(AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open yesterday , apologizing all the way for being a distraction. The mess started with her stating before the tournament began she would not participate in the obligatory post-match press conferences , citing mental health as her primary motivation: — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) May 26, 2021 (Side note: if you think you repetitively get asked the same questions in press conferences, Ms. Osaka, try working in retail for a year. But I digress.)
Tournament organizers were not amused, fining Osaka $15K after she kept her word and didn’t do a post-match press conference. The ante was upped after not only more hefty fines, but possible bans from future tournaments were bandied about as possibilities should Osaka continue up to remain mum.
A bit of background on Osaka is warranted. She was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father . Osaka first gained public interest in 2014 when at the ripe old age of seventeen she defeated a former US Open champion in a tournament. She has won four Grand Slam titles. Osaka has been ranked the number one women’s tennis player in the world (she currently sits at number two). She says and does all the right things for the woke crowd . Although she has lived in the United States since she was three, she identifies as Japanese . In short, Osaka checks off all the right boxes to be a media darling.
So why the sudden aversion to the media?
Drift back to the 2018 US Open, where Osaka defeated Serena Williams to win the women’s singles title. The match will be long remembered not for the level of play, but instead for Williams having an on-court meltdown aimed at referee Carlos Ramos. The pro-Williams crowd heavily showered the stadium with boos, which although not aimed at Osaka still quite obviously cut deep as what should have been the highlight of her career to date — winning a Grand Slam final — instead found her dissolving into tears for all the wrong reasons.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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