Accuracy in Media

Media Implies It Was Trump Himself Who Changed NFL Protest Rules

President Trump supported the NFL’s decision to change its rules to prohibit players from kneeling during the national anthem, so the mainstream media opposed it – often stretching or appearing to misrepresent the truth in the process. The NFL announced Wednesday that league owners voted unanimously to require all personnel on the field to “stand […]

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NBC Laments NFL’s Unofficial Ban on Kaepernick, Reid Over National Anthem Protests

As NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk tackles NFL news, it has, like many sports journalists, taken the side of national-anthem-protesting athletes such as Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Both athletes kneeled during the playing of the U.S. national anthem and were teammates in San Francisco, Calif. Both athletes remain unsigned by professional teams. Pro Football […]

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CNN Goes All-In on Trump’s ‘Unrelenting War’ on the NFL

CNN’s latest article, headlined, “Donald Trump’s unrelenting war with the NFL,” went all-in on the friction between the two. Trump has been critical of professional football players and their protest during the playing of the American national anthem during his first year in office, and right before this year’s Super Bowl game in a social media […]

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Media Covers NFL’s Rejection of Veterans Group Ad on Standing for the National Anthem

The media covered the National Football League’s rejection of a veterans group advertisement, which is a direct criticism of the league’s national anthem protests by its players. The veterans group, AMVETS, or American Veterans, applied to run an advertisement asking people to stand for the American national anthem. The league denied the application, and the […]

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Remember This? Major Media Websites Ignored Poll where 60 Percent of NFL Fans Disapprove of League’s Handling of Anthem Protests

A Harris poll found that 60% of fans of the National Football League (NFL) disapproved of how the league office handled the protests during the playing of the national anthem. Only Townhall, a conservative media website, Mediate and The Hill covered the poll’s findings. Major media outlets did not cover the news on their websites, such […]

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Anonymous NFL Owner Blasts President Trump for Allegedly Dividing Fans over Anthem Protests

An owner of a professional football league franchise in the National Football League (NFL) criticized President Donald Trump for interfering in the league’s affairs regarding their handling of player protests during the playing of the American national anthem. But, the owner remained anonymous and would not agree to be named: At least one National Football […]

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Papa John’s Blames NFL Protests For Sales Decline – But Media Won’t Have It

Papa John’s Pizza owner John Schnatter blamed the NFL national anthem controversy this week for a $70 million decline in sales during the last quarter, but the mainstream media was having none of it. Slate’s story, headlined, “Papa John’s Blames Falling Sales on NFL Players Kneeling During the National Anthem (Seriously),” conceded “there is a […]

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NBC News Asks Why NFL Cheerleaders Don’t Protest

NBC News disregarded the role of NFL cheerleaders, asking why they don’t take a knee during the national anthem in solidarity with the players’ protests. NFL cheerleaders are not compensated much for their work on the field and sidelines during games. While they serve as the teams’ public relations ambassadors, they may take home just $100 per […]

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May 2018

5/24/2018 - Media Implies It Was Trump Himself Who Changed NFL Protest Rules

5/4/2018 - Another Player Files Suit Against NFL for Unemployment Following National Anthem Protests

April 2018

4/25/2018 - NBC Laments NFL’s Unofficial Ban on Kaepernick, Reid Over National Anthem Protests

February 2018

2/5/2018 - CNN Goes All-In on Trump’s ‘Unrelenting War’ on the NFL

January 2018

1/24/2018 - Media Covers NFL’s Rejection of Veterans Group Ad on Standing for the National Anthem

1/15/2018 - Remember This? Major Media Websites Ignored Poll where 60 Percent of NFL Fans Disapprove of League’s Handling of Anthem Protests

1/14/2018 - Anonymous NFL Owner Blasts President Trump for Allegedly Dividing Fans over Anthem Protests

November 2017

11/3/2017 - Papa John’s Blames NFL Protests For Sales Decline – But Media Won’t Have It

October 2017

10/15/2017 - NBC News Asks Why NFL Cheerleaders Don’t Protest

September 2017

9/30/2017 - NFL Protest Backlash? 17% Drop in NFL Ticket Sales for Online Vendor

9/30/2017 - Colin Kaepernick Donated $25,000 to Organization Named after Cop Killer

9/29/2017 - Media Bashes Trump Over ‘Unpopular’ NFL Tweets

9/28/2017 - NFL Running Out of Time to Address Protests

9/27/2017 - Sportswriter Peter King Hands Political Commentary to Sports Fans

9/27/2017 - Reporter Laments NFL Protests Losing Sight of Kaepernick’s Original Goal

9/26/2017 - NFL Players Protest National Anthem on Gold Star Mother’s Day

9/13/2017 - All Sports Journalists Talk about is Colin Kaepernick

July 2017

7/31/2017 - Media Disputes Notion that More NFL Viewers Turned Off Games due to National Anthem Protest

June 2017

6/22/2017 - NFL Puts Pressure on Texas over Transgender Bathroom Bill

May 2017

5/3/2017 - NFL Athlete Thinks Colin Kaepernick is being Blackballed for Anthem Protest

