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Joanne Chesimard and another big fumble at ESPN

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Where do we rank this one?    Let’s put it somewhere between carelessness and ignorance.

According to news reports:

An ESPN site targeting female sports fans on Thursday removed a poem paying homage to a convicted cop killer after “an oversight in the editorial process” led to the poem being published several days ago, the embattled sports giant told Fox News.

DaMaris Hill’s poem “Revolution” had led the April 25 ESPNW.com feature “Five Poets on the New Feminism,” which was produced “in honor of National Poetry month…to reflect on resistance, redefining feminism and movement,” according to a site description. But Hill’s poem opened with the dedication “(for Assata Shakur),” honoring the one-time Black Liberation Army member who has been hiding out in Cuba to avoid finishing a prison term for her murder rap.

“There was an oversight in the editorial process for selecting the poems for the ‘Five Poets on the New Feminism’ feature on espnW,” a spokesperson told Fox News in an email. “Dr. DaMaris Hill is a respected professor and poet, who submitted this poem based upon her personal feelings toward Assata Shakur. While the editors welcomed a contribution from a notable writer and chose it as a reflection of this one poet’s experience, upon further review we have decided it is not an appropriate selection for our site and have removed the piece from the feature.”

Later Thursday, the title of the feature had been changed to “Four Poets on the New Feminism,” Hill’s poem was gone and an editor’s note at the bottom of the page informed readers of the changes.

Seriously, are people that out of touch with reality at ESPN?   All they had to do was google her name.   They would have learned that Chesimard was convicted of fatally shooting a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, escaped from prison and fled to Cuba in the 1980’s.   Last, but not least, she is on the list of the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists.

Yesterday, I read of massive downsizing going on at ESPN.    They lost 12 million subscribers over 5 years!  We are not happy to see people lose their jobs.   At the same time, it’s not very smart to feature a poem from a woman convicted of killing a state trooper.

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April 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Trump’s 100 days, El Chapo and the border wall plus other stories of the day

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We will look at the Trump 100 days coverage and the role of the media…..Senator Cruz is proposing ‘The Chapo Act’ to pay for the construction of the wall……more judges against the Trump presidency……..sanctuary cities and Democrats…………….plus other stories….

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Source: Trump’s 100 days, El Chapo and the border wall plus other stories of the day 04/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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April 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Trump’s 100 days, El Chapo and the border wall plus NAFTA 24 years later other

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We will look at the Trump 100 days coverage and the role of the media…..Senator Cruz is proposing ‘The Chapo Act’ to pay for the construction of the wall……more judges against the Trump presidency……..sanctuary cities and Democrats…….NAFTA 24 years later………plus other stories….

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Source: Trump’s 100 days, El Chapo and the border wall plus other stories of the day 04/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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April 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gorsuch makes it one heck of a 100 days!

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Can we finally put this stupid “100 day” marker to rest? It is stupid, silly and tells you nothing about the presidency. In other words, we elect a president for a full term and the first 100 days tells you nothing about what we will think of him a year from now or even 2020 when it’s time for reelection.

Let’s remember President Bush 43’s 100 days. His presidency changed on 9/11. What about President Obama? He was walking on water in April 2009 and then took over 1,000 Democrats over the political cliff.

Of course, the media is running hard to make everything about Trump a failure, as Marc Thiessen reminded us:   

Despite the best efforts of the White House “PR apparatus” to sell the president’s first 100 days as a success, the New York Times declared in an editorial, the new administration has, in fact, been plagued by “many missteps” including a “bungled sales job” on his first major legislative initiative and a “snakebit” confirmation process, all of which have produced “a flurry of articles bemoaning the lack of focus in the White House.” The first 100 days, the Times declared, is a period the president “might prefer to forget.”

The president in question is not Donald Trump. This is how, in April 1993, the Times described the first 100 days of Bill Clinton’s presidency. But not to worry, the Times reassured its readers: “It’s still early, and a hundred days don’t really mean very much.”

 

The Times is right: The first 100 days really don’t mean very much at all.

Nevertheless, President Trump did have a major success story in the first 100 days, or the nomination and eventual selection of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It was great and makes the 100 days a smashing success.

The media, and the curse of 24-7 news, is the culprit here. We are living in a period where every minute is treated as the most consequential turn in history. It is stupid.

My guess is that we will look back at Trump’s first term rather well. It will include one, or maybe a second Supreme Court Justice, tax reform, a health care reform package, a more confident economy, and a foreign policy crisis handled from a position of strength. It will be enough to reelect President Trump. Then we can begin talking about the first 100 days of his second term.

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April 27, 2017 at 6:42 am

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1947: Baseball said goodbye to Babe Ruth

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On April 27, 1947, baseball said goodbye to the Babe.    He was very sick and would eventually die in February 1948.      

Every major league park remembered Ruth with a ceremony.   Of course, the highlight was Yankee Stadium and the Babe showed up.

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April 27, 2017 at 6:00 am