Chris Long, Zach Ertz tee off on FOX News

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FOX News Channel, the preferred viewing and interview-giving destination of the President, has used images of Eagles players kneeling in prayer when discussing the issue of the Eagles not visiting the White House, ostensibly due to kneeling during the anthem. The purpose was subtle yet obvious: FOX News was creating the impression that Eagles players kneel during the anthem. Even though they don’t.

Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long noticed, and he has responded.

“Imagine wanting to please the boss so very badly that you run stills of guys knelt down PRAYING during pregame,” Long said on Twitter. “Not one Eagles player knelt for the anthem this [year]. Keep carrying his water to sow division while misrepresenting Christian men. Aren’t many of your viewers.. never mind.”

Said tight end Zach Ertz, one of the Eagles shown kneeling: “This can’t be serious…. Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this…”

Long also addressed the deeper issue of blaming the cancellation of the White House visit on the anthem issue.

You’re complicit in PLAYING America,” Long said to FOX News. “This is just another day at the office for you, though. Most players (and there were many players, many players…) that wanted to opt out had decided long [before] the anthem rule came down. It wasn’t discussed once in our meetings about the visit.”

Indeed, plenty of Patriots players chose not to attend the White House visit last year, months before the President made anthem standing a lightning rod for rallying his base. And the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, like the Eagles, were uninvited to the White House, but not because of the anthem — but because not enough of them were willing to go.

That’s ultimately what happened here. Not enough Eagles were willing to go to the White House, to the point where the absences would have been too conspicuous, especially for someone who seems to prefer all things bigly.

138 responses to “Chris Long, Zach Ertz tee off on FOX News

  1. The kneelers injected politics in the game. Did they not expect politics to kick back in their face? This is all on the kneelers. Unless they think their opinion is the only one that matters. Which they probably do. Newsflash – we all have our own opinion. We just dont desecrate something that means alot to others (anthem) to display our opinions. That is all on the kneelers not having respect for others 100%.

  2. Being unable to accept people expressing their opinion, and trying to force people to do something, is authoritarian and anti-American. My question for the Trump supporters is why do you hate America’s values and constitutional principles so much?

  3. “Imagine wanting to please the boss so very badly that you run stills of guys knelt down PRAYING during pregame,” Long said on Twitter. “Not one Eagles player knelt for the anthem this [year]. Keep carrying his water to sow division while misrepresenting Christian men. Aren’t many of your viewers.. never mind.”

    This is such a spot-on, huge own on Fox News and largely sums up the hypocrisy that has run rampant in this country for the past year and a half.

  4. Not good Fox News, don’t become like every other media outlet. That hasn’t worked out so well for them.

  5. Please explain this, Fox News apologists. I don’t watch CNN or MSNBC or any “news” channel because they are biased towards one said or another. A simple Google search could have shown you that not a single Philadelphia Eagles player knelt during the national anthem during the 2017 regular season. However, every Fox News viewer who saw this probably thought that players on the team knelt during the anthem. Our president even confused the Philadelphia Eagles with the Pittsburgh Steelers. These players didn’t want to attend the 20 minute photo-op and are instead going to spend their time doing good for the community, feeding the hungry, building playgrounds. You know, things no president has ever done for the people.

  6. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Save your tweets fellas. Those who watch the major news outlets aren’t free thinkers anyway, and you cannot convince them you were praying during pre-game. They’re not going to change their mind.

  7. NFL should cancel Fox Sports broadcasting contract. Fox uses the NFL to build up the same Fox brand it uses to tear the NFL down. That is breach of contract. NFL should not have to have its content used to assault it.

  8. Wow, this guy is a lunatic leftie. It’s no wonder the President doesn’t want these guys around the White House. Who would? Good for the President for not pandering to millionaires like Obama did. It’s so nice to have a President that cares about America First and has brought the unemployment rate down to almost nothing. Thank you Mr Trump!

  9. Go play in Canada you whine bags. No one is paying you for your voice or political affiliation.

    If you’re so upset, please strike. I’d rather watch the 2’s and 3’s over entitled babies who contribute nothing more than cheap entertainment.

    Propaganda has been around forever, you’re surprised it’s still here? With your higher education surely at some point you took a history class, or did your muscles exclude the educational part of college?

  10. Let me get this straight….They were invited but had no intention of going in order to make a statement …then since they aren’t going they were uninvited..and they are mad about it? Really?
    Face it fellas.. you got embarrassed by Trump! Get used to it liberals!!

  11. Most of my views are more conservative. And this story by Fox is complete BS! The liberal media (especially social media) has been doing this non-stop and conservatives constantly complain about it (rightfully so). Fox is just as bad and conservatives need to speak up against this as well. As a nation we need to hold our media outlets to a higher standard across the board. Our reaction to the media makes us look like idiots because we are being lied to.

