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Trump Sings the Blues’…Praises (Blues Visit the White House – VIDEO)

A funny thing happened today: A professional sports team visited the White House…and no one made a big stink about it. None of the players made “bold” pronouncements on social media about their momentous decision not to participate in the time-honored tradition of championship teams putting in an appearance at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And to my knowledge, no one of consequence protested their being there.

The St. Louis Blues — winners of the 2019 Stanley Cup and authors of the near-perfect hockey fairytale season — met with the President today in the Rose Garden. After the team made its way to the dais (accompanied by “Gloria,” of course) followed by Lord Stanley’s Cup…

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President Trump made his entrance, accompanied by team owner Tom Stillman and team Captain, Alex Pietrangelo (or, per the announcer, “Perchanjello”). He started out off-script, riffing about Turkey/Syria, China, impeachment. But before too long, he got to the reason at hand. He recounted the Blues’ improbable journey from worst to first. Even shared the backstory of “Gloria” as the adopted victory song.

Throughout the ceremony, both the President and the team (players, coaches, and owners alike) appeared to be enjoying themselves. And, as a Blues fan, it was just plain fun to watch.

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Missouri’s Congressional delegation was present and the President made sure to acknowledge them all, heaping generous praise on his “great friend,” Senator Roy Blunt and “our young, incredible Josh” (Senator Josh Hawley), who’s made news of his own today. (READ: Josh Hawley Has a Great Suggestion for Hong Kong Leader Angered by Him Calling It a Police State and Josh Hawley Re: LeBron James’ Hong Kong Comments: Garbage.)

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The President called on the inimitable Billy Long (R-Mo.) to demonstrate his storied auctioneering skills to auction off the Stanley Cup.

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He remarked on Alexander Steen’s smile: “Look at that mouth….You think he’s taken a few hits?! You think he’s tough? You think I could take him in a fight? I don’t know.”

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He called up the effervescent Laila Anderson, the darling 11-year-old whose battle against HLH inspired the Blues throughout the season.

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The President jawed with several other players, including rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington.

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He congratulated Coach Craig Berube, who noted it was a great honor to be there.

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And was awarded his very own Stanley Cup Championship sweater  — Number 45, of course.

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The President wrapped up his comments noting:

“And the St. Louis Blues’ amazing comeback reminds us to never give up, never lose faith, never ever quit; just keep forging ahead….When you work hard, support each other, believe in yourself, and give everything you’ve got, victory is always within reach.”

Brought a smile to this Blues fan’s face.

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Beto O’Rourke Announces if He Doesn’t Win the Nomination, He’s Out of Politics for Good. Comments?

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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

 

 

Beto O’Rourke is a strange bird.

He’s made wild proclamations guaranteed to keep him from winning the nomination, much less the election. Yet he’s done so with a posturing that gives the appearance of surety.

He’s the Wile E. Coyote of politics, and the ACME rocket he’s sittin’ on isn’t headed for Washington.

But back to that confidence, there’s a sense to it, given he’s the only one who can do what we need — in August, he told supporters so (here):

“There’s some part of me — and it’s a big part of me — that wants to stay here and be with my family, and be with my community. I love El Paso. There have even been some who suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate.

“[T]hat would not be good enough for this community. That would not be good enough for El Paso. That would not be good enough for this country.”

But now, a report claims he’s ready to let down America.

During an interview with Politico, the squeaky-clean flat tire fixer rolled out the following:

“I cannot fathom a scenario where I would run for public office again if I’m not the nominee.”

His chances are as slim as he — as noted by The Daily Wire:

Despite never winning even a state-wide election, O’Rourke announced in March that he would be running for the presidency. His presidential campaign, however, has been struggling to gain traction. O’Rourke has not broken 5% support since April and currently is receiving less than 2% on average, according to Real Clear Politics.

On Friday, Beto grabbed a hammer and started banging a rounded red metal disk: As I covered Saturday, he went before America to say, “Quick — I won’t be able to steal the guns out of your homes if you don’t give me $2 million on the double!”

[Strikes match to light rocket]

Personally, I don’t want him to go; he keeps things interesting. And though I may write things that are less than a lever-pull for the punk rocker, I mean them only lightly.

We were unlikely to have gotten him at all.

Back to TDW:

O’Rourke told CNN’s Dana Bash in October 2018 that he did not have any 2020 presidential aspirations, and in the days leading up to the midterm elections the following month, the El Paso congressman again denied he would run against President Donald Trump.

