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It’s not the kneelers. It’s the NFL’s reaction to fans that’s killing their ratings.

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Its not the kneelers Its the NFLs reaction to fans thats killing their ratings

The National Football League has an image problem. While most are pointing to the unpatriotic kneelers who are disrespecting everything about America when they take a knee during the National Anthem as the cause of the league’s woes, it’s not. They were the trigger point, but this could have been handled early on had the league responded properly.

What response would have been proper? Rather than acting like deer caught in the headlights, they should have come out strongly by declaring this is the fans’ league. While some freedom of speech activists on the right and social justice warriors on the left may have loudly balked, the general fan base would have appreciated the sentiment. All the league had to do is say something like this:

“We will not force any players to stand for the National Anthem, but we oppose their use of the league as a way to make a political statement. This league is about the fans who pay money and spend time to watch football. Players who take advantage of the goodwill given to them by protesting before the game are not acting in the best interests of the league, nation, themselves, or the fans. While they’re on the clock, we strongly encourage them to respect the nation that makes their dreams of playing football possible.”

Would it have changed the kneelers’ minds? Probably not. In fact, there may have been more of them doing it as a result. The fact that President Trump inserted himself into the conversation is why it grew so big in the first place, so the league would be accused of bending to his will. There’s some validity to this, but who cares? At the very least it would have demonstrated they care more about the fans than the primadonnas.

Now, the league is searching for answers in all the wrong places:

The NFL Is Crafting A Plan To Win Back Viewers, Ticket Holders

https://www.dailywire.com/news/25185/nfl-crafting-plan-win-back-viewers-ticket-holders-emily-zanottiThe National Football League is reportedly hard at work crafting a “comeback plan” to entice viewers and ticket-holders to return to watching and attending games.

The only problem is, they’re still not quite sure why people aren’t showing up and spending money on professional football.

The NFL is at a very precarious point in their history. The future of football rests on whether or not they can figure out what really troubles them. They can point to this circumstance or that action by others, but until they realize it’s the league itself that’s at fault, they’re going to be befuddled by it all.

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Netflix spins “Reversing Roe” documentary to paint pro-lifers as ignorant, evil, or both

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Netflix spins Reversing Roe documentary to paint pro-lifers as ignorant evil or both

It shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore that the vast majority of mass media outlets, from news channels to Hollywood studios to political websites, are propaganda tools for the leftist agenda. One important component of their agenda is abortion. One of the biggest outlets of all, Netflix, was tapped to deliver the unabashedly biased documentary, “Reversing Roe.”

Here’s the trailer:

Even in the two and a half minute trailer, the intention of this documentary is clear. They want pro-abortion activists to seem like reasonable science-driven biological proponents of truth while making pro-lifers seem like backwards religious fanatics who are puppets of the patriarchy. The actual documentary itself, which I do not recommend watching, is even worse.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not against the filmmakers for shooting this documentary or even Netflix for distributing it. What unnerves me is the blatant attempt to draw in pro-lifers and make them feel stupid for their position. There are scientific, non-religious reasons to be pro-life. More and more people are coming around every day to the realization that a conceived human being is indeed an actual human being. This isn’t based on a religious conviction or conservative manipulation. People are simply looking at the scientific evidence and coming to the right conclusion. Abortion is murder.

Conspicuously excluded from the documentary are valid arguments or articulate pro-life activists. Instead, the pro-life arguments are ridiculed and the people they chose to represent the pro-life argument aren’t exactly major league heavy hitters.

Shame on filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg for excluding the science behind the pro-life movement and shame on Netflix for deviously promoting this film in an effort to push their abortionist agenda.

As Live Action noted, the timing of the release of this documentary around the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was intentional.

Netflix documentary “Reversing Roe” shows network’s pro-abortion bias

https://www.liveaction.org/news/netflix-reversing-roe-pro-abortion/Last week, Netflix released a documentary that aims to explain how abortion became a politicized issue. The 90-minute film “Reversing Roe” has been aptly described as “beyond-timely,” as the release coincides with the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the final weeks before the midterm elections.

Netflix filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg present a narrative that legalized abortion is the logical choice, and any pro-life position likely has ulterior motives. As the Los Angeles Times notes, there’s no question about the pro-abortion bias of the filmmakers; the LA Times states,

“The inclusion of interviews with anti-abortion voices (some who appear scarily robotic) interspersed with reasoned, wary Planned Parenthood leaders seems more to make the history complete than present a both-sides sheen.”

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Twitter goes crazy over Maroon 5 selection for Atlanta Super Bowl

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Twitter goes crazy over Maroon 5 selection for Atlanta Super Bowl

Maroon 5 will be performing during the Atlanta Super Bowl. A city with a history of incredible R&B talent, strong rappers, and tons of soul may have expected someone more indicative of the area, but the popular pop band got the nod.

Twitter wasn’t happy about it.

To be fair, few bands can claim as many hits. Even fewer have been able to keep the chart-topping going for such an extended period of time. They’re a band that crosses a couple of generations, making them a decent, albeit generic choice to perform on the most televised musical stage of the year.

Let the haters keep hating.

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Why I’m not upset by Bert and Ernie sort of coming out

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Why Im not upset by Bert and Ernie sort of coming out

It’s been speculated for a long time. Even when I was a kid, it was a topic of discussion sometimes at the lunch table. “Hey, do you think Bert and Ernie are gay?” I remember going home and asking my mother what that even meant.

Now, a Sesame Street writer claims that the two puppets are a “loving couple” that he based upon his own relationship with a Sesame Street editor.

‘Sesame Street’ Writer: Bert & Ernie were Written as a Gay ‘Loving Couple’

https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/09/18/sesame-street-writer-bert-ernie-were-written-as-a-gay-loving-couple/The official Sesame Street Twitter account tweeted a statement Tuesday, saying while Bert and Ernie “are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”

According to Pink News, the Sesame Street pair is widely viewed within the LGBT movement as “gay icons.”

Those of us who are against the indoctrination of our children into the LGBTQ worldview should probably be upset. Many are. I’m not.

Why it doesn’t matter

Bert and Ernie skits never included anything that seemed to even hint at a relationship other than being close roommates. Their purpose was to highlight that people who were very different could get along and coexist. That still seems to be their intent today.

But that’s not even the main reason it doesn’t matter. I have no intention of ever having my kids watch Sesame Street and I encourage other parents to do the same. In fact, don’t let your kids watch anything on PBS. Take it even a step further and avoid PBS yourself. If you like classical music, use YouTube. Stay away from the state-funded leftist propaganda network.

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