People are still trying it even on #blackpantherday. The latest to do so is Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham. In a segment from her show, she criticizes Lebron James for making political commentary as if the First Amendment was just a figment of our collective imaginations.
Twitter wasted no time letting Ingraham have it:
LeBron is one of greatest examples of our country we’ve ever seen. He went from nothing to something. He had to be excellent at everything. To insinuate he’s not intelligent is appalling— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 16, 2018
LeBron grew up poor, raised by a single mother, he worked hard, got a job right out high school, supported his family, made a business empire, had kids, got married, stayed married, and helped countless children in his community.— Kris Hanson (@krishansonRCF) February 16, 2018
What has Laura Ingraham done?
Anyway I bet a whole bunch of people just found out who Laura Ingraham is. She’ll be forgotten as “oh yeah the one who went off at LeBron that one time.”— Seerat Sohi (@DamianTrillard) February 16, 2018
In the meantime, LeBron will be a commercial and cultural icon for decades to come.
“Must they run their mouths like that?” @IngrahamAngle asked in her segment centered around calling @KingJames an uppity idiot. Yes, to answer her question—and also, thanks for making his point about being subject to racism despite being wealthy. https://t.co/QLJ5lVIQH7— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) February 16, 2018
LeBron James is just as qualified to talk about politics as Laura Ingraham, so is a literal basketball— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) February 16, 2018
LeBron James has the respect and admiration of millions of people worldwide. He often uses his platform to fight intolerance, bigotry, racism especially from this trashy White House and fools like her.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 16, 2018
Laura Ingraham considers Ted Nugent an expert, so no, she can shut up. https://t.co/bboHzQL9g2
They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths. https://t.co/OwLSMHIG0m— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 16, 2018