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September 13, 2017

No Surprise: ES(JW)PN Suspends Host Linda Cohn For Noting, Correctly, That ES(JW)PN Has Alienated Its Core Audience With Its Politics, While Meanwhile Giving a SJW Host a Pass For Calling Trump's Administration "Largely White Supremacist"

Here's what Linda Cohn said:

"They [ESPN] definitely overpaid for many of these products, whether it's the NBA or starting up networks like the Pac-12 Network and SEC Network,” she said on WABC's "Bernie and Sid Show." "It's well documented … They [also] did not see that they would lose all these subscribers [to competitors like Netflix.]

But it was more than just that. Politics played a part, as did the network's move away from strictly covering sports.

I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes. And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core and be grateful for your core group."

Yeah, I do get why ES(JW)PN would be angry at that: Corporations don't like criticism, especially from an employee, and especially, especially when it's dead-on absolutely true and the corporation as a whole is frantically attempting to peddle a corporate lie that it's not true.

Clay Travis reports -- being tipped off by one of his insiders who are sick to death of ES(JW)PN's leftwing shenanigans:

According to multiple sources inside ESPN — Cohn declined comment when reached by Outkick — ESPN president John Skipper called Cohn and screamed at her for having the gall to share her opinion in public and told her to stay at home instead of coming to work that weekend. Why was Cohn to stay at home? So, according to an irate John Skipper, she could have time to think about what she had said.

He was tipped off by insiders after another ES(JW)PN host claimed that Trump's administration was "largely... white supremacist," and also claimed that white supremacists put him into office:

But ES(JW)PN took no action in that case -- they just issued a very mild "these comments do not reflect" our official position type statement.

But one kind of suspects they do: Clay Travis pointed out on Tucker Carlson last night that Bob Iger, CEO of Disney (ESPN's parent company) follows only 59 people total on Twitter, and one of them is Jamele Hill.

Incidentally, ES(JW)PN also had some SJW embarrassment on its Monday Night Football broadcast, as a guy who seemed to have been given sideline broadcasting duties based only on diversity checklists babbled about the power of diversity.

The writer of that article, by the way, came up with "ES(JW)PN," which I'm stealing.

Ben Domenech writes that if you don't like Jamele Hill's tweets, you'd like her show even less, which you're not watching anyway, based on statistics.

She's also a perfect example of the real reason ESPN’s original programming is sucking wind: she's a really lousy television host, having nothing to do with her politics. The SC6 branded show is not a good one, in part because you have two co-hosts who both are more serious and overly sincere than they are charismatic or quick with the snark. You don’t have the classic goofy/straight pairing, and they lack the tension of two co-hosts who disagree constantly. Neither is a particularly good interviewer, nor have they shown the ability to offer insight on sports that is deep, funny, or entertaining. The show is reduced to two fairly boring people sitting at a cramped table full of papers and laptops on a set that looks unchanged for the past twenty years talking about sports with less insight than a pair at the end of the neighborhood bar. Television is a visual medium, and visually, SC6 looks like local TV.

Meanwhile, one wonders when ES(JW)PN will get around to doing a 12 part story on this important Social Justice Warrior Gender Studies story: Sports are centered around "hegemonic masculinity's" emphasis on winning contests, and that's bad, because if women ran the world there would be no wars or whatever.

Are you tired of all the winning yet? Because Woke Gender Studies Feminists definitely are.

Oh, this might also make ES(JW)PN: The role in physical differences between men and women is overstated as a rationale for why men are better at sports.

It's really mostly about socialization, you know. It has nothing to do with the fact that the average man is several inches taller, and has 20-30 pounds more muscle, than the average woman.

It's just a sexist society telling women that they're not as strong or as big as men.

Why make such an absurd claim? In order to support the conclusion that it's okay that Male-to-Female transsexuals compete in women's sports, because really, there's not much difference between a man and woman physically, you see? It's mostly just a #Mindfuck of the #Patriarchy.

BTW, Hillary won the popular vote. But I bet your #PatriarchalOverlords haven't seen fit to share that with you.

Maybe This Explains a Few Things Update: Yup.

ESPN’s transformation is usually described as swapping a highlight for a debate segment. But the changes are even more elemental than that. At the SC6 staff meeting, everyone had their heads buried in their social media feeds, looking for content for the show. "I’m a hawk on TweetDeck," said Jeremy Lundblad, one of SC6’s producers.

Twitter is now the de facto coordinating producer of ESPN's daytime lineup. The network’s old currency was a highlight of Klay Thompson shooting a 3. The new currency-- and, indeed, that day's top offering-- was a video of Thompson dancing like a dork in a Chinese nightclub. Programming ESPN is like curating your Twitter feed: find the content that everyone’s talking about and craft the right joke.

The Doctrine of "No-Escapism:" eSJWpn is owned by Disney-- as is Marvel. And both are going into the tank as they alienate more and more of their former audience with hardcore SJW propaganda.

Diversity and Comics came up with the term "No Escapism" to describe this. Escapism -- which sports and comic books used to be -- was a nice, psychologically healthy escape from the conflicts of the real world.

But ESPN and Marvel have decided you will not be permitted any escapism. Instead, you will only have No-Escapism -- when you tune to ESPN or buy a Captain America comic, you will be subjected to constant strident political propaganda.

You will be permitted no peace, and allowed no escape from Big Brother's constant propaganda messaging:

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