It seems like we cannot go anywhere or read anything without politics getting involved, and that includes sports magazines. We are witnessing complete and utter ignorance at its finest.
Bizpac Review reported that senior writer of ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant, wrote a piece talking about why police officers and military personnel should not sing the National Anthem before major sporting events. Weird! We wonder what this has to do with the NHL playoff bracket. The quick answer is: absolutely nothing.
You might be wondering why he would want to stop people from singing the National Anthem. Ironically enough, it is because he thinks that it amounts to “staged patriotism” that will cause an “authoritarian shift at the ballpark.” Really, now?
I guess it makes perfect sense. If you want to stop authoritarian shifts at the ballpark, you should BAN PEOPLE from A SONG! Does he not see the hypocrisy here?
If you stop everyone from singing the National Anthem, that is the textbook definition of an authoritarian move. It is entirely different when people sing the National Anthem because they LOVE THEIR COUNTRY. The one fundamental difference between the two? Choice.
You do not get to go around taking away choices from people. We live in the United States, not Communist China. Bryant is probably the same kind of person who believes that healthcare is a RIGHT, not a service — call it a hunch.
A discussion took place on Fox and Friends where the issue was discussed. Everyone agreed that Bryant was out of line. He is only looking to further his political ideology through a sports magazine.
You can try to hide it however you like; it does not mean we won’t catch on and call you out on your nonsense. Peter Doocy said on Fox and Friends that Bryant wants to stop the National Anthem from being sung because it feeds into the 9/11 hero narrative. Weird. I don’t recall seeing Bryant going into burning buildings on 9/11 and rescuing people. Who is he to determine who is a hero and who is not?
The truth is evident: He is upset because if you believe that the police officers who saved lives on 9/11 are heroes, it would indeed clash with the Black Lives Matter movement — and we wouldn’t want THAT, would we? Bryant thinks it is okay to support a terrorist movement like BLM, but cannot find it in himself to honor police and firefighters who put their lives on the line. Do you see the problem here?
ESPN has become nothing more than an anti-American, anti-Trump channel. Should people boycott them? Let the nation know!
The mainstream media is trying to control the minds of the masses, and it is starting to bleed over into every facet of our lives, even sports. We don’t care about why you don’t like police officers, and we don’t care about the BLM movement! Tell us what we can expect during next year’s football season. THAT is why people buy ESPN The Magazine. Your race-baiting politically ideology is invalid. Take that nonsense over to the Clinton News Network.
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