Project Veritas is back in the news due to exposing another company’s inner workings. This time they are focused on ESPN. At one point in fairly recent history, ESPN was seen as the king of sports television. They had the best hosts, the best shows, the best everything when it came to sports. It was the equivalent to the once-great CNN but for sports only. Fast forward from the glory days of Stuart Scott (RIP) to current-day 2020… things have changed. And those changes have not been for the better. The place that was once the default for all things sports has become no different than any other left-wing dominated news network.
A great example of how far ESPN has fallen is long-time ESPN contributor J.A. Adande. He compared the Uyghur camps in China to voter identification laws in Georgia that supposedly harm black people. Adande made this comparison on air at ESPN. The comparison is obviously ridiculous for a normal person to make. But ESPN anchors do this type of thing often. Race and leftist politics (same thing) have become intertwined with the culture at ESPN and also at ABC. All of the woke, weird corporate culture’s structure descends down from Disney which is now the parent company of both ESPN and ABC. Before the Disney days, ESPN wasn’t quite like this.
The finished product ESPN producers that viewers get to witness on their viewing devices has not increased in quality. The woke narrative is not popular among sports viewers who are typically conservative. The only reason why ESPN is afloat is because of all of their television contracts and stranglehold on the sports market. Fox Sports 1 is fairly new and there isn’t much competition outside of ESPN and FS1. The Bristol, Connecticut-based network essentially has a monopoly so they think they can do whatever they want and get away with it. And they are generally correct.
Employees typically do not like toxic working environments. ESPN has definitely become just that. They try to “lean into” causes like Black Lives Matter. This presents an image of being politically correct and sensitive to racial issues to the outside world of mainstream media and investors. The problem is that working conditions on the ground are totally different than what they espouse.
So the issue becomes disillusioned liberals who aren’t getting their Shangri-la and also regular “normie” white employees who are being openly discriminated against with no consequence. Racism is tolerated but at the same time, racism is not mandated. Neither side of the coin wins. So the end result is a hostile and toxic work environment that produces a poor product. Anyone with a pair of eyes could have seen this without Project Veritas doing their expose. But now we have clear proof of what’s happening to silence any doubters.
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