You can always count on ESPN to stoke division in this country.
The 24-hour sports news and highlights network has evolved into a liberal cesspool and the one bright conservative commentator they had, Will Cain, just hopped ship in favor of Fox Sports. They will always perpetuate liberal propaganda whether you want it or not.
And that was certainly the case after this ESPN NBA reporter was suspended for disgracefully writing these two awful words to one Republican senator.
How many self-professed liberals work at ESPN now? You can’t turn on the network without seeing Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, Trey Wingo, Stephen A. Smith, Dan Le Batard, Mina Kimes, Sarah Spain, and the mother of all ESPN liberals, Max Kellerman.
It’s by design, implemented by the powers that be. ESPN claims that it wants to focus exclusively on sports, but then they’ll try to inject anti-conservative rhetoric in every “sports” story they can.
And keep in mind that Disney is ESPN’s parent company too. Hollywood and ESPN are directly connected in their perpetuation of liberal propaganda.
But ESPN just got a wakeup call that may force them to change.
Sen. Josh Hawley recently sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver criticizing the league’s relationship to the People’s Republic of China, accusing them correctly of bending over backwards to accommodate the communist regime when they were offended that Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey expressed support for pro-Democracy protesters in Hong Kong late last year.
Enter Adrian Wojnarowski, aka “Woj,” who is essentially the equivalent of the NFL’s go-to guy to break stories, Adam Schefter, but for the NBA instead. Nobody breaks stories in the NFL or NBA better than those two guys—across the entire sports media market.
The NBA’s most prominent reporter offered a simple blunt response when responding to the letter via email. Woj replied, “F—k you.”
Sen. Hawley posted a screenshot of the email tweeting, “Don’t criticize #China or express support for law enforcement to @espn. It makes them real mad.”
Following that, Woj was suspended by ESPN and offered an apology saying, “I was disrespectful and I made a regrettable mistake. I’m sorry for the way I handled myself and I am reaching out immediately to Senator Hawley to apologize directly. I also need to apologize to my ESPN colleagues because I know my actions were unacceptable and should not reflect on any of them.”
ESPN, meanwhile, described Wojnarowski’s email as “completely unacceptable,” “inexcusable” and said they would address it directly with Wojnarowski, but the specifics will remain “internal.”
They suspended Woj for an indefinite period, so who knows how long that will be. ESPN scrapped Woj’s planned trip to the “bubble” in Orlando, Florida this week, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that these apologies and this suspension were for optics reasons only because the NBA returns on July 30th.
That means ESPN is going to need their number one guy to handle the network’s news on the sport in a couple of weeks so it likely won’t last long.
This issue over China is mostly bipartisan. But at least the GOP has acknowledged China’s malevolent pursuit to spread Communism around the world. The NBA is encouraging them to do it too. When Morey sent that Pro-Democracy tweet, LeBron James quickly condemned the comment because his Nike’s are made by sweat shop factories in China and he needs “Space Jam 2” to open in theaters next summer too. It’s hypocrisy at its finest.
That’s why it makes sense ESPN would be adamantly against standing up to the People’s Republic of China because they’re essentially business partners. Republicans are trying to squash that immediately.