Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Steps Up Attack on Conservatives, Gun Rights

NewsBusters | 5/15/2019 | Staff
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Retired NBA career scoring champ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is back on the attack with yet another stinging rebuke of conservatives in a commentary appearing in The Guardian. Abdul-Jabbar says he is a gun owner and "this is not a finger-wagging creed demanding the banning of all firearms." But before he's through with his latest diatribe, he's demanding legislative controls on who should be allowed to own a gun.

During Abdul-Jabbar's exploration of the passive-aggressive, sometimes abusive relationship between sports, violence and guns, he lays into President Trump, and for the second time in a month. He whines that under the Trump Administration, rational discourse has been under direct attack:

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The president has called the press the 'enemy of the people' and encouraged supporters to verbally and physically harass reporters. Instead, disinformation is given out to the public (Trump recently passed his 10,000th lie as president) directly and through what amounts to the public relations branch of the White House, Fox News. This tactic is meant to stem the flow of information to the people. ...

By dumbing down the people, Trump has given the U.S. the highest proportion of climate-change deniers than almost any other country in the world, Abdul-Jabbar writes.

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"Scientific, medical, and legal experts are being discredited whenever they say something that makes people uncomfortable or interferes with those seeking profits," Abdul-Jabbar drones on. "This removes any way for people of goodwill but with differing opinions to hash out those differences by examining the facts." Like Antifa...
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