Views Preview: The NFL, NBA & the President

Sep 26, 2017

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Several National Football League owners took to the field in solidarity with their players following President Trump’s incendiary words toward those who kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. We’ll talk about what happens when sports gets political. 

Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle: “And now the president takes on the sports world

Ben Strauss, POLITICO: “Trump just threw his NFL buddies under the bus

Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times: “Trump’s comments on NFL and Stephen Curry draw intense reaction

Brian Stelter, CNN Media: “With ‘son of a bitch’ comments, Trump tried to divide NFL and its players

Daniel Politi, Slate: “Trump rescinds White House invitation for NBA’s Warriors after criticism from players

Marissa Payne, Washington Post: “Mayor Muriel E. Bowser welcomes Warriors to D.C. after Trump rescinds White House invite

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart: “NBA legend Kobe Bryant accuses Donald Trump of inspiring ‘dissension and hatred’

Theodore Kupfer, National Review: “Comments like Trump’s make the sports world a political battleground

Adam Kilgore & Abby Phillip, Washington Post: “Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Stephen Curry

Fox News: “Trump vs. pro sports: President finds new target in America First agenda

Vanessa Romo & Martina Stewart, NPR: “Trump embroiled in 2 controversies about professional sports, race and culture

Juana Summers, CNN: “It’s impossible for black athletes to leave politics off the field

Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Pro-Trump media goes on offense for president in NFL controversy

Frank Pallotta, CNN: “Early ratings for the NFL are down again, but maybe not because of President Trump

Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: “Donald Trump vs. the NFL

Brian Stelter, CNN: “NFL aired unity ad in prime time on Sunday

Shannon Pettypiece, Bloomberg: “Trump’s war on NFL threatens to overshadow rollout of tax plan

Editorial, Wall Street Journal: “The politicization of everything

ESPN: "ESPN Monday Night Football overnight rating up 63 percent over a year ago"

Killing the health care bill

Yohana Desta, Vanity Fair: “Jimmy Kimmel comes for Trump and Pence in latest health-care bill attack

Frank Pallotta, CNN Money: “Did Jimmy Kimmel kill the health care bill?

CBS News: “Is Jimmy Kimmel right about Obamacare repeal bill’s failings?

Linda Qiu & Daniel Victor, New York Times: “Jimmy Kimmel accused a senator of lying about his health care bill. Who’s right?

Matthew Dessem, Slate: “Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Bill Cassidy ‘lied right to my face’

Maureen Ryan, Variety: “Jimmy Kimmel turns Trumpian weapons on health care bill

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Here’s why Jimmy Kimmel is playing Ezra Klein on late-night television

Laura Bradley, Vanity Fair: “Jimmy Kimmel won’t let GOP, ‘phony little creep’ from Fox brush him off

Chris McCrory, Arizona Republic: “Jimmy Kimmel thanks McCain on Twitter for stand on health bill

Jim Rutenberg, New York Times: “Colbert, Kimmel and the politics of late night

Facebook’s promise to fight election interference

Editorial, New York Times: “Facebook’s belated awakening

Donie O’Sullivan & Eric Bradner, CNN Media: “Facebook could still be weaponized again for the 2018 election

Farhad Manjoo, New York Times: “On Russian meddling, Mark Zuckerberg follows a familiar playbook

Sapna Maheshwari & Mike Isaac, New York Times: “Facebook, after ‘fail’ over ads targeting racists, makes changes

Alyssa Newcomb, NBC News: “Facebook says it will hand Russia-linked ads over to Congress

Melinda Zetlin, Inc.: “Mark Zuckerberg, facing class action lawsuit, scraps plan to issue non-voting Facebook shares

Sarah Kessler, Quartz, “Mark Zuckerberg will sell at least $6 billion in Facebook stock over the next 18 months

Adam Entous, Elizabeth Dwoskin, & Craig Timberg, Washington Post: “Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

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Covering St. Louis demonstrations

Davis Winborne, Columbia Missourian: “From the Newsroom: Police posed a greater danger to journalists than demonstrators in St. Louis

Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Post-Dispatch demands charges be dropped against reporter covering protest

KTVI-TV: “Scary moments for a FOX2 reporter during a Stockley protest

Obits from beyond the grave

Stephen Hiltner, New York Times: “An obituary written from beyond the grave? Not quite

Michael T. Kaufman, New York Times: “Lillian Ross, acclaimed reporter for The New Yorker, dies at 99

Bruce Weber, New York Times: “Obit for the obits

Megyn Kelly on Today

Brian Steinberg, Variety: “Megyn Kelly turns away from politics and toward morning tv in new launch

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Must we have ‘fun,’ Megyn Kelly?

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Megyn Kelly: ‘Must everything be political? Everything? EVERYTHING!

David Bauder, Associated Press: “Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show

John Koblin, New York Times: “Megyn Kelly is ready for her morning closeup

Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair: “Has Megyn Kelly’s star already eclipsed?

Brian Lowry, CNN Media: “Megyn Kelly awkwardly begins ‘Today’ makeover

Willa Paskin, Slate: “Megyn Kelly might be done with politics, but politics aren’t done with her

Your first memory of local news?

Kristen Hare, Poynter: “What are your earliest memories of local news?