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:
A bunch of people in a position to know say Jim Jordan did not enable sexual harassment as a college wrestling coach, but you would hardly realize that if you follow the liberal media. On June 9th, six wrestling coaches who personally know and worked with Jordan when he coached at Ohio State University came to his defense against recent sexual harassment allegations.
Over the past several years we‘ve chronicled Univision’s self-inflicted struggles, which for the most part are the result of poor forecasting, haphazard management and blind servitude to a political agenda. Now comes the most scathing indictment of Univision’s mismanagement to date, and most notably, it comes from within the company. The Gizmodo Media Group’s Special Projects Desk recently published what, perhaps, might be its Univision swan song, aptly titled “Univision Is A F***ing Mess” - and it’s a doozy.
Kids TV and movies can be a hard slog for modern adults -- at least for this one. From PBS cartoons featuring bilingual Hispanic dragons playing wheelchair basketball to mega-zillion-dollar features where cars become robots and fight each other very, very loudly, watching video with my boys was often as an endurance test.
President Trump is most definitely not a cool, hip, basketball junkie like Barack Obama, who annually filled out his March Madness bracket on ESPN. With the help of a reader, a President Trump hater at the Deadspin sports blog picked an unauthorized Final Four field for their least favorite president. Complete with digs at Trump, of course.