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2/17/2018 1:39 pm  #1


Shut Up and Dribble

“Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players, but no one voted for you ... So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”

Um,,,, excuse, Ms Ingraham, but, who voted for you?
Athletes should stay out of politics when reality show real estate moguls do.


‘Shut up and dribble’: Fox News host extends Trump’s efforts to silence political athletes

The National Football League season may be over, but athletes speaking out against the president, particularly on issues related to minority communities, and Trump supporters' efforts to undercut those messages show no signs of slowing down.

In a wide-ranging video released Thursday, NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant took aim at President Trump, The Washington Post's Matt Bonesteel and Des Bieler reported.

ESPN anchor Cari Champion, who led the conversation in the video, asked how the players would describe “the climate for an athlete with a platform” who wants to “talk about what’s happening in our world.”

“The climate is hot,” James replied. He said that the current president — filling the “No. 1 job in America” — is “someone who doesn’t understand the people and really don’t give a f--- about the people.”

Clearly upset with the athletes' take on the president, Fox News host Laura Ingraham — an avid Trump supporter — addressed the recording, saying the athletes should stay out of the political conversation and should stick to sports.

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids — and some adults — take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham said Thursday night on her show. “And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball.”

“Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players, but no one voted for you ... So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/02/17/shut-up-and-dribble-fox-news-host-extends-trumps-efforts-to-silence-political-athletes/?utm_term=.e1a29756627e


"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
 

2/18/2018 1:43 pm  #2


Re: Shut Up and Dribble

Yes, only white people can have and express political thoughts.

Obviously a Trump backer. 

Last edited by tennyson (2/18/2018 1:43 pm)


"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"
 
 

2/18/2018 1:55 pm  #3


Re: Shut Up and Dribble

Ok, Laura, Give us a list of people who have the right to speak out in America.  Thanks.  We'll all wait for your response.

 

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