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  • Shooter fears he killed Pat Tillman

    04/18/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/18/2014 | Mike Fish
    For the first time, one of the three Army Ranger platoon mates who fired at Pat Tillman speaks publicly about what happened that fateful day, ten years ago this week. OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the fatal shots. "It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him," said Steven Elliott, who...
  • Brent Musburger to SEC Network, Will No Longer Call Sat. Night Football on ABC

    03/12/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2014
    On Wednesday, ESPN announced that Brent Musburger will leave his partnership with Kirk Herbstreit on ABC's Saturday Night Football broadcast to join Jesse Palmer to call games for ESPN's new SEC Network. It is believed that ESPN did not want to lose Chris Fowler's services in a contract year, and the GameDay host is the favorite to be in the booth with Herbstreit. There may be a bigger role for Rece Davis as well.
  • Wilbon, Kornheiser: Openly Gay 'Marginal' Jason Collins Entry in NBA Not a Big Deal

    02/23/2014 10:19:39 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 24, 2014 | Staff
    On Friday’s broadcast of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” co-host Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser speculated on the importance of Jason Collins’ contract with the Brooklyn Nets as the first openly gay player in NBA history. According Wilbon, the novelty of Collins’ participation has been diminished by former Missouri defensive play and NFL prospect Michael Sam’s announcement. ...more(w/video)...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann argues with 13-year-old girl on Twitter

    01/16/2014 5:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014
    Keith Olbermann of ESPN recently named former Flyer and current Vancouver Canuck Tom Sestito the "World's Worst Person In Sports," which is a reoccurring segment on his talk show "Olbermann." Sestito jokingly thanked Olbermann for the recognition on Twitter.
  • ESPN Senior Writer: 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch 'Racist or Dumb,' 'Disgrace to the South'

    01/02/2014 7:51:55 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies ^ | January 2, 2014
    An ESPN senior writer said that Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is a "disgrace to the South" and either a "racist or dumb" for saying that he did not witness the mistreatment of blacks in his personal experience in the Jim Crow South. Robertson described himself as someone who was "white trash" and worked in the fields with blacks in his controversial interview with GQ magazine.
  • ESPN's Pajama Boy Attempts to Redefine Masculinity

    01/01/2014 8:05:47 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-31-2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    ESPN's normally excellent "Sports Reporters" show joined the ranks of GLAAD, Organizing For America (OFA), Out2Enroll and others in yet another attempt by the cultural left to redefine what it means to be a man in this country in 2013. At least, this was the apparent goal of panelist Pablo Torre, who ended the show in his Parting Shot (all four panelist get a parting shot each week) with a soliloquy titled "Redefining Masculinity." It can be searched and found under that name in fact, and for what it's worth, you will notice that Torre could easily be a stand...
  • HELP! Need Freeper who saw todays Pajama Boy Sports Reporter on ESPN

    12/29/2013 9:58:32 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 31 replies
    Vanity | 12-29-13 | Self
    Need help here….there was an astonishing "Pajama boy" analysis this morning on the ESPN Show, "The Sports Reporters" - in their parting shots segment. Little Pablo Torre, who looks the part of a pajama boy, and who does not deserve a spot on this show, which is probably the best on ESPN, went off on a rant about the new definition of "manhood." I NEED THIS VIDEO for an article…or a transcritpt. I've not been able to find it….
  • Did ESPN’s Chris Broussard Rally the Religious ‘Duck Dynasty’ Movement?

    12/23/2013 9:48:26 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/23/13 | Stuart Oldham
    ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who drew a firestorm of controversy earlier this year following his anti-gay remarks regarding NBA basketball player Jason Collins, took to Twitter last week and told people of faith to “stand 4 what you believe!” less than 24 hours after the “Duck Dynasty” suspension of star Phil Robertson. “Men & women of God always stand 4 what u believe!” he wrote in the tweet at 1:48 p.m., which went widely unnoticed on Thursday. “DO NOT FOLD, BUCKLE or BACK UP!” he added. Broussard, a devout Christian, didn’t specifically mention Robertson in his tweet. He did not...
  • Exclusive -- ESPN Reverses Course, Will Air Ad Containing Words 'God,' 'Jesus'

