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ESPN reasserts political talk
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/21/2019 1:00:52 PM

NEW YORK — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week. The reminder went out Friday to all employees, including Le Batard, according to an ESPN employee who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel matters. ESPN has not spoken publicly about Le Batard's comments, including whether he

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AP continues to falsely state that Trump's comments were 'racist'. Brain-dead Democrat sports commentators continue to alienate sports fans with their unwanted political attacks on Trump.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone 7/21/2019 1:13:20 PM (No. 129950)
Exactly what “racist” remarks did President Trump make? Since ESPN has now moved into the political arena again, they should specifically explain to their audience that tunes in to watch sports and not politics, what Trump said that is racist, so their audience can evaluate that charge for themselves.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Avikingman 7/21/2019 1:18:26 PM (No. 129955)
One will note that commenting or replying to espn's shows is impossible if not difficult at best. There is politics, subtle, but there. A bit off topic, I think they must pay their news readers or hosts by the word. On Sunday night baseball for example they can't stop blabbing, not to mention inane commentary by the ditz.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: fhancock 7/21/2019 1:25:15 PM (No. 129960)
I guess ESPN did not call out Nancy Pelosi who was condemned by AOC (Airhead Obviously Clueless) as a racist ...but went after the man who has brought us the greatest economy in the last 50 years
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LadyHen 7/21/2019 1:29:24 PM (No. 129962)
The ESPN death spiral continues. They have lost their Disney overlords billions so far.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: VAPMAN 7/21/2019 1:31:16 PM (No. 129965)
ESPN has many programs including Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption that are filled with leftist claptrap. Never is a conservative opinion given.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil 7/21/2019 1:38:34 PM (No. 129973)
Am an ESPN customer and don't plan to drop. During the college football season you can watch football from 11 am to 3 am. And during the college playoffs you have to have ESPN to see the games. Haven't signed up for their ESPN Plus which involves more money. You just have to know why your remote has a mute button.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer 7/21/2019 1:45:16 PM (No. 129980)
Wow. truth in advertising! Add a circumflex accent to this goon-brain's surname and it becomes eponymous.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Falconer 7/21/2019 1:54:34 PM (No. 129987)
I will not watch ESPN under any circumstance.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MainelySane 7/21/2019 2:09:44 PM (No. 129997)
I don't care what AP or ESPN say.. We ditched cable partly to stop funding ESPN.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: David Key 7/21/2019 2:51:38 PM (No. 130025)
I am damned well tired of the AP using the "Racist Attacks". They and the liberals were the ones who interjected race into the conversation. They are the ones beating the "racist" drums. The AP is not the only ones who throw the gratuitous "Racist Attacks" claim into their articles. Most of the Left Wing MSM uses is in nearly every article as though its a given, and the whole world accepts that they were racist. Which I can assure you is not the case. A large part of the American public understood what was meant and what was actually said. To say that people who hate America should leave it for some place they find it better to live is not racist no matter what the color of the haters are. We think Pelosi and Schumer are haters, just slicker liers, and they are white.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 7/21/2019 3:23:11 PM (No. 130047)
Re #2, when our teams are on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball it is unwatchable. Cannot stand that mouthy woman who fancies herself a baseball expert. She played softball, right? Her dress and demeanor are so obvious that JLo showed up one night with Alex Rodriguez, and the last time we watched a camera pan showed JLo sitting above them in the press box area. Alex is all about Alex. The three bla bla bla about everything that passes through their dim minds while the ditzy female cackles. Loudly.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Submariner 7/21/2019 7:17:05 PM (No. 130150)
Le Batard is French for the bastard. This story wrote itself.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche 7/21/2019 11:40:47 PM (No. 130262)
Some years back Le Batard fashioned himself the voice of reason on Michael Vick of dog fighting criminality. Le Batard made the tv news rounds chastising people for vilifying Vick. Cultural ignorance and racism, dontcha know. He showed up on Fox News to sell his ugly message, I've never seen a less happy "guest" on the cable news service. He was surly, sour, dismissive and thoroughly unpleasant. Nothing has changed all these years later.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hisself 7/22/2019 9:15:46 AM (No. 130483)
Is this guy really named Dan the Bastard?
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