On Monday, Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigned in response to public outrage over private emails that resurfaced from 10 years ago in which Gruden is said to have used homophobic, misogynistic, and racist language.
That’s right, private emails from 10 year ago!
That’s a full decade ago. This is how far back the woke mob is willing to go to score another scalp for its woke trophy case.
The emails were obtained by the New York Times—the woke paper of record—which predictably seized on the opportunity to throw red meat to the mob.
The Times reported Gruden’s emails were obtained “as part of a separate workplace misconduct investigation that did not directly involve him, found that Gruden had casually and frequently unleashed misogynistic and homophobic language over several years to denigrate people around the game and to mock some of the league’s momentous changes.”
I am not going to defend Gruden’s crude comments, but that’s not the point.
The point is that I shouldn’t have to because they were private emails, not written for public consumption.
I don’t want to live in a country where people’s private correspondence can be used to destroy them. The line between a person’s private and public life has been blurred to a point where there no longer is any distinction between the two.
With regards to the content of the emails, Gruden’s real fault is that he disparaged Democrats, the number-one sin of wokeness.
Thou shalt not speak ill of Democrats.
Buried in the emails are derogatory remarks against Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Oh, no! How dare he have a constitutionally protected opinion about two US presidents!?! The gall of this man!
According to the New York Times, Gruden “also criticized President Obama during his re-election campaign in 2012, as well as then-Vice President Joseph R. Biden, whom Gruden called a ‘nervous clueless pussy.’”
At the risk of earning the mob’s ire myself…fact check: true.
President Biden has proven to be a nervous, blundering, and weak leader who, after 50-years in politics, hasn’t changed for the better. He is the same feckless leader he was in 2012 at the time of Gruden’s emails.
Gruden also committed a sin by criticizing a player who protested the National Anthem, saying that he should be fired for doing so.
The Times wrote that Gruden said that “Eric Reid, a player who had demonstrated during the playing of the national anthem, should be ‘fired.’”
Once again, what a travesty! He has no right to express an opinion that differs from the woke, anti-American social justice mob.
The media, predictably, went into full-freak out mode and some were so distressed they cried on national tv.
NFL hall of famer Randy Moss, a co-host of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown pre-game show, was so distraught by Gruden’s private emails from 10 years ago, that he cried on-air and said through his tears, “And for us to be moving back and not forward … National Football League, this hurts me. The clock is ticking, man. I’m sorry.”
Sadly, Jon Gruden will never work again in the National Football League or get another job in an announcing booth because of these emails.
But however unflattering his emails were, they were private exchanges that are irrelevant to public discourse.
But, hey, at least the woke mob got themselves another scalp for their mantle.