At today’s White House press briefing, NBC News’ Peter Alexander thought he really had Sarah Sanders between a rock and a hard place with this question:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 5, 2018
A better question would have been: “Why should anyone take me seriously as a journalist?”
Another brilliantly idiotic question from the peanut gallery!
— Didi?hopes? (@didihopes) June 5, 2018
Apple, meet orange
— ArmyMetalFan (@JFRiley1) June 5, 2018
This is not remotely comparable https://t.co/46hBBCpYTb
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 5, 2018
These aren't comparable scenarios
— Keith Maniac from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) June 5, 2018
This is not even a close analogy.
— whizwith (@Lopper11) June 5, 2018
First: It's not the baker's free speech, but his religious liberty. Second: The NFL, player's employer, has a right to set rules of conduct, and it's not a violation of free speech. Free speech is in regards to what the Government cannot do, not a private company.
— Paul A Marketos (@PaulAMarketos) June 5, 2018
Alexander may have been confused by the difference between the two situations, but not CNN contributor and Philadelphia magazine writer Ernest Owens. For him, the issue is black and white — literally:
NBC News' Peter Alexander to Sarah Sanders: "If the White House supports the [Colorado] baker's right of free speech, why doesn't the White House support the [NFL] players' right to free speech?" via CBS
Answer: The baker is white, the athletes are Black.pic.twitter.com/NzlMmHngwO
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) June 5, 2018
Wow. Why didn’t we think of that? Oh yeah — because it’s asinine.
The baker owns the company and the state was oppressing him. The NFL is a private company the the owners can set whatever rule they want. The state has imposed NO law oppressing them.
Not one. https://t.co/LDRbcrxluw
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 5, 2018
Has nothing to do with race, imbecile. The baker was willing to sell the couple a cake, but refused make a specialty cake for their wedding since that violated his religious beliefs. NFL players can either follow their employer's rules – or leave.
— Lisa W (@Go_Wildcats2018) June 5, 2018
No the NFL is a private organization and can set any employee rule they want. The state of Colorado was suppressing the baker's religious rights.
— Greg (@WeNeedCoolidge) June 5, 2018
What a bunch of absolute crap. You should be embarrassed by this tweet.
— (((Ori))) (@MrXphilly) June 5, 2018
And ashamed of his own ignorant racism.
BS! You do realize there are white players in the NFL too Right? You're racist to see it this way.
— PBnJ???? (@Cheshire0) June 5, 2018