  12. Fox News and Fox Sports are corporate brothers. Something to think about while renewing those broadcast contracts.

  13. This is a disgrace. I’ve never been more embarrassed to be an American before this administration. Fox news is attacking peaceful prayer now. If there’s any evidence as to why America is no longer great, look to Fox News and the president. Guess you gotta hit rock bottom before you can rise to the top.

  14. But stuck their fists in protest of who knows what.

    Was it for the “hands up don’t shoot” lie????

  15. I’m not sure why shows like SNL try so hard to make President Chump and his cronies look dumb….. Chump and company are perfectly capable of doing that on their own.

  16. Here’s the thing, Chris…

    We like watching you rush the passer. We enjoy seeing you make a tackle, or force a fumble.

    We could not care less about your political views. If you tried to achieve fame and fortune based upon politics, rather than football, we would not even know who you are (apart from being Howie’s son).

    I guess what I’m saying is… I don’t care.

  17. The purpose was subtle yet obvious: FOX News was creating the impression that Eagles players kneel during the anthem. Even though they don’t.

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    this sort of thing is standard operating procedure for Fox News. Anyone that pays attention knows it.

  18. Because they are spoiled rich kids, completely detached from real society, the 9-5 daily grind for low wages. If you think Trump is a clown, get this, your party couldnt even beat out a clown. I bet these fools also support the morons who feel there are 52 genders.

  19. Yeah Fox is ridiculous and they should not have shown that picture however how many times did PFT show the picture of what’s his name kneeling at the preseason game with Chris Long’s hand on his shoulder? Because of that it’s not a ridiculous assumption for anybody to believe that the Eagles are kneelers

  20. Hey Philly…you suck. You’re like that “special” kid in the neighborhood who we finally let play baseball with us, then we let you get a hit, and you act like a little jerk…just go away

  21. For all of you haters and sheeple that bring up snowballing Santa Claus and “Philly sucks”…

    Cris Long and Zertz of the PHILADELPHIA Iggles just called out your hateful, fascist of a President and his faux news pawns on what they are….

    You’re an embarrassment of a human being if you support Il Douche. And while yer at it, quit watching football.

  22. No wonder no one saw Eagles kneeling, when it actually happened. The networks wouldn’t want to actually show someone praying!
    I understand the sentiments of Long & Ertz. But, why are they not equally upset over the whole protest process, or the fact that very few players were actually going to visit the WH (10 is the number I read….that’s about 1/5….sad). I was raised learning that we may not like the office holder….but he /she is President, and we need to respect the office.
    And what are these “protests” actually accomplishing? I venture to guess, very little to nothing. The only thing most people are made aware of…is that the NFL disrespects the President, and the flag/National Anthem.

  23. The military does not kneel during the National Anthem. They stand at attention. Prayer is perfectly fine; however, should be done prior to, or after the National Anthem. On a side note, is Long correct about no one kneeling (Jenkins?)? Just a thought…

  24. All hail Fascism and Hitleresque style of leadership! Yay!

    Gee, didn’t we fight two world wars to make sure this wouldn’t happen here?

    My goodness. Our country is full of dumb, angry white men and their even dumber Millennial kids.

  25. Actually, raising a clenched fist during the Anthem seems much worse than kneeling.

    But you go ahead…splitting hairs to appease your bubble is all you can do now.

  26. The cancellation had nothing to do with the anthem. Both cancellations.
    It was because of the new guy in the white house.
    I wouldn’t go either. Even for pay.

  27. “raider316 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:34 am
    Let me get this straight….They were invited but had no intention of going in order to make a statement …then since they aren’t going they were uninvited..and they are mad about it? Really?
    Face it fellas.. you got embarrassed by Trump! Get used to it liberals!!”

    The players don’t care that they weren’t invited, they are upset that they were misrepresented. Learn how to read, get a clue and stop embarrassing the teachers that tried to teach you how to read.

  28. nolahxc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
    FOX News is disgusting.
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    And CNN is better?
    CNN is the epitome of disgusting.

  29. redlikethepig says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:36 am
    You have to be a special kind of stupid to not know Fox is propaganda.

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    To quote the main man Trump, “I love the poorly educated”.

  30. If anything good can come out of this maybe it’s that some people will question why they themselves watch Fox news.

  31. The NFL decided to profit from fake patriotism by taking money from the military and making the Anthem a profitable part of the game. Now it’s back firing on them. For those who don’t want politics in Football, don’t just point to protesters, look at the owners who started this whole ridiculous mess. Then, look at a President who doesn’t give a crap about anyone but himself and maybe his kids; he’s playing this for his own gain and to get back at the NFL for rejecting him year after year.

