And here I thought ESPN had gone non-political . . .

There I was this morning reading an ESPN article on yesterday’s US Open tennis action, when a political screed broke out. Reporting on a win by Andy Murray, ESPN’s D’Arcy Maine [pictured here] wrote:

“And if Murray’s heartfelt win isn’t enough to win you over, perhaps his continuing stance on equality for women might do the trick. (If those two things combined don’t do it, you might want to take a hard look in the mirror and ask yourself what’s wrong with you.)”

The US Open had put out the tweet below in which Murray says: “Have I become a feminist? If being a feminist is about fighting so that a woman is treated like a man, then yes, I suppose I have.”

That didn’t win your heart for the Scotsman? Well then, there’s something wrong with you, says the apolitical ESPN!

So much for the statement by James Pitaro, the new president of ESPN:

“If you ask me is there a false narrative out there, I will tell you ESPN being a political organization is false . . . I will tell you I have been very, very clear with employees here that it is not our jobs to cover politics, purely.”

 

 

ESPN Writer: Something “Wrong with You” if Tennis Player’s Feminism Doesn’t Win You Over
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