    12/12/2013 6:05:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Sports
    **UPDATE** Breitbart News exclusively learned on Thursday afternoon that ESPN will air the original ad on Saturday from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the words "Jesus" and "God." ESPN issued this statement to Breitbart News on Thursday: “We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial. It will run in Saturday’s VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.”
  • ESPN reverses decision to ban Catholic hospital's Christmas ad

    12/12/2013 5:07:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    ESPN has reversed its decision banning a Christmas commercial from a Catholic children’s hospital because of its religious content -- a stunning reversal in the face of widespread outrage from Christians. The sports programming juggernaut had originally passed on the ad because it included references to God and celebrating the birth of Christ, officials at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation in Missouri, which provides financial support for the hospital, told me. “ESPN came back to us and said it was denied due to religious advocacy,” said Dan Buck, executive director of the foundation. “We were disappointed and dumbfounded with their...
  • Exclusive -- ESPN Reverses Course, Will Air Ad Containing Words 'God,' 'Jesus'

    12/12/2013 3:02:02 PM PST · by mojito · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2013 | Breitbart Sports
    UPDATE - Breitbart News exclusively learned on Thursday afternoon that ESPN will air the original ad on Saturday from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the words "Jesus" and "God." ESPN issued this statement to Breitbart News on Thursday: “We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial. It will run in Saturday’s VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.”
  • Mike Shanahan was reportedly ready to quit because of Daniel Snyder’s favoritism

    12/08/2013 10:34:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Mike Shanahan was reportedly ready to quit because of Daniel Snyder’s favoritism of Robert Griffin III The Washington Redskins are an absolute mess right now, with every day bringing a leaked story of discontent to top the previous one. Here's a pretty wild one: Coach Mike Shanahan reportedly had cleaned out his office before last season's wild-card game against Seattle because he was ready to quit as soon as the season ended. Why was Shanahan ready to go? Because of owner Daniel Snyder's coddling of quarterback Robert Griffin III. That report comes from A team spokesman in the story...
  • ESPN's SportsCenter goes wall to wall with Mandela coverage...Huh?!

    12/05/2013 6:15:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    So I am sitting a local sports pub/bar, you know the ones with all sorts of games and sports shows on big screens everywhere.... all of a sudden, I look up and see Barack Hussein Obama speaking LIVE from D.C. "What is going on?!" I asked my companion.... Sure enough, it is an extended statement from the worst occupant of the Oval Office in 100+ years, and it goes on and on and on....then the Sports Center talking heads continue to ramble about the death of Nelson Mandela. On a sports network. About sports news.
  • Jerk of the Week - Kevin Blackistone

    11/10/2013 1:20:14 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    There are many reasons that enter into making our Jerk of the Week decisions. Hypocrisy, dishonesty, and elitism are a few of the characteristics that adorn our nominees. Our usual target is progressive liberals, who slaver like mad dogs over the prospect of limiting the freedoms of Americans and controlling every aspect of our lives. However, several of the biggest reasons to land on our Jerk list are an anti-American attitude and disrespecting our military. We don't believe in blind worship of our military but understand that the vast majority of those in uniform sacrifice a great deal for our...
  • ESPN Panelist: Star-Spangled Banner is a "War Anthem" (Lefty Looney Alert)

    11/09/2013 6:15:56 AM PST · by tom h · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/6/2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    If you ask journalism Professor Kevin Blackistone what he thinks about the special and controversial Northwestern University football jerseys adorned with an American flag, he’ll tell you the country should nix the playing of a “war anthem” before sporting events and that the NFL has bought into the “mythology” of a fallen soldier that once played for the Arizona Cardinals ...
  • ESPN Baseball Legend Peter Gammons Takes Swipe At Ted Cruz

    10/17/2013 11:45:57 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/18/2013
    Peter Gammons ‏@pgammo 19m How great is this week when the two teams down 3-2 are pitching Kershaw Scherzer, Ryu, Verlander? Not even Ted Cruz can mess these moments Geeze Peter...can't leave politics out of baseball? Gotta just get a dig in there for your Disney overlords? I loathe what ESPN has become. Just one giant PC factory and love fest for Obama and his cult.
  • 96-year-old shows up an overconfident poker player (video only)

