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Old 08-26-2018, 09:41 AM   #1
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The fact that ESPN fired others for voicing their political views and not this *sswart are why I'm done with ESPN...
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ESPN, who are they?
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:41 PM   #4
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Actually have no problem with her right to speak - my problem was when ESPN ran others that had differing, opposite opinions off the network...
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Actually have no problem with her right to speak - my problem was when ESPN ran others that had differing, opposite opinions off the network...
They axed Linda Cohn just for saying something like "Politics don't belong in sports". I don't think those where her exact words, but that was nevertheless the only point she made when asked about it.

That's not even a differing political veiwpoint, it's just saying "hey, leave your politics out of entertainment". And they STILL fired her, I guess because ESPN takes such pride in being a hack political organization, as much or more as being a sports network, these days, that Linda's comments offended them.

ESPN used to be a giant in the sports world. They just couldn't leave well enough alone. Now they are almost obsolete.
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If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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They axed Linda Cohn just for saying something like "Politics don't belong in sports". I don't think those where her exact words, but that was nevertheless the only point she made when asked about it.
Wow, didn't know that.
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Good riddance.
That only leaves about 2 million other hateful left wing extremists in the media.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:21 AM   #8
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As I said, if they want to sound off with their leftist insanity in editorials, they have the right to speak...

But let's have some balance, like voices from the middle and the right also in editorials...

And keep it out of influencing the news, just the facts...
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Originally Posted by burningmetal View Post
They axed Linda Cohn just for saying something like "Politics don't belong in sports". I don't think those where her exact words, but that was nevertheless the only point she made when asked about it.

That's not even a differing political veiwpoint, it's just saying "hey, leave your politics out of entertainment". And they STILL fired her, I guess because ESPN takes such pride in being a hack political organization, as much or more as being a sports network, these days, that Linda's comments offended them.

ESPN used to be a giant in the sports world. They just couldn't leave well enough alone. Now they are almost obsolete.
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Wow, didn't know that.
Linda Cohn just extended her contract with ESPN in July of this year and she's going to be hosting an NHL show called In The Crease.

She was suspended for a brief period for making this statement in an interview in April 2017 ...

“They definitely overpaid for many of these products, whether it’s the NBA or starting up networks like the Pac-12 Network and SEC Network,” she said on WABC’s “Bernie and Sid Show.” “It’s well documented … They [also] did not see that they would lose all these subscribers [to competitors like Netflix.]

But it was more than just that. Politics played a part, as did the network’s move away from strictly covering sports.

I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes. And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core and be grateful for your core group.”
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:16 PM   #10
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This came from the same article ...

As comments go, virtually no one could disagree with any of what she said. ESPN did overpay for the NBA and other sports rights, it’s why they are firing hundreds of employees. And ESPN’s ratings have definitely plummeted over the past couple of years at the same time that they have lost over 13 million cable subscribers. Studies have clearly shown that conservatives have felt alienated by ESPN’s leftward turn and have abandoned the network in droves as well.

Everything that Cohn said was supported by ample data.

But her opinion still wasn’t acceptable to ESPN’s bosses, who have been arguing, and losing the public battle, that ESPN hasn’t adopted a left wing mantra.
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