Tag: leftwing media bias

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The media seem to have lost their affection for maverick senators from Arizona who break with their own party. “Sinema Stars in Her Own Film” (Maureen Dowd, New York Times)  Somehow, we have gotten ourselves in a perverse situation where Sinema and Joe Manchin rule the world, and it’s confounding that these two people have […]

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Don’t Cry for Me, Caitlyn Jenner: ESPN and Media Comeuppance

 

ESPN has announced a massive round of layoffs today – over 100 people, many of them on-air talent – as the most expensive channel on cable television struggles to balance the books amid exploding sports licensing fees and plummeting cable subscriber numbers. But Outkick the Coverage (via National Review) notes that ESPN’s pronounced Leftward political lean may have played a large part in its current problems, too:

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.

Of course, the Lefty commenters on Deadspin.com – a site that has its own ESPN-like Leftward tilt – see things very differently:

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Leading up to the Presidential election, social media & web outlets like Twitter, Google and Facebook were flexing their bias. Such as Facebook Trending Topics that ignored Trends, Twitter users banned for being Conservative, or Google tinkering with Autocomplete algorithms. Now that Donald Trump is President-elect, these outlets have taken on the idiom “I’m Going To Take My […]

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