Many of us have been distracted with the shutdown and all the jobs we’re getting thanks to Trump’s tax cuts. But there was an outrage this week. Kid Rock was selected to sing at the NHL All-Star Game.
No, I don’t think those outraged were actual hockey fans. But that didn’t stop ESPN from scribbling a yugely biased article about outrage. It’s almost as if it was written under the pseudonym Schmancy Schmelosi.
Thankfully, there’s 2017 Man of the Year Clay Travis (see HERO: Clay Travis on CNN Says “I believe in the First Amendment and Boobs.” Yes, Really! and Clay Travis Doubles Down on “First Amendment and Boobs” in Epic Twitter Battle). Who exposed the bias paragraph by paragraph.
Perfect example of MSESPN left wing agenda here. Literally every decision about headline acts at sporting events is met with derision on social media if you want to look for it. This is Kid Rock getting attacked because he's conservative. pic.twitter.com/05YcLaTzqa
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 19, 2018
I can’t recommend reading the whole article enough. Here’s a snippet:
“The 47-year-old singer has drawn attention in the last year for endorsing President Donald Trump, his history of displaying confederate flags at concerts, criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem and anti-transgender comments made during a concert.”
Wow, so conservative political opinions aren’t allowed now for half time entertainers at sporting events?
Because that’s what this paragraph is designed to do, paint Kid Rock’s politics as unacceptable to the masses, thereby disallowing a major sports league from being connected to him at all.
Even though, and this is a key point, the majority of NHL fans vote Republican, disagree with Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem, and probably don’t think you’re a hero if you change your gender. To be fair, NHL fans as a group probably don’t have a strong opinion on the Confederate flag since most of them are from the North and the North won the Civil War, making the Confederate flag the equivalent of a participation trophy to them.
So Kid Rock’s controversial political stances are actually supported by the league’s fans.
This provides a good teachable moment of what we try to illustrate at LwC. Leftists trying to push their agenda anywhere and everywhere. We need to identify it, and push back. A culture war is a surrender if there’s no retaliation.
The average ESPN reader probably doesn’t follow politics. So when they read ESPN say there’s outrage over a thing, in this case Kid Rock, they assume it’s mass outrage. When in reality, the “outage” is a handful of idiots who have never watched a hockey game in their life. But who do watch their lives slip away in a basement well-stocked with porn. They just don’t like Kid Rock’s political opinion. Neither do most of the people who work at ESPN. Ergo:
So the average ESPN reader walks away thinking Kid Rock has grossly offensive political opinions. Even though, he just leans right more than most liberal entertainers.
This is what we’re up against. Constantly.
Speaking of hockey fans…