    If anyone thinks they are on Trump’s side they are conned. Don’t care if you’re rich, white, poor, male, female, trans, or whatever you may be. Trump is on Trump’s side, plain and simple.

  32. I am a 40 year season ticket holder to the Patriots, I will be taking a knee at games this year. I am no fan of the Democratic party nationally or here in Massachusetts, but the blindness, lies and spin of Trump, Fox news, and you who approve of the police state as it applies to all citizens in this country is pitiful.

  33. Fox news is a wannabe MSNBC. All they do is pander to liberals.
    If I were President Trump I’d tell Long, Ertz, and Jenkins to go kneel on their own time, not on their employers time.
    I hate the eagles even more now.

  34. jbaxt says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:34 am
    Go play in Canada you whine bags. No one is paying you for your voice or political affiliation.

    If you’re so upset, please strike. I’d rather watch the 2’s and 3’s over entitled babies who contribute nothing more than cheap entertainment.

    Propaganda has been around forever, you’re surprised it’s still here? With your higher education surely at some point you took a history class, or did your muscles exclude the educational part of college?

    ***

    Said with such elegance. Let’s break down your comments:
    “Go play in Canada you whine bags. No one is paying you for your voice or political affiliation.”
    ** they’re “whining” because they weren’t voicing their political affiliation. But Fox indicated they were.**

    “If you’re so upset, please strike. I’d rather watch the 2’s and 3’s over entitled babies who contribute nothing more than cheap entertainment.”
    **for real? You’re no fan of the sport.**

    “Propaganda has been around forever, you’re surprised it’s still here? With your higher education surely at some point you took a history class, or did your muscles exclude the educational part of college?”
    ** So you’re indicating propoganda is OK, and its ok to lie to push an agenda? Surely at some point in your education you took a….wait I shouldn’t assume you had an education.

  35. Man, I remember way back in the day when Barry was our president, like 2014, 15, 16, and there was no political / social / racial injustice at all and all the players just shut up, stood for the anthem, and played the game they get paid millions to play. Glad none of this 2017-18 craziness wasn’t happening before Trump. Wow…

  36. forced patriotism is fascism…the flag and the anthem are supposed to symbolize the freedoms we have ..and that includes the freedom to peacefully protest

  37. baseballiseasymoney says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:57 am
    redlikethepig says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:36 am
    You have to be a special kind of stupid to not know Fox is propaganda.

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    To quote the main man Trump, “I love the poorly educated”.
    ________________

    That sums it up right there! Trump, Fox, really the GOP these days, all depend on the uneducated or those blinded by fear. They distract you with small things to get angry over while they destroy the country with perma tax cuts for the wealthy and temporary token cuts for the rest, etc. wake up!

  38. collectordude says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:56 am
    nolahxc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
    FOX News is disgusting.
    ———————-
    And CNN is better?

    —————————–

    Umm, YES.

    YES.

    Got it, yet, dopey and clueless Millennial tough guy? Good grief. Read a history book. It won’t hurt you.

  39. Two points about all of this…1) The players are not protesting THE anthem, but protesting DURING the anthem. Big difference…2) The president has no (and I repeat NO) stake in all this except he is using this as a dog whistle to fire up his base. Where was the president when he had an opportunity to show his love and respect for this country & military during the Vietnam war…I think it was stalking his podiatrist to get his deferment letters renewed. So don’t give us this respect for the military.

  40. tylawspick6 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:53 am
    All hail Fascism and Hitleresque style of leadership! Yay!

    Gee, didn’t we fight two world wars to make sure this wouldn’t happen here?

    My goodness. Our country is full of dumb, angry white men and their even dumber Millennial kids.
    _________________
    Been waiting for your daily meltdown all morning! ‘Bout time to showed up! Keep ’em coming!
    Yee-Haw!

  41. If you’re offended by people kneeling there a popular phrase out there to describe you, ironically created by the political side you likely support. Hint: it involves pretty designs made by frozen water.

  42. President Chump must be doing a pretty horrible job for myself and others to give tylawspick6 a thumbs up on his comments when it comes to this topic.

    tylawspick6, we may not agree on many things…. but I’m glad we agree on this.

  43. If you want a democratic spin you go to cnn…if you want a republican spin you go to fox….this has been like that for years….CNN is called the Clinton news network for crying out loud….I like my sports without politics….when I go to the circus I just want the clown to make me laugh…I don’t want to hear bozo’s stance on trickle down economics…same with football….just entertain me for 3 hrs and then go away….some where along the line the thing that is supposed to be a distraction from life became a distraction in life…..people don’t want that….they will start to tune all of this nonsense out by not watching.

