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Sep 15 2014

ESPN Commentator Calls for “Reprogramming” Men

Progressives were able to impose their sick ideology on a previously healthy society by making a long march through the institutions so as to capture the cultural high ground. They infiltrated the influential pillars of the establishment and eventually took them over, driving out most everyone who would resist their agenda. It happened to the news media, to Hollywood, to education, to the federal bureaucracy. Given that so many focus their attention obsessively on sports, it is unsurprising that progressives have strategically taken over the sports media too.

Typically, NBC is the most over the top, featuring the obnoxious left-wing twerps Keith Olbermann and Bob Costas. But ESPN is catching up fast with mouthpieces like Kate Fagan. Here is how she exploited the story of Ray Rice punching his girlfriend to call for “reprogramming” men not to be so masculine:

“This is behavior that is happening at the grassroots level that is born through years of our culture like raising men to want to not be like women and using language like ‘sissy’ and ‘you throw like a girl’ that demean women. These are all contributing factors and I think if we want to hold the NFL’s feet to the fire over this issue, we shouldn’t be looking at the number of game suspensions because I don’t really think that’s going to change the problem. I think holding NFL’s feet to the fire should mean getting them to throw the kitchen sink at domestic violence, to invest millions of dollars in grassroots organizations in going into middle schools and high schools and colleges, and talking to young men about dealing with anger, about how they treat women. I think that’s where you’re going to see change. I think that right now all of this reactive behavior is not going to change it, as much as going in and going into the school systems and the younger spaces and really reprogramming how we raise men.”

Spoken like a true cultural Marxist social engineer. Note that in keeping with liberal ideology, no individual is ever responsible; it is always society’s fault, so society must be changed to bring it into tighter compliance with liberalism.

What makes the moonbattery spewed on ESPN so insidious is that people do not turn on sports shows expecting to be brainwashed with political ideology, so they don’t put up any mental defenses against it. The poison seeps right in, and becomes part of the culture’s accepted wisdom — or rather, accepted foolishness.

Andrew McCarthy explains why the reflexive leftism of the sports media is important:

If conservatives want to know why we are losing the culture and the country, it is important to understand that while very few kids and young adults are watching Fox News (or news programs of any kind, for that matter), they inhale sports programming. It’s ubiquitous — television, radio, the Internet. And thus equally unavoidable is sports commentary, more and more of which has less and less to do with sports. Tendentious “sports journalists,” the majority of whom are decidedly left of center, are much less guarded about their hostility to conservatives than their fellow progressives on the political beat. It is a hostility that takes for granted the chummy agreement of its viewers and is designed to make Millennials want to be part of the fun. …

Conservatives complain incessantly, and not without cause, about Republican fecklessness in confronting the Obama Left’s agenda, about the news media’s becoming an adjunct of the White House press office. But Washington’s political arena is just where the score is tallied. The game is being played, and lost, in the popular culture.

Sports commentators are like movie stars in that no one could possibly take their political views seriously — which is exactly why their political influence is difficult to counter.

Ray Rice’s handiwork is the fault of our insufficiently demasculinized culture.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

  • TruDat

    Ray Rice’s behavior is a result of getting away with it! There is no doubt in my mind that this is not the first time he beat the crap out of that woman. But neither she nor the legal system held him accountable. And multiply that by thousands and you get about 15 women a day murdered by their significant other in this country! It’s disgraceful.

  • Appalled By The World

    He can’t be held accountable. If he is, then the Left will cry about racism.
    With the Left, you can never win.

  • Appalled By The World

    The Left’s ideal “human” would be a programmable robot that wouldn’t consume resources and overpopulate the planet. Short of that, they will never be satisfied as they always have to complain about something.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Serious topic, I know, but let’s add a bit of humor to break things up:

    If you find a nugget or two of truth in there, well…

  • Just a thought

    “More control, fewer freedoms, aaaark.”.

  • Rotohammer

    She is using the word “men” as code speak for “black men”. What a racist. She would have been fired, except a lesbian at a sports network has tenure.

  • Beef

    On the road last week, turned on ESPN in the background in my hotel room when I got back for the day. For the hour I was in there, the only stories were Ray Rice and the Atlanta Hawks owner who self-reported a ‘racist’ email he had sent in 2012. 100% politics; 0% sports.

    This is leftism in action, the politicization of everything. Art, science, even professional sports. Dave is right; politics is downstream from culture, and this is how the culture is lost. Most people are idiots. And most are also cowards. That’s why he who
    controls the narrative, controls. People will generally espouse not what
    they believe, but what they are permitted to believe.