“I will not be a candidate for president in 2020,” O’Rourke said on MSNBC. “That’s, I think, as definitive as those sentences get.”

But then it happened:

However, only a week after meeting with former President Barack Obama, following his election loss, the Texas politician revealed that he had changed his mind and was considering walking back his pledge not to launch a bid for the presidency.

So there you have it — he was inspired by Barack, who I believe is probably a nice and very likable guy. I can imagine Beto picking up some of that positive energy.

Unfortunately, he used it to put the “F” word at the center of politics, violate the 2nd Amendment in debates, and blame Americans for their excesses as he resides in a half-billion-dollar family.

Oh, well. Let’s have a moment of silence, as we watch the fuse shorten.

-ALEX

 

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Unreal: Lebron James May Have Pressured NBA to Punish Daryl Morey for Pro-Hong Kong Statement

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NBA star LeBron James shocked Americans last night with a statement attacking Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over his tweet supporting the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

Morey tweeted, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”

We reported on his statement earlier today.

“We talk about freedom of speech, yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but, at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others, you’re only thinking about yourself,” James said.

“So I don’t believe, I don’t want to get into a word, or sentence, feud with Daryl, with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke. So many people could have been harmed, not only financial, but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet, what we say, and what we do,” he declared.

“Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, there can be a lot of negatives,” James declared.

He criticized Morey for allegedly being “uneducated” on the subject, after saying he, James, wasn’t sufficiently educated enough on the “political side” to make a comment on the substance of the question.

“When you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something – and I’m just talking about the tweet itself – you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did, not only did for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well. Sometimes you have to think through the things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for the majority of people. I think that’s just a prime example of that.”

That was offensive and bad enough, a rejection of American values and a complete kowtow to the Chinese.

But then he followed it up with two further tweets that were seemingly tone-deaf to both the oppression of the Chinese government and the feelings of Americans on the subject.

But now there is a report that it’s even worse than that, that James himself may have pressured NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to punish Morey for his simple statement, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin at 3:30 of this video.

According to the Daily Caller:

“Nearly a week ago today, in a Shanghai hotel room, or Shanghai hotel ballroom, Adam Silver got up and addressed the players, and LeBron James is one of the players who got up and spoke and said, ‘Hey, what are we doing here? Daryl Morey made these statements,’” McMenamin recalled on air Tuesday. “You know damn well if a player made the same statements and caused such poor ramifications for the league, there would be some sort of league recourse.”

“There would be repercussions the player has to pay. You know, potentially this tweet could cost the NBA hundreds of millions of dollars. That could come out of the players’ pockets, and so that’s the double standard that was being addressed in that meeting,” he continued.

So he not only was he toting water for the Chinese and attacking Morey for his statement, James was pushing Silver that Morey should be fined for his tweet as well.

Hope his new Communist masters are pleased with him, because he seems to be following their example well, silence anyone who dares speak up and make sure they are punished. And this from a guy who has not held back in his criticisms of the United States on civil rights. But apparently Chinese money is more important than human rights.

If he or the NBA thinks this is the way to make this go away, they’re sadly mistaken.

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The Woke Set Sail for Inclusive Island: Halloween Costumes are Already Being Banned at Schools and Universities

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Well, it’s that time of year again.

I’m not talking about Halloween; I mean it’s when people start getting offended by dressup and routinely decide that certain races of people own ideas because other people from those same races once had them.

All this is inspiring me to claim the public domain royalties of all literary authors of my same race — those are my peeps’ ideas; no one else can have them unless they send me a check.

But while I’m working on how to enforce that, I’ll tell ya about an elementary school in Evanston, Illinois. Lincoln Elementary announced there will be no Halloween there because kids who don’t celebrate it might be offended.

From Principal Michelle Cooney (grab your umbrella; it’s about to rain Woke):

“As part of our school and district-wide commitment to equity, we are focused on building community and creating inclusive, welcoming environments for all. While we recognize that Halloween is a fun tradition for many families, it is not a holiday that is celebrated by all members of our school community and for various reasons.”

How are they welcoming the people who want to celebrate Halloween?

Next, we have Wisconsin’s Monona Grove School Disrict, where “the reality is that the celebration of Halloween at school leads to student exclusion,” according to officials.

“There are social, financial, and cultural differences among our families that we respect. While we recognize that Halloween is a fun tradition for many families, there are also inequities in how we have traditionally observed the holiday as part of our school day. Whether or not this has been your experience or your student’s experience, our goal is to provide space and opportunities for all students to be part of our school community.”

