North Carolina Shows That The NCAA Is Still A Joke

North Carolina Shows That The NCAA Is Still A Joke

It has been a rough couple of weeks for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. First, a number or coaches are facing corruption charges after an FBI investigation found that they received bribes and other money which was ultimately funneled to players. Then, after a five year inquiry, the NCAA declined to punish the University of North Carolina basketball program after the college’s own study concluded that UNC athletes were taking fraudulent classes in order to maintain eligibility. The NCAA is an organization that somehow manages to waiver between being feckless and authoritarian. It issues strong takes on text messaging,…

Cam Newton Shows The Danger Of Embracing The Politically Correct

Cam Newton Shows The Danger Of Embracing The Politically Correct

Carolina Panthers quarterback was the latest person to learn that the media’s opinion of you can turn quicker than a cup of Chipotle guacamole left sitting on a car radiator. On Sunday, Newton was the darling of the politically correct police, having strengthened the NFL protest by raising his clench fist after a touchdown: “I did it to show black pride, because I am an African-American,” Newton added. “I wanted people to see the joy that I go out there and play with.” The move temporarily earned Newton praise for cutting to the…

“The Resistance” Is Only Giving Trump More Of What He Wants

“The Resistance” Is Only Giving Trump More Of What He Wants

The #Resistance to Trump needs to re-evaluate its plans. The most high profile rebuke of the president came last weekend, when NFL teams across the country made various gestures in order to punish the president for effectively calling Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch“. At this point, millions of words have been used to discuss the merits, motives, and methods of the protests, but very few in the media have bothered to take a break from congratulating themselves to take a look at the end results: NFL ticket sales are down, the player’s concrete…

ESPN’s Problem With Jemele Hill Is That She Isn’t Good

ESPN’s Problem With Jemele Hill Is That She Isn’t Good

ESPN, the diversity workshop series that owns the rights to occasionally air sporting events, found itself in the tweeter-in-chief’s cross-hairs after its SportsCenter host Jemele Hill posted a series of controversial tweets including: “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” and “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.” The controversy ballooned when ESPN refused to punish Hill even after she declined to apologize for directly or indirectly calling 62 million voters (many of…

Hurricane Irma Is The Disaster Porn That Shows That Trump Coverage Is Political Porn

Hurricane Irma Is The Disaster Porn That Shows That Trump Coverage Is Political Porn

When all is said and done, most Americans will not be affected by Hurricane Irma. No doubt some will be profoundly affected – losing property or maybe even lives. But by their very nature, natural disasters are a local affair. Irma will not affect those in Wyoming, or Maine, or Arizona – yet Americans across the country were glued to coverage of the storm. At its best, this fascination with large storms is rubbernecking  – the phenomenon where drivers slow down to gawk at a car accident, even though seconds before they were cursing…

The Media Doesn’t Have To Cover Everything – They Can Leave Taylor Alone

The Media Doesn’t Have To Cover Everything – They Can Leave Taylor Alone

Taylor Swift is getting attacked from more directions than are found in an Ikea instruction manual. While her new single Look What You Made Me Do is breaking records for views, the reaction from most of those views is something between confusion and uncomfortable confusion. The song was heavily influenced by Right Said Fred’s song I’m Too Sexy, which is like a major motion picture being heavily influenced by that George Clooney Batman movie where one of the fight sequences randomly breaks out into a game of ice hockey. But not all of Swift’s criticism is…

Sheriff Joe Was An Instagram Model Wasting Taxpayer Money For Attention

Sheriff Joe Was An Instagram Model Wasting Taxpayer Money For Attention

On Friday, President Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-styled “America’s Toughest Sheriff” who made headlines for dyeing his inmates’ underwear pink. He also rose to fame for his merciless idea to stash petty offenders into tents in the desert – where temperatures often reached up to 140 degrees (because he’s tough! get it?). Arpaio tackled the rehabilitation of convicts with the compassion and thoughtfulness of an alcoholic Dad trying to coach his son in a sports movie. He treated his role as sheriff as if he was penning the script for a…

Trump’s Charlottesville Statement Was Neutral To A Fault – Here Are Some Other Things Besides Nazis He Could Be Impartial About

Trump’s Charlottesville Statement Was Neutral To A Fault – Here Are Some Other Things Besides Nazis He Could Be Impartial About

Donald Trump proved once again that he is the off-script president, willing to speak his mind on any topic without thinking. Trump put about as much thought into his Charlottesville response as went into the script for the Emoji movie. While Trump is perhaps technically correct that the “alt-left” bears some responsibility for this past weekend’s violence due to the fact that they were swinging clubs and spraying the right-wing protesters with mace, he also needs to realize that in order to be the most presidential person since Lincoln, he can’t split hairs when…

CNN Is Now Proud That It Has Poets, Not Reporters

CNN Is Now Proud That It Has Poets, Not Reporters

The only thing weirder than the fact that CNN correspondent Jim Acosta had a testy exchange with White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller over a poem, is the fact that CNN was seemingly proud of its role in the argument, at one point linking to the video on its home page. The debate, which lasted over 6 minutes, began with Acosta quoting the poem on the Statue of Liberty. He went on to claim that Trump’s plan to prioritize immigrants with relevant job skills is at odds with the composition, which…

Parents “Caring For” Their Kids On Social Media Are The Millennial Stage Moms

Parents “Caring For” Their Kids On Social Media Are The Millennial Stage Moms

The only thing that spreads faster on the internet than outrage is heartwarming stories, and this past week, aunts across America used their Yahoo email accounts to share a”touching” story of a Dad who wore a helmet to show solidarity with his 4 month-old child. Nevermind the fact that these baby helmets don’t even work, the most pressing question about this story is why people think this dad is doing some great thing for his child. His kid is a 4 month-old baby who literally can’t see farther than two feet in front of him….