I’ve long asserted that the sports media are just like the rest of the media, in that the sports media tilt heavily toward the left and routinely politicize sports. Last year, if you recall, ESPN gave a courage award to Bruce Jenner at the annual ESPY’s award show for his simply changing gender. In doing so, ESPN rendered meaningless its courage award by ignoring actual relevant athletes and their actual acts of courage. So ESPN has already established its position on the burgeoning transgender issue. (Now that we have same-sex marriage in all 57 states, transgenderism is the next cause du jour for the left.)
Former major league baseball pitcher Curt Shilling was fired from his role at ESPN yesterday because of a statement he made on social media. Shilling’s incendiary comment read, “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
In other words, Curt Shilling was fired for suggesting that men use the men’s room. It wasn’t that long ago that something this obvious was just assumed. But leave it to liberals to obfuscate even the most basic of life’s truths.
In a statement, ESPN asserted, “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
ESPN is an inclusive company? Really? Apparently its inclusiveness doesn’t include anyone who vocalizes the long-accepted belief that men should use the men’s room.