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There Is No Double Standard at ESPN, They Have Picked Sides

What happened?

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a “bigot” and a “white supremacist” and said his presidency was “the result of white supremacy” on Twitter this week. The network distanced itself from her tweets in a statement but hasn’t fired her – unlike other anchors in the past who made controversial comments.

What are people saying?

Because ESPN has fired people like Doug Adler and Anthony Federico for comments construed as racist but isn’t firing Hill, some conservatives are saying that ESPN has a double standard when it comes to employees who say things that offend people.

Glenn’s take:

ESPN isn’t operating on a double standard – the network is only following the progressive line. So anyone who says “guerilla” and is misheard gets fired, while hosts can safely decry the president as a white supremacist.

“They have chosen who they believe is right,” Glenn said. “They have chosen the progressive platform. … [ESPN] will side with the progressive agenda every single time.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Any media sources telling you today that ESPN has a double standard is flat-out wrong. And I'll tell you why. It is your First Amendment right to call the president a white supremacist. It is your First Amendment right. You think that the president might be a racist, you should say something.

ESPN host Jamiel HEP Hill took to Twitter this week and called President Trump a white supremacist, who has largely surrounded himself by other white supremacists.

Holy cow.

Now, I remember somewhere in a distant past somebody else saying, "I think this guy has a problem with the white culture." That didn't go well.

She didn't back down. In fact, she's doubled down. Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy, period, end quote.

Now, ESPN has neither fired her nor suspended her. They have a double standard. No, they do not. They gave her a very mild slap on the wrist. Now, what causes people to say that they have a double standard? Well, probably their clear-cut history at ESPN in handling these type of cases: Doug HEP Alder, Anthony Fedrico, fired for ridiculous comments, one about guerrilla warfare, not the monkey/ape gorilla thing, but guerilla as a way of fighting in the streets, and the other was a chink in the armor. Both of them completely innocent. Or how about Curt Schilling? He was fired for doing exactly the same thing, going on his personal, private account and making a statement -- a political statement. Now, here's the difference: Schilling's comment didn't fit the progressive narrative of ESPN. Hill's did. There's no double standard here.

There's a double standard!

No, there's not. ESPN is completely, 100 percent consistent. They have chosen their audience. They have chosen their tribe. They have chosen their path. They have chosen who they believe is right, who they believe is wrong.

They have chosen the progressive platform. They have chosen clearly who they are. All media right now is going through massive disruption. ESPN is -- is going to play for the audience that they want. So far, it has caused them to lose over 13 million subscribers over the last couple of years. That has forced the company to lay off over 100 employees just a few months ago.

The entire industry is trampling to find their niche. Everyone is. We are the precipice of massive, massive change. And ESPN is just one of the many companies attempting to find their identity. But you should understand this. They've made it abundantly clear. They've made their choice. They found their audience. They know who their tribe is. They're giving their tribe exactly what they want. They are 100 percent consistent. They will side with the progressive agenda every single time.

That's their choice. And they have a right to that choice. Now, you have a choice. You can continue to watch and support ESPN or change the channel. There is Fox Sports, as far as I know. They haven't made the same choice.

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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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