Sports and News Media Media Bias Shown Through Jason Collins and Tim Tebow

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The long running media bias against Christians spills over into sports after basketball veteran Jason Collins announces he is gay and Tim Tebow is released on the same day. Tim Tebow, hated by the media and sports analyst since entering the NFL gets treated completely different than Jason Collins, a gay with a pathetic NBA history.

Washington, D.C. – Just when the general public feels the media couldn’t possibly be any more biased, they are proven wrong.  On the same day, the media was given a start contrast of events and naturally they were handled in two separate ways.  And just wait, it gets better.  A pro athlete actually got a response from the White House and the President of the United States for coming out of the closet.

On Monday, veteran basketball player, or “Star” as many portrayed him came out as a gay athlete.  Prior to the announcement, pretty much no one in America had a clue who Jason Collins was.  By the end of the day, most that read the story would have thought Jason Collins was one of the best basketball players to have every played the game.  The media has portrayed him as a basketball “star”.   Looking at many of the headlines, it’s hard to find anything negative:

  • Players Voice Support of Jason Collins on Twitter – NYTimes.com
  • Jason Collins May Get Big Endorsement Deals – Huffington Post
  • Jason Collins showed his toughness long before announcing he’s gay – Yahoo Sports
  • Jason Collins ‘changes everything’ for LGBT community – AOL Sports

In reality, the real news is how Jason Collins was able to play in the NBA for as long as he has.  In the last 6 years, Jason has managed to average less than 3 points per game, .3 Blocks per game, .2 Steals Per Game, less than 2 rebounds per game and .3 assist per game.  Hardly the resume of a Basketball “Star”.

While the media remains in the love fest with arguably one of the worse players in the NBA, Tim Tebow gets a completely different treatment.  Despite Tebow having one of the most successful college careers in history, as well as taking a struggling Denver Broncos team to the playoffs, Tim Tebow has been treated with complete disdain, hatred and disgust.  Let’s compare today’s headlines of an athlete that actually has a winning past, but is a Christian.

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