Del Rio has been attacked for a statement made this week that “I can look at images on the TV [of the Floyd protests] — people’s livelihoods are being destroyed. Businesses are being burned down. No problem. And then we have a dust-up at the Capitol, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards, and if we apply the same standard and we’re going to be reasonable with each other, let’s have a discussion.”
I strongly disagree with the characterization of the riot as a “dust up.” I publicly condemned Trump’s speech while it was being given and I called for a bipartisan vote of censure over his responsibility in the riots. However, the question is whether people are allowed to speak freely in their private capacities without triggering cancel campaigns. I have no problem with Sen. Saslaw condemning the comments. However, his use of the negotiations to tie the new stadium to the exercise of free speech is deeply troubling.
It is a view clearly shared by millions of other Americans. However, Saslaw and many in the media decided to use the $1 billion stadium to add pressure on the team to silence such employees. Saslaw told the media “This obviously was not very helpful, to put it mildly, but there’s so many other things out there,” a reference also to allegations of sexual harassment and financial mismanagement by the team and its owner Daniel Snyder. Saslaw suggested the team might be able to try again next year.
You might be allowed to coach and be conservative, but it is clear that you cannot do both publicly.
Various figures called for Del Rio to be fired. NAACP President Derrick Johnson called Del Rio’s comments “offensive and ignorant”:
“The January 6th insurrection — an attempted coup — was far from a ‘dust-up.'” Each day we learn more and more on just how close our democracy came to autocracy. Downplaying the insurrection by comparing it to nationwide protests, which were in response to a public lynching, is twisted. You can’t coach a majority Black team while turning your back on the Black community. It’s time for you to pack up and step off the field.”
With the FedEx field contract expiring in a few years, the pressure on Snyder is considerable to punish Del Rio. The campaign worked. Del Rio made the expected public apology for daring to offer a dissenting view on the riot and the media coverage.
So the message from Sen. Saslaw is clear to the Commanders: Because you allow conservative employees to speak freely, no stadium for you and come back in a year…
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It’s not “woke” to say or suggest that proponents of riots, robberies, burglaries, shooting to maim or kill, arson, etc. should be treated as the laws of the USA and states provide. So, instead, accuse a plain speaker who speaks the truth … of being a racist, a participant in systemic racism. This kind of uproar against this Coach is made by the “real” racists among us!
Del Rio Versus Colin Kaepernick
And now the team has fined Del Rio $100,000 for his “offensive” comments.
So a reprobate like Kaepernick can smear the police and America as “systemically racist.” And he can stage his protests *while on* his employer’s dime. He, then. is lionized and enjoys lucrative endorsement deals.
But Del Rio is punished for pointing out an obvious double standard and for expressing his admiration for America. And he expressed his protest *while on* his own dime.
Reward the guilty. Punish the innocent. That’s not the American view of justice.
(Incidentally, Del Rio was right. Compared to the some 350 Antifa/BLM-inspired riots, Jan. 6 was a “dust-up.”)
1. Do not mistreat foreigners who are living in your land. Treat them as you would an Israelite, and love them as you love yourselves. Remember that you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
– Leviticus 19:33-34 (GNT)
2. He makes sure that orphans and widows are treated fairly; he loves the foreigners who live with our people, and gives them food and clothes. So then, show love for those foreigners, because you were once foreigners in Egypt.
– Deuteronomy 10:18-19 (GNT)
3. “Long ago I gave these commands to my people: ‘You must see that justice is done, and must show kindness and mercy to one another. Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners who live among you, or anyone else in need.”
– Zechariah 7:9 (GNT)
4. I am the Lord, and I consider all people the same, whether they are Israelites or foreigners living among you.
– Numbers 15:16 (GNT)
5. See that justice is done – help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows.
– Isaiah 1:17 (GNT)
6. If you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon.
– Isaiah 58:10 (GNT)
7. Remember to welcome strangers in your homes. There were some who did that and welcomed angels without knowing it.
– Hebrews 13:2 (GNT)
8. “Whoever has two shirts must give one to the man who has none, and whoever has food must share it.”
– Luke 3:11 (GNT)
The government of the United States must codify the Bible into law.
Notice how often Turley interjects in his articles his disavowal of those who trivialize the violence of Jan 6 as well as reminds his readers that he stands apart from those who defend Trump:
“I strongly disagree with the characterization of the riot as a “dust up.” I publicly condemned Trump’s speech while it was being given and I called for a bipartisan vote of censure over his responsibility in the riots.”
No Trumpist speaks like this. Certainly no Trumpist here. They just pretend that Turley didn’t condemn Trump because they want to claim him as one of their own, but he is not like them at all. No plug for “2000 Mules,” no mention of Carlson’s “Patriot Purge,” no report on Mark Levin’s “American Marxism.” Nothing.
