Thursday, May 19, 2016

ESPN President: 'No Tolerance' For Curt Schilling

Washington Examiner -- ESPN President John Skipper disputed former network analyst Curt Schilling's claim that sports news organization prefers left-leaning viewpoints, and told reporters this week that the company simply has no tolerance for intolerant points of view.

"No. We have no tolerance for points of view that aren't inclusive," the network chief said at a press conference this week, according to Newsday.

"We have a diverse culture. We are very focused on making sure everybody can exist comfortably and succeed in that culture," he added. "That's what we have no tolerance for and I don't care of what the politics of a person who has such an attitude are."

ESPN and Schilling parted ways in April after the former major league pitcher and network analyst posted a meme to Facebook taking issue with the recent controversy surrounding bathroom laws and transgender persons.

The since-deleted post featured a picture of a man wearing a wig and women's clothing, and included a caption that read, "LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die."

Schilling later addressed the reaction to the meme in a blog post titled "The hunt to be offended..."

"This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious. I didn't post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of men's and women's restrooms, period," he said of the reaction to his Facebook post.[...]

But for the sport news network, which had previously suspended Schilling for comparing Muslims to Nazis, it was the last straw.

Entire column...
Blog Author's Comments -- “We have a diverse culture. We are very focused on making sure everybody can exist comfortably and succeed in that culture." First thing wrong with that it is a lie, what about the majority of women who don't want men in their restrooms and dressing rooms, they aren't comfortable with that and I do not blame them.

ESPN is known to be an extremely liberal organization. I have no 'tolerance' for those that politicize sports. I have never been a big fan of Curt Schilling though he was a very good pitcher. As the article states, he has been in trouble with the network before for his outspoken beliefs which he has never shied away from. Yet another person being burned for his anti-liberal statements on social media.

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