No player on the Super Bowl winning Eagles team roster took a knee in protest during the playing of the national anthem during the regular season, playoffs, or Super Bowl. I know this, because I’m a hardcore fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and have seen damn near every regular, pre-season, and playoff game the Eagles have been involved in for over 20 years. Myself, and those who may not be Eagles fans are not the same. But let’s say that you’re not a hardcore Eagles fan like myself, and don’t know much about this team. Let’s even go a step further and say that you’re not a fan of football at all. Never even watched a full NFL game in your life. If a person you looked to defend, no matter what crazy thing came out of their mouths, told you that Eagles players were uninvited from attending the White House because the players on the team took a knee during the national anthem, you would probably believe what that person said without needing any proof whatsoever. Those who maybe thought they were a little smarter would search for proof in an attempt to validate their hero’s words for anyone who may be a non-believer. If that person was as smart as they claimed, they would do some real research and discover that their hero was a bold-faced liar. Those who weren’t so smart would dig for proof of their point and find this:




These are a few of the first images that pop up in a search when you google “Eagles kneel.” Anybody who knows anything about football knows that these pictures don’t fit the narrative of what Trump said about Eagles players disrespecting the flag and military by kneeling during the national anthem. We all know that during the playing of the anthem, players are standing very closely together side by side. Common sense would tell you that these photos could not have been taken during the playing of the national anthem. Fox News knew this when they decided to use pictures they found in a google search to try to bring some truth to Trump’s lying words. The crazy thing is, they didn’t care. They honestly thought they were going to get away with this blatant lie. Sure, many people who buy into the Fox propaganda on a daily basis took the bait and parroted the Fox message, like Fox knew they would, but an overwhelming number of people called Fox out and called this what it was……A HIT JOB. Make no mistake about it, this was a smear job on the Philadelphia Eagles by Fox News. Why? To attempt to make the words of a liar, truth. This is what Fox News does all day every single day, and they usually get away with it.




Of course, Fox News apologized for the so-called “error” hours later, but the damage had already been done. To the brain-dead, daily, Fox News viewers, their minds were already made up that this was the absolute truth. It was what the president of the United States said and it was what their most trusted news source, Fox News said.


The apology was weak and not really sincere, and like I said, the damage had already been done. An obvious lie had been fed to a brain-dead, naive audience as truth, and they quickly ran with the lie and parroted it over and over as truth. This is a hit job. Not even a good one, but still…..a hit job. Let’s be clear. This is not about the military. This is not about the national anthem. This isn’t even really about the right to protest. This whole thing is about Donald Trump and his fragile ego. Trump, always one to look for a photo-op and an opportunity to have people publicly kiss his ass, had his feelings hurt when he discovered that not enough players on the Eagles team were showing up for his liking. Out of a team with a 53-man roster and a coaching staff in the dozens, only about 10 people confirmed they were coming to the White House. That clearly was not a big enough ass-kissing session-photo op, for Trump. So Trump canceled the whole visit. In true Trump fashion, not only did he cancel the visit, but he felt a need to make the Eagles look like the bad guys in this whole thing to his supporters. What better way to make people look like the bad guy to a base that lives for fake patriotism, division, and racial conflict than to accuse people of being disrespecting to the very thing that group claims to hold so dearly? The flag and the military. Trump even attempted to shift the narrative of the “kneeling” narrative this afternoon after Fox caught the negative feedback over their lie pushing agenda.



No player on the Philadelphia Eagles team ever stayed in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem. Of course, Eagles fans already know that. So does Fox News. So does anyone with any common sense. Donald Trump has recklessly disrespected the NFL and its players on multiple occasions. Better yet, Donald Trump has, and still continues to use the NFL and its players as whipping toys whenever he needs to find a story to take the focus off of another story. Trump and his administration claims players don’t want to come to the White House because they are un-American. No, players don’t come to the White House because you are there. YOU ARE UN-AMERICAN.









It’s sad that this is what our Country has come to, but here we are. Just two days after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, questions started swirling about whether the Philadelphia Eagles would make the annual Super Bowl winner’s trip to the White House to visit the sitting President Of The United States or not. Coming off of last season’s national anthem controversy, many players on the Eagles team made their positions clear a long time ago. They were not making the trip to the White House this year. Many more players on the team likely came to the same conclusion after last week’s new NFL national anthem policy was announced by the NFL commissioner and owners. My guess, less than half of the Eagles players and staff were still planning to make the White House visit. News was already floating around about it. Clearly Donald Trump was unhappy with the number of players and staff who were still scheduled to appear. And even clearer, Donald Trump couldn’t allow anyone to think this was the case, especially not his MAGA base. He needed to make it look like he didn’t want the Eagles to visit, not the other way around. His ego would not allow that. So Trump and the WH decided to beat the Eagles to the punch before their scheduled visit in a few days by releasing this statement:






This president is not liked, and he just can’t grasp hold of why. Here’s a hint, maybe it’s because you throw tantrums like an 8-year old child when you can’t get your way. How do you refuse a person the right to stand (or kneel) for what they believe in and then expect them to come kiss your ass? That may work in the world of job-seeking ass-kissers in Trump world, but this is America, and in America people have a right to not want to be around someone they do not like or respect and put on a fake smile and kiss ass. This president wants to be a dictator. Here’s the thing about dictators, Mr. Trump. Nobody loves or even likes them. No one voluntarily comes to a party they are invited to by a dictator. They go because they are forced. No matter how many people show up to your rallies and yell at the top of their lungs, you are not loved, liked, or respected in the real world….you would know that if you stepped outside of your protective bubble of ass-kissers every once in a while. Kudos to the Eagles! I respect my hometown team even more for standing up for what they believe in. This is a democracy not a dictatorship. YOU CAN’T FORCE PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU AND PLAY WITH YOU NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU CRY AND THREATEN TO TAKE YOUR BALL AND GO HOME! Your parents should’ve taught you that a long time ago! Enjoy your marching band and hordes of ass-kissing nobodies, because the people whose attention and adoration you crave so dearly will never want to hang out with you. Never did, never will.


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Sometimes it seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the year 2018, in a scene straight out of something that you may have seen in video clips of how black people were treated during the civil rights movement back in the 1960’s, two white police officers publicly degrade and disrobe a black woman in a restaurant…..and for what? Did this woman shoot 6 people with an AR-15 rifle at another Waffle House location in Nashville TN, killing four and injuring another two? Did this woman shoot and kill 17 people with an AR-15 rifle at a high school in Parkland Florida? Did this woman shoot and kill 58 people with an AR-15 at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas? Nope. Now, I know you’ve gotta be asking yourself “what was the police called for that made two male police officers react to one woman in such a violent and degrading fashion?” The answer. A disagreement with restaurant staff over silverware….or maybe it was plastic silverware… of the police officers said it was because he heard the “F” word. There are multiple accounts of the story, but whichever one you want to go with, ask yourself one thing. Did it call for this type of escalation? Then ask yourself this. How would you feel if this were your mother….or sister….or aunt….or cousin?




Murderers have been treated more gently than this young black woman was treated by these two cops. The first example that comes to mind is Dylan Roof. The white man who murdered nine black people as they pray in a Charleston, SC church. In that instance, police took the mass murderer to a fast food restaurant to get a bite to eat before they eventually (and I’m certain, very gently) took him down to the station to be booked for killing nine innocent people. I guess a disagreements over silverware is a much more serious crime than murdering 9 people. In the video you can see police choke, manhandle, and degrade this woman. From where I’m sitting, it looks like the police involved had some type of fetish for white male domination over a black woman. If you take a close look on the faces of the officers, what you don’t see is someone fearing for their lives. What you don’t see is a person trying to do their job. What you do see, are people taking pleasure in what’s currently happening….all of it. From the control of a black woman, to the sight of her exposed breast, to the power felt from controlling a woman who is held down beneath them, to the physical threats (“what am I doing? I’m about to break your arm is what I’m doing!” You can hear one of the cops say to the woman), to the climax when the cop placed his hands around this woman’s throat. This was not an arrest. This was an attempted rape! If there were no witnesses present, this could have (and probably would have) easily turned into an actual rape instead of an attempt. Not only should these policemen be fired, they should be arrested and charged with assault, attempted rape, and terroristic threats! Right is right, and wrong is wrong. This is clearly wrong. There was no logical reason that this should have escalated to this point. Over fuckin’ silverware???? Really?? Police officers’ first action when arriving on scene is supposed to be to deescalate a situation. Not make the shit worse. Again I ask, how would you feel if this were your mother, or sister, or cousin, or aunt? However you may feel about it…… sure to keep that same energy if it unfortunately does happen to one of your loved ones.


By: Kareem Rahman


Sinclair broadcasting is a right-wing leaning company that has slowly been buying up many local television stations. Like any company, Sinclair made these purchases in the hope of making their company more profitable. But Sinclair also had a more sinister reason for buying these local broadcasting stations. To spread propaganda. The really dangerous thing about this move is the trust that people have in their local on-air personalities. These on-air personalities have been working at these local stations for years and have gained the trust of their audience. Sinclair took advantage of this trust between viewers and the on-air personalities and swooped in to spread their message of propaganda and mistrust of the media……except for employees who are pushing their agendas, of course. Many reporters and on-air personalities are upset about being used as pawns in this game. They understand they’re being used, and want no parts of it. The problem is that Sinclair has threatened the livelihood of these employees. Sinclair made it mandatory that reporters read the script they were given to read, no matter if they believe in the message or not. This is a step in the direction of a dictatorship. Attack any media outlet that reports anything but great things about the dictator in charge. Most times, this is done in a much more slicker way, but Sinclair doesn’t even have that kind of respect for their viewers and right-wing leaning supporters. Instead of switching up the script a little for each station, Sinclair just sent the same idiotic message out there. If you’ve seen something similar to this, then Sinclair broadcasting has probably hijacked local news in your area. BEWARE! NOW THAT YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS INFORMATION IS UP TO YOU!



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