    09/19/2013 10:28:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 9-17-2013 | ESPN
    That's called a 'slowroll' for all you whippersnappers out there.
  • Obama Plays 27 Holes (Spends 6 hours golfing with ESPN hosts)

    09/14/2013 8:54:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, September 14, 2013
    After morning briefings on the crisis in Syria, President Obama played 27 holes at Andrews Air Force base, according to the White House. Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon, hosts of ESPN’s "Pardon the Interruption,” and aide Marvin Nicholson joined the six-hour golf game.
  • Driver's girlfriend slaps Max Papis

    09/02/2013 6:43:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 1, 2013 | Marty Smith
    Max Papis told that he suffered a dislocated jaw following Sunday's Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ontario, when another driver's girlfriend slapped him on the left side of the face in a post-race rage. Papis did not know the name of the female who struck him, but said she was driver Mike Skeen's girlfriend.
  • Fox Sports 1 may challenge ESPN

    08/17/2013 1:04:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Bloomington Pantagraph ^ | 8/17/13 | Jim Benson
    When ESPN launched in 1979, nobody thought much of it. While there was finally a station for sports-starved fans to counter network television (cable was a dream back then), watching Australian Rules Football wasn’t exactly must-see TV. Eventually ESPN grew into a daily destination. “SportsCenter” couldn’t be missed, especially when Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann were on their game. College basketball flourished with telecasts from coast to coast. When the NFL and MLB jumped on board, the station really took off. Over time, many ESPN on-air personalities seem more interested in becoming celebrities than real journalists (can you say Stephen...
  • ESPN Host Fired for Allegedly Calling Co-Host ‘House N*gger’

    08/14/2013 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/14/13 | Andrew Kirell
    ESPN has fired Numbers Never Lie host and former NFL star Hugh Douglas after he purportedly called his co-host Michael Smith a “house n*gger” and an “Uncle Tom” during a drunken confrontation earlier this month. During the National Association of Black Journalists Convention earlier this month in Orlando, Douglas allegedly shouted the slurs at his co-host. Deadspin was the first to report on the incident: Douglas was, again, very drunk. Lots of people were drinking, so this was less of a big deal, but then he started making some movements toward the stage at the club. … One person told
  • Douglas out at ESPN after yelling racial slurs, threatening co-host Michael Smith during drunken....

    08/13/2013 12:26:23 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/13/13 | JUSTIN TERRANOVA
    Hugh Douglas’ drunken tirade cost him his job at ESPN. A week after reports surfaced of Douglas acting belligerently and screaming racial slurs at colleague Michael Smith, the former Jets and Eagles linebacker tweeted that he was “leaving ESPN.” * * * Douglas then called Smith an “Uncle Tom’’ and a “house n----r and threatened to fight him several times, according to the Web site The Big Lead.
  • Destroying Football: The Left's Endgame

    08/09/2013 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Dysart · 74 replies
    AT ^ | 8-9-13 | Timothy Birdnow
    The latest fad among football sportswriters and commentators seems to involve crowing about head injuries and long-term health effects from playing football.BREAK All this teaches a lesson to the children: private, individual action is dangerous and should be avoided. Life must be lived within the guardrails, carefully planned and safeguarded by society. Even more distressing to the left is that sports started as a means of training for soldiers. That is why football is so appealing to America; it is a he-man sport, a vestige of the old America, where an association of free men stand together in battle. Yes,...
  • Blitzed ex-Jet in race rant - hurls 'n-word' at his ESPN co-host

    08/07/2013 6:13:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Post (via Deadspin) ^ | August 7, 2013 | KATE SHEEHY
    Espn host and former Jets defensive star Hugh Douglas hit a co-host below the belt in a drunken tirade at a Florida bar — calling him “Uncle Tom’’ and a “house n----r,’’ sources said. The hulking Douglas, 41, spit the slurs at “Numbers Never Lie’’ colleague Michael Smith after the boozed-up Douglas made a move to the deejay’s microphone at the House of Blues on Friday in Orlando, and Smith tried to stop Douglas from embarrassing himself, according to the Web site Deadspin.
  • ESPN Losing Viewers