  44. wouldn’t it be nice to see these players take the same passionate stand against the mass slaughter of blacks at the hands of other blacks happening in our cities

    Oh wait, wouldn’t fit the anti cop narrative… silly me

  45. Study the 2004 election = Bush vs Kerry.

    Both were member’s of Yale’s Skull and Bones.

    All your presidents are controlled, its intentional CHAOS!

    Wake up

  46. cabosan1978 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
    The kneelers injected politics in the game. Did they not expect politics to kick back in their face? This is all on the kneelers. Unless they think their opinion is the only one that matters. Which they probably do. Newsflash – we all have our own opinion. We just dont desecrate something that means alot to others (anthem) to display our opinions. That is all on the kneelers not having respect for others 100%.

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    But the point of this article is that nobody on the Eagles were kneeling during the anthem and Fox News was trying to imply they were by using photos of the players praying.

    That has nothing to with what you are saying.

  47. Many Eagles fans have waited a long time to see their team get this HONOR. Shame on the Eagles players for making it about them and their personal/political agendas. Just another day in the life of 2018.

  48. tylawspick6 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    collectordude says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:56 am
    nolahxc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
    FOX News is disgusting.
    ———————-
    And CNN is better?

    —————————–

    Umm, YES.

    YES.

    Got it, yet, dopey and clueless Millennial tough guy? Good grief. Read a history book. It won’t hurt you.
    ___________________________
    Yee-Haw!
    Look at him go!
    Threats before 12:30…….today is gonna be epic!

  49. So the network, and it’s chief editor Trump, which has led the charge against “fake news”, produced fake news? To get a charge of the illiterates who watch their programming?

    Well, isn’t that delicious.

    And to top it off, the players were praying. Isn’t that what most conservatives would applaud?

    ’Murica is getting dumber by the day.

  50. minnesotablizzard says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:31 am
    The Mayans were correct about 2012 – we’ve entered some strange new turn in the simulation and nothing is ever going back to normal.

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    The Mayan civilization also collapsed by 900 A.D., so for them it came true much earlier.

  51. I’m about ready to turn off the whole thing….so sick & tired of politics, and the whole NFL disrespect.
    Like it or not there are TONS of NFL fans who love the flag, and anthem. The players may say they are not disrespecting either, but that is NOT how those MANY see it, and the players are ultimately disrespecting those fans.
    It is not good business to alienate those who ultimately buy your product.
    If they are at home watching, they will eventually stop. That is when networks lose viewers, and advertisers, then teams will start losing money.
    The NFL players may want to watch MLB or NBA….they may make their feelings of our President known….but you don’t hear about them sitting, or fist raising during the National Anthem.

  52. dryzzt23 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    Fox news is a wannabe MSNBC. All they do is pander to liberals.
    If I were President Trump I’d tell Long, Ertz, and Jenkins to go kneel on their own time, not on their employers time.
    I hate the eagles even more now.

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    ??

  53. Can’t believe I’m even responding to Rachel Dolezal…errr…Chris Long. This was definitely a bad decision by Fox, which they apologized for. But give me a break, for every 1 ‘fake news’ story Fox comes up with, CNN and MSNBC deliver 5 each. They are CONSTANTLY embarrassing themselves. How’s that Russia investigation going? Trump is an idiot, no doubt…but I find it hysterical how without even trying, he wastes the time and energy of Libtards every were!

  54. HERE YE, HERE YE: His royal highness, the Duke of buffoonery, Mr. Boney McSpurs (the draft-dodger) has decreed that you will ALL stand and rise before him during the performance of the military anthem for which our flag and country was born.

  55. saltineamerican says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:48 am
    It’s very simple: The team wasn’t interested in visiting the White House so the president cancelled the meeting.

    ___________________

    I think its more simple, he is using this to create a diversion to Manafort, Rudy and his Administration hitting critical mass.

  56. The reason many of the players aren’t going is because Donald Trump is Caucasian, and he followed Barack Obama who is seen as being African-American though he is also half Caucasian, but since Trump is undoing many of his policies it’s offencive to many African Americans as well as many Social Justice Warriors. They turned the visit to the White House strictly into a political statement. This happens in basketball and football because of the large percentage of the rosters that are African American. I don’t think we see this with baseball and hockey. Regardless of how you feel about the players or the president, this aspect of it can’t be denied. African Americans vote over 90% Democratic in a block. Obama couldn’t run for a third term, but they needed anybody but a white guy to be president after their guy. In a way, it’s a bit racist. It’s been going on since day one of the presidency, and there hasn’t been a true reason for it other than “our girl didn’t win” and Trump says bad things about Obama. Obama was a sacred cow. To say negative things about him is viewed as racist. It’s been clear all offseason that Jeffrey Lurie and Doug Pederson have no control of that team. Chris Long has what he wants. A virtue signaling podium with 24/7 news coverage. I’m sure they’ll come up with some pregame routine to help make themselves feel like they’re doing the right thing. The Eagles may very well become the most despised team in America.