I ask again: What about including the people who want to celebrate Halloween?

It’s simple:

You’ve got one group that wants to celebrate it, and one group that doesn’t; how does going with the group that doesn’t accomplish “equity”? You’ve lost that battle no matter which way you choose. Neither gang is “inclusive” of the other.

Therefore, it seems to me, you should go with whoever’s the majority. That provides the most satisfaction to the most people.

That would be — by definition — politically correct.

Let’s move on up to the big boys, shall we?

At Michigan State University, there’s been a release of rules, courtesy of posters across campus.

They request that students ask themselves whether their getups are based in anything ethnic, cultural, or racial.

Doesn’t that pretty much exclude everything but aliens and monsters?

Ya know that outfit you put on? It ain’t an outfit; it’s a “life.”

The posters proclaim, “These are people’s lives…they are not stereotypes.”

Apparently, you apparel belongs to someone other than you, so you can’t have it.

The warnings inquire:

“How would you feel if someone turned you into a costume?”

Have these people ever been told what costumes are?

MSU wanted to differentiate between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation, so it offered this:

“[Appropriation is] used to describe Western appropriations of non-Western or non-white forms.” And furthermore, it “carries the connotation of exploitation and dominance.”

So there ya go. Those clothes you’ve got on — if you’re white, they could be appropriation. In fact, everything could be.

But you ain’t got nothin’ — all of the posters are in English, but y’all imperialists don’t get no credit.

The rest can culturally appropriate you all they want.

Suckers!

Still, you’ve gotta be careful in Michigan — you never know when you’re gonna run afoul of a law inclusivity.

Just take a look at this article about Eastern Michigan University:

‘The Vagina Monologues’ Canceled At University Because It Doesn’t Include Women Without Vaginas

-ALEX

 

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CNN Gets Caught Stacking Their Town Hall Audience for Elizabeth Warren

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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

CNN has gotten caught again. They failed to disclose that one of their soft-ball questioners was actually a sycophant for the candidate they were addressing.

During an “LGBTQ Town Hall” last week, Elizabeth Warren was treated with kid gloves and had questions teed up for her to knock out of the left-wing park. The event itself was absolutely bonkers, with some Democrats recommending punishing churches for not endorsing same-sex marriage. Other insanity ran the gambit from transgender issues to Joe Biden trying way too hard to show he’s down with the gay.

At one point, Warren was treated to a question in which she seemed to have the “zinger” ready to go. Now, we know why. The man was a max donor to her campaign and likely coordinated with her prior.

Look at the love in that guys eyes.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo introduced Morgan Cox at the Thursday town hall as “the chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors” who was part of “a real estate investment firm in Dallas, Texas.” Cox asked Warren what she would say if “a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’”

“Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that and I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman. I’m cool with that,’” Warren said, before adding to uproarious laughter, “Assuming you can find one.”

The CNN chyron described Cox as “Chair, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors.” It could have just as easily identified Cox as “Donor, Elizabeth Warren.”

I’m trying to figure out why she would “assume it’s a guy?” Are women incapable of holding religious beliefs on marriage, because I know plenty that do. I’m sure they’d be surprised to learn they don’t actually believe what they believe. That part of her answer was obviously already thought out and it shows how much a try hard Warren is. Perhaps I’m just naive, but this pander-rific campaign she’s running, where she pretends men are the bane of existence, has to be turning some people off outside of the socialist throes.

Absolutely nothing is authentic about her approach. Every line is carefully crafted and she only puts herself in position to receive questions from friendly figures. Of course, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was just such a figure and was practically drooling the whole time. Warren makes Democrats feel smart so they adore her. She’s the “intellectual” choice in their eyes.

Back to this audience member, there’s just noway it was a coincidence that a max donor to her campaign ended up getting to ask her something she was clearly ready for. The question is whether CNN is directly coordinating this stuff or whether they are just passively allowing it to happen. I’d put money on the former. There’s no reason to believe that liberal network is above doing such a thing, especially when many see Joe Biden as a sinking ship. They don’t want to feel the Bern and Warren is their gal.

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Anti Green New Deal Ad Running Tonight During Democrats Debate.

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Now you have a reason to watch the “Jeff Zucker Presents: A Totally Unbiased Election Debate By CNN” because of CNN’s need for ad revenue. A group that is doing an ad the blows up the dream of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the New Green Deal, will air tonight.

