Aaron Rodgers is a future Hall of Fame quarterback, but he’s become something else over the past few years.
A conservative darling.
The New York Jets quarterback refused to get the COVID-19 shot, coming up with a series of excuses for protecting his bodily autonomy. That act of defiance endeared him to Red State USA, exhausted by the mixed messaging behind the virus and possible preventative measures.
Rodgers defied the authorities, and he emerged with a broader fan base as well as the ire of sports media journalists who lean relentlessly to the Left.
This week, Rodgers fumbled that newfound fame, and he can’t blame any defense for his mistake.
We’re awaiting the release of 150 names associated with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein and his infamous “Island” where sexual debauchery with minors took place. The list has been the subject of intense rumors, with some predicting powerful politicians are on the list.
That’s why it’s been kept secret for so long.
Rodgers appeared on ESPN’s “The Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday and suggested far-Left comedian Jimmy Kimmel could be among the names released this month
“There’s a lot of people — including Jimmy Kimmel — that are really hoping that list doesn’t come out.”
Kimmel acted like an innocent man would, rushing to X to attack Rodgers and threaten a lawsuit.
Dear Aasshole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any “list” other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality. Your reckless… https://t.co/p8eug12uiS
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 2, 2024
Some conservatives have cheered on Rodgers’ comments, hoping the far-Left Kimmel could be dragged down by the scandal.
Big man can dish out the trash talk but can't take it. https://t.co/wXrZlsl1tw
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 3, 2024
Furious Jimmy Kimmel threatens to sue Aaron Rodgers for implying he's on Epstein's list https://t.co/T1ftFZKacq >><> Apparently Jimmy's feelings are hurt. Poor guy.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) January 3, 2024
Trump-Hating "Comedian" Jimmy Kimmel FLIPS OUT After New York Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Teases that He is on Jeffrey Epstein's Client List https://t.co/kvXn2hvCWz
— Ben Owen🇺🇸 (@hrkbenowen) January 3, 2024
Except there’s no proof behind the Kimmel-Epstein alleged connection. Just rumors and in some circles wishful thinking.
Other conservatives dismissed that criticism, noting how often Kimmel peddles Fake News from his ABC bully pulpit.
Russia collusion, anyone?
Rodgers still shouldn’t be spreading false information on a public broadcast unless he has evidence to back up his claims.
We’re living in a two-tier society where progressives can often lie with little or no consequences. No media fact checker will keep Kimmel honest about any of his politically-charged monologues.
Meanwhile, reporters rallied against comedian Joe Rogan recently when he got an anecdote wrong about President Joe Biden’s obvious mental decline. The misstatement in question came from Donald Trump, not the current Commander in Chief.
Conservatives have to play by a separate set of rules in the culture. It’s not fair. Nor is it right to cheer on Rodgers when he makes baseless accusations like this.