Turley has not reproached Bill Barr for his devastating admission that he saw ‘absolutely zero basis’ for Trump’s claims. Barr said, “Frankly, a year and a half later, I haven’t seen anything to change my mind on that.”
Turley and Ivanka have said nothing to the contrary.
No one wants to live in the crap country formerly called USA except the down trodden and ignorant souls from Central and South America. USA is now a dysfunctional, communist dictatorship much like Venezuela.
People say that Budapest is the place you wanna be, so pack up all your kin folk and move to Hungary.
Notice how often Turley interjects
pretend that Turley didn’t condemn Trump
Turley has not reproached Bill Barr
Turley and Ivanka have said
“The start of the Jan 6th hearings has been accompanied by the anticipated attacks on anyone expressing doubts about the scope, findings, or balance of the investigation.”
Here are the “good faith” doubts about “the findings, or balance of the investigation” expressed by Turley’s “fair-minded” Fox brethren:
Soviet Show trial Cheney is a liar Democratic fundraiser Smear campaign An Illegitimate circus Sham investigation Political charade Witch-hunt Trump-hating committee
It is an absolute disgrace that a respected law professor would pretend to be oblivious to his network’s naked *advocacy journalism* while he condemns it:
“Reporters are now claiming greater and greater license to frame news to illustrate the truth as they see it. They nod to the need for fairness but then note that they have to tell the truth about society and politics as they see it. They then seek to frame rather than report the news.”
Those Fox soundbites are textbook examples of framing the news not reporting it.
The Capitol as a thing is vastly over-rated. We would be better off if the doors were all locked with Pelosi inside and everyone else out. And the key thrown away.
Sorry, that’s the fact. These bums don’t do anything that couldn’t be done better on Zoom.
The NAACP is a sick joke.
A farcical organization.
Should almost be outlawed along with the splc
The ancestors of the people who populate the NAACP were outlawed in 1790 which must have been, by law, enforced in 1863, upon the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Naturalization Act of 1790, 1795, 1798 and 1802 (four iterations assuring validity) required citizens to be “…free white person(s),…” and was in full force and effect in 1863.
Black slaves were free and emancipated in 1863, causing the legal requirement that black people be compassionately repatriated, or deported, as illegal aliens.
Black slaves were freed into deportation in 1863.
There was no insurrection and no coup!….lol… first off nobody was armed.
Second nothing was stopped or prevented.
The only people killed were peaceful Trump supporters.
If black lives matter can be called mostly peaceful protests Why Can’t This Be?
Black lives matter protest actually killed policeman and burnt down businesses and homes Capital Riot didn’t do any of this.
This is absolute left this Democrat lunacy trying to rewrite history an alternative timeline
Gee, isn’t this like DeSantis cutting off state funding for the Tampa Bay Rays because he didn’t like a tweet of theirs? And, why doesn’t the freedom of speech advocate Turley say something about teachers not being allowed to discuss slavery or abuse of Native Americans because it might hurt the feelings of white kids?
Natacha, if you read a great deal of the literature on slavery being taught in our schools you will discover that there is a common thread not saying that slavery is not being taught but is not being taught properly. https://www.educationnext.org/teaching-about-slavery-forum-guelzo-berry-blight-rowe-stang-allen-maranto/. Please note as stated this text that there was a thin line between slavery and the rest of the people of the nation who were not owned but treated just as if they were slaves. This is how all people including white people were treated at the end of the middle ages. Black people were not the only people who were treated like slaves. As two examples I give you the southern white sharecropper and the coal workers who were forced to use the company script as money to buy there goods from the company store and live in the shacks owned by the coal companies. Even if they wanted to leave they had no real money that would pay for their escape. For the most part these people were white. There is more than one way to own a persons life. Possibly a little education might tone down your outrage but I may be asking to much. An opinion based on little actual knowledge of a subject is an opinion of no worth at all.
TiT makes a moral equivalence- something Conservatives used to accuse Liberals:
“Black people were not the only people who were treated like slaves.”
There is a difference between a white sharecropper being pissed-off on account of his destitution and a slave being pissed-on because he is chattel.
Gee, isn’t this like DeSantis cutting off state funding for the Tampa Bay Rays because he didn’t like a tweet of theirs?
Conservatives have been railing against using tax $ to support huge stadiums for 40 years.
That DeSantis could call out an obnoxious tweet was just serendipity.
It was brayed from The Twilight Fringe… the back…. black hole… whore h/t NAACP.
ABC news called in a “peaceful demonstration” that “intensified”.
Why does he disagree with ABC news?
Another idiot virtue signaling democrat; but if it saves VA taxpayers then the end result is great. Reminds me of the last time I voted for a Democrat was for Governor Wilder who welcomed the Redskins to VA, but on their own dime. I doubt we will ever see the likes of him again — A moderate fiscally conservative Democratic unifying governor. Subsidizing any for profit entity, especially a very lucrative one is beyond stupid