  57. eaglesfanalways says:

    Two points about all of this…1) The players are not protesting THE anthem, but protesting DURING the anthem.
    =========================================

    Kaepernick said, specifically, that he was not going to celebrate the FLAG and the COUNTRY.

  58. Many Eagles fans have waited a long time to see their team get this HONOR. Shame on the Eagles players for making it about them and their personal/political agendas. Just another day in the life of 2018.
    ———————————

    Really? You waited your whole life for the Eagles to go to the WH. That’s just sad. Eagle fan needs to get a grip on reality. Teams winning championships that you have nothing to do with are meaningless. You life doesn’t change when someone else wins a championship.

  59. People are just Jealous because Obama was a respectful person someone that people could look up too. By the way lanman11 I am white as a blank piece of paper. So get yourself out of the past and look forward.

  60. dryzzt23 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    Fox news is a wannabe MSNBC. All they do is pander to liberals.
    If I were President Trump I’d tell Long, Ertz, and Jenkins to go kneel on their own time, not on their employers time.
    I hate the eagles even more now.
    _____________________

    Except for the fact that they have never knelt during the anthem….and, there is no law that says an employee cannot protest during business hours nor is there a law that says employers must discipline employees who choose to do so.

  61. I really hate politics. I just want my football. Both the GOP and libs are equally complicit in destroying sports for everyone. The real losers are the fans, sadly.

  62. Simply put…this story is brought to you by the REAL purveyors of FAKE NEWS!!!
    Disgusting FOX!

  63. For FOX, the facts must support their narrative – or made to appear that way. Only time a Fox channel is on in my house is for the NFL.

  64. lanman11 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:34 pm
    The reason many of the players aren’t going is because Donald Trump is Caucasian, and he followed Barack Obama who is seen as being African-American though he is also half Caucasian, but since Trump is undoing many of his policies it’s offencive to many African Americans as well as many Social Justice Warriors. They turned the visit to the White House strictly into a political statement. This happens in basketball and football because of the large percentage of the rosters that are African American. I don’t think we see this with baseball and hockey. Regardless of how you feel about the players or the president, this aspect of it can’t be denied. African Americans vote over 90% Democratic in a block. Obama couldn’t run for a third term, but they needed anybody but a white guy to be president after their guy. In a way, it’s a bit racist. It’s been going on since day one of the presidency, and there hasn’t been a true reason for it other than “our girl didn’t win” and Trump says bad things about Obama. Obama was a sacred cow. To say negative things about him is viewed as racist. It’s been clear all offseason that Jeffrey Lurie and Doug Pederson have no control of that team. Chris Long has what he wants. A virtue signaling podium with 24/7 news coverage. I’m sure they’ll come up with some pregame routine to help make themselves feel like they’re doing the right thing. The Eagles may very well become the most despised team in America.

    ———-

    The irony is that African American unemployment is the lowest it has ever been in this country under Trump. And Trump is trying to deport the MS13 gang members that prey upon African Americans.

    What did Obama do for African Americans? Nada.

  65. The Fox photos of Eagle players kneeling may or may not have been a simple mistake. The feigned outrage of Long and Ertz over the kneeling photo is just as bad or worse. They conveniently ignore the fact that some players, although not kneeling, raised their fist in protest. One photo shows Long with his hand on the shoulder of a protestor. He is just as bad as he is accusing Fox of being.

  66. Glad the Eagles players exposed some of the bs on Fox News and ripped them for it.

    Would be great when the next TV contract is up, if the NFL went with another network’s bid and left Fox holding the bag.

  67. Scalesofjustice says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:34 am
    Wow, this guy is a lunatic leftie. It’s no wonder the President doesn’t want these guys around the White House. Who would? Good for the President for not pandering to millionaires like Obama did. It’s so nice to have a President that cares about America First and has brought the unemployment rate down to almost nothing. Thank you Mr Trump!
    =====================================================================================

    You are correct in one aspect. Trump is not pandering to millionaires. He’s pandering to billionaires, just a tiny comma difference.

  68. alwaters9 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    The Fox photos of Eagle players kneeling may or may not have been a simple mistake. The feigned outrage of Long and Ertz over the kneeling photo is just as bad or worse. They conveniently ignore the fact that some players, although not kneeling, raised their fist in protest. One photo shows Long with his hand on the shoulder of a protestor. He is just as bad as he is accusing Fox of being.
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    So I guess, you’re just trying to be mad at something? I thought the issue was players kneeling disrespecting the flag.

