No, ESPN isn’t dying because it’s too liberal


The real culprit for the firings was subscription loss, not politics 🏀

A few weeks ago, ESPN announced it was laying off a massive amount of the company’s employees. Even big names, such as Ed Werder and Marc Stein, were not immune to the cuts. After the announcement, many commentators attempted to explain why ESPN is struggling. One of the most popular theories floated around, mostly amongst conservative blogs, was that ESPN is losing viewers because the network’s become too liberal.

Yeah, that’s wrong.

The argument these commentators make is two-fold. One is that E…