A former ESPN commentator, who is not known for holding back his opinions, just vocalized his opposition to the literal left turn the media and sports have recently taken.
The former commentator is now the host of his own show, in which he blasted sports players for their liberal policies and protests.
Ultimately, the host of the Fox Sports show is bothered by the many social issues being brought into the sports world.
Fox Sports Jason Whitlock, host of ‘Speak for Yourself”, gave his opinions during a segment on his show about the recent protests in the sports world and more.
The Smoke Room, subset of The Daily Caller, reported:
Fox Sports “Speak For Yourself” host Jason Whitlock is not one to hold back.
In an interview with Sporting News published Wednesday, Whitlock discussed a variety of things ranging from his former work at ESPN to his stance on NBA players resting in the regular season, but mostly he went off on the liberal sports media and Colin Kaepernick.
Not only has sportswriting moved to the left, but the “entire media has moved far left,” Whitlock says. Back in the day, the media used to cater to the New York market, but ever since social media came along and journalists became obsessed with getting their content to go viral, they’ve been catering to Silicon Valley, in his opinion. Or, as Whitlock calls it “the hub for revolutionary, far-left extremism.”
After introducing his opinions on social issues and their relation to sports, Whitlock continued on to discuss one of the biggest controversies in the sports world this year.
In one of the longest held liberal protests, Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem before every game he participated in.
Kaepernick claimed he was protesting what he believed to be “black oppression”.
His disrespect for the flag and the National Anthem were defended by his rights under the First Amendment, but still, many are divided on their opinions of the protest.
Many claimed Kaepernick lost his job due to his protests, but Whitlock has another opinion to offer, as reported by The Smoke Room:
Kaepernick’s whole protest wouldn’t have been such a big deal if it weren’t for the liberal media perpetuating it, Whitlock says.
“Kap is an important pawn in the far-left movement to change sports culture. I’ve angered the far left by pointing out that Kap has some understandable identity issues based on his unique upbringing and a society that is brutally harsh on mixed-race people. Kap is not a thought leader on race or even informed about the issues. He was a guy who liked to kick it, lift weights and be a celebrity quarterback. The Niners benched him and he became a militant activist, which made him attractive to the far-left movement,” Whitlock argues.
Ultimately, sports and liberal opinions have no place together, and it’s interfering with the structure and play of the games.
Whitlock also commented on how leftist ESPN and other liberal sports programs have turned recently:
I think we’re the alternative for sports fans who respect and like traditional sports values,” he continued. “I think we’re the alternative for people who want to hear authentic conversation and debate rather than words crafted for Twitter applause. I think we’re the alternative for middle America, blue-collar sports fans. I think we’re the alternative for people who don’t think every misspoken word is a fireable offense. ESPN caters to the elite, safe-space crowd. We cater to the people who love to tailgate and knock down a six-pack.”
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