Conspiracy theories are one of the favorite rhetoric tools for a lot of people that get into a serious situation when they don’t know how to defend themselves. This has been extremely used by the left since won the election, and it has recently been used bypresident John Skipper, who assured that the right is using this tactic in order to destroy his network.
Skipper said that Fox, Tucker Carlson and Clay Travis are deeply involved in a conspiracy who’s main intention is to end with the sports network. If you thought that the liberal conspiracy theory that suggests Vladimir Putin rigged the presidential election in order to get Trump elected was delusional, this is one is actually quite incredible.
Travis was the one who broke the story, which was fed to him by several sources at a meeting with the ESPN president in Los Angeles, and the truth is that the details don’t look good for his network, which has been facing a lot of criticism for its blatant leftist bias.
The Outkick The Coverage founderthat Skipper attacked him by his name, saying that Clay Travis is nothing more than a person whose main intention is to get them and is spreading misinformation devoted to destroying the sports network for good.
Naturally, Travis then wrote that he would love to know what was the misinformation that he was spreading about ESPN, since he assured that every single thing he has reported has proven to be completely accurate. In fact, some media outlets that have included Travis’ reports in some of their articles have fact-checked everything he has reported about the liberal sports network, and assured he has always been factual.
Lamentably, Skipper seems to be taking the leftist strategy of trying to look for an external enemy to blame for his network’s flaws and bad moments. While this usually works in politics, it seems almost impossible that the ESPN president could achieve the results he expects considering that rating analysts and poll studies have backed Travis’ reports about his network, and have released its ugly numbers over the last few months.
In another part of his piece, Travis wrote that Skipper also decided to attack Fox, taking a shot at host Tucker Carlson in particular. Apparently, the ESPN president pointed out that the conservative network is losing even more subscribers than ESPN, which seems quite incredible considering that not a single poll has shown this reality.
Travis pointed out that another source told him that Skipper didn’t say that exactly in the meeting, and that his real words were that Fox was losing the exact same number of subscribers as ESPN opposed to more. The Outkick The Coverage founder said that none of these remarks were true, given the fact that every study shows that the liberal sports network has lost more subscribers over the last six years than virtually any other channel in the United States.
Furthermore, Travis wrote that in the question and answer sessions someone in the audience told that ESPN was being baited by Fox by the simple reason that Rupert Murdoch is friends with Donald Trump. Apparently, the ESPN president agreed with this delusional premise of the question and endorsed the idea of some kind of right-wing conspiracy designed to bring down his network in order to elevate Fox Sports.
Regarding this idea, Travis made it clear that he believes this notion is “patently absurd,” since he assured he has never met Rupert Murdoch or anyone at Fox Sports or Fox that has ever told him what to say or what to write.
Naturally, it is extremely crazy for the main head of ESPN to be floating the idea that there is a vast right-wing conspiracy hellbent on destroying his network. It´s beyond insane to mirror the rhetoric of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an absurd attempt to explain why his sports network is in a downward spiral.
Dear John Skipper,
Put the shovel down.
— 🇺🇸Red Forman🍺 (@myfootnyourass)
Of course, there’s a much easier explanation for why ESPN is heading down the drain, and it has nothing to do with some kind of right-wing conspiracy. It has a lot more to do with the undeniable fact that sports fan don’t tune into events to get lectured on political events.
The averagefan is tuning in to the game in order to enjoy a couple hours during weekend watching some good football. While this is the reality, it will always be easier to blame anyone else than just own up to the truth of your own tragedies and failings.
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