Breit Bart reports how ESPN portrays itself as being extremely progressive and in favor of the radical LGBTQ agenda. Despite this, it has maintained an absolutely mute stance regarding the National Basketball Association’s choice to hold games in the United Arab Emirates, a country in where being gay can result in the death penalty.
This month, the National Basketball Association (NBA) made the exciting announcement that it will be hosting pre-season games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Bucks and the Hawks will play a pair of games in Abu Dhabi in the month of October.
Naturally, ESPN has been pushing the extreme LGBTQ agenda for years, and the sports network even lobbied the NBA to move its All-Star Game away from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of the state’s HB2 public restroom bill, which was approved in 2016.
In point of fact, the commentators on ESPN were completely uninhibited in their criticism of North Carolina for its alleged “homophobic” and “transphobic” attitudes.
In March of 2017, for example, Rachel Nichols, a host for ESPN, insisted that North Carolina’s law designed to keep children and women safe in public restrooms was somehow similar to the “lunch counter” protests that took place during the Civil Rights era. This law was intended to prevent sexual assaults in public restrooms. During the same month, Nichols also publicly suggested that the NBA should not visit North Carolina.
Katie Barns, an employee at ESPNW, is responsible for numerous instances of pandering to the transgender community and radical LGBTQ concerns. Barns consistently provided pieces glorifying the LGBTQ agenda and assaulting people whom she saw to be in opposition to this agenda.
Then there was ESPN’s support for the vocal race-baiter Jemele Hill, who for many years utilized the sports network as a platform to advance her radical notions about “social justice.”
For example, ESPN did not take issue with Hill’s declaration in 2016 that the United States of America does “everything possible to undermine the LGBTQ community.” Nevertheless, it is somewhat perplexing that Hill never once highlighted the fact that China genuinely imprisons, tortures, and murders homosexuals there.
It is also important to recall that in 2016, ESPN terminated the contract of renowned Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling due to statements he made about transgender problems.
Despite the fact that ESPN has a history of supporting progressive causes, the network has teamed up with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is opposed to homosexual rights.
However, ESPN has a long history of doing things like this. The progressive cable sports network has also maintained absolute silence over the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) extensive business relationships with China, the most repressive regime on the face of the earth.
The New York Business Journal reports that ESPN has a deal with the NBA worth $2.6 billion to broadcast the league’s games. ESPN is obviously following the lead of its multibillion-dollar business partner in China, as seen by the league’s submission to China’s diktats and refusal to condemn the country for its abysmal track record regarding human rights. It is acceptable, in the eyes of this sports network, to accuse Americans of evil, whether that evil is genuine or imagined. However, ESPN does not report on the actual human rights violations committed by the Chinese government.
Then there is the connection between ESPN and its parent company, Disney, which is also deeply entangled in relationships with Chinese financial institutions. Indeed, Disney is so dependent on the Chinese government that it was unable to purchase 21st Century Fox without first receiving permission from China.