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Deadspin Slimes Trump-Supporting Sports Figures

November 2nd, 2020 4:22 PM

At Deadspin, the philosophy is if you don't have anything bad to say about someone -- particularly Trump supporters -- don't say anything. Jesse Spector has plenty of negative things to say about famous sports figures backing the president, and he's spewing all of it in a Deadspin slideshow.

Cornell: Peterson, Shapiro ‘Infect’ Users With Alt-Right Beliefs

August 27th, 2019 4:33 PM

A study from Cornell University claims YouTube channels that feature prominent conservative figures are “infecting” users with alt-right beliefs. “Auditing Radicalization Pathways on YouTube,” written by five academics, concluded that “channels in the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) and the Alt-lite would be gateways to fringe far right ideology.” The study, released August 22, linked The Daily…

Liberal Pundit Sees Almost No Liberalism on ESPN

May 4th, 2017 8:57 PM
At one time officially, and since then unofficially, the “S” in “ESPN” stood for “sports,” and, according to Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum, that’s entirely fitting. As for the frequent complaint from conservatives about the channel’s liberal bias, Drum says, “I don't really get it...I'm not a heavy ESPN viewer, but I watch enough to have some sense of its political leanings. And I haven't…

ESPN’s Public Editor Agrees With Viewers That Network ‘Has Moved Left'

November 17th, 2016 3:36 PM
ESPN Public Editor Jim Brady on Election Eve surveyed complaints that the sports network had gone overboard with liberal pieties, frustrating long-time watchers by injecting politics onto the playing field. He agreed with conservative complaints that ESPN had shifted leftward, though the company brass and at least one outspoken lefty personality didn’t see a problem: "One notion that virtually…

Curt Schilling: ESPN Is ‘Outwardly Bigoted and Intolerant’

May 9th, 2016 5:40 PM
Curt Schilling is still bringing the heat against his former employer. In an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on NBC, Schilling let fly with a scathing rant about why he got fired, and the hypocrisy of ESPN.

ESPN's Justice Warriors Prod LeBron for Quitting Gun-Control Activism

May 5th, 2016 9:42 AM
ESPN, not content to cover sports, wants in on the burgeoning social-justice market as well. In “Waiting for LeBron," an ESPN magazine essay, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow pondered why Cleveland Cavaliers basketball legend LeBron James backed off his brief anti-gun activism. Saslow’s histrionic analysis of James “the athlete and the activist” makes it clear that LeBron has (somehow) let…

NY Times Fumes Over 'Bigot' Curt Schilling's Lack of 'Contrition'

April 22nd, 2016 8:46 PM
Confess! Confess! Curt Schilling, the Boston Red Sox pitching ace turned sports media personality, was canned by ESPN after sharing a post on his Facebook account against allowing transgenders to choose which bathroom they use. New York Times reporter Richard Sandomir wrote up “ESPN Fires Schilling Over an Offensive Post” for Thursday’s sports page, then put on his moralistic liberal columnist…

NBC, ABC Hype ESPN Firing Schilling After ‘Offensive’ Transgender Post

April 21st, 2016 4:11 PM
On Thursday, both NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America reveled in ESPN firing baseball analyst Curt Schilling after the former all-star pitcher objected on social media to liberal demands that transgender people be allowed to use whichever bathroom they choose. At the top of Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie announced: “He's out. Former all-star pitcher Curt Schilling fired by ESPN after…

Cross-Dressing Reporter Attacks 'Conservative Loudmouth' Schilling

April 21st, 2016 12:16 PM
Justin Moyer contended that ESPN's firing of former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling "seemed destined" in a Thursday article for the Washington Post, which detailed the supposed "radicalization" of the former Phillies player turned "conservative loudmouth." Moyer spotlighted how "Schilling went fangs out" after Tweeting out a controversial image that "many deemed transphobic." However, the…

USA Today Attacks Schilling on Tweet: Conservatism Kills, Apparently

April 19th, 2016 9:31 PM
USA Today Sports wants you to know that they believe it’s very important that everyone has a right to say whatever it is they believe. Right before they accuse you of causing transgender people to commit suicide because of your beliefs.

Sports Writer: Kornheiser Should Have Been Suspended for GOP/ISIS Link

November 26th, 2015 2:17 PM
Promoting his latest book Wednesday night on Newsmax TV, longtime sports writer and Washington Post columnist John Feinstein surprisingly went off the liberal reservation and told host Steve Malzberg that ESPN Radio 980 personality and Pardon the Interruption co-host Tony Kornheiser “should probably have gotten” suspended for comparing conservative Republicans to ISIS back.

Impending Layoffs at ESPN Aren't Only About the 'Media Landscape'

September 23rd, 2015 11:16 AM
Word on the street is that ESPN is planning to lay off "200 to 300" employees in the coming months. The go-to euphemism surrounding the impending layoffs, according to Variety's Brian Steinberg, is "the changing media landscape," primarily the "cord-cutting" phenomenon. In July, the Big Lead blog, in discussing Keith Olbermann's expected departure from ESPN, explained that "millennials are…

‘Wussified’: Sarah Palin Blasts ESPN for Schilling Suspension

August 28th, 2015 1:43 PM
Sarah Palin let fly with a near dissertation-length slamming of ESPN Friday morning for their suspension of Curt Schilling earlier in the week. Schilling had tweeted a graphic comparing the number of Muslim extremists in the world today to the number of Nazi extremists in Germany in 1940. Though, the tweet was distorted by the MSM to make it appear as though Schilling was comparing all Muslims…

NBC: ‘Outrage’ Over Schilling Comparing Muslim Extremists to Nazis

August 27th, 2015 12:15 PM
Introducing a segment on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie announced: “We’re back now at 7:43 with the controversial tweet that has led to a headline-making suspension at ESPN.” Fellow co-host Willie Geist declared: “Former big league ace pitcher and current baseball analyst Curt Schilling has a history of pushing boundaries on social media. But his bosses say this time Schilling…