ESPN Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Has The Last Laugh

  • metta

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    Nov 30, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    ESPN Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Has The Last Laugh



    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/uncucumbered/espn_reporter_suspended_for_defending_evolution_has_the_last_laugh
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    Nov 30, 2014 2:40 PM GMT
    I can understand ESPN suspending him for not. Using the account for work related reasons ... Sports, but then why didn't they suspend this Curt dude? seems like this guy's bosses are anti- evolution.
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    Nov 30, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    Brilliant!
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    Nov 30, 2014 3:10 PM GMT
    jpopenb saidI can understand ESPN suspending him for not. Using the account for work related reasons ... Sports, but then why didn't they suspend this Curt dude? seems like this guy's bosses are anti- evolution.

    They likely perceive a great many of their AUDIENCE to be anti-evolution Creationists. Which is likely accurate. And they may have been getting tons of email opposing the pro-evolution comments.
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    Nov 30, 2014 3:43 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    jpopenb saidI can understand ESPN suspending him for not. Using the account for work related reasons ... Sports, but then why didn't they suspend this Curt dude? seems like this guy's bosses are anti- evolution.

    They likely perceive a great many of their AUDIENCE to be anti-evolution Creationists. Which is likely accurate. And they may have been getting tons of email opposing the pro-evolution comments.


    I think you are right. they are playing the demographic numbers and playing to their audience.
  • a303guy

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    Nov 30, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    jpopenb said
    Art_Deco said
    jpopenb saidI can understand ESPN suspending him for not. Using the account for work related reasons ... Sports, but then why didn't they suspend this Curt dude? seems like this guy's bosses are anti- evolution.

    They likely perceive a great many of their AUDIENCE to be anti-evolution Creationists. Which is likely accurate. And they may have been getting tons of email opposing the pro-evolution comments.


    I think you are right. they are playing the demographic numbers and playing to their audience.


    I believe this is a likely correct assumption as well. Let's not forget that ESPN is a Disney owned company. (And that gay days in Orlando is not sanctioned in any way by Disney)Like any conservative company, they will gladly accept our dollars, whilst protesting our existence all the way to the bank.
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    Nov 30, 2014 6:16 PM GMT
    Haha, Keith Law has 5 times as many followers on twitter as Curt Schilling. Neither of them were on the official ESPN account. And Schilling started talking (ranting) about evolution first but wasn't suspended.
  • bro4bro

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    Dec 01, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
    I'm sorry, is someone here trying to infer the majority (or even a statistically significant percentage) of ESPN viewers are Creationists? That's just plain nutty.

    It seems to me Keith Law was a victim of the old Squeaky Wheel policy. The overwhelming majority of people who heard about Curt Schilling's anti-evolution rants most probably simply dismissed him as an idiot and ignored him. But it only takes a tiny population of religious fanatics to write a few hundred emails claiming to be offended, and poor Keith ends up with a boot in the ass.

    Sadly, that's the way censorship works. Nobody does anything until somebody claims to be offended. The people who claim to be offended are nearly always a statistically insignificant population of fanatical nutbags. And the media censors respond to them because censoring is easier than putting up with some nutbag's constant complaints.

    As Marge said in the famous Simpsons episode on censorship, "One person can make a difference... but most of the time you probably shouldn't."