ESPN’s Parker Suspended For ‘Cornball Brother’ Comments Toward RGIII


#1

An ESPN commentator who questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a “cornball brother” has been suspended.ESPN’s Rob Parker’s comments on yesterday’s “First Take,” which questioned Griffin’s standing as a black man due to his white fiancée and the quarterback’s rumored Republican leanings, has led to the commentator’s suspension. Shortly after Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch broke the news of Parker’s suspension via Twitter, ESPN made a statement on the issue.
“Following yesterday’s comments, Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice,” ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tweeted. “We are conducting a full review.ESPN’s Parker Suspended For ‘Cornball Brother’ Comments Toward RGIII « CBS DC I was listening to Rush talk about this on the car radio. Talk about racism. This guy is not a brother because he does not hate whites ./sarcasm


#2

I was listening to Rush talk about this on the car radio.

The last thing Rush needs to do is talk about black QBs

I was watching ESPN when Rob Parker said that and it really felt out of place. Even Stephen A Smith who often talks about racism in sports said “I dont like where this is going” when Parker brought it up. Who knows what he was thinking. He probably wont be back at ESPN, they have a habit of just making people disapear when they mess up that bad.


#3

[quote=“UNTRugby, post:2, topic:37498”]
The last thing Rush needs to do is talk about black QBs
[/quote]Wasn’t Rush the one that was making, what turned out to be inflammatory, statements about Donovan McNabb?

If some of these celebrities want to shoot themselves in the foot (though admittedly the MSM reports it with their own “racist” spin often), like Rush, this ESPN guy, and I think Jimmy the Greek fit that category several decades ago, fine. They know the risks of their statement (being twisted by the MSM in some cases.)

But what angers me is that these guys should know that the Left is going to use their broad brush to paint us all as racists. These guys are giving them ammunition (“See, I told you ALL these guys are racists”). Granted, in many cases it’s taken out of context or otherwise twisted, but if you’re going to take the risk of shooting yourself in the foot, don’t shoot me in the foot too!


#4

Yeah. Rush made a good point but he said it in a dumb way but thats kinda Rush’s style. The ESPN guy however is black, knew what he was saying, and meant it exactly the way he said it.


#5

It’s typical of the Eastern Seaboard Propaganda Network. People still watch that?


#6

No, Rush was defending Donovan McNabb while all the other commentators on the show were saying he had “digressed” in talent.

Rush condemned the media for exaggerating the Role McNabb had in the previous years success because of their agenda to have a black quarterback in the elite class, this caused these same commentators to blame McNabb for the Eagles 0 and 3 start (to justify their previous over praise) even though the numbers showed that it was the Eagles defense that had started way behind their previous year while McNabb was still progressing nicely at the Quarterback position.

At the time he said this (on the ESPN Sunday Pre Game Show) nobody misunderstood him, the other guys were all offended that Rush called them out as “Race Hacks” but nobody heard anything inflammatory regarding McNabb.

It took until the following Thursday for the Liberals to realize they could cut up the quote and sell it as an Anti Black Quarterback commentary, then they piled on to get Rush fired.

Rush rightly condemned the Racist media, just like this Racist imbecile that attacked RG3 for not squatting on the Liberal plantation like all the other slaves who worship the Democrat Party.


#7

[quote=“RET423, post:6, topic:37498”]
No, Rush was defending Donovan McNabb while all the other commentators on the show were saying he had “digressed” in talent.
[/quote]OK . . . how 'bout this then:

That may fit better with:

While this Rush/McNabb incident may not have been a good example of what I was talking about, there are nevertheless some individual celebrities on the right that push the envelope so far that it DOES end up giving the MSM ammunition to paint all of us with that broad brush. And, yes, the MSM is going to do that anyway, but why make it easier for them?


#8

I would have to see an example to determine whether you are advocating a further cosigning of “Political Correctness” that merely tries to make every subject that Democrats cannot defend their position on “Taboo” so they don’t have to defend their positions or actual Racist comments.

If you are suggesting that after 40 years of Political Correctness Conservatives should still be thinking that they can somehow catch up to the terminology and win the debates without crossing any of these fake lines then I strongly disagree, these “lines” are redrawn every time Democrats find themselves in a position of having to defend themselves.

That will not change as long as Conservatives keep fleeing ever time some lying scumbag tosses out the “Racist” charge, we have decades of proof that all we gain by playing this game is a longer list of topics that we must ignore in fear of being labeled.

We need to dump the fear and start speaking the truth, only the wicked flee when nothing is chasing them and there is no bigger example of “nothing” than a Democrat.

Our speech should be clear and fearless as the truth deserves;
Obama is Racist
Obama is a Communist
Obama hates the America that our Founders established
The Democrat Party has always been the Party of institutionalized racism and they are just as committed to institutionalized racism today as they were when they fought a war to preserve slavery.
Socialism is evil and violent
Capitalism is good and peaceful
Socialism breeds poverty and death
Capitalism breeds prosperity and life
The belief that human behavior is changing the weather is a religion, not science.
There are no hyphenated Americans, you are an American first or you are not worthy of a response.
Welfare harms the poor, only those who hate the poor support the continuation of Welfare.

