Former ESPN correspondent Britt McHenry’s April release from the network came amidst a rash of layoffs, but the former correspondent made news in June for postulating that her firing could have been for entirely different reasons – the fact that she is an open conservative.
A still unemployed McHenry continued to boost her conservative credentials by using her first blog post since March to light into unpatriotic chronic knee-bender QP Colin Kaepernick, who recently tweeted this regarding America’s Independence Day:
How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home. pic.twitter.com/hniYGJeLxG
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2017
In a post entitled “Colin Kaepernick can’t ‘truly celebrate’ America,” McHenry wrote that the former San Francisco QB “can’t get out of his own way” because “any good deed he does come at the expense of bashing the United States of America.”
McHenry first made the case that Kaepernick is actually a “good” quarterback who used to shy “away from the media.” But then, when he became a back-up, he “suddenly held court in the locker room.”
“Well, people change. Good for him. He found a cause, advocated beliefs and expressed them,” McHenry wrote. “Just like I’m going to express mine.”
First, let’s list the litany of offensive statements and/or remarks he’s made about law enforcement officers. There were the socks with pigs in police garb. There was the tweet comparing police officers to a modern day slave patrol.
Most recently, on the Fourth of July, there was a tweet asking how Americans could “truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?”
I’ll tell you how, Colin. Americans can celebrate the official birth of this nation because despite all its flaws, for one day, there’s a reminder of unity no matter how many efforts you make to dismantle it.
McHenry then criticized the fact that Kaepernick, despite all his criticisms, didn’t even bother to vote:
While you focus on your philanthropic efforts, which are admirable, perhaps you can also employ that same effort to go into a voting booth. If you’re going to continually complain about the perceived slights and rights you don’t have, perhaps take the right you do have and back it up.
The former ESPN correspondent then listed the reasons she can “truly celebrate” Independence Day – “because it’s a reminder of the brave men and women protecting our country.”
And though critics may say that’s not what the holiday is about:
But, try telling that to a 15-year-old girl that watched with tears in her eyes, as her father deployed to Iraq for 9 months. He left his family, his civilian income, and life, as he knew it to defend a country you have such a difficult time standing for and acknowledging.
That man was my father and for 9 months I watched as my mother took on the economic hardship of being a single parent. Watching the news every day for any sign her husband might come home.
Tell that to the 5-year-old girl, gripping her father’s leg on a tarmac at Patrick Air Force Base and screaming, “Daddy don’t go.”
Tell that to the men at Walter Reed Medical Center who are missing limbs.
McHenry concluded with her sharpest jab yet:
You are the true heroes of this country. My admiration will always go towards the men and women who have walked away from their loved ones, through fields of IEDs, and into the dangerous unknown.
It will never go to the athlete who takes a knee after losing his starting job.
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