ESPN expands crazy proggie and Trump-basher Keith Olbermann’s role

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ESPN doing their best to help the November “Blue Wave.”

From Fox News: ESPN has been under fire recently for what many media watchdogs consider a liberal bias and the network raised eyebrows on Friday by announcing an expanded role for anti-Trump pundit Keith Olbermann.

ESPN announced on Friday that Olbermann will frequently guest anchor the flagship “SportsCenter,” serve as an MLB play-by-play broadcaster, co-host various opinion programs such as “Pardon the Interruption” and guest host ESPN Audio programs.

This is Olbermann’s sixth stint at ESPN and the time in between has been largely spent as a far-left political pundit on MSNBC and an assortment of other networks. Most recently, he anchored an anti-Trump online program for GQ, “The Resistance,” and authored a book titled, “Trump is F*cking Crazy: (This is Not a Joke).”

Olbermann has been among the most outspoken critics of the president in the entire media industry, even moving out of his luxury New York City apartment building because it was owned by Trump. He once claimed that Trump and his family have done more damage to the U.S. than Usama bin Laden. ESPN’s newest star was widely criticized when his anti-Trump book featured a cover image of himself draped in the American flag, which is visibly touching the ground – a violation of U.S. flag code.

Just this week, The Wall Street Journal’s Shalini Ramachandran published a piece about how a “weakened ESPN became consumed by politics,” the details several polarizing decisions the network has made in recent memory. Last year ESPN’s Jemele Hill made headlines by calling President Trump a “white supremacist.”

Ramachandran wrote of the incident, “Mr. Skipper, then ESPN’s president, lit into Ms. Hill, according to people familiar with the meeting. If I punish you, he told her, I’d open us up to protests and come off as racist. If I do nothing, that will fuel a narrative among conservatives — and a faction within ESPN — that the network had become too liberal… Mr. Skipper chose to spare Ms. Hill.”

Skipper is no longer with the network, stepping down in December after a drug dealer attempted to extort him because of an admitted cocaine habit. Hill has since been reassigned and no longer hosts the network’s flagship “SportsCenter.”

Sports talk radio host Clay Travis has been an outspoken critic of ESPN’s politics and took to Twitter to mock the decision to bring Olbermann back.

Thisdude’s entire Twitter feed is deranged Tweets like this calling the president a Nazi. Not a one time thing, there are hundreds of them,” Travis wrote. “Smart move by @espn to hire one of the most far left wing people in American media to do sports. Definitely proves how fair and balanced they are.”

In Aug. 2017, Olbermann tweeted at first daughter Ivanka Trump and called her father a “neo-Nazi,” and “racist.” Olbermann frequently used profanity to criticize President Trump, often referring to him as a “racist f—,” but ESPN’s newest star doesn’t bother to use the sanitized version of the cuss word.

Esteemed media analyst Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that “ESPN continues to insist on forcing social and political issues into the sports arena and expanding Olbermann’s role is more evidence” of that.

“Olbermann was once a clever and personable sports broadcaster, but he chose to move into political commentary. He is now identified as a political advocate and it will be very hard for the sports viewers to now view him as a sports guy again.  Further, ESPN has to deal with the ongoing critique that it is pushing political agendas, and the expanded role for Olbermann simply adds to the evidence that politics matter more to ESPN than sports,” McCall said.

Back in March, National Center for Public Policy Research general counsel Justin Danhof publically approached Disney CEO Bob Iger about the network’s perceived liberal bias at a shareholder’s meeting, calling ESPN a “24/7 anti-Trump tirade channel.”

Iger responded that he simply didn’t agree with Danhof and quickly moved on.

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15 responses to “ESPN expands crazy proggie and Trump-basher Keith Olbermann’s role

  1. Yuck! Some people, no matter how incompetent, simply refuse to go away.

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  2. Good…Another perfect face for the democrats to parade on their behalf. They couldn’t have picked a better buffoon! Most hard working, level headed, straight thinking Americans aren’t stupid, an idiot like this just shocks everyone awake to, and aware of the left’s movement.

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  3. Does anyone watch ESPN anymore? I haven’t in years

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  4. Once they reach rock bottom, they begin to dig. ESPN has already committed suicide, the body just hasn’t fallen over yet.

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  5. Wow, the list continues to get longer, Olbermann, 4Mika, Joe Scarab, Joyless Behar, throw in Nasty Nancy and you get a pile of shit so big a thoroughbred will lose at Pimlico.

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    • mika brzezinski was a long time local news anchor/reporter for 7yrs here in Hartford Ct at two different TV Stations, WTIC and WFSB, both in hartford. I never knew she was zbigniew brzezinski’s daughter until later in life. She was a looker in her younger days. She’s written three books, all published by harvey weinstein…hhmmmm.

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  6. Kevin J Lankford

    Really baffles me how the liberal nuts whole bias of Trump is founded on nothing but baseless acrimony. They flounder on lies and imaginary criticisms which only serve to display their hypocrisy.

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  7. It ought to be against the Federal code regarding the US Flag to wrap a POS in it, in addition to allowing the flag to touch the ground. Well, perhaps he will end up a big flopperoo, and a flopperoo station.

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    • Auntie Lulu,
      While I certainly share your disgust for those who disrespect the flag, part of what makes this nation a beacon of freedom is that we allow everyone to show their feelings by protest, whether or not we like it. That being said, if I were near someone harming our flag, I cannot promise I would allow it without stopping them.
      As to this Olberman nutjob, I stopped watching him years ago, when he was putting out his worst person in the world thing. Funny how it was always a conservative who made the cutoff, and never a liberal who was the worst person in the world.
      That ESPN has once again brought him back shows just how desperate they are for ratings, even if they are driven by people who only watch to see how crazy he gets. It has reached the point that I won’t watch a baseball game if it is on one of their stations.

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  8. “He is now identified as a political advocate and it will be very hard for the sports viewers to now view him as a sports guy again.” That’s easy, change the channel. If that doesn’t work you can borrow my diagonal pliers.

    To me it just shows how stupid this guy, and others like him, are. How is “sports” related to communist propaganda? I have seen absolutely zero evidence of Trump being “racist” in any sense. Where do they get this crap?

    He should run off with Slapsy Maxie. That would cement his bonafides.

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  9. “Trump is Fcking Crazy”
    ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE! He hasn’t even TOUCHED you,Olbermann,let alone F
    cking you.

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  10. Nobody’s watching anyway.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. “Olbermann was once a clever and personable sports broadcaster…”
    Um, not that I can remember. He’s always been an asshole. I genuinely feel it would be doing him and society a favor to put him out of his obvious misery.

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