One never ceases to be amazed at just how low the left-stream media will go to denigrate President Donald Trump. Aaron Dodson, a writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated blog, went all the way to the ground to promote a gutter level attack on the Republican executive in chief. Part of a recurring series of stories on athletic sneakers, Dodson’s caustic post is a direct attack on American veterans as well.
As previously stated, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has been wanting to help Donald Trump as much as possible, despite its ABC arm attacking Trump and his supporters. ABC chief Ben Sherwood is doing all he can to destroy Trump and his administration at all costs. That would be a major internal conflict at one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in the country.
Women’s college swimming teams are competing in the NCAA national championships this week. But in this crazy era of gender bending, leave it to ESPN to find the odd-angle story of the one swimmer who identifies as neither male nor female.
Who needs left-wing advocacy groups when ESPN will do the job for them at no cost? Jeremy Schaap, host of ESPN Radio's The Sporting Life, was once again a reliable ally for the LGBT agenda when he promoted the transgender movement in a recent broadcast about a high school wrestling champion.
Let the seller beware. Buyers aren’t buying what they’re offering. I’m speaking of sports reporting. Sports writers jumping into the realm of the political are admitting that much of the public disagrees with their hard-left editorializing. But they are stubbornly turning up the volume and focusing on Trump-bashing and supporting illegal immigration, the transgender movement, Black Lives Matter and other left-wing causes.
There is no shortage of media criticism of professional athletes, but David Fleming’s ESPN.com attack on Tim Tebow has re-written the standards of mean-spiritedness. In a post dripping with malice, sarcasm and anti-Christian bigotry, “Tim Tebow’s relentless pursuit of failure,” Fleming has taken Tebow Derangement Syndrome to a level not previously thought attainable.
ESPN Magazine writer Howard Bryant, a sports reporter better known for his Black Lives Matter rants about police brutality and his disgust with public patriotism in pro sports, jazzed things up in his latest column with a nasty attack against an unnamed long-time associate (if they were friends before, they won't be anymore) in the February 27 issue. Tennis megastars Serena and Venus Williams were playing each other for the championship at the Australian Open, but Bryant managed to see them as victims of both racism and sexism
What do we do if we are increasingly willing to ignore “facts?” According to Jeff Rivers, “we’ll end up in real trouble.” Writing for ESPN’s The Undefeated blog, Rivers writes that when it comes to public policy “we too often allow ideology and political maneuvering to render facts moot, especially when those facts support inconvenient truths such as global climate change.”
Barack Obama no longer resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and that means it’s a dark, dreary day in the parallel universe of left-wing sports figures and their admiring media. San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich renewed the attacks on Trump he began after the election in November. Associated Press sports-writer Tom Withers reported Popovich “would bench President Donald Trump.” He also ripped the president, whom he previously derided as “misogynistic and xenophobic and racist.”
Close your eyes for a moment and picture Mt. Rushmore. First, you see America’s two most iconic founding fathers, then a war hero, and finally, the man who preserved the Union and emancipated the slaves. But if ESPN Style Writer Jill Hudson had her way, Michelle Obama would be up there with them—for her fashion sense.
ESPN's Howard Bryant capped off a year of flag-fear and injection of racial politics into sports with his column in the magazine’s last issue of 2016: “Fight of Our Times – In a year of great victory and great unrest, the legacy of Muhammad Ali has never felt more vital. But will athletes continue to rise up in 2017?” Bryant is known for his BLM-style rants against the alleged epidemic of racist police brutality, and has a particular loathing for public patriotism in professional sports: "The veneer of patriotism baked into the sport’s DNA created an appearance of unity and oneness designed to obscure cultural divisions and intimidate dissent."
No one yet knows who broke into the home of New York Giants’ fullback Nikita Whitlock, drew swastikas and wrote “Trump” and racist remarks on his walls, but multiple sports media exploited the crime to characterize President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters as racists.