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Lawmakers Want to Withhold Funds From Kneeling NFL

Chip Franklin

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Never underestimate the ability of Americans to miss the f*ckin point. This never was about the flag, it’s about young, African-American males getting shot at a rate 21x the rest of America. They took a knee to a three-hundred year old drinking song with racist lyrics. And now elected officials want to deny funding to teams, and even cities where players are protesting. And while Trump successfully wedges us against his insane base, Puerto Rico suffers, North Korea escalates, and Americans worry about pre-existing conditions. Just shoot me.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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