted on 04/29/2014 9:17:47 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Has any President in history sunk to such a level of self-flattery & validation-seeking?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Charles Barkley said on Monday that forcing him to sell the team would be rewarding him for his actions. His point was based on Sterling buying the team for $15 million and it’s current value of $700 million!


31 posted on 04/29/2014 9:23:37 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Jonty30

What I don’t understand is how the NBA can ban him from their places of business for saying something in private that they find offensive. If this was allowed, should not bakers and photographers be allowed to ban people for life from THEIR businesses for the private actions in their bedrooms? Hmmm...


32 posted on 04/29/2014 9:39:25 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: absentee

Since it’s not the government doling out the “punishment”, there is little that can be said or done legally as far as I can see.

However, such actions cut in both directions, and such standards can be held to either “side”. Just as we can boycott those who we disagree with and those who speak atrocities that we condemn, so may they.

This isn’t a one way street. What standards we hold in one case must be accepted in the opposite, no matter how distasteful, otherwise we are hypocrites.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: absentee

There is no doubt this is a slippery slope.

Who hasn’t said something privately he/she wouldn’t want broadcast to the whole world to ruin your life?

I don’t have racial hang-ups myself, but if the whole world could hear me off the record talking about other things I’d be pretty much toast lol.


34 posted on 04/29/2014 9:58:40 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: absentee

35 posted on 04/29/2014 10:04:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: glock rocks

Mark Cuban would be banned if not a democrat.
The racist Jay-Z would be banned if not a democrat.
Add more to the list.

That “girlfriend” of the owner is obviously a hooker. She has also been seen with Magic Johnson who just happens to want to but the team.... I wonder if he supplied the tape recorder.

David Geffen wants to buy the team and tried before but was turned down by the owner. He is known for liking boys, not men. NBA would welcome him.


36 posted on 04/29/2014 10:06:18 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Craig James. Eminently qualified to be a commentator on a FOX sports network. Fired. Because he agreed with Jesus Christ, St. Paul, and Moses regarding marriage.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 12:52:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Someone pointed out NBA teams receive royalty payments from the league itself. That amount will likely be withheld from future payments—which is how the league will collect the fine.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 12:54:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: absentee

A silly,stupid,(perhaps even lonely, but really a jerk,)old fool. Was being serviced by a young female gold digger who was in turn being was being serviced by much youger black bucks at his expence which she paraded in front of him. Just to piss him off. Somehow after speaking with her lawyer sets up a situation where the dotting dupe seeing what little loyalty to him he expected from her being destroyed. Vents his frustration over a taped phone conversation that suddenly gets made public.


39 posted on 04/30/2014 5:31:11 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: absentee

Hey, in 20 years a person might lose everything for saying something bad about a Tea Party person.

We are capable of having thin skins too....


40 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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To: shotgun

UCLA (pron. “uk-lah”) turned down a couple million donation from Sterling for research, because he doesn’t fit in with the slick PR version of what UCLA wants everyone to believe about UCLA. Sterling has not had a sterling reputation for years already, but the publicity for this particular thing has been enormous — other than the FACT that Don Sterling is a LIFELONG DEMOCRAT.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 8:56:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RitaOK

One wonders why she “needed” more than one vehicle, and where they are, considering he probably has a car sent over for her.


42 posted on 04/30/2014 9:38:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sterling was trying to hide assets— hiding these properties away from his wife, who was suing him for divorce over this witch, so that he could reduce his real holdings, and thereby affect a lesser settlement to the wife.

The wife, who is not a dunce, discovered the obvious. :)


43 posted on 04/30/2014 10:20:29 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sterling was trying to hide assets— hiding these properties away from his wife, who was suing him for divorce over this witch, so that he could reduce his real holdings, and thereby affect a lesser settlement to the wife.

The wife, who is not a dunce, discovered the obvious. :)


44 posted on 04/30/2014 10:20:48 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Beave Meister

it is Machiavellian.


45 posted on 04/30/2014 10:58:09 AM PDT by isom35
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To: RitaOK

Thanks RitaOK.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 11:45:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: absentee

Sports leagues are closed communities in which participants sign on to the rules of operation. Sterling signed on to those rules. He’s got every right to challenge the rules, but if those rules prevail, then we come back to: Sterling signed on to the rules.

I don’t see it as any different than signing on to the rules of any private organization. I don’t see it as a matter of “rights”.


47 posted on 05/20/2014 8:42:13 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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