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‘We will never back down’: NFL Players Association rips Trump over Kaepernick ‘son of a b*tch’ slur

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The executive director of the NFL players union is defending players and expecting owners to join them after President Donald Trump called quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “son of a b*tch” at a campaign rally in Alabama.

“We will never back down,” DeMaurice Smith tweeted early Saturday morning. “We no longer can afford to stick to sports.”

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The players’ representative also took issue with the fact NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to condemn President Trump’s attack on Kaepernick’s civil rights.

“Whether or not Roger and the owners will speak for themselves about their views on player rights and their commitment to play safety remains to be seen,” Smith noted. “This union, however, will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks.”

There has been speculation that neither team owners nor Commissioner Goodell will defend player rights.

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The deafening silence from team owners and the league is in stark contrast to the reaction from players, who have rallied to defend their rights.

Former Pro Bowl running back Thomas Q. Jones had some of the harshest words, referencing the arrest of Donald Trump’s father at a KKK rally.

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NFL veteran Takeo Spikes called President Trump both a “son of a b*tch” and a “dotard” in his blistering response.

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Ex-Fox News executive caught running a disinformation and fake news farm — using writers from Macedonia

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A New York Times expose revealed that Fox News paid writers in Macedonia to create click-bait that prompt Americans to fight more about issues.

According to the piece, both the left and right websites created by an international content farm to inflame people enough to click and share content. Conservative Edition News and Liberal Edition News intentionally writes stories with the purpose to infuriate each side for the purpose of generating hate-clicks, response articles and more. Headlines like "Austin sex-ed curriculum teaches kids how to obtain an abortion" and "HuffPost writer considers Christianity 'dangerous'" give right-wing audiences fodder for anger to lash out at their counterparts.

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Pelosi claims enough evidence to impeach Trump — but suggests more witnesses may testify

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes congressional investigators have uncovered enough evidence to impeach President Donald Trump -- but she suggested their inquiry isn't finished.

The California Democrat told reporters Thursday that Trump had obviously abused his office by attempting to pressure Ukraine into investigating political rival Joe Biden.

"The evidence is clear that the president -- the president -- has used his office for his own personal gain," Pelosi said.

Pelosi lamented that "Republicans are in denial about the facts," saying "the sad tragedy of all of this is the behavior of the president and the defense of that behavior by the Republicans.”

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Former conservative insider reveals the terrifying right-wing media bubble protecting Trump from impeachment

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David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and a one-time insider in the conservative movement, explains in his latest column for The Atlantic how President Donald Trump is being saved from impeachment by a right-wing media ecosystem that doesn't allow its viewers to hear any contradictory facts.

In particular, Frum points to Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-CA) bizarre, conspiratorial rants during the impeachment inquiry to demonstrate the astonishing power that right-wing misinformation has on American political discourse.

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