ESPN’s political bias cover has been blown.
The liberal sports network pretends to be unbiased when it pertains to politics seeping into the sports world, but their rapid decline in conservative subscriptions refutes that.
But an ESPN analyst has a theory as to why the network is forced to talk about politics.
However, sports are a source of entertainment. It’s escapism.
The last thing any sports lover should want to hear is an asinine political opinion from a sports’ analyst.
Imagine if it was the other way around though.
What if your favorite political analyst found a way to talk about their favorite team every five minutes? You probably wouldn’t watch anymore.
If ESPN had a mix of liberal and conservative ideologies then maybe it would be more tolerable.
But ESPN presenting Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner with a courage award at the ESPY’s a few years ago was a big deal.
It was a huge “groundbreaking” deal until the liberal network and counterparts found out Jenner was a Republican and Trump supporter.
You don’t hear much about Jenner anymore now, do you?
It’s a delusion, but nothing is more delusional than what SC The Six host said about how “annoyed” she was by people accusing the network of a liberal bias.
Total Pro Sports reports:
“SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill decided to speak up on these topics recently as she gets the brunt of dislike via social media because of her willingness to talk about uncomfortable topics.
‘Sports have always been political,’ said Jemele Hill.
‘I’m annoyed by the story line,’ Hill said, ‘because I think it’s just a really dumb narrative. I’m annoyed by it on a lot of levels.’
“I just hadn’t noticed the correlation between us being called more liberal as you see more women in a position on our network… as you see more ethnic diversity, then all of a sudden ESPN is too liberal.
So I wonder, when people say that, what they’re really saying.
The other part of it is that we’re journalists, and people have to understand, these uncomfortable political conversations… the athletes are dragging us here. I didn’t ask Colin Kaepernick to kneel. He did it on his own. So, was I supposed to act like he didn’t?
Gregg Popovich, every week at his press conferences, is having a 10-minute soliloquy on Donald Trump.
Am I supposed to act like he’s not doing that?
You have athletes saying they’re going to the White House, not going to the White House, that’s all sports news.
It didn’t just start with this generation of athletes, it’s always been that way. Sometimes when I hear a viewer say they don’t want their politics mixed with sports, I say, ‘What did you think about Muhammad Ali?’
And then all of a sudden it’s glowing praise.’
Rob King, the executive who oversees all SportsCenter programming, stated the same when speaking on athletes and politics.
‘Imagine Jackie Robinson happened today,’ King said.
‘Would we not cover Jackie Robinson, would we not try to engage in smart conversation about the significance of Jackie Robinson to our culture? I think about Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King.
Today we find ourselves with Colin Kaepernick.’”
Think about it. Would they reiterate the same sentiments if it was about Obama? Of course they wouldn’t.And Hill actually said, “Am I supposed to act like he’s not doing that?” regarding players/coaches discussing the divisive political rhetoric.
And the answer is yes – that’s exactly what you do.