Sports http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/686/all en Obama Pal Kornheiser: Rubio’s Gullibility at 8 Years Old ‘Disqualifies’ Him http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-pal-kornheiser-rubios-gullibility-8-years-old-disqualifies-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fake fans Hillary and Obama got a pass though. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday’s Washington D.C. ESPN 980’s “The Tony Kornheiser Show,” host and Obama golfing buddy <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/04/14/espns-kornheiser-young-rubio-fooled-by-prank-shula-calls-disqualifies-him-as-2016-candidate/">Tony Kornheiser let fly with an inferno of silly</a> in reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) announcement that he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-pal-kornheiser-rubios-gullibility-8-years-old-disqualifies-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics Marco Rubio Sports Sports media Tony Kornheiser Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:13:53 +0000 mike.ciandella 48694 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Sports Media Demand NFL Bow to Agenda http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/liberal-sports-media-demand-nfl-bow-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Owners, league fear massive power of activist journalists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week the Indianapolis Colts and the NFL paused for an obligatory ode to the radical, leftist sports media that covers them by trashing the RFRA law passed in Indiana. </p> <p>According to <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/30/colts-irsay-issue-statements-on-indiana-law/">Mike Florio’s <i>Pro Football</i> Talk article on Monday</a>, the NFL said:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/liberal-sports-media-demand-nfl-bow-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Colts Gay Marriage nfl RFRA Sports Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:21:36 +0000 dan.gainor 48594 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Ignores NFL Coaches Honoring NYPD; Hyped Rams’ Ferguson Protest http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-ignores-nfl-coaches-honoring-nypd-hyped-rams-ferguson-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Network displays it’s bias by reporting on protests that are distinctly liberal. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/131716" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-ignores-nfl-coaches-honoring-nypd-hyped-rams-ferguson-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment football giants New York Jets NYPD Sports Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:27:32 +0000 dan.gainor 47918 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, ESPN's Granderson Likens Michael Sam's Detractors to the KKK http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-espns-granderson-likens-michael-sams-detractors-kkk <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-05-12-CNN-Granderson_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 133px; float: right;" />On Monday's <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, ESPN senior writer L.Z. Granderson compared those who decried Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams to a racist organization that lynched minorities: "Yes, some of the objection is part of the storyline, but <strong>we didn't celebrate the KKK during</strong>...<strong>the March on Washington</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-espns-granderson-likens-michael-sams-detractors-kkk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom ESPN football L.Z. Granderson LGBT LZ Granderson Michael Sam nfl Sports Mon, 12 May 2014 22:36:13 +0000 matthew.balan 46228 at http://www.mrc.org Into Left Field: 5 of the Most Obnoxious Political Intrusions on Sports http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-field-5-most-obnoxious-political-intrusions-sports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can’t we just watch our games? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s Opening Day week and all things are new again. Except the fact that liberals won’t let us just be happy watching our sports. That’s not new. In fact, as anyone who’s read Roger Kahn’s “<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_of_Summer_(book)">The Boys of Summer</a>” knows, determined liberals have been trying to suck the joy out of the sporting endeavor for decades.<img src="https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/549895_10200243730569240_502385914_n.jpg" style="float: right;" height="209" width="310" />&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-field-5-most-obnoxious-political-intrusions-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Politics Bob Costas gay agenda Redskins Sports Tim Tebow Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:16:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 45920 at http://www.mrc.org Tebow Vs. Sam: A Tale of Two Draft Picks http://www.mrc.org/articles/tebow-vs-sam-tale-two-draft-picks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Remember the media hate a young Christian generated. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Feel that? Something “historic” and “important” just happened. It might even be a “teachable moment,” and it’s certainly therapeutic. Why, liberals will be able to like their country just little bit more. Come on people, feel the love!&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tebow-vs-sam-tale-two-draft-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Politics Michael Sam Religion Sports Tim Tebow Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:15:13 +0000 matt.philbin 45523 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Anti-Bigotry Hat'-Wearing Chris Kluwe's Plight; Still Hits Him from the Left http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-anti-bigotry-hat-wearing-chris-kluwes-plight-still-hits-him-left <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-01-07-CBS-Klue_large.JPG" style="float: right;" width="240" height="134" />Ben Tracy boosted former Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> for his activism in favor of same-sex "marriage." Tracy hyped that "<strong>Kluwe was one of the best punters the Minnesota Vikings ever had</strong>", and that despite being let go from the football team, "<strong>Kluwe continues his advocacy, wearing an anti-bigotry hat</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-anti-bigotry-hat-wearing-chris-kluwes-plight-still-hits-him-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Tracy cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Chris Kluwe football Marriage nfl Sports Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:47:25 +0000 matthew.balan 45248 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo: NFL Players Cut over Gay Support, Not Performance http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-nfl-players-cut-over-gay-support-not-performance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Writer says aging, overpaid special teamers were targeted for their marriage views. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. And sometimes a business decision is just a business decision. Like the Vikings cutting punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe is an aging, expensive, mediocre performer, and the Vikings just drafted a new punter. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Kluwe.png.