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Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin Show Progressives’ Racist Side

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 19, 2012

The emergence of Jeremy Lin as a National Basketball Association star has again brought to the forefront a poorly kept secret about bigotry from the Left.  That racism reached a new high when sports network ESPN published online the following racist headline after a New York Knicks suffered a loss after a string of victories: “Chink In The Armor“.  As the complaints began, ESPN rather quickly the headline and offered an apology.  Apologies are appropriate for mistakes, not malicious intent.

It is remarkable how outwardly racist the Leftist news media has become.  ESPN’s headline concerning Jeremy Lin is but one example.  The major networks ongoing commentary about Lin and his Asian American heritage are more telling.  This man is a basketball player and when he’s being judged in that profession it should be based only on the skills he displays on the court.  Neither the color of the skin nor the shape of his eyes should play any part on the commentary.  However, in the modern world created by the Progressive Left, skin color, gender and sexual orientation now trump the person’s skills and other objective attributes.

There has also been an undercurrent from the press about Lin’s deep-seated religious beliefs.  This commentary has been similar to the clamor created by young football star Tim Tebow whose skills on the football field at the University of Florida included two national championships and a Heisman Trophy.  Upon graduation, Tebow set records the SEC for most quarterback stats.  In only his second year in the NFL, he took the Denver Broncos to the AFC West title game.  With all these football accomplishments, much of the media during the Broncos run for the championship focused on Tebow’s religious beliefs and his displays of them.

Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow are remarkable athletes, the subject that should be the focus of the sports media’s reporting.  The racist commentary on Lin and the focus of both athletes’ faith indicates an alternative agenda from the Leftist press.  This Blog, being is a proponent of free speech and free markets believes that it is up to the advertisers and viewers of the networks to determine the appropriate punishment for the networks racist behavior.


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