I never had anything against Kobe Bryant. His retirement in 2016 was an end of an era. An era in which players played the game and didn’t try to shove politics down our throats. Although he was a bit pretentious, played for the Celtics arch-rival, and broke our hearts in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, you had to respect the way he did it. He had that killer instinct that Michael Jordan had that LeBron James will never, ever have. He won two championships without Shaq, while LeBron has to team up with other superstars in order to win. He reminds me a lot of Derek Jeter – a pretty boy who won championships for the team I hated, but who I respected as a player after looking at the totality of his career.
I didn’t know Kobe Bryant, but I’d be lying if I said that watching this all unfold today wasn’t a tear jerker. His death today was a reminder of our own mortality. Kobe had money and fame, but it couldn’t protect him from fate. If his life can be taken in an instant then so can anyone’s. The worst part about the story is that his 13 year old daughter Giana was one of the 8 people who died alongside of him. He had to sit in that helicopter as it was going down, looking at her, knowing that not only was he going to die, but so was his daughter. And there was nothing he could do about it. Our most basic instinct as parents is to want to protect and save our children, and Kobe knew that was impossible. That has to be the most helpless and terrifying way to go out.
There’s a lot of really bad takes going on right now, but the worst take on the Internet today came from this woman.
Felicia Somnez is a blue checkmark who works for one of the most egregious peddlers of fake news to ever exist – the Washington Post. Here’s what she had to say right after Kobe died.
Conversely, here is what she tweeted when murderous dictators Kim Jong Il and Fidel Castro died.
If you kill millions of people and you die, Felicia will tweet out that you died and nothing more.
If you were never convicted of, or even tried for rape, she will make sure to call you a rapist when you die.
This is the mainstream media. This is what they do. This is why they are the enemy of the people.
Kobe Bryant was accused 16 years ago of raping a woman at a hotel in Colorado. The alleged victim wouldn’t testify so the charges were dropped. It doesn’t mean he didn’t do it, but it does mean he’s innocent in the eyes of the law. There was a civil trial that was settled out of court for a cash settlement. Kobe said it was consensual adultery, she did not. She could’ve taken the stand and she chose not to. Perhaps she was scared to testify against him, but she wasn’t scared to try him civilly, which is why he settled out of court with her.
Unlike Felicia’s tweet suggests, there was no “half confession” to raping her. Kobe said he was sorry as part of the settlement, and reiterated that he disputed that it was not consensual.
Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.
Regardless, the fact that a Washington Post reporter would use her platform to smear a father of four, who just died alongside his 13 year old daughter in the most traumatic way possible, is so tone deaf and awful that only a member of the mainstream media would think this is normal. She immediately was ratioed to high heaven before doing what people like this always do when they say something terrible.
“Wahhh. People are sending me mean emails. Wahhh!!! I’m a victim now! Wahhh!!”
You got some mean emails. Boo hoo. Nobody feels bad for you. Try opening my inbox for a day and then come and tell me about your problems. I wish that emails like this were the worst things I got:
“Peace of f***ing s***, go f*** yourself.”
Foul language! Oh my!
“You are trash, that man’s not even in the ground yet.”
What part of that email was untrue?
“I’m befuddled by why you are defending your post?”
Imagine feeling victimized by a guy who uses the word “befuddled.”
“Take those tweets down you insensitive, opportunistic….”
Well, the tweets were intentionally designed to be insensitive, and were incredibly opportunistic, so….
Contrastingly, here’s a mentally stable person who’s been messaging the Turtleboy Facebook page for the last 2 months:
I have hundreds of other messages I could produce, but I don’t whine when I get messages like this because it comes with the territory. Anyone who complains about getting mean messages like this has no business working in the modern day media. I say things that people don’t like, and this is how anonymous trolls respond. It means nothing and nobody feels bad for me, nor should they. I signed up for this.
To show you just how shallow Felicia is she also went through all of the replies and liked the ones that said nice things about her.
The “woke auditor” in the pink pussy hat is a parody account that mocks social justice warriors, and was mocking her. She’s just too dumb to realize that, and wanted to find someone, anyone, who would say nice things about her.
The mainstream media is incapable of ever admitting when they do wrong. They hold everyone else to a high standard but not themselves. Kobe Bryant was a legend. Bye Felicia.
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