There are few organizations I despise more than ESPN. The uber-woke network revolutionized “sports reporting” by ignoring the action on the field, and embracing the action coming from idiotic athlete’s mouths.
Their woke ideology resulted in layoffs earlier this year, and true to form, ESPN continued their woke nonsense. Guess how that turned out?
It looks like another wave of layoffs is coming to ESPN, maybe to the tune of hundreds of lost jobs.
ESPN has more than 6,000 employees, but as it is losing upwards of $2 billion in annual revenue due to a constant stream of lost subscribers and difficulties arising from the coronavirus, network owner Disney clearly feels something has to give. So, according to The Athletic, ESPN is set to begin layoffs, maybe as soon as Thursday.
The site notes that a portion of the budget savings will be realized by allowing contracts with some talent to go un-renewed. Still, many behind the scenes workers — especially in remote locations — are also expected to be let go.
Hopefully most of the “talent” being laid off are commentators and hosts. Normally I wouldn’t dunk on the random ESPN drones, but they knew ESPN was a despicable leftist corporation when they signed up. So hey, if you also got laid off, I’m not shedding any tears.