  69. It’s always struck me that the vast majority of people arguing with each other about political issues in PFT comment sections have a lot more common interests than with the people they are arguing about. I’m a lefty, and middle class, but I sure care a hell of lot more for any poor or middle class Trump voter than I do for NFL owners, Donald Trump or even multi millionaire players (although, I think they are a lot more like us than the Billionaires).

  70. Fox News is more interested in their narrative than facts? I, for one, am floored by this revelation

  71. Cabosan Soooo it’s the players who knelt their fault that Fox news used an incorrect picture? You really are a special kind of special aren’t you?

  72. 2010 9.6
    2011 8.9
    2012 8.1
    2013 7.4
    2014 6.2
    2015 5.3
    2016 4.9
    2017 4.4
    For all of the conservatives that want to tout the low unemployment rates for African Americans (or Americans in general) under our ‘buffoon of a President’ …the above is the unemployment rates for each year since 2010 thru 2017! Read it and weep clowns, it’s been happening for the last 8 years and he has NOTHING to do with this FACT!!!

  73. Long and the Eagles supported the kneeling playing during anthem. They can’t have it both ways.

  74. I dont care either way, anybody who listens to media and takes what they say as facts are just sheep doing their part to keep all these corrupt people in power.

    as for these players protesting against hate, good for you but then you turn around and show how its ok to hate the president because of your own personal views. how can anybody take you serious when you prove with your own actions a double standard on the subject.

  75. Most of the people who support the protests are most likely democrats. It seems weird to believe members of a party in favor of mass abortion rights and constantly bashing Judeo/Christian ideals actually pray. This is a silly defense.

  76. I think the players have been foolish and disrespectful by kneeling, riding bike, sitting down or stretching during the anthem. To me an millions of fans, it is disrespectful, even if they say “its not meant to disrespect the troops”.

    But what a missed opportunity for them. They literally have a chance to meet the man who can make a difference for their cause. They have a chance to talk to him and share their perspective. But they are too scared they will upset the empire of liberal newsforce and be attacked like kanye was. How dare he step out of line, and not toe the path the democrats tell them to.

    Who is really losing out, who is really diving America. Democrats make anyone who says anything disgusting or disrespects the president a hero. then attack the president for responding.

  77. The irony is that African American unemployment is the lowest it has ever been in this country under Trump

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    and just think, it was 13.7% at the end of January 2009, right after Obama took office, and 8.1% at the end of January 2017 when Trump took office. So it dropped 5.6 percentage points under Obama.

    With it now at 6.6%, it has dropped 1.5 percentage points under Trump.

    Looks like Trump has some catching up to do.

  78. American patriotism should not be tied to pro athletes actions. I would say most Americans patriotism current focus should be on the the damage that Trump and his fellow billionaires are doing to our country, constitution and personal rights. One of the best advantages of being American is freedom of speech and not to have fear to express such speech in a non violent way. It’s apparent to most that the means to the end is how these devils role. Lie cheat and trick the people. They just want Money to rule and King Trump to lead the way. It’s that simple. screw the planet, the poor, the ugly and folks who just generally don’t look right to them. Most UN-American president of our life times. hands down! He does not own the white house or patriotism. We will not let a dictator ruin our country. Now that is America!
    ps: It’s the police they are protesting not the flag or the military by the way. FLY EAGLES FLY!

  79. I am so tired of going to a football news site to read about politics. Trump needs to stop commenting on the the NFL and the players need to stop commenting on politics, especially Chris Long. I wish that guy would retire already.

  80. So… Just putting this out. In general, are ALL those that voted for Trump ALL bad? Does “social justice” apply to all? I voted for Trump, am an Eagles fan, support prayer and am against protest kneeling during the National Anthem. Make it easy – Thumbs UP is ALL bad. Thumbs DOWN if “social justice” applies to ALL

  81. micktanner says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    For all of the conservatives that want to tout the low unemployment rates for African Americans (or Americans in general) under our ‘buffoon of a President’

    ==============

    The “black unemployment” propaganda message point is the “I have a black friend” of today.

  82. Chris long will never be the player his father was so he’s trying to make up for it in other ways. Perhaps if he would just concentrate on football he might be able to hold a wick much less a candle to his father. Instead he’s just a nobody and nobody gives a damn about what he thinks about politics he’s just not intelligent enough to realize that his opinion just isn’t that important. Neither is his play as a competitor.

  83. I think both sides are sick and tired of the politics on this subject. The NFLPA has gifted some $90 million to forward their SWJ cause, why don’t they get busy implemented their favorite programs and report back to us at the end of the year on all the progress they made with this money?

