Last week, when news broke that ESPN was laying off around 100 employees, some prominent conservative voices on Twitter connected the network’s present woes with a supposed liberal bent.
While ESPN has been losing subscribers in recent years, experts tend to blame this decline on the increase in cable unbundling and cord-cutting. Indeed, according to data from YouGov, a quarter of current ESPN customers say they’re considering cancelling their cable subscription at some point in the future.
At the same time, however, there is some truth to the idea that conservatives have grown cold to the sports network. YouGov numbers show that ESPN impression scores among Republicans have dropped from around 32 in 2013 to just above 16 in 2017. Democrats, meanwhile, have kept a relatively stable view of the network during the same period.
I’VE SAID IT ONCE AND I’LL SAY IT TIL THE COWS COME HOME, I’M TIRED OF ESPN TRYING TO PUSH THEIR LIBERAL AGENDA ON US 24/7. NEWS FLASH ESPN, CONSERVATIVES EXIST AND WE’RE THE ONES PAYING THE BILLS OVER THERE AT BRISTOL.
LAST WEEK ESPN BECAME THE HUNGER GAMES AND SENT ALL OF THEIR WRITERS IN A COLOSSEUM TO FIGHT FOR THEIR JOBS. EVERYONE LOST AND THEY LAID OFF NO LESS THAN EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE.
THANKFULLY SOMEONE DID THE RESEARCH AND DETERMINED THAT ESPN’S LOSS OF MONEY IS BECAUSE THEY ARE KICKING REPUBLICANS OUT. GUESS WHAT? WE’RE RUNNING THE WHITEHOUSE AND WE’RE MAJOR CONSUMERS.
BOYCOTT ESPN, THOSE SOCIALISTS.