How many words can you think of to complete the refrain, ‘shut up and …,’ BTW the free Dictionary says that a refrain is a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, at the end of each stanza; chorus.
Many Americans have learned to connect this phrase with intolerance, disrespect, rudeness, bigotry, or misanthropy. Used by a top-pay journalist during a prime time show on Fox, it reflects and promotes the supremacist mentality of telling others ‘you’re not smart enough to have an opinion.’ In her diatribe against public opinion, Ms. Ingraham has met the standard for those who use the refrain to overpower others. Watch how she starts out with a “dumb jock” satirical remark. The men who play professional sports according to this remark are not smart enough to think for themselves on political matters. Most likely, she thinks the same of everyone else except people like herself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJlA2lkpXswcheap journalism
Instead of trying to figure out ways of coming together to make America better, it seems that Fox News resorts to making commentaries of the sort against citizens’ rights so that they don’t have to pay real journalist for real news. Isn’t it a first amendment right to say what you think? My advise to Ms. Ingraham is to get a real job and learn some people skills. We know Lebron is a formidable and skilled athlete. Seems like she’s where she’s at for satirical empty babbling inspired by hate, but it’s likely that she didn’t come up with the idea herself. To feed their conservative right agenda at the lowest possible cost, would-be journalists turned repeaters of what others say make a million dollar gain on pushing hate. Why, media mogul owner of Fox, Murdoch et al, is not honest enough to operate a news reporting outlet in good ole Britain, but he is in the U.S.
Seems to me, Ms. Ingraham has been playing the game of subverting America all along. Please journalists, be responsible and step up your game, work for a living, go out and get the story that will make a difference, contribute to build-up instead of tearing down people and their first amendment rights. That’s how you can help to make America better. Step up your game!