ESPN Leftist: Trump Uses National Anthem Debate as “Racial Porn” for Base











How much longer is Jemele Hill going to be sticking around on ESPN? Don’t get us wrong; we’re sure the network will be pleased to employ her for as long as she wants to stay – not because she’s an invaluable ratings draw but because they’re scared out of their minds to see what might happen if they kick her out on the streets. Besides, they love all of that racial/liberal controversy she generates, no matter what they might say about it in public.

But no, we’re wondering how long Hill herself wants to stay at the channel. Because it seems obvious to us that she would rather go ahead and fully ascend to the platform she feels is rightfully hers: The Queen of Racial Politics.

Hill was at it again this week with an appearance on MSNBC’s most unwatchable show: Politics Nation with Al “I Don’t Know Why I’m Yelling” Sharpton. Hill and Sharpton were discussing Trump’s State of the Union speech, where he issued a pointed proclamation about a young boy who had started a movement of putting flags on the graves of veterans: “This is why we proudly stand for the national anthem.” It was met, predictably, with uproarious cheers on one side of Congress and a whole lot of nothing on the other. We probably don’t need to explain which was which.

Hill, naturally, found it disgusting.

“I think this is going to be probably a constant theme for the president,” she said, “because it’s a very easy dog whistle, it’s low-hanging fruit, it’s what I like to call racial pornography because it’s a way to stoke his base.”

Hill said Trump was “weirdly brilliant because he has been able to hijack the entire conversation and to make this about patriotism. And really, if anybody knew even the smallest bit of American history, they would understand that what the players have chosen to do is the most patriotic thing that you could.”

Erm, no. As Luke Skywalker remarks in the latest Star Wars: “Everything you just said is wrong.”

“I think because there’s a lot of misinformation,” Hill continued, “a lot of people just aren’t interested enough or care enough about the things that are important to the players protesting. It’s been easy for them to latch on to ceremony as opposed to understanding what this cause is really about.”

You have to love this argument. You see? You’re wrong for thinking that these players are disrespecting the anthem by kneeling. They’re actually the biggest patriots in the country! And anyone who thinks otherwise, including the president, is just an ignorant racist.

You literally can’t argue with that because there is no argument. It’s laughable on its face to say that this isn’t about patriotism. These players made it about patriotism when they chose this as their form of protest; you can’t kneel for the anthem and then say it has nothing to do with the anthem. Maybe that passes for logic in the befuddled mind of an NFL linebacker (or in the race-bating mind of Jemele Hill), but sometimes dumb is just dumb.