ESPN Veers Left as the Network Sinks

Announcing the layoffs of 100 (USA Today).  Another story notes “ESPN going left wing was like giving a drowning person a big rock to hold and thinking it would keep them from drowning. Instead, it just made them sink even faster. That’s why ratings are down 16% this year compared to last year and viewers are abandoning the network in droves. Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers” (Washington Examiner).