Kaepernick Cherry-Picks Frederick Douglass – Ted Cruz Sets Him Straight

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from the Blaze:

Ted Cruz handles NYT writer who said he has ‘no business’ using Frederick Douglass’ name

The backstory

Kaepernick quoted the following part of a Douglass speech:

“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.”


Cruz replied to the tweet, pointing out that such an isolated quote could be misleading about Douglass’ views on America, and went on to quote more of the speech.

The conflict

Cruz quoting Douglass more fully, and directing readers to read the entire speech, was unacceptable to New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay.

“Frederick Douglass is an American hero, and his name has no business in your mouth,” Gay wrote to Cruz.

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One comment on “Kaepernick Cherry-Picks Frederick Douglass – Ted Cruz Sets Him Straight

  1. Pretty sure Colin wasn’t catching up on his historical reading in order to become more knowledgeable. He’s already a “know-it-all” and hero/legend in his own mind so no need to learn anything.

    So someone else fed him that carefully selected line from Frederick Douglass’ speech so he ran it out onto the field envisioning “TOUCHDOWN” and cheers…

    In a group of top athletes he was at best mediocre. Now he’s not even that. He’s irrelevant but trying mightily to find the next stunt [like kneeling during anthem] to elevate him again.

    Loser made money off being a loser though so I give him a nod for finding such dumb but moneyed suckers to swindle.

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