Sports fans are being inundated with progressive politics.
There’s no longer an escape from everyday political battles.
Now one “woke” ESPN host has a new gig that’ll make your eyes roll.
ESPN personality Bomani Jones continues to receive more career opportunities despite underwhelming ratings on television and radio.
An admitted liberal, Jones’ perspectives have been amplified due to the network’s leftward drift.
Now Jones is getting his own show on HBO.
HBO’s website says:
“Game Theory with Bomani Jones is a weekly, late-night series starring Emmy®-winning sports journalist and commentator Bomani Jones. The series breaks down timely issues from the sports world. Jones, who is a contributor on HBO’s Back On The Record with Bob Costas, has carved his own unique sports commentary style over the past 15 years. Game Theory with Bomani Jones is executive produced by Bomani Jones, Stuart Miller, Seth Weitberg, and Adam McKay as well as Todd Schulman from Hyperobject Industries.”
HBO has also moved to the hard left.
Bob Costas is an anti-gun zealot, and one of the producers of Game Theory with Bomani Jones is director Adam McKay, an avowed socialist.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“In a country and in a city with crushing, devastating income inequality, it’s no longer ‘left-wing’ to demand living wages, universal health care and rent control…It’s a bare minimum. When I looked around, I found some incredible groups committed to fighting the big dirty money rotting out our communities. And DSA-LA (Democratic Socialists of America—Los Angeles), for me, is at the top of that list.”
In fact, HBO’s Real Sports squeezed out long-time correspondent Bernard Goldberg over his conservative views.
From Awful Announcing:
“Goldberg’s segment on transgender athletes was abruptly pulled from airing amidst growing backlash on his handling of the topic and the participants in the segment. HBO termed the segment as ‘postponed.’ But many suspected that was just a convenient PR spin and perhaps this signaled the beginning of the end of Goldberg at Real Sports, with the growing rift of the show’s progressive editorial direction and Goldberg’s dissenting conservative politics now fully exposed to the public.”
Jones will fit right in with HBO’s clear progressive agenda.
Fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who is black, is suing the NFL over alleged racial discrimination, which has served as red meat for Bomani and other liberals in the sports media ecosystem.
Jones said on the topic of discrimination in the NFL:
“Who are the ones that are making these decisions? White people. Who are the ones that won’t change their decision making? White people. Who are the ones that only do anything in a different way when it comes to these matters at the threat of litigation? White people.”
The endless drumbeat of left-wing politics in sports has spiraled out of control.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find sports coverage that isn’t drenched in progressivism.
Jones’s HBO show looks to be no different.