    08/02/2013 10:47:11 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 60 replies ^ | 07/31/2013 | Cole Muzio
    Chief competitor Fox Sports 1 is not expected to launch until mid-August, but ESPN is already rapidly losing viewers. Ratings show that the 24/7 sports network saw a double-digit drop in Q2 and saw an 8% drop in day viewership and a 12% drop in prime time audience comparing July 2013 to July 2012. While the network did not feature the NBA Draft or College World Series this July as it had the previous year, many conservative viewers have turned off the network due to its embrace of liberal viewpoints and the impending return of left-wing pundit Keith Olbermann. The...
  • Report: ESPN Hires Nate Silver to Contribute to 'Olbermann'

    07/20/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | July 19, 2013 | Breitbart Sports
    ESPN will reportedly announce next week that it has hired Nate Silver to contribute to Keith Olbermann's new late-night talk show. The numbers-crunching baseball geek gained national fame when he correctly projected the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The New York Times, which reported the news on Friday, hired Silver, who brought his FiveThirtyEight franchise with him, in 2009.
  • Keith Olbermann returns to ESPN - but forbidden to talk politics

    07/17/2013 7:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2013 | Rick Moran
    Keith Olbermann, late of current TV, late of MSNBC, late of CNN - well, you get the picture. Keith can't hold a job because he's got a big mouth and no sense. That combination fits perfectly on ESPN. Olbermann will make his return to television at the network where he first made a name for himself. Paired with Dan Patrick in the 1990's to anchor ESPN's signature broadcast, "Sportscenter," Olbermann's snarky cynicism about professional sports and athletes was a breath of fresh air from the usual fare of hero worship and highlight reels offered by local news outlets. Olbermann willl...
  • Obama Plays Golf With ESPN Hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser

    07/14/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 13, 2013 | Chris Good
    Able to play golf with pretty much anyone he wants, President Obama is spending his Saturday on a military course with ESPN’s Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, co-hosts of “Pardon the Interruption.” (snip) On Friday, Wilbon, Kornheiser, and Tony Reali–host of ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and PTI’s longtime on-air fact-checker — ate lunch at the White House and visited with Obama in the Oval Office.
  • Report: Tebow’s Camp Says NFL Career Might Be Done

    06/02/2013 6:04:06 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 101 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/31/2013
    The NFL might have seen its last bit of Tebowing. A new report claims that some of those closest to Tim Tebow have suggested that the unemployed quarterback’s NFL career is likely done. ESPN’s David Fleming reports that members of Tebow’s own camp privately told him that his days in the league are “probably over.”
  • Report: ESPN Is Laying Off Hundreds Of People

    05/21/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2013 | Leah Goldman
    A tipster told Deadspin that ESPN is planning to lay off more than 400 employees today. A source at ESPN confirmed to Deadspin that layoffs were planned, and while 400 seemed high, the number of layoffs will be "in the hundreds." As Deadspin also points out, ESPN may need to cut costs because they have recently gotten rights to several live events (like the US Open Finals) which are very expensive. ESPN gave us the following statement: We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing costs. While difficult, we are confident that it...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • ESPN Host: Palin Addressed 'Dumb,' 'Angry,' Phony Patriots at NRA Convention

    05/07/2013 1:29:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Tony Lee
    Mike Lupica, the ESPN host and regular panelist on the network's Sunday "The Sports Reporters" program, wrote in a column that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addressed "mean," "dumb," "angry," and phony patriots at the NRA convention last Friday in Houston, Texas. In a New York Daily News column published late Sunday evening, Lupica also called NRA attendees the "craziest and creepiest gun lovers on the planet" who are also "phonies" who think "they're patriots and brave defenders of the Second Amendment." Outraged that Palin rightfully called out those like Lupica who have shamelessly tried to exploit senseless tragedies like...
  • The Sky Is Not Falling: A Defense of Chris Broussard

