On Thursday, the sports media went apoplectic after the Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley, leaving only one black head coach in the league.
Along with offensive coordinator Tim Kelly, Culley was fired after a year with a 4-13 record. But there was a lot of drama — not of his doing — behind the scenes during his lone season, including the temper tantrums thrown by Deshaun Watson and his constant requests to be traded.
Still, Houston had the same number of wins this season that they did in 2020 under head coach Romeo Crennel and Bill O’Brien.
“Earlier today, I met with David Culley and Tim Kelly to inform them we will be moving in a different direction at the head coach and offensive coordinator positions. I came to this difficult but necessary decision after reviewing our football operation,” said Texans general manager Nick Caserio, according to Fox News. “While a change after one season is unusual, we had philosophical differences over the long-term direction and vision for our program moving forward. We appreciate Coach Culley for helping us navigate through a difficult season, but it is my responsibility to make decisions that I feel are best for our organization. The search for the next coach of the Houston Texans will begin immediately.”
With Culley gone, that leaves the NFL with only one black head coach, and the sports media was quick to point that out on Thursday.
With the firing of David Culley, there’s currently 1 black head coach in the @NFL.
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) January 13, 2022
After the firings of David Culley & Brian Flores there is now just one Black head coach in the NFL: Mike Tomlin. And he had to never have a losing season in 15 years to do it. pic.twitter.com/yQz1mhbYJ5
— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) January 13, 2022
Wait, David Culley, my Vanderbilt man, got fired after ONE YEAR? He actually did a pretty good job under the circumstances. Wait, now Mike Tomlin is THE LAST REMAINING BLACK HEAD COACH IN THE NFL??? Impossibly wrong in 2022.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 14, 2022
I can’t believe the Houston Texans fired David Culley after one year.He had a weak roster, no starting caliber quarterback yet his players gave total effort until the very end.
Bill Belichick couldn’t have done better with that team.
Culley’s firing is an absolute disgrace.
— Merrill Reese (@mreeseeagles) January 13, 2022
David Culley had to take a bad job to get his shot. That’s what happens to Black coaches. Top QB legal issues. Key players had been traded. Mess of a front office. What the hell was he supposed to do in a year? They want Black coaches to turn water into wine and win a Super Bowl.
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) January 13, 2022
Cal McNair is atrocious. Jack Easterby is atrocious. Nick Caserio’s roster was deficient… but hey, FIRE DAVID CULLEY
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 13, 2022
There were only three black head coaches when the NFL season started. The Texans fired Culley this week. On Monday, the Dolphins dumped Brian Flores, leaving only Mike Tomlin with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Aside from Tomlin, there are only two other minority coaches left in the league, and neither is black. Robert Saleh, of Lebanese descent, is the head coach for the New York Jets, and Ron Rivera, who is of Puerto Rican descent, is the head coach for the Washington Football Team.
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New York Times Complains CDC Victimized by ‘Imperfect Science’
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been victimized by “imperfect science,” the New York Times complained Monday.
While the establishment media throughout the pandemic have urged Americans to “trust the science” because it is the “only method we have of understanding the world,” the Times acknowledged that science is imperfect.
The revelation about the fallibility of science was a reason for the Times to scapegoat President Biden’s failing coronavirus response. In an article titled, “The C.D.C.’s New Challenge? Grappling With Imperfect Science,” the publication warned readers that federal government mandates, recommended by health experts, cannot keep pace with the CDC’s science.
“The Omicron coronavirus variant is moving much faster than researchers can, worsening a longstanding problem: The agency (CDC) must make tough decisions with scant data,” the article read.
The absolute hubris of someone claiming THEY represent science. It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity. https://t.co/rcDezphVRR
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 28, 2021
The Times suggested there is urgency for Biden’s CDC to recommend mandates at “breakneck” speed yet admitted the decisions are prone to problems because science is revealing “insufficient evidence”:
Because decisions must be made at a breakneck pace, the agency has issued recommendations based on what once would have been considered insufficient evidence, amid growing public concern about how these guidelines affect the economy and education.
The paper continued to assert the CDC’s medical decisions, based on its scientific method, have become “demoralizing” for a “bureaucracy staffed primarily by medical professionals” due to the shifting scientific evidence.
