ESPN laid off at least 100 employees at “SportsCenter” in April, showing that the company is going through massive internal changes.
— Bernie and Sid Show (@bernieandsid) April 27, 2017
According to anchor Linda Cohn, ESPN is starting to fail because of how politicized the network has become.
She argued that the network had alienated its core audience in recent years.
“I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes,” Cohn said, according to The Washington Post. “And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core, and be grateful for your core group.”
Cohn was asked if politics played a part in ESPN’s decline.
“You’re right. That is definitely a percentage of it,” she said. “I don’t know how big a percentage. But if anyone wants to ignore that fact, they’re blind. That’s what I meant about the core group that made ESPN so successful.”
She is absolutely right. A major sports network like ESPN shouldn’t be getting involved in politics. Instead, they should focus on sports and solely sports.
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