  • Jester

    Here we go again. For 35 years the Left has promoted rap music and turned a blind eye to the plethora of Crimes Against Women that gangsta culture inevitably causes . Now that those chickens are coming closer to home to roost, well then…. it…. it…. it MUST be the fault of ALL MEN!! (squaaak!)

  • Tchhht!!!

    That’s rich. A bulldagger trying its level best to appear the panicle of masculinity stating that men shouldn’t be so masculine.


    Honey, no matter how hard you try you ain’t ever going to measure up.

  • 762×51

    Ray Rice is a criminal because battery on another person REGARDLESS OF GENDER, is a crime. Punching a woman is not a trait of masculinity but of barbarism.

    If a woman shoplifts a purse, yes it happens Winona, are all women thieves and so should be scorned, vilified and reprogrammed?

    FYI Kate – Your President DOES throw like a girl . . . in Mom jeans.

  • TruDat

    And now Adrian Peterson is back in Sunday’s game after stripping his 4 year old, stuffing leaves in his mouth and beating him, including his genitals, with a stick. It’s a cultural thing, I guess.

  • 762×51

    The actual number is closer to 2 than 15 out of about 45 murders per day in America. That is about the same number of women killed by spouses as killed by co-workers yet far more people are in spousal relationships than are working, thanks Comrade Obama. Murder is always a problem I grant you but not disgraceful.

    Society at large is not responsible for the individual actions of private citizens. There is no law in America that requires spousal abuse, it is not a policy of this nation, the NFL or even a cultural norm, outside of hiphop, to condone the abuse of women.

    If you spend your weekends burning the wings off of fly’s, is your employer responsible? The woman could have easily just quit seeing the guy and yet she choose to MARRY him instead, that is not rational. You are probably correct based on the way he threw the punch and his actions after she dropped, that this is not the first time he slugged her yet she stayed. She bears some responsibility for her actions. She wasn’t some poor little woman trapped in a remote area with an abusive spouse.

  • 762×51

    Which is why you should not play their game to start with.

  • Appalled By The World


  • Appalled By The World

    Wonderful family values there. But then again I’m not shocked too much-the Vikings always seem to have players that have all sorts of issues. I’m so glad my tax money went to fund their new playpen-the Twin Cities would have died had the Vikings and their problem children left.

  • Dan

    Nowadays, with what’s happening with our culture, people being so enamored of sports that after they watch some games, they then watch people talk about it?
    That is SO… gay. Especially with the NFL’s promotion of homo players, political correctness with the Redskins name, making players wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, of course, covering up for violence of the black thugs’ behavior. I’m done with the NFL. It’s too tiring to even watch. I now hate televised sports.

  • TruDat

    I mentioned the fact that Rice’s girlfriend is part of the problem, but according to Google, it is about 15 women a day who are murdered by their “soul mates’ and my issue is with law enforcement giving them a pass. And I know about that first hand!!

  • MicahStone

    How about reprogramming women who are STUPID enough to go with NFL cretins?.

  • DukeLax

    American gender-feminists are going to keep perverting American law enforcement…keep pushing more and more manufactured statistics Alliances into American law enforcement…until we reach the point where hetero-relationships in the US become such a legal liability for guys…guys are forced to go “MGTOW” just to retain their basic equal protection under the law.
    When American law enforcement started “Taking the pork” so to speak….around 25 years ago…they not only soiled their profession……they crossed some constitutional boundaries they should not have!!!

  • DukeLax

    white gender-feminists don’t like all these “Able-ist” type sports anyway!!!

  • DukeLax

    Obomba has to “pretend like he’s an…… “awkward thrower”…so the white gender-feminists will like him!!!

  • EqualityEd

    The crimes against men by men are what’s most shocking about ‘gangsta’ culture. You’d be lucky to be women compared to the risk of violence facing men in the most dangerous communities.

  • o0Nighthawk0o


    Is the wife being charged with anything? After all, she did hit him in the hall, again on the elevator and was coming at him again when he hit her.

    I am in no way condoning what Rice did but everyone is calling for him to be punished but I have yet to hear what, if anything, is being done to her.

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  • Ray

    Men have been re-programmed for decades! That’s the problem, the emasculation movement by the Left and feminism. Look at the removal of Fathers by the Welfare State, which is where most of these problems stem from.

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