The Real Story Behind ESPN’s Wednesday Massacre

From poor financial decisions that are no longer paying off, to declining viewership, to an increased focus on left-wing politics, ESPN made its own mess.

ESPN, the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports, became the worldwide leader in sports layoffs on Wednesday morning after news leaked that the cable network was in the process of laying off 100 staffers, most of whom are reported to be on-air talent.

The layoff reports came as no surprise to those who have followed ESPN and its on- and off-air struggles to profitably provide the kind of content that most sports fans want to watch. Shortly after the mass layoff reports were confirmed, the Internet hot takes began. ESPN is failing because of cord-cutting, because it has too much politics, because it has too little politics, because sports fans are racists, you name it.

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  • Ho Hum

    OFF TOPIC: This should probably have a separate thread. The Ontario Human Rights Commission has ordered an Ontario landlord to pay a Muslim couple $12,000 as a penalty for showing off their apartment to prospective renters without taking his shoes off! Sharia law has arrived in Ontario!

    http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/26/human-rights-tribunal-rules-brampton-landlord-must-pay-muslim-couple-12000

    • Thanks we did post on that this morning though. Yes sharia law has arrived.

      • Ho Hum

        OK I didn’t see it – thanks

  • Martin B

    Here’s an interesting graphic that indicates how unwise it is to deliberately alienate conservative sports fans:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c3df74b8213d170018c7e04f30e1e2b49c89b641559c1f68f00f6da11b4167.jpg

    • Alain

      I don’t see the chattering class, the latte sippers and the SJW being interested in sports, which means the audience has to be mostly conservatives in my opinion.

    • El Martyachi

      What about F1? Am I that far out on the fringe!??!

  • Alain

    More and faster please.

  • terrence22

    These extreme left-wing types seem to actually believe other people are interested in their crap. They are NOT very bright; thankfully they are being shown for what they are.