Apparently maintaining the pretense of objectivity and neutrality has just grown entirely too tiresome. The Twitter page for ESPN’s The Undefeated, a site which bills itself as the “premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture,” chose a header pic that tells you all you need to know about where ESPN is really coming from:
So, ESPN told its staff to steer clear of politics, then removed Mike Ditka from the Sunday Morning Countdown Show after his criticism of President Obama, fired Curt Schilling for merely observing that men and men only should use bathrooms intended for men, and let Tony Kornheiser go completely unpunished for comparing Republicans to ISIS.
This same ESPN has seen fit to plant a big old picture of Barack Obama, front and center, on the header of their newest creation. In fact, not only did they put Obama front and center, look closely at who they put behind him: Martin Luther King. Seriously? In what warped universe should MLK ever be behind Barack Obama?
And, on an alleged sports site, Michael Jordan is in the far back, and darn near out of the pic.
Let alone the fact that Obama’s headshot appears to be at least two to three times larger than anyone else’s headshot. Rivaled only by that of the late, great Richard Pryor and Queen Latifah. Who, for some reason, also appear to be more pronounced than Martin Luther King.
These are thing that make sense in a very sad, and confused world.