Jimmy- âWithout question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics.â
Tell us Jimmy why the flip? Was it...
"You needed to convene something to do a tabulation that deliver some data?
Was it the 15 million lost subscribers? Was that the âdata?â
How about the endless complaints across social media, the editorialsâŚ?
Maybe the layoffs? Those massive layoffs â were the layoffs the data, Jimmy?
Perhaps it was the ratings crash?
What ESPN preached 2017:
"So many of you write in every time we say something that you disagree with politically, even though we donât talk politics around here. We talk race, we talk about cultural issues â we donât talk politics. So many of you write in, âThatâs why ESPN is losing subscribers, because of its liberal leanings.â Itâs just a basic misunderstanding of what is happening with ESPN that confirms to your biases. That is not why ESPN is losing subscribers at all. ESPN is losing subscribers because in 2017, all of the technology has changed and 99 million of you have been paying for something that 98 million of you may not be using at any given time. Itâs not about the politics of the company. The company doesnât have politics."