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Rob Parker thinks his critics are “uneducated” and “silly”
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Posted on 12/14/2012 5:12:44 PM PST by chessplayer

ESPN has admitted that commentator Rob Parker crossed the line when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not really black because he has a white fiancee. But Parker doesn’t seem to think he did anything wrong.

After making those comments on Thursday morning, Parker was inundated with criticism on Twitter, and in his responses on Thursday afternoon, he generally acted as though he was the one who was owed an apology for anyone daring to question what he’d said. Parker called his critics, among other things, “uneducated” and “silly.”

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1 posted on 12/14/2012 5:12:50 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

So, saying he wasn’t black enough because he might not lean left enough didn’t bother ESPN at all?


2 posted on 12/14/2012 5:16:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Hey Bobby. Go fall in with your black stereotype crowd and leave Griffin alone.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 5:16:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: chessplayer

Critics are uneducated and silly? No. Just civilized.

That civilized thingy is hard for tribals to understand.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 5:17:42 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: chessplayer
.But Parker doesn’t seem to think he did anything wrong.

....the race baiter didn't figure on being call out on it

5 posted on 12/14/2012 5:17:47 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

This is a big thing with racist Black liberals. They LOVE the slogan that since they vote socialist, they are smarter than everyone who does not. “Republicans stooopid. We be smart.”


6 posted on 12/14/2012 5:21:17 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Doogle

None of the threads have indicated what he said. What did he say?


7 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:30 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chessplayer

If forced to choose between “uneducated and silly” or “straight-up racist”, I will side with “uneducated and silly” every time. Parker’s comments were more egregious than those of Jimmy the Greek. While Jimmy’s crime was to suggest that all blacks are the same, Parker’s crime is to complain that they are not because one happened to step off the plantation. If ESPN does not terminate Parker’s contract, then they will lose the last of what little credibility they have remaining.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 5:25:22 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: chessplayer

What, of course there’s nothing wrong with chiding a fellow slave for not staying on the black soul plantation!

/DEEPEST SARCASM


9 posted on 12/14/2012 5:25:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: chessplayer

So, does he think Obama’s father wasn’t really black because he married a white girl?

Or does this kind of judgment only apply to Christians?


10 posted on 12/14/2012 5:27:00 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Little Bobby has a problem with Griffin because he has a white fiancee and MAY be a wascally Wepubwican. He couldn’t offer any proof about RGIII’s voter registration but he still has a problem with Griffin not living up to the black stereotype.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 5:27:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: chessplayer

The problem is obvious. We just ain’t down with him for the struggle. Geez. It’s not more complicated than that.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:27 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: chessplayer

Hey there BOBBY Parker, wanna see uneducated,ignorant and SILLY AS HELL?

FIND THE CLOSEST MIRROR and look into it, fool.

He’s too dumb to know what I just said. Count on it.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:27 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: chessplayer

I wonder if Obama is black enough for him- he is ACTUALLY the product of the marriage of a black man to a white woman, and that must be even worse

but he’s a democrap so it’s probably OK


14 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:36 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: GeronL

Billy Paul- “Am I Black Enough for You?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaaY3slVuus&playnext=1&list=PLC8D3E3A52B20387A&feature=results_main

RG3’s new entrance theme song?


15 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:36 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: chessplayer

Why would he think he’s done anything wrong? The sad truth is that in this country Blacks are taught from kindergarden through college that it’s OK for them to be racist.

In a way I actually feel sorry for him. He’s been caught by changing standards exactly the same way so many White folks have been caught over the years. Remember when they first decided that nooses were racist? That one caught me. I laughed out loud and thought it was an idea that wouldn’t last a week. Now it’s pretty much an established fact, and woe to anyone who questions it.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 5:29:17 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: TurboZamboni

bump


17 posted on 12/14/2012 5:32:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeDetweiler
Remember when they first decided that nooses were racist? That one caught me

I have to admit that one caught me by surprise also. It wasn't until the Jenna (sp?) incident that I found out nooses had been trademarked as implying something racist. I always thought it applied to rustlers and general bad guys. I've often said 'string 'em up', and it never applied to race.

18 posted on 12/14/2012 5:37:29 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Mr. K
I wonder if Obama is black enough for him- he is ACTUALLY the product of the marriage of a black man to a white woman, and that must be even worse

Actually he isn't the product of the marriage.

19 posted on 12/14/2012 5:40:15 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: chessplayer
Rob Parker is a pantywaist white boy in Blackface. He never played sports himself, but played a black person when went to Columbia J-School on an affirmative action free ride. Punk Parker is a loudmouth and about as much "down for the struggle" as I am.
20 posted on 12/14/2012 5:42:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

basically...he’s not black enough, not down for the cause, PLUS he’s marrying a WHITE WOMAN.....dammmmmmmm, it’s the magic negro all over again


21 posted on 12/14/2012 5:44:21 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JoeDetweiler

The history of the noose.

You can probably beat me out cause I’m doing this from memory (bad decision at my age), but I think (IMHEO) the “lynching” period started in the late 19th century, when the Ratz regained power in DC, and lasted until about 1929.

Approximately 1,300 blacks got hung. What is far less known is that about 1,100 WHITES got lynched too. (Thank you KKK, militia arm of the RATZ party.)

It seems like all the whites were Republicans. Oh, golly geeze shux, the blacks that got hung were Republicans too!

My, my. The Ratz weren’t lynching blacks for being black. They lynched blacks for being: REPUBLICAN!

So in Ratz Think, it wasn’t “racist” per se, but just business as usual.

Too bad blacks bought the RATZ BS (Lyndon Baines {got those n!gg**s balls in my pocket for the next 150 years} Johnson)hook line and SINKER.

Yes black folk, Lyndon Baines said just that. Matter of public record.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 5:44:47 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: GeronL

These guys on ESPN may not yet carry billy clubs but as a protected class, by all accounts, they have Black Panther mouths and act as the black arm of the union type Marxist party line, no matter where they are.

Since the election, they are feeling their oats, full of themselves, reeking with arrogance. I’ve grown to despise ESPN.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 5:44:56 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Hoodat
As the song from the R&H musical “South Pacfic” goes, “You have to be Carefully Taught.” The liberals have no problem educating their their “students” with their popular version of politically correct racism.
24 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:35 PM PST by oyez (I think we are all done here, Kids.)
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To: chessplayer

Rob Parker fails to realise that many black men have white Fiancee’s. Many of his favorite black movie stars and sports figures who can afford one get a white girl friend.

There are many white groupies hanging around the doors of sports colliseums and stadiums for black players to choose from.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: chessplayer; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; GeronL; dfwgator; FlingWingFlyer; Migraine; Doogle; ...
What Rob Parker also said in that same diatribe against Griffin was that the quarterback may be a Republican - as if a black athlete having such political leanings was somehow an inferior athlete. Hey, Parker, you may not like Griffin's off-the-field preferences, but as long as they don't affect his performance on the field negatively, why should you as a sports reporter have to throw them out other than to start a needless controversy?

BTW, Griffin wouldn't be the first very well known black athlete to identify as a Republican. So were superstars Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Wilt Chamberlain (all now deceased). And the lesser known but very talented black college football quarterback at Oklahoma from yesteryear, J. C. Watts, was a Republican congressman for quite some time and still comes on political shows - notably Sean Hannity - to discuss current events.

As for Rob Parker, will ESPN fire him for saying stuff that wasn't exactly PC? Doubt it. Compare this situation to the one where Rush Limbaugh's brief tenure on ESPN ended when he commented that many in the sports media overrated Donavan McNabb's prowess as a player because they wanted a black quarterback to look better than he actually was.

26 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:44 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: JoeDetweiler; All

It is not really about race. It is about ideology. If a black person is not a socialist/radical black theology type, then they are not “really black”.

So Bill Clinton can be the “first black president”, but Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, and Thomas Sowell, are not truely “black”.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 5:46:24 PM PST by marktwain
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To: chessplayer

When did they start calling the “bitches”, “fiancee”.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 5:46:52 PM PST by UncleSam (Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
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To: chessplayer

I tweeted him and asked him “Since my bro-in-law is black and my sister white, does that make him a cornball brother?” Still no response.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 5:47:29 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Little Bobby has a problem with Griffin because he has a white fiancee and MAY be a wascally Wepubwican. He couldn’t offer any proof about RGIII’s voter registration but he still has a problem with Griffin not living up to the black stereotype”

He has no problem with the white woman as that is definitely a status symbol of the black athlete. And anyone that denies that fact is a racist. I know because I am a man of color. My color is white.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 5:48:28 PM PST by Cyman
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To: chessplayer

If a white boy made such stupid racist comments he would have been bounced out of there immediately and permanently. Of course if Parker had been a white boy he never would have gotten the job in the first place.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 5:49:16 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: chessplayer

Mr. Parker is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He’s stereotyping his “brothers”, but don’t anyone else stereotype his “brothers”. My guess is Mr. Parker would be taunting the Player as “acting white”.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 5:49:38 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: chessplayer

Yeah I guess we uneducated types can’t be so lucky to be “affirmative action’d” through life, Rob

Try earning your next job on merit. (ie., digging ditches)


33 posted on 12/14/2012 5:52:50 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: chessplayer

Odungo uses the word “silly” a lot


34 posted on 12/14/2012 5:55:49 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

If one wants to know what the absolute bottom IQ billets on tv, just listen to ESPN.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 6:02:31 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: chessplayer

I was on an access road pulling into a McDonald’s drive- through last night when I heard Mark Levin talking about this on his show. It was the first I’d heard of it. I was disgusted as I turned into the parking lot, then I looked up to see a Subway billboard featuring Robert Griffin. Robert is from my little hometown and so I confess to being ridiculously interested in his football career (going back to his high school days), and more than a little protective of him and his image.