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="116" width="243" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-nfl-players-cut-over-gay-support-not-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics Chris Kuwe gay agenda HuffingtonPost nfl Sports Fri, 10 May 2013 14:36:56 +0000 matt.philbin 43535 at http://www.mrc.org P.C. and the NBA http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pc-and-nba <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III started tongues wagging when he posted this cryptic message on Twitter: “In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.”</p> <p> This was in response to liberal activists showing their rabid intolerance by demanding, so obnoxiously, that the Washington Redskins be renamed the “Redtails.” But the sentiment absolutely fits the reaction to professional basketball player Jason Collins proclaiming “I’m black and I’m gay” in Sports Illustrated.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pc-and-nba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division ESPN Homosexuality Sports Mon, 06 May 2013 16:54:22 +0000 tim.graham 43486 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Lauer Impatiently Wonders: 'What Is It Going to Take' for Gay Athletes to Come Out? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-impatiently-wonders-what-it-going-take-gay-athletes-come-out <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Leading a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em> about the possibility of a professional athlete coming out as gay, frustrated co-host Matt Lauer implored: <strong>"It's interesting that in 2013, with attitudes towards homosexuality changing so dramatically in this country, there isn't a single major athlete in a major professional sport playing right now who has come out and said, 'I'm gay.' Why is that?...What is it going to take to change that and have someone come out and say it?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/201</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-impatiently-wonders-what-it-going-take-gay-athletes-come-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Homosexuality Matt Lauer NBC Sports Today Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:37:00 +0000 kyle.drennen 43147 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Glee’ on the Gridiron? http://www.mrc.org/articles/glee-gridiron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sports, news journalists obsessed with homosexuality in athletics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If liberals in the sports media have their way, your favorite sporting event will soon be a little more like an episode of “Glee.” Writers and talking heads at outlets from ESPN to NBC Sports are in a full-court press. They want to see openly gay athletes in American sports, no matter what it means for the games, the fans, or the athletes themselves.<img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9pVIP7KsgO0/TMTCv-dPVfI/AAAAAAAAHPw/UxH7baEzLDY/s1600/public-domain-sports-football-101016-N-7647G-111-navy.jpg" style="float: right;" height="208" width="264" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/glee-gridiron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Media Politics Gays Sports Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:26:44 +0000 matt.philbin 42972 at http://www.mrc.org Backlash Continues After NYT's Vicious Attack on Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones Days Before Her Events http://www.mrc.org/articles/backlash-continues-after-nyts-vicious-attack-olympic-hurdler-lolo-jones-days-her-events <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The backlash against <em>New York Times </em>sportswriter Jere Longman's vicious attack on U.S. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones continued after her events. Jones, who narrowly missed a medal in her final competition on Tuesday, went on <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/08/08/tearful-us-olympic-athlete-nasty-ny-times-hit-piece-they-just-tore-me- ">NBC's <em>Today</em> show</a> to respond to a <em>Times </em>story that trashed her as a "vixen, virgin, victim," telling co-host Savannah Guthrie: "...it was two days before I competed. And then the fact that it was from a U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/backlash-continues-after-nyts-vicious-attack-olympic-hurdler-lolo-jones-days-her-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Jere Longman lolo jones Olympics Sports Today Show Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:42:59 +0000 clay.waters 40847 at http://www.mrc.org Days Before Her Event, 'Mean-Spirited' NYT Attack on Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones as 'Vixen, Virgin, Victim' http://www.mrc.org/articles/days-her-event-mean-spirited-nyt-attack-olympic-hurdler-lolo-jones-vixen-virgin-victim <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New York Times</em> sports reporter Jere Longman doesn't approve of a certain Olympic female track and field athlete.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/days-her-event-mean-spirited-nyt-attack-olympic-hurdler-lolo-jones-vixen-virgin-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Jere Longman lolo jones Olympics Sports Women Athletes Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:10:16 +0000 clay.waters 40809 at http://www.mrc.org Sports Media Launches Olympic-Sized Blitz from Left http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/sports-media-launches-olympic-sized-blitz-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sportswriters advocate progressive Olympics, assault Republican politicians on air. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Olympic Games, which begin this week, is an exhibition of the sportsmanship, teamwork, and the competitive spirit that make sports so enjoyable. But for many in the media, sports is just another excuse to engage in divisive political commentary. The sports media transform an apolitical past-time into a forum for their own politics.<img height="200" width="285" src="http://www.mediaite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/obama_pitch.jpg" style="float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/sports-media-launches-olympic-sized-blitz-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics ESPN obama Olympics Sports Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:28:32 +0000 matt.philbin 40739 at http://www.mrc.org Gumbel: ‘Whipping Up a Frenzy’ Over Imagined Slights ‘Is a Play Straight Out of a Far Right Handbook’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gumbel-whipping-frenzy-over-imagined-slights-play-straight-out-far-right-handbook <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Catching up with Bryant Gumbel from a couple of weeks ago, on the April edition of his <a href="http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/index.html" target="_blank"><em>Real Sports</em></a> show on HBO, the NBC News and CBS News veteran came to the defense of Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who caused outrage amongst Cuban-Americans when he declared “I love Fidel Castro.” In an end of the program commentary, Gumbel couldn’t resist taking a jab at conservatives, charging:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gumbel-whipping-frenzy-over-imagined-slights-play-straight-out-far-right-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Bryant Gumbel Cuba HBO Ozzie Guillen Sports Video Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:20:36 +0000 brent.baker 39939 at http://www.mrc.org