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Prior to Sunday’s media column feature on what’s behind the new movie “Chuck” — and note above, the two Hollywood screenings Friday and Saturday with Liev Schreiber in attendance — here are more things worth tracking heading into the weekend:
== Many thoughtful responses/theories/overreactions to last week’s Sunday column trying to explain why ESPN got itself into a personnel-cutting mode last week.
And then there’s a headline on Breibart.com: “Even ‘New York Times’ Notes ESPN’s Leftward Leaning Coverage”
So now they think the NYT isn’t fake news?
In the NYT piece by writer Mark Tracy, it points out that perhaps there is a connecting of dots that is more debatable than not over how the layoffs were determined, but it doesn’t stop the conversation. Nor should it.
Tracy points out: “In The Ringer, the writer Bryan Curtis recently concluded, sympathetically, that sportswriting had become “a liberal profession.” In debates such as whether the Washington Redskins’ name and imagery are offensive, he said, most sportswriters consider there to be only one right-thinking side. …
“Bob Ley, one of ESPN’s longest-tenured anchors, perhaps hinted at one byproduct of ESPN’s “diversity and inclusion” when he told the ombudsman, Jim Brady, in reference to gender and racial emphases in personnel: ‘We’ve done a great job of diversity. But the one place we have miles to go is diversity of thought.'”
== Another approach to this subject: Buzzfeed’s “How ESPN became a conservative cause”
== And one more from Deadspin: “No ESPN Isn’t Losing Money Because It’s Liberal You Clueless Morons” Continue reading “Sports media notes version 05.03.17: Preparing for the “Chuck” release, and the ESPN relief” »