seatackled
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in the past few hours seatackled commented on Presidential Debate: The Stranger's Live-Slog.
Must be a new person using the raindrop ID saying the usual stupid things.
12:10 PM yesterday seatackled commented on Presidential Debate: The Stranger's Live-Slog.
Hopefully someone told her not to be Al Gore. . . .
Sep 23 seatackled commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Your Trip Advisor.
Should stay together for the sake of the children.

Oh, wait. . .
Sep 23 seatackled commented on Mariners Suspend Catcher Steve Clevenger Without Pay for Black Lives Matter Tweets.
@7
He hasn't ordered a drone strike on them?
Sep 23 seatackled commented on Mariners Suspend Catcher Steve Clevenger Without Pay for Black Lives Matter Tweets.
Good on the Mariners for the swift action.
Sep 23 seatackled commented on The Morning News: Man Charged for Alleged Bomb Threat Against Police, Seahawks' Michael Bennett Calls on White Player to Join Anthem Protests.
@8

I would say the balance, which is what I assume you allude to by "perspective," is fine for a news roundup in an arts and culture blog. One is a national story, the other three are local stories. And the three local stories are incredibly significant because they reflect a major change in attitude.

But I'm puzzled, because your originally stated problem @1 didn't really have anything to do with perspective. You simply dismissed the protests because these are athletes. It seems like you're the old white guy looking for the next neighbor's kid to yell at them to get off their parents' lawns.
Sep 23 seatackled commented on The Morning News: Man Charged for Alleged Bomb Threat Against Police, Seahawks' Michael Bennett Calls on White Player to Join Anthem Protests.
Also, a lot of sports reporters are idiots and should NOT try to be serious reporters. Matt Calkins, for starters.
Sep 23 seatackled commented on The Morning News: Man Charged for Alleged Bomb Threat Against Police, Seahawks' Michael Bennett Calls on White Player to Join Anthem Protests.
@4

Their statements are a lot more important than anything you or I have to say here. As celebrities they have a voice. As athletic role models, they inspire kids and teens. Whether athletes should be role models may be another matter altogether, but simply dismissing them because they're athletes makes you like the old white guy yelling at the kids to get off his lawn.