Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Who Once Told LeBron James To ‘Shut Up And Dribble,’ Called Out For Her Bias After Defending Drew Brees - The Shade Room

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Who Once Told LeBron James To ‘Shut Up And Dribble,’ Called Out For Her Bias After Defending Drew Brees

Fox News personality Laura Ingraham is being called out for her apparent bias in respect to which athletes she deems worthy of having a voice outside of sports.

The same woman who once told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” when he publicly criticized Donald Trump, is now defending Drew Brees’ disapproval of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, saying he should be “allowed to have his view on what kneeling and the flag means to him.”

 

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ Fox News personality #LauraIngraham is being called out for her apparent bias in respect to which athletes she deems worthy of having a voice outside of sports. ___ The same woman who once told #LeBronJames to “shut up and dribble” when he publicly criticized #DonaldTrump, is now defending #DrewBrees’ disapproval of #NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, saying he should be “allowed to have his view on what kneeling and the flag means to him.” ___ While it should be noted that Brees has since issued an apology, Laura referred to the criticism of Brees as “Stalanist.” LeBron, along with many others, responded to a video of Laura shared by @ComplexSports, saying, “If you still haven’t figured out why the protesting is going on.” ___ “Why we’re acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here???” LeBron asked in reference to the video. “And to my people don’t-click the link in our bio to read more. (📹: @complexsports @foxnews)

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While it should be noted that Brees has since issued an apology, Laura Ingraham referred to the criticism of Brees as “Stalanist.” LeBron, along with many others, responded to a video of Laura shared by Complex Sports, saying, “If you still haven’t figured out why the protesting is going on.”

“Why we’re acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here???” LeBron asked in reference to the video. “And to my people don’t worry I won’t stop until I see CHANGE!!!”

The “stick to sports” argument has always been selective, usually only applying to Black athletes and sports commentators when using their positions to advocate for social justice.

Another example would be former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who had even the White House calling for her firing after she called Trump a “white supremacist” but in that same token, people have expressed outrage about Curt Schilling’s dismissal from the network for his offensive postings on social media, according to Forbes.

Laura’s obvious contradicting viewpoints of LeBron and Brees had other athletes speaking out.

The Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell tweeted, “Funny how the narrative changes…”

L.A. Chargers player Keenan Allen said, “Wow…so Bron and KD need to shut up and dribble but DREW BREES (white man) can have opinions…RACISM!!!”

But if Laura didn’t get fired back then, who knows if she’ll face any disciplinary action for this faux pas.

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