He’s baaack! Disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on NFL football players’ protests:
They don’t want white people, generally, calling the shots.
There are times when I am surprised that media– right leaning, left leaning, or not leaning at all– don’t bother to ask the most important question I was taught as a child.
Why are NFL players protesting? Eric Reid on why he and Colin Kaepernick decided to ‘take a knee.’
After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest. We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture. I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.
That seems to be a different reason than most people complain about, no?
It baffles me that our protest is still being misconstrued as disrespectful to the country, flag and military personnel. We chose it because it’s exactly the opposite. It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest.