ESPN Says It Will Obey Fans, Cut Down On Network’s Political Content
It’s too late, anyway. They showed their true colors. Why support the leftist a-holes?
“Without question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics,”Pitaro told the outlet. “My job is to provide clarity. I really believe that some of our talent was confused on what was expected of them. If you fast-forward to today, I don’t believe they are confused.”
This isn’t really news for fans of the network, or of Pitaro. It was clear as early as December of 2017 that ESPN’s bottom line was being affected by its newfound love of social justice. Forbes reported at the time that ESPN’s online consumer sentiment tanked from 62% to 41% with the network’s coverage of that year’s event’s in Charlottesville, Virginia, and subsequent commentary from some of its major anchors, including Jemele Hill.
Hill, who has left on-air sports journalism and now writes for The Atlantic, tweeted regularly about President Donald Trump’s “white supremacy.” Some of her co-anchors shared the sentiment, and many also embraced Colin Kaepernick and his ongoing protests during the national anthem.
The network lost an estimated 15 million subscribers.