Thursday, April 13, 2017

Silicon Valley, "the hub for revolutionary far-left extremism"

Ace links to a piece by Ford Springer at The Smoke Room.
Fox Sports “Speak For Yourself” host Jason Whitlock is not one to hold back.

In an interview with Sporting News published Wednesday, Whitlock discussed a variety of things ranging from his former work at ESPN to his stance on NBA players resting in the regular season, but mostly he went off on the liberal sports media and Colin Kaepernick.

Not only has sportswriting moved to the left, but the “entire media has moved far left,” Whitlock says. Back in the day, the media used to cater to the New York market, but ever since social media came along and journalists became obsessed with getting their content to go viral, they’ve been catering to Silicon Valley, in his opinion. Or, as Whitlock calls it “the hub for revolutionary, far-left extremism.”

...“The far left wants to control the conversation about black quarterbacks. Quarterback is the most important position in all of American sports,” he continued. “Far-left political ideologues want to reshape sports culture to their liking. Sports culture has long had a major impact on American culture. The values taught and celebrated in sports are conservative. The far left wants to change that. They want sports to have a liberal impact.”

“I think we’re the alternative for sports fans who respect and like traditional sports values,” he continued. “I think we’re the alternative for people who want to hear authentic conversation and debate rather than words crafted for Twitter applause. I think we’re the alternative for middle America, blue-collar sports fans. I think we’re the alternative for people who don’t think every misspoken word is a fireable offense. ESPN caters to the elite, safe-space crowd. We cater to the people who love to tailgate and knock down a six-pack.”
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