    I sincerely wish them well with their efforts but if its anything like all the Federal Government programs (to reduce poverty, eradicate drugs or increase math and science testing scores), it will be an abysmal failure but I promise not to say, I told you so.

  84. I side with the President and Fox News over these overpaid entertainers. Like those in Hollywood, professional athletes have no idea what it’s like for the average American.

    The Eagles winning the Super Bowl and making millions of dollars squabbling over whether they protested the national anthem or not doesn’t affect me. The economy and jobs affect me.

  85. I can see we are gearing up for another exciting season of NFL action, NOT… I’m sure glad I didn’t buy the beans again and cancelled my DIRECTV. The NFL is dying by their own hand. I’m sick of hearing from these guys. Did anybody EVER care what a football player thought about anything… especially politically when you were in high school? This site sucks.

  86. micktanner says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    2010 9.6
    2011 8.9
    2012 8.1
    2013 7.4
    2014 6.2
    2015 5.3
    2016 4.9
    2017 4.4
    For all of the conservatives that want to tout the low unemployment rates for African Americans (or Americans in general) under our ‘buffoon of a President’ …the above is the unemployment rates for each year since 2010 thru 2017! Read it and weep clowns, it’s been happening for the last 8 years and he has NOTHING to do with this FACT!!!
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    Obama and the fake news media started fudging the numbers and quit counting the people who quit/gave up looking for work. Useful idiots are easy to lie to obviously.

  87. 345snarkavenue says:
    ———

    and just think, it was 13.7% at the end of January 2009, right after Obama took office, and 8.1% at the end of January 2017 when Trump took office. So it dropped 5.6 percentage points under Obama.

    With it now at 6.6%, it has dropped 1.5 percentage points under Trump.

    Looks like Trump has some catching up to do.

    _____________________
    you thought wrong, it was 7.8 when obama took over and 4.9 when trump took over. Obama was handed a trillion dollars to spur the economy and put us in an additional 10+ trillion of debt over 8 years. Trump has taken us from 4.9 to 3.8 over 1.5 years. Each % also becomes incrementally harder to achive.

  88. You conveniently left out that Fox News did apologize for the error. I mean, that’s all you have to do.

    Just ask Samantha Bee.

  89. alonestartexan says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    I side with the President and Fox News over these overpaid entertainers.

    ————

    Um, Fox News is a bunch of overpaid entertainers- certainly not a credible news organization. They tell their followers what they want to hear to sell ads – and take home millions for feeding the suckers bs and fake news. Quite a racket – dividing the country in the process.

  90. Most fanatical fans who support the anthem protests are pretty much clueless when it come to the 1st amendment. You can protest and disagree on your time any time you want, but once you come to work, protests stop or you get fired. NFL players and their union don’t understand what reality is because they get paid stupid money for playing a game. NFL lost a lot of fans last year and money. They will lose a lot more again this year if they don’t pull their heads out. I for cancelled my Sunday Ticket and pretty could care less if I watch another game.

  91. One can of course blame Fox news for playing the dummies. Like blaming the TV evangelist for bilking poor working folks out of their extra money. The blame lies solely on the dummies being played. It’s just part of the deal that we have to put up with all kinds of things because other people are simply stupid, dumb, ignorant, etc. I am speaking of course for those who went wild when shown the fake news. These people need someone to blame, call names, and keep themselves hateful, ugly and bitter. Imagine being so dumb that you say things like “man, these guys are always whining such SNOWFLAKES” when a person speaks up and calls another person a racist for behaving in a racist fashion. Think that one through. of course to those who this makes no sense–and you dont act that way. The rest–well, everyone else in society has to put up with you–only now that society is making it harder to get away with it–you whine, complain, lament–the rest of us shake our heads.

  92. micktanner says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    For all of the conservatives that want to tout the low unemployment rates for African Americans (or Americans in general) under our ‘buffoon of a President’
    ————

    You can go through history and see how bad Democrats have been for African-Americans. Most recently LBJ and his welfare reform deal that absolutely obliterated the nuclear black family, giving them enough to get by but nowhere near enough to get ahead, leading him to make his infamous quote of “I’ll have black people voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” I won’t quote the entire quotation (look it up.)

    Democrats have done absolutely nothing for African-Americans except for pandering to them every four years for their vote. Trump was meeting with coal miners in West Virginia and Union Workers in Michigan and Ohio while Hillary was attending a Jay-Z concert.

    So you downplay conservatives “touting low African-American unemployment rates” (which are the lowest they’ve been in 40 years) only because it’s Trump and you hate Republicans, yet you’re a liberal and claim to love minorities? Republican policies have put minorities to work and allowed them to make a living instead of collecting welfare and it’s a bad thing?

    You’re what’s wrong with America.

