In today’s America, it has become abundantly clear that there is a sizable portion of the population who simply live in an alternate reality.
The people who inhabit this alternate reality seem to make up things as they go along, outright ignoring or twisting facts and logic when it suits their narrative.
The latest example of this phenomenon comes from The Washington Post, which actually tried to bash ESPN – of all networks – for not doing enough sports and racism content.
If you watched even a couple of minutes of ESPN programming over the past five years or so, you know full well that they made a concerted effort to interject politics and social justice issues into sports as much as humanly possible.
The network and its employees have gone out of their way to shoehorn their agenda into every sports conversation imaginable.
ESPN has even gone so far as to give social justice warriors numerous shows on TV and national radio that have sacrificed the network’s more popular shows, and ultimately put the network’s financials in jeopardy.
One of the social justice warriors ESPN has bet big on is Bomani Jones, despite the fact that every show they give him seems to end being a complete and total failure.
But according to The Washington Post, Jones’ shows haven’t failed because they’re designed to cater to a niche audience of far-left political activists, but because ESPN hasn’t done enough to support Jones.
The headline of what can only be described as a ridiculous fluff piece on Jones reads “Bomani Jones thrives where race and sports collide. Can he be a star at ESPN?”
Long story short, as far as The Washington Post is concerned, in the age we live in where everything is politically or racially charged, where everyone should be espousing only leftist-approved opinions, Bomani Jones should be a star.
For The Washington Post, ESPN’s recent decision to attempt to pivot back to sports coverage and away from constantly trying to inundate viewers with far-left narratives, has led ESPN to undervalue this yet to be discovered star.
To say that ESPN hasn’t done enough to foster Jones’ “star potential” is ridiculous, but to say in the same breath that it’s because ESPN hasn’t done enough content centered on politics and race in sports is downright laughable.
ESPN has given countless social justice warriors some of the most sought after roles in all of sports media, and at the top of that list of the people ESPN has given the most opportunities to is Bomani Jones.
Jones was given High Noon, a show that replaced the relatively popular noon edition of SportsCenter, but proved to be a complete failure and a ratings nightmare.
He and his co-host were also paid $3 MILLION combined to do High Noon – with Jones receiving the lionshare of that total – in a brand new studio ESPN spent MILLIONS to build in New York specifically for those types of shows.
He was also given a national radio show on ESPN Radio, but that too was cancelled after it produced the worst ratings in ESPN Radio history and lost more than 90 affiliates, according to reports.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 2, 2017
Put simply, ESPN has done more than enough to help make Bomani Jones into a star, and what The Washington Post views as a failure to interject more race and politics conversations into sports isn’t the cause of his downfall.
Bomani Jones isn’t a star because all he wants to talk about is race and politics when ESPN’s target audience just wants to know what is happening in the NFL that week.
Yet, The Washington Post can’t seem to grasp this very clear cut reality as they continue to live in a fantasy world.
That, or they’re just convinced if they say these lies over and over again, eventually, people will start to believe them.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.