ESPN is in a world of trouble.
The “worldwide leader in sports” has been hemorrhaging subscribers and viewers because of their liberal bias.
And one liberal analyst just sealed ESPN’s doom with one comment.
The biggest liberal personality on ESPN used to be Jemele Hill who once tweeted that President Trump was a white supremacist.
Hill was subsequently suspended for two weeks for the comment and her career has spiraled into oblivion as a result.
Since Hill’s departure, one of the most insufferable liberals on ESPN now is without a doubtBomani Jones.
Jones is a huge Jemele Hill defender, which comes as no surprise.
But what is surprising is the lack of objectivity when it comes to President Trump and the great job he’s doing.
You would think ESPN’s analysts would stick to their professions and report on sports—and not politics.But according to Bomani Jones, it’s practically ESPN’s duty to do so.
“Bomani Jones, one of ESPN’s more politically outspoken employees, says in a new interview that he sees changes in how the network is treating liberal opinion among employees.
Jones, who started with ESPN radio in 2012 and who seems to have suffered no real repercussions for his liberal views, once praised ESPN for allowing left-wing opinion by exclaiming,”I don’t think anybody at ESPN is going to get in trouble for saying something that is factually undeniable.” Jones made those comments before the network handed out suspensions to outspoken liberal employee Jemele Hill.
While Hill’s charge that President Trump is a “white supremacist” and owed his political ascendancy to other white supremacists is, in reality, the very essence of a deniable charge. One presumes that Jones, Hill, and a huge majority of others in ESPN’s workforce do not believe Trump’s racism is even a debatable point.
Jones has been an outspoken liberal since day one. He made his name by attacking the Duke Lacrosse players, even after they were revealed as innocent of the charges hurled against them. Since then, he continued on a streak of race-mongering proclamations. Jones even famously wore a “Caucasians” shirt on television while decrying the use of Native American mascots.
Then, in January of 2016, Jones insisted that criticism of Cam Newton was due to the “simple reality” that the U.S.A. “does not like black people very much.” Later he went after Albert Breer for wanting proof that Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones had been racially heckled at Fenway Park. Jones also grumbled over Tim Tebow’s baseball success saying that it made him “hate coming to work.”
In addition, the interview comes ahead of the coming June 4 debut of Jones’ new TV show, High Noon. So, his wild-eyed liberalism has met with little opprobrium from ESPN bosses.
Now, in a new interview with GQ magazine, Jones seems to be saying that he no longer thinks that liberal “truth” will shield employees for uttering controversial left-wing ideas.
In response to a question about how he felt after Jemele Hill was suspended, Jones explained how he thinks things have “changed” at the network:
‘I think where things have changed from what I said [in 2015] to what I’m looking now at, is I never imagined that something factually true could prove to be as inflammatory as things that are factually true have proven to be.’
As for his own ability to strike a balance between speaking his mind and keeping his job, Jones is unfazed. ‘Perhaps it’s because I have the arrogance to believe that I can figure this out.’ He acknowledges that the response to Hill is ‘absolutely colored by the fact that she is a woman…and a black woman, at that.’
What’s odd about Jones is that a sports “journalist” has the audacity, ineptitude, and naivety to say “factually true,” when what he really means is, “I have an opinion.”
But no matter what you call it, it’s highly unlikely it will win back former viewers and subscribers.