    05/06/2013 4:19:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 5/5/13 | Mikhail Bell
    On Monday, April 29, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins publicly announced that he was gay. Hours after Collins’ announcement, the career of ESPN writer Chris Broussard hung in the balance for remarks he made on Outside the Lines that were deemed a “distraction” by the network. Amid public praise for Jason Collins, Broussard, a Christian, spoiled the party with his principled commentary on the 34-year old NBA player’s announcement. The revelation, Broussard said, was met with a “mixed bag of reactions [among NBA players and coaches], just like there is throughout America.” In his Outside the Lines interview, the reporter...
  • ESPN Apologizes for Discussion in Which Christian Commentator Said Gay Sex is a Sin

    05/02/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 4/30/13 | Matthew Archbold
    In a discussion about an NBA player coming out as gay, ESPN commentator Chris Broussard said on the air that he's a follower of Jesus Christ and believes that homosexuality is against God’s law. “I’m a Christian,” he stated. “I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin. I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is [sin].” Today, ESPN issued sort of an apology, saying: “We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.”
  • Petition: ESPN Must 'Immediately Suspend' Broussard for 'Gay Bashing'

    05/01/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | May 1, 2013 | Tony Lee has started a petition to get ESPN reporter Chris Broussard immediately suspended from the network for comments he made regarding Jason Collins's homosexuality, which Broussard said was a sin according to his personal Christian beliefs. The group said Broussard was engaging in "gay bashing." The petition reads: Chris Broussard's hateful attack on Jason Collins for being gay was an unacceptable misrepresentation of the Christian faith. ESPN must immediately suspend Chris Broussard and guarantee that their network will never again be used for gay bashing. In its "petition background" statement, the left-wing organization says that after Jason Collins "emphasized the...

    04/30/2013 12:53:40 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 164 replies
    The Blaze.Com ^ | Apr. 29, 2013 6:40pm | Jason Howerton
    Reacting to NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to publicly come out as gay on Monday, ESPN analyst Chris Broussard said he wouldn’t classify a homosexual as a “Christian” because the Bible makes it clear that it is a sin. He went on to say that living in unrepentant sin, not just homosexuality, is “walking in open rebellion to God.” “Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or openly– like premarital sex between heterosexuals– if you are openly living that type of lifestyle then the Bible says you know…that’s a sin,” Broussard explained. He continued: “And...
  • ESPN Apologizes For Commentator's Christian Worldview on Homosexuality

    04/30/2013 11:48:53 AM PDT · by Kazan · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/30/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    While the left lectures Americans about the historic breakthrough made by NBA free agent Jason Collins in announcing his sexuality and calls for well-deserved tolerance, they are on full-out attack against ESPN commentator Chris Broussard for expressing his Christian views. And now ESPN has been forced to apologize. ### In response to all this leftist tolerance, ESPN dutifully released a statement apologizing for Broussard’s comments: “We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.” Naturally, Buzzfeed’s Kate Arthur ripped ESPN anyway for not...
  • Chris Broussard clarifies his ESPN remarks about Jason Collins

    04/30/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 4/30/13 | Houston Mitchell
    <p>ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard caused a lot of controversy Monday when he said the following about NBA center Jason Collins, who had announced he was gay earlier in the day: "I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.... If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be ... that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ."</p>
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • You Can't Call a Pretty Girl Pretty; What Kind of Country Are We Becoming?

    01/11/2013 1:19:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mark Davis
    Before examining the ridiculous controversy stemming from Monday night’s college football championship broadcast, let us stipulate that there are more urgent and scary ways to describe the current changes in America. We are becoming a culture of dependency. We are becoming a neo-socialist experiment. We are becoming a dumbed-down nation unappreciative of its founders. We are losing touch with the Constitution and the very concept of liberty. I do not argue that today’s essay is our most pressing problem. But as scores of fine writers address the various angles of our republic’s dangle from a precarious thread, I thought...
  • ESPN Fires Rob Parker (RG3 "Cornball Brother" commenter)

    01/09/2013 9:14:24 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 33 replies
    Pro Football Talk - NBC Sports ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael David Smith
    Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN. (snip) So why did Parker’s discipline change from a 30-day suspension to termination? ESPN isn’t saying, but it may be that the network was unhappy with a recent interview Parker gave in which he said that ESPN knew what he was going to say on the air before he said it. In that interview, Parker also seemed to backtrack on his previous apology, complaining that people took his “cornball...
  • Musburger Criticized for Remarks About Star’s Girlfriend During Title Game

