Britt McHenry, a right-wing sports activities reporter and notorious hater of on a regular basis working folks, used and abused the dignity bestowed upon Colin Kaepernick, a real heroic modern-day civil rights fighter, by pulling a publicity stunt, which can solidify her possibilities of a everlasting gig on Fox News.
And hey — what lady would not wish to solidify her creds as a hater whereas shaming herself publicly, which in flip may result in a everlasting contributor gig at Fox News, the community that has shamed girls for many years?
For her newest publicity stunt, McHenry lashed out at GQ Magazine for naming Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year” for taking a knee.
“Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners…Win Citizen of the Year. Serve in the US military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick,” she tweeted.
Britt McHenry: It’s ‘a joke’ GQ honored Colin Kaepernick
This from a girl who was suspended from ESPN two years in the past for treating folks working in a storage like trash, making enjoyable of the feminine attendant’s enamel, weight, training and saying she’s higher than the clerk as a result of, “I’m in the news, sweetheart.”
Worse, “That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.”
And, “It makes my skin crawl to even be in here.”
And consequently it made all of America’s pores and skin crawl to see that video.
Colin Kaepernick, Gal Gadot amongst GQ’s folks of the yr
Yeah, we won’t wait to take our civil rights opinions from the whitest lady on the planet as a substitute of taking a touch from a person who is aware of either side as a result of he got here from a blended race household and was prepared to place his profession on the road to protest police brutality towards black folks.
We cannot wait to have a laid-off sidelines reporter resolve who GQ ought to and shouldn’t declare “Citizen of the Year.”
McHenry added to the primary tweet: “JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…”
Meantime, in September, Kaepernick was honored by the NFL Players Association as Community MVP for his dedication to empowering underserved communities by a whole lot of hundreds of in donations and his grassroots outreach.
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In case you forgot, or by no means bothered to know such nonsense, earlier this yr, McHenry received the boot from ESPN together with 99 different workers in a company downsizing.
But McHenry, in a wide ranging little bit of egomania determined she received fired not as a result of she’d embarrassed the community or wasn’t good, however as a result of she was a martyr to the conservative trigger.
What concerning the 99 different fired of us — presumably folks of each political stripe — who additionally misplaced their jobs? Oh, proper, they’re simply working stiffs whom she despises for not being as vital as she.
If you wish to discuss martyrdom in sports activities, possibly she ought to begin with Colin Kaepernick himself — a person who put all of it on the road — partly as a result of he took a knee as a substitute of bowing to strain.
What would she have stated about Jackie Robinson when he first stepped onto the sector or to Mohammad Ali when he protested the draft, or when John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave the Black Power salute on the 1968 Summer Olympics, when Shawn Green refused to play baseball on Yom Kippur, when the Phoenix Suns protested Arizona’s anti-immigration regulation by sporting “Los Suns” jerseys?
Colin Kaepernick turned the image of a standup man by kneeling right down to dwell his fact. He misplaced his job.
McHenry is attempting to change into the image of white conservatism.
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