“The most recent example, the isolation advice, left turmoil within the agency over the way in which it was established and announced,” the paper wrote about the CDC’s ever-changing coronavirus health guidelines.
The Times‘ warning that the CDC’s science is imperfect comes as Biden’s top medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claimed in November to be synonymous with science.
“If they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci, well people can recognize that there’s a person there, so it’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science because I represent science,” the doctor defended himself against accusations of fallibility.
Last week, scientific health experts defended Fauci’s credibility and professed their “unreserved respect and trust as a scientist and a national leader.”
“His advice has been as well informed as data and the rapidly evolving circumstances allowed,” the letter continued. “And importantly, he has given his advice with humility, being clear about what we know and what is unknown, but requires judgment.”
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Salt Lake Tribune Calls For ‘Mass Vaccination Campaign,’ National Guard To ‘Ensure’ Unvaccinated Aren’t ‘Allowed, Well, Anywhere’
The Editorial Board for The Salt Lake Tribune thinks the state of Utah should conduct a totalitarian mass vaccination campaign involving National Guard troops, who would “ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”
Editors for The Salt Lake Tribune believe that Utah Governor Spencer Cox should deploy National Guard troops in his state to enforce a totalitarian mass vaccination campaign and seemingly isolate the unvaccinated from society, according to a piece they wrote titled “Utah leaders have surrendered to COVID pandemic, the Editorial Board writes.”
In the beginning of the piece, the editors accuse Utah leadership of “waving the white flag of surrender in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.”
According to them, the state government should have launched a post-9/11 or post-Pearl Harbor style government campaign, and apparently martial law, to implement tyrannical mask and vaccine mandates at the start of the pandemic.
The Utah government’s reluctance to deploy troops on the streets, combined with an alleged COVID-19 test shortage, and the spread of “misinformation” upsets the editors at the Tribune.
“For more than two years now, officials at all levels and in all branches of our government have missed chance after chance to get a handle on this rapidly spreading and rapidly evolving virus,” they complained.
“Rather than call for the kind of patriotic coming together that Americans responded to after Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we were assured that it was not a real problem, that it would ‘magically disappear,’ even that it was all a hoax, a plot to extend the power of the federal government and/or further enrich Big Pharma.”
They further claim that while Governor Cox advocates for the COVID-19 vaccines, which do not prevent individuals from catching or spreading the virus, he has not done enough.
They especially took issue with how the state’s congressional delegation and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes “so proudly stood against” mandating the controversial injections, and that the U.S. Supreme Court declared Joe Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandates unconstitutional.
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The editors wrote that the newly discovered Omicron variant, which has been infecting vaccinated people, was “predictable.”
“And the challenge is the same as it was with alpha and delta: Most people weather it OK, but the serious cases are still enough to overwhelm hospitals,” wrote the editors, without acknowledging the possibility that Utah hospitals firing unvaccinated healthcare workers may have something to do with poor hospital functionality.
At the end of the piece, the editors fantasize about a military-imposed mass vaccination campaign, as well as the apparent oppression of those who do not provide proof of vaccination to the authorities.
“We might have headed off omicron with a herd immunity-level of vaccinations, but that would have required a vaccination mandate, which our leaders refused. Instead, we get, ‘No one could have seen this coming.’ That is patently untrue. They were told what to do, and they refused,” they wrote.
“Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”
Emphasis added by National File.
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Clyburn: People Stopping Build Back Better, Voting Rights Legislation ‘Supporting Autocracy Over Democracy’
Monday on MSNBC’s “Craig Melvin Reports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) slammed his congressional colleagues who helped stall President Joe Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” agenda and voting rights legislation.
Clyburn, who admitted he had run out of patience, argued that the people who stopped the two Democrat bills “are supporting autocracy over democracy.”
“[T]he same people who are stopping this, they’re stopping Build Back Better. And the child tax credit that we need in place now is in Build Back Better. Affordable housing that we need for people who lost their houses and lost their wealth is now — has got less than half the wealth that white people have, we need the affordable housing bill. That’s in a Build Back Better,” Clyburn outlined. “And so people who are stopping Build Back Better, stopping voting, they are trying to go to the heart of what’s needed in the African American community in order for us to maintain this pursuit of perspective that we have been on for a long, long time.”
“These people are supporting autocracy over democracy, and that’s the big issue here,” he added. “It would have come earlier if the president had put this out there earlier.
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