Just like the NFL, ESPN thought it would be a good idea to forgo focusing on sports, side with the left and go “political.”
Over the last year, ESPN quickly turned into leftist shills trying to sneak in as much radical “Black Lives Matter” rhetoric into their broadcasts as possible.
This has cost them dearly; as their ratings have gone down the toilet thanks to Trump supporters boycotting.
Now, ESPN has just announced another round of layoffs.
ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources tell Sports Illustrated. The layoffs, which were described by a person briefed on the plans, will hit positions across ESPN including front-facing talent on the television side, producers, executives, and digital and technology staffers.
The SportsCenter franchise is expected to be hit hard—including on-air people—given the frequency of the show has lessened considerably on main network ESPN.
The network declined comment to SI on Thursday afternoon.
Though hiring has continued and the network remains one of the great destinations for jobs in sports media, ESPN has experienced significant layoffs over the last two years. In Oct. 2015 the company laid off roughly 300 employees, about 4-5% of its workforce—a particularly brutal act of gutting given the long tenures of many of those who were cut.
Many of those employees helped build the foundation of ESPN and had given their professional life to the company.