The New Yorker is courting controversy with a new cover depicting Seattle Seahawks anthem-protester and false race accuser Michael Bennett, and original anthem-protester Colin Kaepernick, kneeling next to famed civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some find it outrageous to pair two pampered millionaire football players with a man that struggled mightily to bring equal rights to Black Americans, was jailed for his activism, and ultimately assassinated for his beliefs.
So The New Yorker put a guy who lied about fake racism on the cover of its magazine kneeling beside MLK. And the other guy beside MLK called police modern day slave catchers and said Cuba has more freedoms than us. Pathetic. pic.twitter.com/JzyZXsWIVz
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 8, 2018
Colin Kaepernick, of course, is famed as the multi-millionaire who invented the anti-American protest mounted during the playing of the national anthem. Whereas Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered for his beliefs, the worst consequence Kaepernick has suffered thus far is that he wasn’t signed by an NFL team.
Kaepernick has filed charges with the NFL, claiming that owners have “colluded” to keep him out of the league because he invented the anti-American protest that has bedeviled the league for two full seasons, now.
Also, whereas Martin Luther King struggled to insure that Black Americans could freely vote their conscience in state and federal elections, Colin Kaepernick has not even bothered to vote.
Meanwhile, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett most recently made news for accusing the Las Vegas police of racism after he was briefly detained during an investigation into an active shooter threat late last year. Bennett’s claim was not substantiated by any video of the incident, and no witnesses came forward to support his claims.
Indeed, after his accusations, the Las Vegas Police Dept. released police body camera footage that seems to totally refute Bennett’s claims that he was racially profiled and mistreated for the few minutes he was detained by officers.
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