Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kaepernick Story Perfect for 21st Century Social Media; TV/Radio and The Internet Go Off

Image result for colin kaepernick memes I first learned of the Colin Kaepernick controversy via Deadspin early Saturday. By the middle of the day it exploded onto Twitter and Facebook --and was the lede with a center picture on the Drudge Report.

Just when you thought the story would die down, CNN anchors began discussing it with two guests via Skype with opposing viewpoints ...later, MSNBC and Fox News followed.

Mind you this was Saturday.

This is the information age we live in. And the Kaepernick brouhaha is the perfect storm --the mother of all stories especially primed for social media. I can only imagine if all of this broke during the week. I'm expecting a resurgence on Monday when both sports and news talk in the Bay Area and across the nation react to Kaepernick's stance.

I'll bet Rush Limbaugh will talk about this, so too Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage and the local news talk people.

28 comments:

  1. The irony is that he's not even black. Well, not Black-black.
    He looks Syrian if you wanna know the truth.
    Kappy, you can just Go To Syria, for all I care!

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    1. The Honorable James H Sharky Hankel Sr, Mayor, Minden, NEAugust 28, 2016 at 2:40 PM

      Amen, 11:10!! March his ass back to Syria where he belongs!!

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    2. Ok,now THAT'S funny. Go back to Syria-lol.

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    3. Agreed. I dont even think of him as a brother. More of a dumbass looking to "find" himself...tattoos and all.

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    4. Hillary's Email ServerAugust 28, 2016 at 4:56 PM

      What difference does it make?

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    5. he looks like his mom, who somewhat resembles Ann Coulter...

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  2. The news cycle is so fast that this story will be old news by Monday afternoon.
    Colin Who?

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  3. I'm impressed. You can determine the nationality of someone simply by looking at him through the television. He looks Syrian? Really? Not Saudi, Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Libyan, or Algerian. Not Latin or Italian but Syrian.

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  4. he was not being disrespectful.
    it was just his preseason practice
    for sitting on the bench all year.

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  5. what difference a day (week) makes, the kap ''thing'' ,the new warriors station...the talk guys have a national discussion AND possibility of further changes at station due to warriors moves. will there be detectable worry in certain voices over the coming ''work week''? like an earthquake of changes at the sports leader.

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  6. 49ers, do the right thing and "Cut" him loose.

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    1. PC might make him 'uncutable'.

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  7. I'm so sorry he was forced to live in a loving White " family's house!! I get why he feels oppressed.

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  8. Sackorpick is a snot nosed,has been quarterback,self centered man-child who's better days are behind him. He was raised by adoptive,affluent white parents. The guy is a millionaire several times over...a true 1%er. How many other countries would provide him the lifestyle that he has in the United States for playing football. C'mon dude,show some respect and appreciation for those who sacrificed life and limb for you. Is it going to kill you to stand up for a minute or two??? Nice job there 9ers,you've got a real winner there.

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  9. Last I heard.. we have freedom of speech which I believe this falls under.. NO.. I don't agree with him.. but he does that right to do it...

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  10. I really don't think that he has any opinion or cares about whether the USA is unfair to minorities. I believe that he has come to the conclusion that he is not going to be the starter and will likely be traded for not much...and so he wanted to do something that he could point to and say.."It's not because I'm not the best quarterback, they just let me loose because they have no respect for my opinions and there were too many people telling them to let me go because I stood up against "the MAN". They really wanted me to be the starter but had to bend to higher ups that didn't want controversy "

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  11. IF Brian Sussman mentions then KSFO will be wall to wall Kapernick??

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  12. my 2 cents.....i don't care if he doesn't sing or put his hand on his heart. I do want him to STAND and show some damn respect for all the people paying good money to show up for a ballgame who are singing, hands over hearts and caps off. BTW Kap if you are suddenly so concerned about the issue of violence against people of color how about spending some of your coin and dedicating your time and actually DO something vs just being a lump on the bench. I'm so done with the 49ers -- Walsh/Seifert years fading fast.

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    1. The Walsh/Seifert years faded during the Clinton years...the first ones...

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  13. Here's the funny part of the story. Saturday night was the third game that Kap refused to stand for the anthem. Yep, his protest has been going on since the Rams game on Sept. 12 and nobody noticed. Or if they did, nobody cared. Finally, in the locker room on Saturday night, Kap had waited long enough, and started telling any reporter who would listen that he was sitting out the anthem. You've got to admit that this is a great cover story for Kap. When he gets cut next week, he can claim it was because of his political believes, not his terrible performance on the field. But if you're going to take a stand on an important issue, why do it on the sidelines of a practice game?

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  14. What's next for Kaepernick? an ISIS application?

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    1. Nope. He tried out. The bomb he threw was intercepted and run back for a TD. ISIS said no thanks to a trade.

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  15. Instead of bashing the guy why aren't we all discussing the issues he has brought up?

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    1. Because you can't help people who don't want to help themselves. Have been discussing the issues for years, doesn't do any good.

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  16. "Instead of bashing the guy why aren't we all discussing the issues he has brought up?"

    We are.

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  17. What's his opinion on Planned Parenthood funding ?

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    1. Good point. Finding out what a sports figure, actor, actress, or singer thinks about political or world issues, maybe because you haven’t formed an opinion yet, is like getting help with your homework from the dumbest kid in class.

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  18. I have never commented on this website before and probably never will comment after today.. Anyway, I am of middle age and when I attended public school, if your religion or other reason was counter to do the Pledge of Allegiance morning activity you didn't have to do it. What has made this country great and solve its social and non-social problems in the past was Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Speech. As soon we, the people, forget about our Freedoms this county has afforded us, then we loose our Freedoms. Kaepernick did this so, hopefully, a discussion would happen. Well it did and so it worked. More power to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression. It is what makes our country great.

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