When the polarizing Colin Kaepernick knelt through the enjoying of the nationwide anthem, his media apologists assured the general public it was purely a matter of free speech. But media are singing a distinct tune right this moment, as a result of when Republicans within the Wisconsin Assembly objected to the inclusion of Kaepernick’s identify on a Black History decision it was not a matter of expressing free speech rights. Republicans had erased him, spiked him and stripped him from Black History Month.
The Associated Press (AP) report acknowledged GOP lawmakers had “erased” Colin Kapaernick from a Black History Month decision. That time period was stolen from LGBT activists who declare President Donald Trump has “erased” transgenders.
David K. Li of NBCNews.com wrote the Wisconsin GOP had “spiked” Kaepernick’s identify from the decision. The subhead reads: “The Republican lawmakers’ transfer to bench the quarterback from the decision is a ‘textbook instance of white privilege,’ state Rep. David Crowley mentioned.”
NBC News, AP and Yahoo Sports writers careworn that the Assembly and Senate Republicans in Wisconsin are white, too.
Li’s story begins out …
“Wisconsin Republicans stripped Colin Kaepernick’s identify from a decision recognizing Black History Month, saying the previous NFL quarterback was too controversial to be included.”
Led by Rep. Crowley, a Democrat from Milwaukee, the legislature’s Black Caucus launched the decision, which included greater than 20 names.
Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, a Republican, objected to Kaepernick’s inclusion “for apparent causes.” Rather than speculate on these causes, Li targeted on Steineke’s white race. So a lot for MLK’s dream of judging folks by the content material of their character quite than their pores and skin coloration.
Assembly Democrats gave in to Republican opposition and eliminated Kaepernick’s identify from the decision, which then handed unanimously. The decision then handed within the Senate 19-14 Wednesday. And by the way in which, Li writes, the GOP-controlled Senate “has no black members.”
Biased media typically echo one another, and Yahoo Sports’ Liz Roscher additionally parroted the progressive line, ignoring Kaepernick’s historical past of divisive habits and insinuating that opposition to him is only a matter of race:
“Despite the clear distaste that Wisconsin’s Republican lawmakers (who all occur to be white) have for Kaepernick, it doesn’t seem that any of them clearly spelled out why. Instead, those that spoke in regards to the invoice tiptoed round their reasoning,” Roscher writes.
AP’s story added to the progressive sheeple refrain: “All Republicans within the state Legislature are white.” And, “Republican Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, who’s white, mentioned Kaepernick was not named as a result of he’s a controversial determine.” One extra time! “There aren’t any black Republicans within the Wisconsin Legislature.”
Though Kaepernick infuriated Americans with a bitter protest that started in 2016, Li portrayed him as a sympathetic determine to the tip of his story. “Kaepernick and protesting NFL gamers have been a favourite punching bag of President Donald Trump, who thought of kneeling through the anthem as an indication of disrespect towards U.S. service members.”
Democrats Lena Taylor and LaTonya Johnson, voted in opposition to a measure meant to have fun Black History Month and complained that they needed to “get permission” on whom they might vote for.