Sports journalists are further to the left than political journalists.
That’s why sports networks routinely sound like MSNBC panels.
But a former ESPN host said something about one crime that left people speechless.
Former ESPN host Jemele Hill was forced out of the network after leaning into her Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Hill went on several rants against Donald Trump and Republicans more broadly.
She crossed a line for the network when she encouraged her Twitter followers to boycott major companies in response to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaking out against the anti-American anthem protests that started because of Colin Kaepernick.
Hill was suspended, apparently oblivious to the fact that some of the massive companies she named also worked with her mega-corporation.
Hill has since bounced around on left-wing platforms blaming white people, conservatives, Christians, the police, and anyone else for all that ails America.
But Hill surprisingly had a cogent take after Atlanta rapper Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was senselessly murdered in Houston.
Hill tweeted, “Black people should be allowed to wear expensive things they’ve worked hard to buy, be out late, have petty arguments, without losing their lives. We keep pointing the blame at everything but the people who recklessly pull the trigger.”
Black people should be allowed to wear expensive things they’ve worked hard to buy, be out late, have petty arguments, without losing their lives. We keep pointing the blame at everything but the people who recklessly pull the trigger.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 1, 2022
Hill’s tweet echoes the conservative perspective on crime.
Leftists are always quick to blame society and other nebulous factors instead of the actual criminal.
The murder of Takeoff is the latest in a long and grisly series of rappers who have been murdered over the past few years; the number has reached several dozen.
Being a rapper is one of the deadliest professions in America.
From CBS News:
“The rapper Takeoff, of the popular rap trio Migos, was shot and killed after attending a party in Houston, Texas…his attorney and police confirmed. He was 28…The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. local time at the end of a private party that was being held at 810 Billiards and Bowling, police said. Police said that shortly after the party ended, an argument broke out that led to the shooting. When officers arrived, they found Takeoff dead just outside the entrance to the bowling alley, which is located on the third floor of a larger complex, police said.”
The murder of Takeoff has reopened a discussion about the impact of violent and immoral rap lyrics and imagery on the culture, particularly in the inner city.
Rap first started as dance music, but morphed into gangster rap and debauchery in the late 1980s and early ‘90s.
Thirty years later, and some of the music is flat-out pornographic.
Female rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion won awards for their filthy song “WAP,” which stands for “wet-ass p*ssy.”
People who have spoken out against the lyrics have been ripped up and down as out of touch, and in some instances racist.
But as the bodies begin to pile up, some are beginning to rethink the old dogmas.