Critics say that ESPN is mixing liberal politics with its presentation after its firing of conservative sportscaster Curt Schilling sparked dramatic outcry across the country.
The six-time All-Star was let go last month after he spoke out on North Carolina’s hot-button transgender bathroom law and shared the following meme on Facebook.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 21, 2016
Schilling fired back afterward, saying that the network employs “some of the biggest racists in sports.”
He told “The Dan Patrick Show” that ESPN’s message appeared to be “if you’re not liberal, and you’re not a Democrat, do not stray from sports.”
Comedian Dennis Miller gave his take in tonight’s “Miller Time” segment, saying, “ESPN devalued the Schilling, because while they knew he was a great rightie, they had no idea he was a great rightie.”
He called out the network for appearing to remove a major highlight of Schilling’s in its documentary series “30 for 30.”
“They’ve cut that out of the footage now. It’s like ESPN-O-R-T-H Korea, is what it’s turning into over there,” Miller joked.
“I admire Schilling for speaking his mind. I also knew he’d get whacked.”