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TV Networks Largely Ignore Angry Fans Booing NFL

TV Networks Largely Ignore Angry Fans Booing NFL

Doesn’t fit the preferred narrative.

https://youtu.be/BVR23nFkKz0

Last spring when liberals were storming town hall meetings and angrily yelling at Republican congressmen, the images were unavoidable. All the networks, even FOX News, showed them for all the country to see.

NFL fans who are angry about players kneeling during the national anthem haven’t been so lucky.

Michael McCarthy writes at Sporting News:

Why didn’t TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday?

With President Donald Trump’s attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league’s TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans.

Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend.

Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let their home teams know it. The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd shots Sunday, so there was never a chance for viewers to see fans jeering players.

A segment of Patriots fans in Foxborough, Mass., for example, nearly booed their own players off the field when some Pats sat or kneeled, with some screaming, “Stand up!”

This is the video McCarthy refers to:

That happened in true blue Massachusetts. You would think that’s newsworthy. As many people have pointed out over the years, media bias is just as much about what isn’t covered.

I guess we have to give kudos to ABC News for at least sharing this on Twitter:

Featured image via YouTube.

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It will take some time for tv ratings of NFL games to tell the story. If they plunge, the advertisers will take a stand.

TV Networks Largely Ignore Angry Fans Booing NFL

Which is why I have largely ignored the networks for years, now.

Aren’t “Sports Journalists” just invited guests that can be asked to leave?

I think the networks will try and show some of this so the players back off an incredibly unpopular way of advancing Progressive politics. They aren’t doing it for the country just their own selfish wants. They have figured out they need to fool white middle class voters back into the fold and they “might” have the brains to see this is not it.

I have a relative who is a member of a TV measurement panel. He turned off his set.

Gotta hand it to Trump: To keep his betrayed supporters distracted from his incompetence/malfeasance, he goes after the NFL players while his administration lets the Clintons and Lois Lerner off the hook, keeps Koskinen as the head of the IRS, and turns a blind eye as lawyers in the State and Justice Departments fight against Judicial Watch’s lawsuits.

As is to be expected from a master of the deal, Trump is employing a brilliant win-win strategy: the media and the Democrats, too, want to draw attention away from the criminality of the IRS, the Clintons, and the State and Justice Departments.

Once again, the elites win, and the poor, dumb public loses.

    Ragspierre in reply to moonmoth. | September 28, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Dude, that’s WAY too much #realism!

    You are about to get the full turd-swirl of down-thumbery.

    You anti-Trumpers have to get a grip. Not everything is about Trump.

    NFL fans were upset with these protests last season while OBAMA was president. And they are even more upset about them this season. This was before Trump ever weighed in on the issue. Now, the Trumpmiester may have used this controversy to distract people from the lack of action by the Congress. On the other hand, he might just be fed up with these ignorant, divisive protests, just like us regular folks.

    I know that your candidate did not win. I know that Trump, the man, is not a very likeable figure. I know that his agenda, and time line, is not what you want to see. But, the man has been in office nine whole months. He has 39 months to go. Maybe you should wait and see what happens here. HRC, Lois Lerner nor anyone else has been acquitted of any criminal acts which they may have committed. They are not fixin’ to flee the country. So, there is no real hurry to secure indictments against them. Let’s see what happens in the 2018 midterms. If Trump gets most of his agenda passed and some establishment congress critters lose their seats, we might see more swamp draining and less economy building. With Trump, unlike some of his detractors, it is build the economy first, drain the swamp second.

      Ragspierre in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Some of us can walk and chew gum.

      What’s more important than the rule of law, T-rump cultist? He was never expected to do the work, just provide the direction and leadership.

      He hasn’t.

        healthguyfsu in reply to Ragspierre. | September 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Can you, though? While you’re trying to do both you seem to be fixated on the gum chewing at Trump when this article had absolutely zero to with Trump.

        I think your analogy was spot on…you just weren’t represented in it.

          Ragspierre in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

          A close reading, along with the indexing of my comment, shows I was not trying to deal with the root post, but with Mac45’s silliness.

          You seem oddly compelled to find fault with what I write, often without any merit whatsoever.

          healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 28, 2017 at 5:56 pm

          Mostly, I found you interesting so there is that. And I harbor no ill will towards you despite disagreeing with you on a more frequent basis these days.

        I have to derail this thread. but let me ask the following.

        You are a self-identified Ted Cruz supporter. Would you have us believe that Ted [Bush confidant, Goldman Sacks beneficiary and professional politician] Cruz would be actively draining the DC swamp? Do you actually believe that he would have repealed Obamacare by now? Do you actually, for even a second, truly believe that HRC, Lois Lerner or any other member of the Obama administrations would be under indictment this minute? If so, I have a bridge to sell you in NYC.

        You losers have been beating the Trump is a failure drum since before the man was inaugurated. You continue to ignore every campaign promise that he has kept which he can do unilaterally. You totally ignore the fact that he has garnered the most widespread opposition of any President ever elected in this country, again, since before he was inaugurated. The Republican party, and every politician within it, has actively and publicly worked against their elected President. Something which is unprecedented. Now, you are SUPPOSEDLY upset because Trump is not adhering to YOUR timeline. A single man,even one backed by a multitude, can only do so much so fast. The Trump timeline was always to build the economy. Social justice is part of his agenda, but the priority is the economy. And, he does not need distractions which would hinder that.

