Friday, January 20, 2017

Sports Media's Stephen A. Smith Defends Trump

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Like the news media, the sports media is filled with leftist personalities, and in truth, is dominated by Democrat-leaning voices.  ESPN “First Take” host Stephen A. Smith, regardless of his political persuasion, asked for a little sanity, and he defended embattled “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey who met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss partnering with Trump Department of Housing and Urban Development nominee Dr. Ben Carson to work on restoring America’s inner cities.

It amazes me that Democrats would criticize a call for bettering the inner-city neighborhoods, much less attack blacks who fully understand the plight of these neighborhoods because they were raised in them.

Smith challenged the backlash by leftist Democrats who reacted to Harvey's meeting with Trump, and questioned if the reaction would be the same if Trump had met with popular black sports figures such as Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Warriors guard Steph Curry, Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin or Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.

He asked if people in the black community would call them “sellouts” like they did Harvey just for meeting with Trump about their concerns.

Regardless of who is President, should not blacks be cheering on those who wish to tackle the task of improving the conditions of black communities in the United States?

“Here is hoping Trump calls all of those guys and then some,” Smith said. “So, why have a problem with Steve Harvey? While few of us are interested in hearing praise for Trump at this moment, let’s not confuse that with recognizing the position he is in, respecting it and using our intellect to decipher where we go from here — not our emotions. After all, how far has that gotten us?”

Perhaps Smith's message needs to get out to the streets where violent protesters are trying to make a mockery of Inauguration Day.

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