ESPN has made it clear over the years that they aren’t interested in hiring conservatives or letting current employees voice conservative opinions.
It all started when they fired Curt Schilling, one of the most popular analysts on the network, for posting a conservative meme on social media.
Recently, they fired Sage Steele after she expressed some conservative viewpoints.
Viewers have been noticing the blatant bias that ESPN has been displaying and the ratings have taken a big hit as a result.
When ratings take a hit, profits takes a hit which then means that cuts need to be made.
Looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen next month…
The long-reported layoffs at ESPN will reportedly take place over the next month. That, according to sports media reporter Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
The massive cuts, willingness to buyout contracts, and the attempt to have all this completed in time for a couple key dates on Disney’s financial calendar strongly suggest that Disney has exerted significant pressure on ESPN President John Skipper to get his network looking better on the spreadsheet.
Viewers have made it clear they aren’t liking what ESPN has been doing lately.
Companies that are doing well typically don’t make cuts like this.
They put out a statement recently that makes it seem like they intend to keep going down the liberal programming path.
It’s never a good look to alienate half of your fans or viewership.
When will the left finally start to get that?