ESPN is paying a heavy price for bringing left wing politics into their sports coverage. Conservatives make up the biggest share of sports fans in the U.S. and have been voting with their remote controls. Dwindling viewership is leading to cuts.
Sporting News reports:
‘Bloodbath’ in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people
The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News.
The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said.
That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents predicted by ESPN book author James Andrew Miller during a podcast with Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
The higher numbers may reflect the inclusion of online writers like respected Titans beat reporter Paul Kuharsky who tweeted Monday his contract is not being renewed.
“This could be a bloodbath,” warned one source.
ESPN’s corporate campus was “eerily silent” Tuesday, said another source, as staffers anxiously waited to see who’ll survive what management is euphemistically describing as a “right-sizing.”
“It’s like the dead calm before a horrible storm,” said the source.
Perhaps ESPN will make the necessary changes to save themselves. It’s not a difficult solution, they just need to drop all the social justice warrior stuff.