Politics

ESPN Fires Another 150 Employees

“But the larger reason is the result of a continued commitment by the network to being MSESPN, where they mix left wing political commentary with sports analysis.” 

ESPN announced today that they are firing an additional 150 employees, a round of terminations that follows the bloodbath in April when leadership fired 100 employees, mostly on-air talent. This time, the employees are mostly production staff as executives claim they are redirecting resources. In reality, the excessive terminations for what used to be the leader in sports news are an example of ESPN’s radical political shift.

The ratings for ESPN have continued to drop precipitously, in part because of people dropping cable in favor of streaming platforms. But the larger reason is the result of a continued commitment by the network to being MSESPN, where they mix left wing political commentary with sports analysis. Because these are sports analysts that don’t have an extensive background in politics, it means that their political commentary is rather superficial and just becomes a distraction to their insipid sports commentary.

This combined with the never ending cheerleading for those that kneel for the flag, radical left wing commenters like Jemel Hill being promoted, coaches sounding off on public policy, players refusing to visit the White House, and never ending repetition and analysis has caused viewers to literally turn off.

But I suppose they can always take a knee for their fired comrades.

The national anthem is a civic ceremony that should be inclusive. Native Americans and Tuskegee airmen served faithfully and honored the flag during World War II despite facing far more racism and segregation than minorities face today. Yet pampered millionaires and their characterless enablers on ESPN continue to force their political activism on viewers.

Sports and the civic ceremonies before them are a chance for people to escape politics, class, and social divisions by respectively cheering and booing for their favorite teams. Most importantly, it’s a chance for conservatives to escape the constant lecturing and moral preening from liberals. Until ESPN figures that out they will continue to fade into irrelevancy.

But I suppose they can always take a knee for their fired comrades.

Morgan Deane

Morgan Deane is an OpsLens Contributor and a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry rifleman. Deane also served in the National Guard as an Intelligence Analyst. He is the author of the forthcoming book Decisive Battles in Chinese history, as well as Bleached Bones and Wicked Serpents: Ancient Warfare in the Book of Mormon.

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