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‘That’s a deceptive headline’: NFL icon blasts Fox News for spinning his words during interview about kneeling

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Fox News used NFL legend Tony Dungy as a “prop” to pin black people against each other, according to Robert Littal of Black Sports Online. While doing an interview with Fox and Friends, Dungy was asked if he would kneel during the national anthem.

He answered by saying that he would personally not kneel, but would support players personal decisions. However, the headline that Fox News decided to use did not capture Dungy’s full statement.

Littal called out the networks news judgment on Twitter.

“Here is your media lesson of the day. Tony Dungy I’m sure had good intentions and said several things in favor of players, but if you look at the Fox News tag lines they say ‘National Anthem Outrage’ and their tweet says ‘I would stand says, Tony Dungy,'” he tweeted.

“As I have mentioned several times, if you are a black person in media, Fox News will put you on, not because they want your opinion, but because they can flip your opinion to their MAGA audience. See this nice black gentleman said he’d stand, NFL Players are wrong,” he tweeted.

The Post Game was able to interview Dungy about the twisted headline and asked him to clarify exactly what he meant.

“My headline would be, ‘The Dungys support the players’ right to be out-front for social change,'” Dungy said. “We support any way they want to do it, but the idea is to try to make the situation better. I thought that was a very deceptive headline. I would personally stand, but I support those who don’t stand.”

“I think it’s because I really think I try to represent God’s point of view and try to talk about things biblically and I think people appreciate that. I’m not taking one side or another or anti-this. I try to give them good sound advice,” he said.

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Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’

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Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.

Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.

"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."

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Father and daughter drowning at the border fuels anger at Trump immigration policies

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A shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his baby daughter drowned in the Rio Grande fueled a surge of emotion around the world Wednesday -- as US Democrats furiously denounced Donald Trump's immigration policies.

"Trump is responsible for these deaths," said Beto O'Rourke, one of several Democratic White House hopefuls who took to Twitter to lash out at the president.

Former vice president Joe Biden, who is also seeking the presidency in 2020, called the image "gut-wrenching."

"History will judge how we respond to the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families & children -- we can't be silent," he said.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

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Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.

But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.

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