Wokeness has taken over the culture.
Sports superstars are some of the biggest pushers of “woke.”
But LeBron James’ adviser made a startling admission about one radical movement.
ESPN is on fire.
The network has become the story, which is never a good look for a news organization.
Commentator Rachel Nichols essentially got caught on a hot mic complaining about ESPN colleague Maria Taylor getting Nichols’s NBA Finals hosting gig in service to the network’s diversity push.
Rachel Nichols: “If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else.” pic.twitter.com/aB5MifujuX
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 4, 2021
The person Nichols was commiserating with was LeBron James’s friend and PR adviser Adam Mendelsohn.
During the conversation, Mendelsohn said he was “exhausted” by the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, which caused both him and Nichols to laugh.
He told Nichols, “I don’t know. I’m exhausted. Between MeToo and Black Lives Matter, I got nothing left.”
Non-woke Americans share Mendelsohn’s exhaustion with the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement, which is finally receiving scrutiny as local chapters have complained about not seeing a dime of the untold millions raked in by the organization.
The #MeToo movement also has its excesses and issues, namely ignoring misconduct from prominent and important Democrats.
Mendelsohn has likely been instrumental in James spouting off about politics and race issues, so it was revealing to hear him confessing the truth about these movements.
Unsurprisingly, Mendelsohn issued an apology:
“I shouldn’t have said it or even thought it. I work to support these movements and know that the people affected by these issues never get to be exhausted or have nothing left. I have to continue to check my privilege and work to be a better ally.”
Mendelsohn resorted to the boilerplate dogma, which is what all of the liberals in good standing say.
But his conversation with Nichols showed that progressives are perfectly fine with these “woke” movements so long as they cost them nothing.
Nichols did not want “diversity” at her expense.
Live by the woke, die by the woke.
Nichols has not only lost her gig hosting the NBA Finals, but also lost her gig as a sideline reporter for the series.
She also apologized to the mob, which means the radicals will only come after her with more fervor and determination.
It will be interesting to see if Nichols loses her connection to James because of the fallout from the leaked conversation.