Fox News is crowing about a new rule which forces NFL players to stand for the national anthem rather than kneel to protest police brutality and racism.
Host Neil Cavuto invited two people on to discuss the new rule—and all three of them agreed it was a good way to get the players in line after league revenues dropped last season.
Among the panelists were Burgess Owens, a black man who played safety in the NFL for a decade and has become a Mormon and right-wing Conservative since retiring in 1982. Owens is the author of Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps and railed against the “Marxist-Socialist” upbringing of today’s players.
“We’re not teaching our black young men to respect,” said Owens. “The flag, women, authority, the jobs—they come to work and get paid to respect the culture that’s been put in place for them.”
Cavuto pointed out that it’s an economic issue, and that the drop in ratings and revenue seemed to be a larger consideration than battling “Marxism-Socialism.”
Another panelist then interjected to point out, essentially, that NFL players are disposable—their careers only last an average of three years and therefore the league can treat them as it wants.
“Their play gets them in the door,” he said. “More importantly, how they continue to behave—which is to say the perception in the community among the fan base and the media, among potential sponsors, also equates into the overall equation.”
Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’
Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.
Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.
He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff
Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?
Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.
The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."
There's little mystery about how the night will go down.
Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.
Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’
After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.
"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."
Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.