Newsflash: Even if you love them, dogs aren’t humans. And while it may have infuriated you, asking the police to do their job isn’t a dismissable offense that should get you blackballed in your industry.
But that’s not how it works in America.
In this country you will get more media coverage for killing dogs – which was really bad, but not as bad as storming the US Capitol in an effort to overthrow a fair election with plans to kill dogs. government officials — or kneel during the national anthem because you’re tired of white cops getting away with playing target game with black bodies.
Brett Favre is a trash human being. Jenn Steger tried to warn people on him years ago. But, since she is a woman, she was ignored. (Go research this situation and learn something.) However, what Favre is (barely) in the news for this time around, should be something ESPN, CNN, MSNBC and even FOX News should air. 24 hours a day. clock.
One of America’s most “cherished” quarterbacks embezzled funds intended for welfare recipients. But, above all, the money was taken from the innocent people who needed it. Usually, something like this would lead to a huge news spurt. (Favre denies the charges and no charges have been brought against him at this time.) However, you have to remember who Favre stole from – the poor black people of Mississippi. Apparently, this is not “news”. You know, kinda like when a white kid gets kidnapped, it’s everywhere you turn. But when the little black children disappear, you have to spend time looking for more information – and that’s if anyone even cared enough to cover it up.
Lorsque Mississippi today released their story earlier this month about how the former state governor helped Favre use welfare funding to pay for a volleyball stadium at his daughter’s school, it was the ultimate “pickaxe moment” as it included text messages that proved Favre & Co. were deliberately stealing from the poor to give even more to the rich.
“I just thought that was the way to do it!!” Favre texted.
“If you were to pay me, would the media be able to find out where it came from and how much anyway?” asked Favré.
Favre’s face should be on every New York tabloid, and updates on his case should scroll at the bottom of every sports and news network.
Because it’s the norm when black athletes do something – it’s nowhere so bad – that “upsets people.” I put that part in quotes because most of the time the offended aren’t crazy, they just love participating in fake outrage. For example, before we knew the full depth of the horrific things Jameis Winston was entangled in in the past – which included rape allegations and stroking an Uber driver — his crab leg shoplifting story was so big that CNN covered it.
When Vick did what he did, as one of the faces of the NFL, it became an impossible story to ignore, given that it should have been a must-know story. And even after serving his time and trying to make a comeback, the coverage around his comeback and the reaction to it was something you couldn’t walk away from.
And when Kaepernick “dared” to hold America and law enforcement accountable for their behavior and racism, it landed him on the cover of TIME. But still, I remember very well that Terrell Ownes was vilified because he had the audacity to do sit-ups in his driveway while answering questions from journalists.
The media must keep this same energy. The fact that it’s beyond belief that we’ve gotten to a place where a man with Favre’s past can be caught doing what he did but doesn’t get the same media attention that some of other black athletes who have done things that don’t even come close to being that egregious — and that’s even if they’ve even committed a crime — is an example of how the bar is now set low.
Favre’s situation should be covered as if it were the funeral of an old white woman who died in a foreign land as a member of a monarchy that has no power or influence in America.
But, it goes further than that. The NFL and Roger Goodell haven’t said a word or released a statement about it, and neither has the Football Hall of Fame. Don’t be surprised if someone who has ever dealt with or been close to Favre gets over this gag order for as long as possible. But, in the meantime, the complicity of the mainstream media in this crime is also a problem, as they have stood idly by and done nothing to help shed light on what happened.
This is the second time Brett Favre has been caught with his pants down. This means that there will probably be a third one day. There’s no point in moving forward if people continue to overlook your sins. Maybe if he had stolen money from a humanitarian society or a police fund, he would be on the front page of the newspaper. Because apparently stealing from poor black people in Mississippi is only worth a few Twitter chatter.