Why are sports reporters so left-leaning? I’ve always wondered about that. Sports is such a meritocracy, but they produce some of the most liberal moonbats (witness Keith Olberpuke). Al Michaels is one of the few real class acts. He publically praised Katherine Harris during a play (only because some wise-ass commentator, I can’t remember who, made a snarky inappropriate and out-of-place remark about her during the same play), calling her an American Heroine. He also gave the proper respect and recognition of the vice president-elect when he appeared at the Eagles game recently (even though Eagles fans weren’t quite so respectful!)
But nothing on television is without leftist slant--ESPN, Weather Channel, HGTV, etc. Other than Christian channels, I challenge you to name one.
Why are sports reporters so left-leaning?
Most major newspapers, broadcast and cable networks are liberal, most writers are unaccomplished athletes and thus steeped into the politics of envy, and they deal with a sizable contigent of black athletes with whom they try to curry favor. And most hail from liberal schools of journalism.
Thus anytime sports strays into politics or societal “issues”, they have the ready-made reflexive lefty PC position, which proves the John O’Sullivan/Russell Kirk adage of group-thought:
Anything that is not overtly conservative in viewpoint will inevitably tack left.