ESPN has lost a legion of viewers thanks to its turn to leftist politics. The recent layoffs made things worse, where they seemed to fire anyone who focused on reporting sports. A-holes. Jason Whitlock (see NFL Ratings Drop MAJORLY Following Athlete Protests and Radio Host Hilariously Calls Out Fraud, Shaun King, on His ‘Blackness’), a former ESPN contributor, says to look to sports culture for an idea why so many viewers are fleeing ESPN like a feminist flees beauty standards. Or soap.
I do think is a direct result of their lurch to the left, and injecting progressive victimology into the sports conversation.
If you really understand sports culture, and all the values taught in sports, from Little League, Pee Wee, on, you’re never a victim. There are never any excuses that are accepted. Every coach teaches every play from 5 years old to 45 years old, we don’t tolerate excuses, we don’t tolerate victimology, and now so much of the conversation by the sports media, ESPN being the leader of this, is just filled with so-and-so is a victim, Colin Kaepernick is a victim, everybody’s a victim. It’s turning traditional sports fans off.
Whitlock’s makes another salient point about the media. The media has always had a traditional liberal bias, but now it has a leftist bias. Leftists aren’t happy with you being indoctrinated only when you watch the evening news or pick up a news paper. They want to push their agenda in every aspect of your life. Especially pursuits in which you seek refuge to escape politics. Like sports.
But unlike North Korea, Americans can flip a switch. We’re capable of turning the channel or turning off a program which ticks us off. It’s called freedom. Of course ESPN is suffering the consequences of that freedom, aren’t they? Americans making their own life choices is one reason (the main reasons) the left seeks to stamp out freedom whenever it possibly can.
Here’s a palate cleanse. Watch feminists hate on Wonder Woman for pushing normal health standards.