  93. nolahxc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
    FOX News is disgusting.
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    Being paid to troll anything negative about the President and using click bots is disgusting.

  94. nolahxc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
    FOX News is disgusting.
    ******************************

    and so is MSNBC, CNN and many other so-called news outlets.

  95. rohinaz says:
    June 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    345snarkavenue says:
    ———

    and just think, it was 13.7% at the end of January 2009, right after Obama took office, and 8.1% at the end of January 2017 when Trump took office. So it dropped 5.6 percentage points under Obama.

    With it now at 6.6%, it has dropped 1.5 percentage points under Trump.

    Looks like Trump has some catching up to do.

    _____________________
    you thought wrong, it was 7.8 when obama took over and 4.9 when trump took over. Obama was handed a trillion dollars to spur the economy and put us in an additional 10+ trillion of debt over 8 years. Trump has taken us from 4.9 to 3.8 over 1.5 years. Each % also becomes incrementally harder to achive.

    ———

    WRONG!

    the comment I was responding to was about African-American unemployment. My stats are in fact correct.

    and by the way, the unemployment rate is a function of both the number of unemployed people and the total labor force, both of which vary monthly.

    a blanket statement saying each % is incrementally harder to achieve is not accurate.

  96. 75rockrasin says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    wouldn’t it be nice to see these players take the same passionate stand against the mass slaughter of blacks at the hands of other blacks happening in our cities

    Oh wait, wouldn’t fit the anti cop narrative… silly me
    ____________________________________________

    Wouldn’t it be nice if posters like you took the same passionate stand against police brutality that you pretend to take for crimes committed by one race against the same race?

    Oh wait, that wouldn’t fit the anti-bigot narrative… silly you.

  97. hanklin89 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:33 am
    Please explain this, Fox News apologists. I don’t watch CNN or MSNBC or any “news” channel because they are biased towards one said or another. A simple Google search could have shown you that not a single Philadelphia Eagles player knelt during the national anthem during the 2017 regular season. However, every Fox News viewer who saw this probably thought that players on the team knelt during the anthem. Our president even confused the Philadelphia Eagles with the Pittsburgh Steelers. These players didn’t want to attend the 20 minute photo-op and are instead going to spend their time doing good for the community, feeding the hungry, building playgrounds. You know, things no president has ever done for the people.
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    Google Jimmy Carter and get back to me. The man was an ineffective President hamstrung by the Iran hostage situation and a gas crisis but the man is a saint compared to some Presidents. 93 years old and still serving, volunteering to help his fellow men and women. He puts most Americans to shame.

  98. Norseman says:
    June 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    alonestartexan says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    I side with the President and Fox News over these overpaid entertainers.
    ————
    Um, Fox News is a bunch of overpaid entertainers- certainly not a credible news organization. They tell their followers what they want to hear to sell ads – and take home millions for feeding the suckers bs and fake news. Quite a racket – dividing the country in the process.
    ——————————————————–
    The only thing I would say is that Fox News doesn’t say what their viewers want to hear. They tell the viewers they want to hear their divisive propaganda then ram it down their throats.


  99. Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    micktanner says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    2010 9.6
    2011 8.9
    2012 8.1
    2013 7.4
    2014 6.2
    2015 5.3
    2016 4.9
    2017 4.4
    For all of the conservatives that want to tout the low unemployment rates for African Americans (or Americans in general) under our ‘buffoon of a President’ …the above is the unemployment rates for each year since 2010 thru 2017! Read it and weep clowns, it’s been happening for the last 8 years and he has NOTHING to do with this FACT!!!
    ———————————————

    Obama and the fake news media started fudging the numbers and quit counting the people who quit/gave up looking for work. Useful idiots are easy to lie to obviously.

    Says the guy who now believes those same numbers.

    Yes, useful idiots are easy to lie to – ask Faux News.

  100. higheriqthanyou says:
    June 12, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    micktanner says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    2010 9.6
    2011 8.9
    2012 8.1
    2013 7.4
    2014 6.2
    2015 5.3
    2016 4.9
    2017 4.4
    For all of the conservatives that want to tout the low unemployment rates for African Americans (or Americans in general) under our ‘buffoon of a President’ …the above is the unemployment rates for each year since 2010 thru 2017! Read it and weep clowns, it’s been happening for the last 8 years and he has NOTHING to do with this FACT!!!
    ———————————————

    Obama and the fake news media started fudging the numbers and quit counting the people who quit/gave up looking for work. Useful idiots are easy to lie to obviously.

    Says the guy who now believes those same numbers.

    Yes, useful idiots are easy to lie to – ask Faux News.
    ————————————

    The numbers you should be concerned about is 306 and 227. Those numbers won’t get better for you in 2020.

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