        As I said, give the man some time to work. You might actually be pleasantly surprised.

          Ragspierre in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

          “I have to derail this thread. but let me ask the following.”

          But you didn’t ask any questions you didn’t answer in your usual suckupery.

          You’re too enthralled to even know what you’re saying.

          But your blind faith is disgusting, so, let me ask…

          When do you predict that Lerner will be prosecuted?

          When will Koskinen be fired?

          When will Hellary be prosecuted?

          At what point will T-rump even staff his agencies?

          Take your time.

          Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm

          Actually, since you missed my QUESTIONS, here they are again:

          “You are a self-identified Ted Cruz supporter. Would you have us believe that Ted [Bush confidant, Goldman Sacks beneficiary and professional politician] Cruz would be actively draining the DC swamp? Do you actually believe that he would have repealed Obamacare by now? Do you actually, for even a second, truly believe that HRC, Lois Lerner or any other member of the Obama administrations would be under indictment this minute? If so, I have a bridge to sell you in NYC.” [Note the QUESTION MARKS. They denote QUESTIONS.]

          So, when would Cruz prosecute Hillary, do you think? How about Lerner? Come on, now. Who knows when, or even if, the Trump DOJ will EVER prosecute HRC or Lerner or many of the other miscreants in the Obama administration. Prosecuting them is going to put a LOT of sitting politicians and government employees in jeopardy. And, they are going to block any such attempt, out of self preservation. On the other hand, what makes you think that Cruz would be doing any of that, either? After all, he was your boy, wasn’t he?

          See, no matter what Trump does, you are always going to find fault with him. You seem to expect the world on a platter delivered RFN. Well, I hate to be the one to shatter your illusions, but the world doesn’t work that way. You can’t clean up post-Harvey Houston in a week and you can’t repair the damage done to this country by 20 years of establishment action AND drain the swamp in a few months.

          Ragspierre in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 3:44 pm

          No, hunny, I read your “quesations”.

          I also read your answer to your questions.

          “If so, I have a bridge to sell you in NYC.”

          Why would I bother with your straw-man, bullshit “questions” when you had answered them already?

          See? You’re so insane, you don’t even know what you’re saying at least HALF the time.

          Now, I really DID ask some questions for you to answer.

          Where are your answers? (That’s another question, hunny…)

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      “With Trump, unlike some of his detractors, it is build the economy first, drain the swamp second.”

      Again, you rewrite Trump’s agenda to cover his failures. Do you have his permission to do this, lol?

      Perhaps I’m wrong. Can you cite anything where the Trump team has priotized their goals to “economy first, drain swamp second”?

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      “With Trump, unlike some of his detractors, it is build the economy first, drain the swamp second.”

      Again, you rewrite Trump’s agenda to cover his failures. Do you have his permission to do this, lol?

      Perhaps I’m wrong. Can you cite anything where the Trump team has prioritized their goals to “economy first, drain swamp second”?

        Umm, historical actions? Perhaps the slogan MAGA along with his initial emphasis on economic fixes? Perhaps, reality?

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Mac45. | September 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm

          And it’s never appeared in print or in a speech or in an interview or a press release by Trump or any of his people? Not once.

          It is obvious you’ve simply made it up out of necessity. That’s pretty desperate of you.

        Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        That would be like his immediate fulfillment of his pledged to end DACA on “day one”, which was totally within his perview to do.

        Oh…

        wait…

        (Sucker)

      mariner in reply to Mac45. | September 29, 2017 at 2:20 am

      I’m not much of sports fan, but didn’t football season start just a few weeks ago?

      Might the season start have something to do with Trump’s timing re: the NFL?

      (I know, that’s just crazy talk.)

    thalesofmiletus in reply to moonmoth. | September 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Trump took the pre-existing fracture between Left and Right and helped put it in the forefront on the sleeping Right’s view. They can’t just sit on the sidelines anymore and be passive while their nation heads into ruin.

    It’s a masterful move, irrespective of anything else he’s done.

      “They can’t just sit on the sidelines anymore and be passive while their nation heads into ruin.”

      I’ve been hearing that for the last eight years, at least. What’s going to change now? Especially since the crowd that supposedly cannot sit on the sidelines anymore has been — and remains —
      complicit in concealing the crimes from which Trump is distracting the public by cynically appealing to patriotism.

Reminds me of the annual Pro-Life marches that don’t happen 😉

Lesson learned. They can ignore your booing. But they can’t ignore your empty seats. Your silence.

Al Davis taught me that. Back in the ’80s.

another reason to not turn on the game…

they can’t lie to you if you aren’t watching.

they don’t listen to anything but their bottom line, so put a nice big dent in it.

Keep it up, morons. Before you know it, people will feel the same disgust with the NFL that they do with guys that run illegal cock and/or dog fights.

JOHN 3:16

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