    01/08/2013 7:04:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 8, 2013 | MARY PILON
    On Tuesday morning, commentary on the broadcast of the Bowl Championship Series national title game between Alabama and Notre Dame included words like “creepy,” “awkward,” “uncomfortable” and “heteronormative.” The subject was not Alabama’s 42-14 victory, but comments made during the game by the ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger regarding the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A J McCarron. In the first quarter, ESPN showed McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who was sitting near his parents. Musburger called the 23-year-old Webb, a former Miss Alabama, a “lovely lady” and “beautiful,” and said to his broadcast partner, Kirk Herbstreit, a former quarterback at Ohio...
  • ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’

    01/08/2013 9:18:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 08 January 2013 | Todd Johnson
    t hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter. The Redskins were eliminated, 24-14 and questions of whether or not head coach Mike Shanahan should have pulled Griffin dominated sports pages and media Monday. And then Rob Parker re-emerged. Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’ Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out...
  • Brent Musburger Is A Bit Too Infatuated With A.J. McCarron’s Girlfriend, Katherine Webb

    01/08/2013 5:32:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    As often happens during boring, blowout bowl games, the cameras and commentary shifted tonight from the action on the field to the stands and Alabama QB A.J. McCarron's girlfriend Katherine Webb. Okay, sure, mention she goes to Auburn and how scandalous that is—that's normal. ESPN announcer Brent Musberger, though, couldn't leave it at that.
  • Parker Keeps Digging: Insists 'Cornball Brother' Comments About RG3 Taken 'Out of Context'

    01/07/2013 10:29:47 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    "[J]ust when we were finally starting to forget about those asinine comments [Rob] Parker made about Robert Griffin III on ESPN First Take about a month ago—and just as Parker was about to finish up his 30-day suspension from the Worldwide Leader—he's come out and, in a way, tried to defend what he said once again," Chris Yuscavage of reported today. "During an interview on a program called Flashpoint on Channel 4 in Detroit over the weekend, Parker talked about the backlash he received after calling RGIII a 'cornball brother' and didn't seem all that contrite about what he'd...
  • ESPN suspends Rob Parker 30 days for RG3 comments

    12/21/2012 8:49:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    It appears ESPN's Rob Parker will keep his job despite his inflammatory comments about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
  • Blacks Enslaving Themselves

    12/20/2012 7:19:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    Separate incidents in entertainment news last week highlighted just how deeply blacks are in thrall to the divisive racism of identity politics. First, ESPN commentator Rob Parker raised viewers’ eyebrows with his astounding musings about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on the show First Take. Parker, who is black, openly questioned whether the black “RG3” is black enough: Is he a ‘brother,’ or is he a ‘cornball brother’? He’s not really… he’s black, he kinda does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kinda black, but he’s not really, like,...
  • Rob Parker thinks his critics are “uneducated” and “silly”

    12/14/2012 5:12:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 55 replies
    ESPN has admitted that commentator Rob Parker crossed the line when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not really black because he has a white fiancee. But Parker doesn’t seem to think he did anything wrong. After making those comments on Thursday morning, Parker was inundated with criticism on Twitter, and in his responses on Thursday afternoon, he generally acted as though he was the one who was owed an apology for anyone daring to question what he’d said. Parker called his critics, among other things, “uneducated” and “silly.”
  • ESPN suspends Rob Parker

    12/14/2012 9:36:42 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Ryan Van Bibber
    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.
  • ESPN Analyst Calls RGIII a ‘Cornball Brother’ Because He May Be a Republican

    12/13/2012 6:53:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/13/2012 | Andrew Johnson
    Robert Griffin III is arguably the most popular man in Washington right now. The Redskins’ spectacular rookie quarterback has been winning games, fans, and headlines due to his play this season. Today, he was on the front page of the Washington Post for the third time in a week and a half. Under increasing media scrutiny, Griffin has been clear he does not want to be defined by his race. In a news conference yesterday cited in USA Today, Griffin, an African-American, said, “For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin. You want...