The Mainstream Media is working overtime to try and cover up American’s disapproval of the NFL players Kneeling during the National Anthem.
With President Donald Trump’s attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league’s TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans.
Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend.
Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let their home teams know it. The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd shots Sunday, so there was never a chance for viewers to see fans jeering players.
A segment of Patriots fans in Foxborough, Mass., for example, nearly booed their own players off the field when some Pats sat or kneeled, with some screaming, “Stand up!”
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One behind-the-scenes TV staffer at another stadium told Sporting News that camera operators were ordered to avoid crowd shots in case they showed fans counterprotesting the protests.
I certainly am not surprised by this. These big networks are going to do anything they can to make sure that their cash cow the NFL is protected no matter how disgusting the actions of the players. These Networks decided they would use unethical camera work to try and paint an untrue narrative. Luckily, social media makes this almost impossible. Hundreds of videos were recorded showcasing the strong displeasure with these Athletes actions.