This is how the Democrats talk to Conservatives while Conservatives tip toe all over the English language trying to defend themselves without uttering any “banned words” that the Left keeps coming up with.

Actual Racism should be pointed out clearly and without hesitation, since it all exists on the Left this cannot hurt Conservatives.


#9

I have no idea what ‘Cornball Brother’ actually means. Therefore, this whole discussion means little to me. From the discussion, I assume that it is a derogatory racial term.


#10

Rob Parker explained it when he said it and its basically a PC version of “Uncle Tom”


#11

[quote=“ObamaNOT, post:3, topic:37498”]
Wasn’t Rush the one that was making, what turned out to be inflammatory, statements about Donovan McNabb?

If some of these celebrities want to shoot themselves in the foot (though admittedly the MSM reports it with their own “racist” spin often), like Rush, this ESPN guy, and I think Jimmy the Greek fit that category several decades ago, fine. They know the risks of their statement (being twisted by the MSM in some cases.)

But what angers me is that these guys should know that the Left is going to use their broad brush to paint us all as racists. These guys are giving them ammunition (“See, I told you ALL these guys are racists”). Granted, in many cases it’s taken out of context or otherwise twisted, but if you’re going to take the risk of shooting yourself in the foot, don’t shoot me in the foot too!
[/quote]All Rush said was that McNabb was overrated, with which I agree, and that the media "has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well."
This is more of the racism on the left. A conservative black man can expect this from the Racists who call themselves, “liberals”.


#12

Rush made no RACIST remarks, he stated a fact that turned out to be true. Rush said, if McNab was white he’d be just an avarage NFL quarterback.
It was the sports media that built him up beyond his abilities, and that is what Rush said. Nothing racist toward McNab, it was aimed at the sports media and is a fact.


#13

“Not down for the cause”??
What effing cause was Rob Parker refering to, Black Supremacy??


#14

Parker was/is POed that RGIII doesn’t define himself by his race and has frequently said so publicly (because he is frequently asked about it by sports MSM folk!). That RGIII’s girlfriend is white and he publicly professes Christianity are probably aggravations, as are rumor/accusations that RGIII might be (horrors!) a Republican.


#15

This. The phrase is meaningless. What the heck is a “Cornball brother”?


#16

He wasn’t speaking to this situation (AFAIK), but here’s how Jamie Foxx views himself and life. Just. Sad.


#17

I thought I spelled it out pretty clear in post #10 but heres Rob’s words lets see if you can use some context to figure out what it means.

“I’ve talked to some people in Washington, D.C. Some people in [Griffin’s] press conferences. Some people I’ve known for a long time. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is … is he a ‘brother,’ or is he a cornball ‘brother?’ He’s not really … he’s black, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the guy you’d want to hang out with. I just want to find out about him. I don’t know, because I keep hearing these things. He has a white fiancé, people talking about that he’s a Republican … there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Tiger Woods was like, ‘I have black skin, but don’t call me black.’ People wondered about Tiger Woods early on – about him.”


#18

I can not speak of other groups but I have seen blacks fight over one or the other not being black enough because of skin color. Darker skin blacks hate the lighter skin black because they are perceived to be more welcome to whites. While this may true in some cases, attitude has a lot to do with acceptance in other cases.


#19

Years ago, in one of my workplaces (Sumter, South Carolina, no less) we had two black guys, and both had the last name of “Brown”. One, however, was much darker complected than the other.

THEIR way of differentiating each other when called, was to award THEMSELVES nicknames of “Dark Brown” and “Light Brown”. It was THEIR doing and THEIR convention, and they responded nicely to those nicknames even when a white person said it.

They were both refreshing, particularly pleasant, open-minded, well mannered, and well educated. Neither was particularly “race conscious”, nor even remotely belligerent about the topic. As I said, their attitude was refreshing.

I remember one of the Browns had a son about the age of my son at the time (5). They lived close by, and my son and his son became fast friends and played pleasantly together.

One time, my wife’s mother was visiting and she commented how “wrong” it was for us white folks to allow our son to play with and befriend a black boy. I was particularly offended by that remark, but not wanting to get into an argument with my mother-in-law, I let it pass. But the whole time she was visiting, I enjoyed seeing her discomfort whenever she saw our son getting together with the Brown boy.

Had a white person come up with those nicknames, I suspect they would have been accused of being racist by some. However, as I said, those nicknames were devised by the Brown’s themselves, and all of us in the shop got a chuckle out of what was essentially a benign joke.

But here’s my conclusion: Had an MSM observer, not familiar with the situation, witnessed one of us calling “Light Brown” or “Dark Brown”, no doubt they would have characterized the shop as “racist”. It’s a good example of how the MSM might have taken this out of context and put their own (racist!) spin on it, and I’m sure they would have done it even if they had known the benign background. Apparently that was what was done to Rush.


#20

Cornballs are cornbread in round balls, not bad either, I’ve eaten plenty of them and I’m white. I thought ‘Soul Food’ was some kind of exotic food from Africa unil I went to a Soul Food Restaurant, found out it’s what I was raised on and still love.