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GMA Gloats Over WNBA Crew Pushing ‘Villain’ Loeffler Out of Workplace

Instantly following a gooey propaganda piece for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this morning, ABC’s Good Morning America went straight into an anti-Republican hit piece focusing on outgoing Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler.

Atlanta-based correspondent Steve Osunsami gave a glowing report of how the WNBA workforce which Loeffler co-owns, united to “push her out of workplace” by their activism actively supporting her opponent, Raphael Warnock, within the Georgia runoff elections.

 “A significant query right here this morning, is will she return to the basketball workforce that helped push her out of workplace?,” Osunsami requested earlier than portraying Loeffler as tone-deaf to Georgians and the gamers of her personal workforce by criticizing Black Lives Matter:

She’s the co-owner of knowledgeable ladies’s basketball workforce in a league constructed by the success of black athletes, in a workforce the place the vast majority of the residents of town are black. So it did not go over nicely when Kelly Loeffler as a part of her marketing campaign for Congress stated in July, that “I adamantly oppose the Black Lives Matter motion, this isn’t a political motion that the league must be embracing….”

The ABC correspondent gushed, “A lot of her gamers felt she bought them out to try to attraction to conservative white voters. And that is how they responded, sporting t-shirts encouraging followers at house to vote for his or her boss’ competitors [Warnock].”

As he spoke to 1 Atlanta Dream participant, Osunsami gave the workforce credit score for serving to to alter the path of Senate race, earlier than demonizing Loeffler once more. “Loeffler, who was as soon as seen as an inclusive proprietor, is now seen by some as a villain within the league. And there are requires her to depart,” he gushed, touting LeBron James’s supply to take over the workforce.

To finish his report, Osunsami once more hailed the skilled athletes “talking reality to energy” to get the Republican out of workplace: “The ladies who play on this workforce took a danger and say they determined to talk reality to energy as a result of the problems of social justice that they are not inconsequential.

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Learn the transcript beneath:

Good Morning America

1/11/2021

ROBIN ROBERTS: Now to athletes flexing their muscle groups on and off the courtroom, influencing the vital Georgia senate race. Steve Osunsami joins us with a deeper look from the activism from one WNBA workforce specifically. Good morning Steve.

STEVE OSUNSAMI: Good morning to you Robin. This metropolis is house to the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and one of many massive bosses within the entrance workplace is our Georgia congresswoman who was simply defeated on the polls and a serious query right here this morning, is will she return to the basketball workforce that helped push her out of workplace? 

She’s the co-owner of knowledgeable ladies’s basketball workforce in a league constructed by the success of black athletes, in a workforce the place the vast majority of the residents of town are black. So it did not go over nicely when Kelly Loeffler as a part of her marketing campaign for Congress stated in July, that “I adamantly oppose the Black Lives Matter motion, this isn’t a political motion that the league must be embracing….”

ATLANTA DREAM PLAYER ELIZABETH WILLIAMS: We felt actually disenchanted. As a result of we had put such an emphasis on dedicating this season to social justice initiatives and Black Lives Matter.

OSUNSAMI: A lot of her gamers felt she bought them out to try to attraction to conservative white voters. And that is how they responded, sporting t-shirts encouraging followers at house to vote for his or her boss’ competitors.

WILLIAMS: With us not essentially with the ability to management her possession, one factor that we might have some type of affect on is the truth that she was in a Senate seat and we’re in an election 12 months.

OSUNSAMI: This recreation final August was a show of sports activities activism that unfold to different groups within the league on to social media and helped change the race for Senate. Hastily, Loeffler’s challenger, Raphael Warnock was main within the polls.

WILLIAMS: After sporting the shirts, , his donation numbers went up. Usually individuals have been asking questions. There was slightly bit extra nationwide recognition from a reputation that wasn’t tremendous acquainted to everybody.

OSUNSAMI: Loeffler, who was as soon as seen as an inclusive proprietor, is now seen by some as a villain within the league. And there are requires her to depart. NBA celebrity Lebron James could or could not have been kidding when he shared on-line that he would possibly purchase the workforce, saying ‘I believe I will put collectively an possession group for the Atlanta Dream. Who’s in?’

WILLIAMS: I’m positive there will likely be adjustments going ahead however I’m excited to see how gamers proceed to make use of their distinctive platforms in doing such a work off the ground.

OSUNSAMI: The ladies who play on this workforce took a danger and say they determined to talk reality to energy as a result of the problems of social justice that they are not inconsequential. We reached out to Loeffler and her marketing campaign and she or he didn’t reply.

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