There is another bloodletting coming at ESPN and according to reports, it could be ugly.
The one-time top name in sports is still paying dearly for a disastrous move into liberal and racial politics that has gotten progressively worse as black employees continue to use their network forum to express their displeasure with President Donald Trump.
Perhaps the most egregious example is black identity extremist SportsCenter hostess Jemele Hill who took to Twitter on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to blast Trump as a “white supremacist” in what was a clear violation of the network’s social media policy.
Hill managed to get off with a slap on the wrist but was later suspended for calling for a boycott against the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench any players who did not stand for the national anthem.
It is exactly due to people like Ms. Hill that the network has been hemorrhaging viewers and the grim reaper is once again preparing to make his rounds.
ESPN bracing for another round of widespread layoffs… https://t.co/R2p01w4wTW
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 27, 2017
The Sporting News is reporting “Sources: ESPN heading for more painful layoffs”:
More bad news could be on the horizon for ESPN. Staffers at the Worldwide Leader in Sports are bracing for another possible round of layoffs late this year, multiple sources tell Sporting News.
The next round of cutbacks could come down in late November or early December, with 40-60 positions potentially being impacted, according to sources. The layoffs could hit both on-air TV/radio talent and behind-the-scenes production staffers.
“This time it won’t matter if you’re ‘liked’ or not. It’s not going to be pretty,” one source warned.
Another source expects the flagship “SportsCenter” franchise to lose people in front of and behind the camera. “I see (ESPN) going down a path where they have less staff — and hire more production companies to provide programs and fill air time.”
ESPN declined to comment.
It would greatly behoove ESPN as well as burnish its now tarnished brand if the layoffs were to include Ms. Hill and other race-baiters.
Former baseball superstar turned broadcaster Curt Schilling was kicked off the network for much less than Hill and that firing only served to confirm the extreme liberal bias at ESPN.
Showing the door to Hill and any of her African-American allies who reportedly threatened to revolt if she was disciplined for her racist comments directed at the President of the United States would be the first step in what should be a total housecleaning to oust political activists and get back to covering sports which is what ESPN became famous for in the first place.