Oops! ESPN Runs Feminist Poem Tribute to... A Fugitive Cop Killer?!
ESPN has been making a lot of ugly moves lately. Like Amy Schumer on a dance floor. Their latest booboo? The sports network decided to publish a feminist poetry tribute to the lady activists they admire. Yeah, it has zero to do with sports. Well, as it turns out, one of those ladies is a cop-killing maniac. The tribute has since been deleted, of course. But Heat Street managed to snag an archive of it...
ESPN has published a poetry tribute to a convicted cop killer who's on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Just a day before the network laid off 1oo employees, including most of its on-air talent, it published five poems about feminism and political resistance on its website's section aimed at women.
We won't bore you with the poetry itself - since you can read it here - but here's a brief summary...
The opening poem is called "Revolution" and was dedicated to Asatta Shakur, an inspiration for Black Lives Matter and black power groups who is on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list with a $1 million bounty on her head.
She was convicted in the U.S. of killing a New Jersey state trooper, assault and battery of a police officer. After she escaped from prison in 1979, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro granted her asylum in the country... where she resides to this day.
This sounds strangely familiar (see The Organizer of the Next Women's March? She's a Convicted Terrorist). The left certainly has an interesting way of picking their champions.
Notice how all things #BlackLivesMatter tend to be rather cop-killish? It's becoming somewhat of an obvious pattern (see WAR: 5 Cops Slain at Dallas #BlackLivesMatter Protest). BLM's objective clearly has little to do with peace and handing out Pepsi. Instead, think more violence and cop-hating. Something ESPN is on board with apparently. Can't say we're surprised.
Also, you may have heard: ESPN is going through major layoffs. If you think pushing stories like this might have anything to do with it, then you're several IQ points richer than the dweebs at ESPN. Hug yourself.