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Title: Media Attacks Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray for Homophobic Tweets He Sent As a 14-Year-Old
Source: Reason
URL Source: https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/09/ ... rray-hesiman-homophobic-tweets
Published: Dec 9, 2018
Author: Robby Soave
Post Date: 2018-12-10 05:29:30 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 75
Comments: 6

The reporters who made this nontroversy a story should be ashamed of themselves.

Murray

University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. The internet being what it is, some folks on social media apparently took this as an opportunity to go looking for reasons to be outraged, and discovered some homophobic tweets Murray sent when he was in high school.

Murray apologized right away, tweeting, "I used a poor choice of word that doesn't reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group."

For some reason, many media outlets decided this little nontroversy demanded a write-up.

"As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using an anti-gay slur remained active on the Heisman winner's account," USA TODAY tweeted, with a link to its article, titled, "Kyler Murray: Heisman winner's old, homophobic tweets resurfaced."

MSN, Yahoo News, The Daily Mail, and The New York Post all wrote similar articles, because a 14-year-old boy having unwisely used the word "queer" as a slur is somehow shocking and newsworthy. The Daily Mail even claimed that Murray's post-Heisman glory was "short-lived" because of the stupid tweets.

These news articles used phrases like "resurfaced" and "revealed" to describe how the old tweets came to light, though it isn't clear who actually did the excavating. In fact, had the media simply declined to signal boost this story, it wouldn't have become a big deal in the first placed.

I said it after Roseanne, I said it after Sarah Jeong, I said it after James Gunn, and I said it after Kevin Hart: It's time to declare an end to the practice of mining people's past social media comments for fire-able offenses. This holds especially true for comments made by minors. Murray was 14 and 15-years-old at the time he made these ill-advised remarks. People my age and older are very lucky that Twitter didn't exist when we were adolescents. I guarantee that the various authors of these Kyler Murray stories all said something crude or offensive—or at the very least, something they would not want "resurfaced"—when they were in high school.

Unfortunately, modern America is increasingly a place that does not allow children to make mistakes. A schoolyard scuffle is a reason to call the cops and taser the teens involved. A messy romance merits sexual exploitation charges and sex offender status. A bad tweet is front page news.

Murray is going to be fine—he apologized swiftly, and it appears that a backlash of sorts is already forming. Next time, maybe the media could simply skip the step of trying to make everybody angry about such a stupid thing. (1 image)

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Fuckn' Queers Fuck everything the Fuck up.

Now if he had said that, he would have been condemned for the word Queer, and the F word would be passed right over.

THIS IS A TAG LINE...Exercising rights is only radical to two people, Tyrants and Slaves. Which are YOU? Our ignorance has driven us into slavery and we do not recognize it.

jeremiad  posted on  2018-12-10   17:35:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

Who is keeping the black man down? Demoncrats!

It goes in order you can not say anything about
1. Jewish people.
2. Sexual perverted people.
3. Moslem people.
4. Black people.
5. Women.
6. Chinese.

"1"an shit on "2" but "4" can not shit on "1". Its an hierarchy tree of best propaganda of "I have been most abused". Truth be told everyone has been abused probably pretty close to equal through out time.

The list you can shit on without repercussion is Christians and white people especially white Christian men.

Justified  posted on  2018-12-10   19:03:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: jeremiad (#1)

I understand why God said kill the fags.

A K A Stone  posted on  2018-12-10   20:22:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: A K A Stone (#3)

I understand why God said kill the fags.

If that's your view, then as a Christian, it's your duty to obey God.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2018-12-11   7:30:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#4)

I understand why God said it back then. He didn't want their evil to affect normal people.

We are in the age of Grace so that is no longer applicable. But I understand why.

Do you understand why God said kill the faggots in Leviticus? Or do you think that made up and not from God?

A K A Stone  posted on  2018-12-11   8:28:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Deckard (#4) (Edited)

I'm waiting for a response to number four buddy

A K A Stone  posted on  2018-12-11   11:41:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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