As more and more Americans cut the cord and cancel their cable television service, some networks are fighting to hold on. In a desperate miscalculation, cable sports network ESPN seemingly decided that appealing to the far left was a good strategy to grow their viewer base. For the past several years the channel has featured numerous on-air personalities who sympathize with the Black Lives Matter movement and other controversial leftist causes.
While most viewers tune in for sports news, ESPN figures they need a political lecture as well, and has been spiking their coverage with liberal propaganda to the point where even the most naive viewers are starting to wake up. The issue came to a head when ESPN personality Jemele Hill went off on a bizarre Twitter rant accusing President Trump of being a white supremacist.
According to Clay Travis from Fox Sports, the problem goes all the way to the top of the organization, where Disney chair Bob Iger fully supports the transition to leftist propaganda outlet.
Popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently took the network to task, inventing a hilarious new meaning for their acronym. He also poses an interesting question: Is there a large market for left-leaning sports coverage?