You know this will make all the Democrats watching so happy.

According to Fox News

A new ad highlighting the “Green New Deal’s” (GND) financial toll will debut as Democrats take the debate stage on Tuesday night.

The ad, created by the right-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), will portray for voters a stark contrast between life under “common sense energy policies” and an economy “strangled” by the GND.

Tuesday’s ads will run before, during, and after the Democratic debate on CNN, but it’s just the start of a month-long campaign that will escalate with more than $250,000 in ad spending.

As I wrote earlier this week here at Red State about climate change or warming or cooling, these people supporting this nonsense have been acting weird and saying this stuff for years.

Climate Protester Climbs On Top Of An Airplane And Does Not Help The Cause.

CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now.

I’m glad a group is taking the time and investing some coin to do an ad during a debate where all the candidates up on stage tonight will probably trip all over themselves to say the wackiest thing about climate change. I honestly am waiting for one of them to propose plugging up volcanoes and saying they support a Federal program to do so. #VolcanoesKill

I hope that Competitive Enterprise Institute will help organize and rally people to their cause in other ways. Possibly joining with other groups to start to roll back some of the nonsense that A.O.C and her happy band of Green new Deal bots are screaming about. They have been effective for 40 years and the time to push back is now.

In the meantime enjoy tonight’s debate (Really, I’m SERIOUS) and let me know what you think fo the ad at the info below.

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Democrat Primary Debate: Sweet 16…Well—12 anyhow.

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Democrat Primary Debate: Sweet 16…Well—12 anyhow.

Hello Red State! Welcome to the Live Blog of tonight’s Democrat Primary Debate. My name is Mike Ford, one of your Front Page Contributors and I’ll be your host. Tonight, as a special treat, we have as a guest commentor helping me out, Mike T. a retired Army Major, Intelligence Officer, and now a Sergeant with a major metropolitan Police Department.

As always, it’s YOUR eyes, ears and YOUR comments that are critically important. Red State cannot succeed without engagement from you. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section. Comments that I find especially on point, just might get “promoted” to the main article thread.

What’s our live assessment of the Democrat re-creation of the Beach Scene in “Lord of the Flies,” without a contest? Tonight’s contest question is: Who will be the first to go after Biden? Tie Breaker: Who will be the first to pull a Bernie Sanders-Clinton “damned e-mails,” by telling the others to lay off Biden and focus on Trump? I’ll start a contest thread below. Please keep your picks in that thread, so I don’t miss any entries. At 10:00PM, I’ll close the thread (unless I have an earlier winner. As soon as possible after the debate, I’ll announce the winner.

Remember troops, we aren’t like the left. We are Happy Warriors because we know we are the good guys and our cause is just. Let’s have some fun! The debate begins at 8:00PM. Blog goes hot at 7:30. Feel free to chime in beforehand with predictions, commentary or just general levity.

KAG!

Here’s the line up tonight

1. Joe Biden, former vice president
2. Cory Booker, New Jersey senator 
3. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana
4. Julián Castro, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary
5. Kamala Harris, California senator
6. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota senator
7. Beto O’Rourke, former Texas congressman
8. Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator
9. Tom Steyer, businessman
10. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator
11. Andrew Yang, entrepreneur
12. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii congresswoman

LIVE BLOG Most Recent At The TOP

1912EST-Mike Ford: National Anthem. Singer gets a 7 out of 10. Started out doing his “interpretation,” but finished strong/traditional. As always in the Ford Household…we stand…even indoors…in our own home.

1908EST-Mike Ford: The impeachment inquiry is about 30-50 percent of the conversation.

1905EST-Mike Ford: Lots of pregame talk on CNN regarding Hunter Biden. Jury is still out as to whether this is a leftist attempt to circle the wagons to insulate Biden pere or is this going to be the final shot that will start his inevitable departure. I’d like some commentary on this as the night goes on.

1927EST-Mike Ford: CNN just ran a commercial by a “lifelong atheist who “isn’t afraid of burning in hell,” promoting “Freedom From Religion.”

1900EST-Mike Ford: CNN, in the interests of “diversity,” has three co-moderators.

• Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360, a daily CNN news program.

* Erin Burnett anchors Erin Burnett OutFront, a daily CNN news program.

* Marc Lacey is the National editor at the Times, overseeing the paper’s correspondents across the country.

