Univision’s foray into digital media comes to an expected and, with the announced sale of its digital media portfolio. As the Spanish-language media giant limps back to its core business, it’s worth looking at what led to this point, and what follows from here.
It didn't require a spokesperson from an LGBT pressure group to denounce opponents of the proposed Equality Act debated Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee hearing. A transgender member of the media did the job for those organizations, royally trashing conservatives opposed to males intruding on women's sports. Trans Deadspin writer Lauren Thiesen, a male who competed against males in sports until ninth-grade basketball tryouts 10 years ago and then became a "queer blogger," slammed opponents of the Equality Act.
Liberty University pulled off a huge upset Friday in the NCAA Tournament, enraging the school's anti-Christian critics at Deadspin blog all the more about the Flames' presence in the "Big Dance." Earlier in the week, Deadspin's podcast selected Liberty as the "most hatable" team in the tourney, and now writer Laura Wagner is praying for the retrograde ultra-right-wing bigots masquerading as Christians to lose their second-round game against Virginia Tech Sunday.
Two Christian universities with men's basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament this week have become punching bags for intolerant left-wing blogs. At the start of the week, the Outsports LGBT blog heaped hate on Liberty University and Abilene Christian University for standing on faith in opposition to a radical anti-Christian agenda. Then on Thursday, a Deadspin podcast turned the same two schools into piñatas during their "Hater's Guide to March Madness."
The far-left’s descent into madness often involves violent spasms of hate and ugliness, and in Donald Trump’s America even the most celebrated pastimes aren’t spared from being coated in a heavy layer of scorned leftist slime. Case in point — rabid progressives’ reaction to the Patriots' Super Bowl victory. Lefty sports writer Drew Magary composed a contemptuous piece skewering “all the terrible people” who are “happy today. Fuck them, fuck the Patriots, and fuck all the terrible people right off the side of the earth.”
This week's engagement of Tim Tebow demonstrated how judgmental media continue dismissing male behavior at both ends of the spectrum. Respectable Christian role models like Vice-president Mike Pence and Tim Tebow are often insulted for upholding honorable standards, right along with the disgraced abusers who spawned the #MeToo movement. While some media responded politely, Tebow's recent engagement also sparked another round of personal attacks by biased media who deem him "polarizing." None more so than from Deadspin's Tom Ley.
The future site of a new stadium for the NFL's Washington Redskins is turning into a real political football, and it's no surprise whose side members of the media are taking. The team's new home could be in D.C., Maryland or Virginia and, like virtually every new stadium in America, likely will get help in the form of corporate welfare. Congress has some say in the matter, and it's complicated. Deadspin staff writer Chris Thompson is convinced the Redskins, sleazy Republicans and the "insanely crooked administration" are conspiring to "screw D.C. residents" on a stadium deal.
Old Left-wing media biases sometimes die hard. Deadspin blogger Dave McKenna is still making an issue of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's coaching of girls' youth basketball. Months after he was exonerated by the FBI of claims of sexual misconduct and confirmed to the Supreme Court, McKenna claims it's news that the justice is still coaching and relays the shocking tip from an anonymous source that Kavanaugh might not actually be an "intolerant douchebag."
Before he was president, Donald Trump opened one of his Atlantic City casinos to the struggling UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) for mixed martial arts competitions. The UFC is now celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 25-part documentary on UFC's streaming service, including the segment "Combatant in Chief: The Story of Donald Trump’s History in Combat Sports." That portion of the series and the men its centers on, President Trump and UFC President Dana White, is reviled as "deranged'' in a Deadspin.com review by freelance writer Josh Tucker.
Deadspin is a blog that loves to roast ESPN for its many shortcomings. Reporter Laura Wagner criticized The Worldwide Leader in (Liberal) Sports, led by its new president Jimmy Pitaro, for sticking to sports and rolling over like a lapdog to please its NFL Monday Night Football master. Her insults follow remarks by ESPN's new president, Jimmy Pitaro, that were reported in a recent story published by The Washington Post about the network's relationship with the National Football League.
New York Daily News’ parent company Tronc announced it would cut the tabloids newsroom staff in half on July 23. DeadSpin viewed the act as class warfare.
Tronc attributed the cuts to “realities of our business and the need to adapt to an ever-changing media environment,” according to CBSNews.com. A $15 million payout to CEO Michael Ferro (bundling the three-year obligations into a single payment) ahead of sexual harassment claims against him surfaced in March, put Tronc $14.8 million in the red in the first quarter.
Sports media reports today are gloating that increases in NFL revenues dispel claims that national anthem protests are hurting the league's bottom line. Some of them are not telling the full story either. Forbes' contributing writer Marc Edelman, Professor of Law at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, cites: