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ESPN COMMENTATOR: RGIII A 'CORNBALL BROTHER' DUE TO POSSIBLE REPUBLICANISM
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | December 13 2012 | by BREITBART NEWS

Posted on 12/13/2012 3:20:25 PM PST by Para-Ord.45

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To: Darren McCarty; Para-Ord.45
This from 2008:
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A Detroit Columnist Caught Making Stuff Up? Surely Not

by Rick Chandler || October 29, 2008

Detroit News columnist Rob Parker really doesn't appear on my radar screen much, except for this infamous column, and of course his work on the dearly departed Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith. So that's two strikes against him right there. But now comes the news that he apparently fabricated sources that said a Michigan State quarterback was involved in a recent assault of another student. He first defended his statement, made this past Sunday on the WDIV-TV Sports Final Edition show that he co-hosts, and then backtracked and apologized for the whole thing today. Parker had said on the air that Kirk Cousins, a backup quarterback for Michigan State, was involved in a fight between Michigan State football and hockey players at a party in East Lansing. One problem: Cousins' parents — who live in Holland, Mich. — say that their son was at home all that evening. MSU head coach Mark Dantonio was also not amused.



Apparently, Parker didn't learn his lesson the first time.
51 posted on 12/14/2012 4:43:52 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

He did it to the Lions too. That’s why I called him DMF.


52 posted on 12/14/2012 5:09:15 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Okey-dokey. Change of mind time.

Not following the 'Skins I *thought* RGIII was another Michael Vick -- all Hype.
Now I'll have to Root For Him!

Full Disclosure: I *really* don't like the Skins. When they play 'The Boys' I always root for Dallas.
[ps: Go Bears!] (or better, go Lovie and Mike Tice - please. You two are killin' Jay Cutler)

53 posted on 12/14/2012 5:18:10 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

They didn’t fire the drunken turd Dana Jacobsen for what
she said. They just let her contract run out!


54 posted on 12/14/2012 5:57:47 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Para-Ord.45

And they fired Rush Limbaugh for saying what?


55 posted on 12/14/2012 5:58:18 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Given RGIII’s eloquence, this is how I would respond if UI was him:

“Mr. Parker, while you have the right under our Constitution to say whatever you wish about me, a real man would know that my political views are nobody’s business but mine. A real man would know better than to judge my relationship with my wife-to-be by the color of our skin instead of the content of our characters and the strength of our love. And a man with a brain bigger than a lima bean would be able to figure out that racist rhetoric is still pathetic and evil when it comes out of a black man’s mouth. In short, sir, engage in coprophagia.”


56 posted on 12/14/2012 6:39:00 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: FreeAtlanta

You make a big mistake.

Look at the riots that happened in London last year. That showed that an underclass that can’t and won’t function without government bennies is a result of culture, not color.

If there’s something you don’t like about contemporary blacks, it comes from liberalism.


57 posted on 12/14/2012 6:42:59 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: Para-Ord.45
"in 2008, Parker reported that Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins, a quarterback for the Michigan State Spartans, was involved in a fight with members of the Michigan State hockey team. At the time of the fight, Cousins was at church with his parents. Parker was suspended by The Detroit News for two weeks.

but, unfortunately, not fired, owing to the lax standards for journalists. Parker's assignment, first and foremost, was to tell the truth, so he lied.

But then, getting easy grades while "shaping the truth" is half the reason people "study" journalism.

58 posted on 12/14/2012 7:23:22 AM PST by cookcounty ("For the first time in my adult life I am not proud of my country.")
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To: Para-Ord.45

Rob Parker, the journalistic slacker, is just jealous of a smart decent man who gives his heart and soul to his work and unlike Parker, is comfortable in his own skin.


59 posted on 12/14/2012 7:27:06 AM PST by cookcounty ("For the first time in my adult life I am not proud of my country.")
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To: Hoodat

Rob Parker must really hate the Washington Redskins, having falsely accused BOTH of their quarterbacks, Kirk Cousins AND RGIII.

But then, maybe that’s just Parker’s typical work product.


60 posted on 12/14/2012 7:32:19 AM PST by cookcounty ("For the first time in my adult life I am not proud of my country.")
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To: Moose4
I like both RG3 and Newton. Our family are huge Carolina fans, and I think Newton seems to have the heart and desire to succeed and be a role model for our youth. I would agree he lacks the maturity of RG3. Newton himself has acknowledged that he needs to improve upon his leadership skills. It's my experience that alot of kids are drawn to Cam and he seems to relish that role and do a nice job relating to them.
62 posted on 12/14/2012 8:04:48 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: ABQHispConservative
I have long lost any respect for most black commentators on TV. Most of them are true uncle toms and sell-outs.

I think the majority ARE black now. They went wayyyyyy overboard on the AA quota in this field.
63 posted on 12/14/2012 8:39:15 AM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Intra race racism.

Irony is a dish best served by the unaware.


64 posted on 12/14/2012 9:12:07 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: re_nortex

Don’t give up on us the kool-aid and Stockholm Syndrome is very strong in the black community. Just judge on an individual basis. In many places liberalism, collectivism, fascism and communism is the only thing that they know. When you have generations of welfare recipients and lack of fathers and the eschewing of education you get people like Mr. Parker.


65 posted on 12/14/2012 12:58:39 PM PST by Warrior Nurse (Soldier, family ,conservative and proud because that is what America needs in order to thrive)
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To: Warrior Nurse

I can confirm for everyone that Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice by ESPN. I received the confirmation directly from ESPN.


66 posted on 12/14/2012 1:41:24 PM PST by Eric Roelfsema
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To: DAC21
This Clown should be fired, what's that two Black Idiot Sportswriters/Announcers in one week? Then you have the Moron Rughead Costas. Please keep this $hit out of Sports.

Who was the other Black Idiot Sportsguy that you had in mind for firing in the same week, besides Rob't. Parker?

I sympathize with your dilemma, tho' ..... so many morons, so little time .....

67 posted on 12/14/2012 6:40:27 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: TMA62
And they fired Rush Limbaugh for saying what?

I'm not an Eagles fan, so I'm not sure of the personalities involved, but basically Limbaugh said flat-out that he thought the Eagles organization was doing a little affirmative-action goody-dust sprinkling over their then-quarterback, who Rush thought wasn't maybe "all that" -- okay, mind you, but overpromoted and overpraised.

That caused a lot of hard feelings and an instantaneous boycott-and-harassment campaign from the Left against Limbaugh, his hairline, his Oxycontin scrip, Mr. Snerdly, and anyone/thing else they could think of. Morons, utter morons. But the pushback from the Eagles, ESPN, and the League was another matter. So Rush said, "Okay, I don't need this; if you guys feel bad because I said something I felt needed saying, then let's just call it a day."

That's the way he told it on-air, anyway. The quarterback under discussion was Donovan McNabb.

Wiki says the flap was back in 2003; I'm showing my age, because I only thought it was two or three years ago.

68 posted on 12/14/2012 6:52:29 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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