1857EST-Mike Ford: In the middle of all this, Speaker Pelosi came out to announce that the Democrats would NOT vote on a formal Impeachment Inquiry…Yet. for those of use who have been wondering just when President Trump was going to pull out the baseball bat…I think we are just about there…he’s told Pelosi’s House minions that he won’t comply with subpoenas unless the farce masquerading and an Official Act by the House, is voted on. More to follow.

1851EST-Mike Ford: Little note on the pre-pregame shows on FNC & CNN. the CNN crew is prepping the battlefield restating as fact things that have already been proven false, like Russia collusion among others. what is interesting, Fox News, despite ridding themselves Smith, appear to be moving more and more left. Pundit Mara Liason, a long term never Trumper believes she smells blood in the water.

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Babylon Bee Dunks on LeBron James After Basketball Superstar Said Daryl Morey “Could Have Waited a Week”

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Nick wrote this morning about the appalling statement the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James gave on the Daryl Morey Hong Kong tweet controversy.

Here’s a quick recap of what James said in pregame comments Monday night at the Staples Center in L.A. about Morey’s comments, via The Hill:

“I don’t want to get into a feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke,” James said. “So many people could have been harmed, not just financially, but physically, emotionally, spiritually.”

After the comment sparked a firestorm on social media, James clarified his remarks.

“I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet,” James tweeted. “I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk about that.”

James expanded on his thoughts in another tweet, where he stated Morey “could have waited” a week to make his comments in support of Hong Kong’s protesters because “My team and this league just went through a difficult week”:

James’ response was a really, really bad look for a guy who has been treated as though he is the “wokest” of all NBA players. James has definitely not been shy about using his platform as a basketball superstar and future Hall of Famer to show support for Colin Kaepernick’s NFL kneeling, campaign for Hillary Clinton, and declare that people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 were “uneducated.”

He even tweeted this MLK, Jr. quote in January 2018:

Because James has clearly changed his tune on the injustices of the world and the need to speak out against those injustices, the Babylon Bee decided to deliver a dunk of their own against him for his staggering ignorance on Hong Kong as well as his woke hypocrisy:

LOS ANGELES, CA—NBA superstar Lebron James recently told reporters that while he respects what Rosa Parks did for civil rights by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955 Alabama, he thinks her protest “probably could have waited a week.”
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James, an expert in geopolitical relations as well as the game of basketball, went on to explain that people in power stand to lose a lot of money when protesters challenge the status quo.

Perfect.

Make sure to read the whole thing.

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Josh Hawley re: LeBron James’ Hong Kong Comments: Garbage

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Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) didn’t mince words responding to LeBron James’ ignorance comments regarding China and Hong Kong.  As Nick Arama detailed this morning, James decided to lecture Houston Rockets’ Manager Daryl Morey regarding his need to be more “educated” about the situation before weighing in on it.

“So I don’t believe, I don’t want to get into a word, or sentence, feud with Daryl, with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke. So many people could have been harmed, not only financial, but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet, what we say, and what we do,” he declared.

“Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, there can be a lot of negatives,” James declared.

He criticized Morey for allegedly being “uneducated” on the subject, after saying he, James, wasn’t sufficiently educated enough on the “political side” to make a comment on the substance of the question.

“When you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something – and I’m just talking about the tweet itself – you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did, not only did for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well. Sometimes you have to think through the things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for the majority of people. I think that’s just a prime example of that.” (READ: LeBron James Gives Horrible Response on China Controversy and Daryl Morey’s Support of Hong Kong.)

There has been plenty of (understandable) blowback on James since.

Senator Josh Hawley, having just returned from Hong Kong (READ: Josh Hawley Has a Great Suggestion for Hong Kong Leader Angered By Him Calling It a Police State), issued his own rebuke.

“Having just been in Hong Kong – on the streets & with the protestors – this kind of garbage is hard to take. LeBron, are YOU educated on “the situation”? Why don’t you go to Hong Kong? Why don’t you meet the people there risking their lives for their most basic liberties,” tweeted Hawley.

He continued: “This statement is unbelievable. “So many people could have been harmed”? By Daryl Morey daring to express sympathy for democracy? News flash: people ARE being harmed – shot, beaten, gassed – right now in Hong Kong. By China. By the Communist Party the NBA is so eager to appease.”

Hawley is exactly right. James’ pontificating regarding the need of people to educate themselves on a situation before speaking on it, while speaking on a situation about which he’s either un(der)educated or in which he has a not-so-veiled vested interest is the height (no pun intended) of hypocrisy.