I can tell you this: he is the real deal. He really is the nice guy you see in interviews. And he is black, too. He is blacker than Obama; I wonder if this idiot at ESPN questions Obama’s blackness. What exactly makes Robert not black enough? Let’s see...he graduated from high school a semester early and immediately enrolled at Baylor. Graduated near the top of his H.S. class and early from Baylor, as well. Hmmm...sounds like good stuff so far. Do those academic highlights mean he is not a real brother? Is it the fact that his fiancee is white? Gee, we’ve never seen a black guy with a white girl before. /s Is it the fact that Robert is articulate? Um, Rob Parker, himself, is employed by ESPN, so he must be pretty articulate, too. Does that make HIM less “down with the cause?” And, well, Robert has no arrest record. Does that make him different from other “true” African American athletes? Does it mean that “Johnny Football” is more of a brother than RG3 will ever be? At least THAT Heisman winner has an impressive rap sheet!! /s I’ve seen old photos around here of Robert with George W. Bush; I guess that makes him a Republican to Rob Parker. Then again, I’ve seen video of Robert meeting Obama in person. Guess that doesn’t register with Parker. I know the church the Griffins attended here; believe me, there is little to no chance they are Republicans, lol. But they are wise enough not to slobber all over ANY politician of any party...too much chance of offending fans of one stripe or another. Wish all celebrities were so politically savvy!

Rob Parker can shut his pie hole. We hear complaints that there aren’t enough black quarterbacks in the NFL. Then when we get them we complain that they aren’t black enough. Disgusting.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 6:06:39 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: TXBlair

And RG III gave a hellluva Heisman speech too I think. Oh, and that was after he hugged his family and some white girl in the audience :)


37 posted on 12/14/2012 6:16:58 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: chessplayer

Don’t ya hate it when someone who happens to have the same as you acts like a buffoon on the national stage?

The first time I hear Rush Limbaugh say my name....it’s not actually me.

Guess I should be grateful.......


38 posted on 12/14/2012 6:19:34 PM PST by TheRobb7 ("Patriots don't negotiate the terms of our enslavement"--JimRob)
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To: chessplayer

One minute of listening to Rob Parker reveals what being ignorant and uneducated is all about. It would be a relief to dismiss him as silly, but the sad fact is that he is stupid, and there are millions like him.


39 posted on 12/14/2012 6:19:50 PM PST by pallis
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To: A_Former_Democrat

He did, indeed!! That was totally surreal to watch for me. You may remember that so many of the commentators kept saying things like, “As great as he is on the field, he seems to be an even better person off the field.” THAT is so true!


40 posted on 12/14/2012 6:27:09 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: chessplayer

uneducated, silly? One thing for sure, they are mostly employed, which he isn’t at this time


41 posted on 12/14/2012 6:30:11 PM PST by Figment
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He’s upset that RGIII understood “Judge a man, not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.” Little bobby needs to get his next job (he’s lost this one) by some other means than affirmative action


42 posted on 12/14/2012 6:37:36 PM PST by Figment
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To: justiceseeker93

I want to say that Tiger Woods is also a republican, having grown up in Orange County, CA. Which is why he refused to accept Obama’s invite to the White House.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 6:45:21 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: chessplayer
Well I may be silly but at least I am smart enough not to watch the talking heads on E S PEE N for their lopsided political views.

Shut up and play the damn game !

44 posted on 12/14/2012 7:08:17 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Newbomb Turk
I saw the whole show

When Tiger Woods went on Oprah and sai he didn't consider himself a total Black Man

Rob collected everything he had that reminded him of Tiger Woods and took it to the Goodwill.

What a Racist

45 posted on 12/14/2012 7:30:46 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: chessplayer

What does Griffin owe to Parker?


46 posted on 12/14/2012 8:14:43 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: scooby321; Hotlanta Mike; All
When Tiger Woods went on Oprah and said he didn't consider himself a total Black Man.

Of course he's not a "total black man" simply because his father is black and his mother is Asian. So what he was saying is simply the genetic truth that everyone already knew.

Did you notice that as long he was winning consistently as a golfer, the sports MSM kind of treated him the great black superstar, despite his half Asian ancestry and his white wife. Only when his marriage started falling apart - due to his affairs with other white women - and his golf game suffered at about the same time did he fall out of favor with the Rob Parkers of the world.

47 posted on 12/14/2012 8:22:52 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: chessplayer

What’s the big deal? I thought everyone knew that the definition of “blackness” was defined by the leftist media, based on how they act.

For instance, Justice Clarence Thomas? Not Black, and a bad role model for Black youth. Because he doesn’t think “right.”

Jaime Fox? Plenty Black, and a great role model for Black “youts,” because he declared Obama his Lord and Savior.

Mark


48 posted on 12/14/2012 9:32:07 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GeronL

So, saying he wasn’t black enough because he might not lean left enough didn’t bother ESPN at all?


He’s still working for them and hasn’t been fired. I guess they don’t want Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson releasing their wrath on them.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 9:33:34 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

but he still has a problem with Griffin not living up to the black stereotype.


A stereotype created by white liberals.


50 posted on 12/14/2012 9:37:41 PM PST by chessplayer
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