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Here in Trump’s America, where bigotry and stupidity rage unchecked, we’re all too accustomed to judging our fellow citizens by their tribal affiliation, as we’ve seen again in the controversy over athletes “taking a knee” during the national anthem. So you might expect Dale Hansen, a 69 year-old white Dallas TV sportscaster, to fulfill the tired old stereotype. Until you listen to him.

In his latest “Hansen Unplugged” commentary on WFAA/Channel 8, the veteran journalist delivers a bracing rhetorical slap upside the head to the president and his sycophants. Everyone in this country — especially everyone who looks like Hansen — needs to hear what he says about kneeling, race, the flag, and freedom.

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Jeanine Pirro

While many observers welcomed the jury's finding on Tuesday that Derek Chauvin was guilty of murdering George Floyd, some conservative media figures seemed distinctly perturbed, unsettled, or outraged by the outcome. It seemed that though Floyd's murder was initially was widely condemned, the movement it stirred and demands for changes it spurred from progressives polarized the issue, making some conservatives feel the guilty verdict was a loss for their side.

For example, some pushed the debunked notion that Floyd died from an overdose, rather than the knee on his neck for over 9 minutes:

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