 


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#ExposeCNN Part 2 (Full): CNN Leadership Picks Favorites Among 2020 Democratic Candidates, Least Fave is Tulsi Gabbard

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On Tuesday, Project Veritas released Part 2 of their #ExposeCNN series. Whistleblower Cary Poarch tells viewers that he was a registered Democrat when he began working at CNN. During the 2016 Democratic primaries, he said he had campaigned and voted for Bernie Sanders.

Poarch was able to record CNN President Jeff Zucker’s daily 9am meetings where he issued his daily guidance to CNN staff members.

At one of these meetings, Zucker asked CNN Vice President and Political Director David Chalian if he thought CNN was taking Andrew Yang seriously enough.

Chalian replied, “Yeah, I mean, I think we – I don’t know why we wouldn’t take him – you know, most of these candidates seriously. We should definitely be looking at why Andrew Yang is resonating…Do I think he’s a likely nominee? No, I don’t.”

In another, Zucker suggested that CNN do a segment on Democratic candidate Kamala Harris’ call for President Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended. He says, “It’s not going to happen [Kamala winning the nomination], but I think it’s a good segment in the show… Not going to happen, but it’s a good talking – it’s a good segment.”

Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator is asked why the network didn’t broadcast Biden’s entire rally. He answers, “They probably think it’s boring… people would change the channel.” He’s right about that.

In another clip, several employees are discussing the network’s treatment of several of the candidates.

CNN’s Media Coordinator Christian Sierra, who we heard from yesterday, said it was unfair to focus on only a few of the candidates. He is asked, “Who is CNN unfairer against right now on the debate?”

Sierra responds, “Um, I think probably Yang and Klobuchar. One of the lesser ones. Just cause they’re going to talk about Biden more than Warren and Sanders. They’re not going to mention others…They want to cover the people who are on the top. They don’t want to cover the bottom.”

Poarch asks, “So, who does he [Zucker] want to be president?”

Sierra answers, “Here’s the thing, I don’t know. I think he wants a Democrat but I don’t think he has any particular favorite. Well, ‘cause here’s the thing, he donated before to Kamala Harris when she was running for Senate in California. Um, but, I think he kind of likes Pete, but I can tell he also likes Biden and Warren.”

Poarch asked Sierra if Zucker likes Biden. Sierra tells him he thinks so.

Then, Evan Perez, Senior Justice Correspondent weighs in, “Now I’ll tell you this. Joe Biden has a problem. Because his son was trading on his name. It looks bad. It smells bad. It’s not illegal. Nothing is illegal about it…How do you go and say that Donald Trump is the problem? Get him out of here, and convict him, when your son is doing the same shit.” (I posted about this exchange here.)

As for some of the other candidates:

The whistleblower asks Sierra “Who does CNN like?”

He tells him, “I think they like Warren a lot.”

Sierra continues, “They don’t like Tulsi. They don’t like Tulsi Gabbard. Because she supports Assad and she’s not taking a conventional route when it comes to one policy, stuff like that.”

Poarch sums it up by saying, “I just want us to have a free and fair election. That’s what it’s all about. Like we get information presented to us. We can, we can pull the lever for whoever we want. Again, left, right center, whatever. That’s the American dream. That’s what it should be. I don’t need to have some ideology shoved down my throat. That’s twisted in a way.”

I don’t think there was anything especially surprising or egregious about Part 2 of #ExposeCNN. The network’s leadership and staffers are merely stating their opinions about the field of 2020 hopefuls. Why would they want to cover unpopular candidates who have little chance of winning the nomination as often as the more viable among them? CNN is a business and businesses work for profits.

Part 1, which I posted about on Monday (here) had more meaty exchanges. Staffers discussed Zucker’s hatred and his “personal vendetta” for President Trump. In one segment, a staffer is heard saying he couldn’t believe CNN hasn’t taken down Trump yet. In another, an employee describes the scene at CNN on the night of Trump’s 2016 victory as funeral-like.

Zucker is heard making an incredibly tone-deaf remark about Fox News. He said:

I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News. The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded into American society and frankly, that is beyond destructive for America.

He is also recorded telling staffers that it’s time to turn on Lindsay Graham. “So, I wanna say on the Lindsay Graham front. I know that there’s a lot of people at CNN who are friendly with Lindsay Graham. Time to knock that off and call him out.”

So far, I would say Project Veritas is 1 – 1. Part 1 was fairly interesting, but Part 2 was a bit of a wet weekend.

We’ll see what Part 3 brings.

Stay tuned.

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