By J. D. Heyes, editor-in-chief
(National Sentinel) Sports Media: In case you didn’t know it, ESPN, when it isn’t actually broadcasting sporting events, fills its airtime with Left-wing commentariat that is only nominally tied to sports.
It’s one of the biggest reasons why viewership of the network has been tanking; conservatives have left in droves, and the network is now struggling to stay afloat, having laid off hundreds of staffers, broadcasters and other personnel.
Now, the network may lose its Left-wing fan base as well after suspending broadcaster Jemele Hill, a black woman who has described President Donald J. Trump as a “white supremacist” on social media.
The network let her go after she called for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench any player who kneeled during the anthem.
It’s bad enough that this woman has the temerity to call the president of the United States a vile, disgusting and patently untrue name. But trashing any NFL team is stupid on steroids: ESPN will spend billions from 2014-2021 for the rights to broadcast Monday Night Football which, by the way, will feature Cowboys games at some point.
None of that matters to insane liberals, however. Because she’s a black woman, she can do no wrong and by god, if anyone dares to enforce a set of standards to protect their business model, they must be racists! — when in reality it’s the woman on-air who’s the racist bigot.
As The Daily Caller reports, the usual Left-wing big mouths have once again cranked up the outrage machine.
“I wanna know who made the call for Jemele Hill to be suspended—We will boycott ESPN til u tell us & that person is fired,” Democratic operative Scott Dworkin wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag “#BoycottESPN.”
Reverend Al Sharpton also hinted at a boycott of ESPN.
“ESPN’s suspension of Jemele Hill is an outrage and should NOT go unanswered,” Sharpton wrote on Twitter. “ESPN and advertisers will hear from us!
“She has the right to tell people that they ought to let advertisers know how they feel, since they are the consumers. While she didn’t call for a direct boycott, it’s not off the table for us in the civil rights community,” he warned.
“Civil rights community.” What a crock.
And yes, Al, ESPN does have the right to suspend her when she threatens their business model like she continues to do. And by the way, have you paid your back taxes yet? And where were you when baseball analyst Curt Schilling was fired for voicing his opinion about a social issue?
If you’re like me, you’re as sick and tired of the blatant racial double standard from the Left as you are of seeing the politicization of sports, which was at one time the last bastion of escape from an overly-politicized country.
That, and you’re tired of being abused by prominent blacks and their white Leftist apologists who have come to believe they have the right to abuse you but you don’t have the right to be upset about it.
In the meantime, ESPN needs to figure out if it wants to be MSNBC-2 or a sports network.
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