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Why Did ESPN Showcase a Stalinist on Monday Night Football?
« on: November 15, 2020, 10:12:48 AM »
 Why Did ESPN Showcase a Stalinist on Monday Night Football?
Stalin Peace Prize laureate Paul Robeson lauded on America’s No. 1 sports network.
 
by Daniel J. Flynn
November 13, 2020, 12:03 AM
 

ESPN honored a Stalin Peace Prize winner on Monday Night Football this week. This non sequitur preceded something that did follow as the network learned that its broadcast of the last-second, come-from-behind victory of the New England Patriots over the New York Jets shed almost a third of its audience from last year’s Week Nine game. It stands as the least-watched Week Nine Monday Night Football contest in ESPN’s history.

The juxtaposition of events seems almost of cosmic design to catalyze a come-to-Jesus moment for the sports network that identifies as MSNBC. But if the Worldwide Leader in Sports cutting 500 jobs last week did not prompt bosses to rethink the wisdom of soapboxing during sports, then certainly a Monday Night Football ratings collapse this week causes no such epiphany.

Ideology blinds ESPN. It certainly blinded the Stalinist suckup it glorified on Monday.

https://spectator.org/espn-paul-robeson-stalinist-monday-night-football/
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Re: Why Did ESPN Showcase a Stalinist on Monday Night Football?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 10:44:51 AM »
The story of Paul Robeson is an American tragedy. One hundred years ago Robeson and numerous other black notorieties  saw socialism as the escape from an America they saw as hopelessly racist and unwilling to give blacks a chance.
The fact that a number of blacks, even in the worst days of segregation, made successes of themselves was lost on Robeson.
Why he would champion a system like communism that oppressed people far worse than the segregated society he grew up in is a mystery. Sometimes the wheels of justice take a long time to turn, but turn they did. Robeson could not comprehend an American society where there was no segregation.
But why do young whites today, many of whom grew up under far better material circumstances than their parents, think socialism is the way to go?
For blacks under a communist society, it would have been out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Today the only injustices under law, like affirmative action aka affirmative discrimination are directed at whites. 

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Re: Why Did ESPN Showcase a Stalinist on Monday Night Football?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 06:33:00 PM »
goat wrote:
"The story of Paul Robeson is an American tragedy."

No.
No "tragedy".

Robeson was a communist from the get-go.
But worse, he was a Stalinist.
And worse than that, he was an UNREPENTANT Stalinist, who refused to condemn Stalin even after Nikita Kruschev revealed the horrors of Stalin's regime.

Let Robeson roast in hell, where he belongs.

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Re: Why Did ESPN Showcase a Stalinist on Monday Night Football?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 02:04:28 PM »
goat wrote:
"The story of Paul Robeson is an American tragedy."

No.
No "tragedy".

Robeson was a communist from the get-go.
But worse, he was a Stalinist.
And worse than that, he was an UNREPENTANT Stalinist, who refused to condemn Stalin even after Nikita Kruschev revealed the horrors of Stalin's regime.

Let Robeson roast in hell, where he belongs.
What I meant that it was a tragedy that such a talented person as Robeson who could have done so much to help black Americans fell for the Marxist scam.
That doesn't I exculpate Robeson for falling for communism, it just means a life that held so much promise was wasted on worshipping an evil ideology.


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