April 2017

4/3/2017 - Former NFL Executive: Colin Kaepernick is Unemployed because He’s a Bad Quarterback, Not the Protest

4/3/2017 - NFL Coach: No, Kaepernick hasn’t been ‘Blackballed’ over Anthem Protest

March 2017

3/19/2017 - Colin Kaepernick, of National Anthem Protest Fame, Still Unsigned by NFL Teams

3/3/2017 - NFL QB Colin Kaepernick Ends National Anthem Protest after becoming a Free Agent

February 2017

2/13/2017 - Dear Liberal Media, Athletes have Skipped White House Meeting Before

November 2016

11/24/2016 - Thanksgiving Edition of the Bias Buzz Podcast!

October 2016

10/20/2016 - Bias Buzz Podcast: Who Won the Last Debate, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

10/20/2016 - Bias Buzz Podcast: Recapping the Trump vs. Clinton Debate, Donna Brazile Rattled over Leaked Emails, Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest & More

September 2016

9/16/2016 - Descendant of National Anthem Writer Blasts NFL QB Kaepernick for Protest Method

9/2/2016 - Bias Buzz Podcast: Trump’s Mexico Trip, Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest, Hillary Clinton’s ZERO Press Conferences in 2016

9/1/2016 - Liberal Media Bias in Covering NFL QB Kaepernick’s Remarks about Hillary Clinton

9/1/2016 - Controversial QB Kaepernick to be Greeted by Patriotic ‘Salute to the Military’ by San Diego Chargers

August 2016

8/31/2016 - Fox News Doesn’t Cover Some Veterans’ Support of Embattled NFL QB Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

8/30/2016 - New York Giants Players Victor Cruz, Justin Pugh, Rashad Jennings Take Opposite Side of Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest Controversy

8/29/2016 - Sports Illustrated Writer Defends Colin Kaepernick’s Decision to Sit During the National Anthem

8/29/2016 - Former Teammate of Colin Kaepernick said “It’s Shameful” to Sit during the National Anthem due to Military’s Sacrifices

8/29/2016 - Liberal News Media Praise NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s Decision to Sit During the National Anthem

8/17/2016 - Controversial DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier Retires, to Join NFL Security

June 2016

6/20/2016 - Private School Bans Redskins Name and Logo from Campus

May 2016

5/23/2016 - Activist: Poll on Washington Redskins Name “is Absurd…Trivializes” Native Americans

5/20/2016 - Poll: 9 in 10 Native Americans Not Offended by Washington Redskins Name

5/20/2016 - NFL to Pay Back Federal Gov’t some $723,734 for Military Recognition Ceremonies at Games

April 2016

4/15/2016 - Tim Tebow for Congress? Retirement Leads to Some Grumblings

March 2016

3/7/2016 - Peyton Manning Retires

February 2016

2/8/2016 - At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Beyonce Paid Homage to Black Panthers

2/8/2016 - NFL Announces Hall of Fame Entrants: Brett Favre, Kenny Stabler among Entrants

2/7/2016 - Super Bowl 50 Pits Broncos vs. Panthers

January 2016

1/13/2016 - NFL’s Rams to Relocate to Los Angeles, Chargers could Join Them

1/12/2016 - The Liberal Media’s ‘Heroic’ Stand on the Washington Redskins’ Name

December 2015

12/28/2015 - Key Source in Al Jazeera’s HGH Report Recants Story

12/28/2015 - Peyton Manning, NFL QB, Critical of Al Jazeera HGH Report that Named Him

12/23/2015 - Washington Redskins, NFL team, Wins Appeal Case in Trademark

November 2015

11/5/2015 - Defense Dept Slammed for Paying for Patriotic Events at Sports Games

September 2015

9/21/2015 - INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Ways the Government Wastes Your Taxpayer Dollars

9/7/2015 - INFOGRAPHIC: American Taxpayers Subsidize NFL Stadiums

June 2015

6/12/2015 - NFL Player Moonlights as an Uber Driver

May 2015

5/12/2015 - NFL Suspends Tom Brady for 4 Games, Docks Patriots 2 Draft Picks and $1 Million

5/7/2015 - DeflateGate Investigation Ends, finds Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs

5/5/2015 - Former Green Beret signs NFL Contract

April 2015

4/29/2015 - NFL is No Longer Tax-Exempt

March 2015

3/17/2015 - NFL Player Retires after 1 Season due to Fears of Head Injuries

February 2015

2/1/2015 - Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP, not JJ Watt

January 2015

1/29/2015 - Hosting the Super Bowl isn’t a Good Thing

1/21/2015 - Deflate-Gate: New England Patriots used Under-Inflated Game Balls

June 2014

6/19/2014 - U.S. Patent Office Revokes Trademarks for Washington Redskins Franchise

October 2013

10/15/2013 - Take That Bob Costas: Anti-Redskins Leader isn’t a Tribe Leader, says report

June 2013

6/20/2013 - Putin steals Super Bowl ring