Weeks after ESPN fired him over a controversial Facebook post regarding North Carolina’s transgender “bathroom bill,” former baseball analyst Curt Schilling has plenty left to share about his old employer
The onetime MLB ace was a guest on NBC Sports’ “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday, where he gave an unfiltered account of his frustrations with the company, accusing ESPN of being “bigoted and intolerant” toward conservatives like himself.
“The only irony in this for me is that a company that is outwardly bigoted and intolerant is calling itself inclusive,” Schilling told host Dan Patrick.
When asked to elaborate, Schilling cited a memo that was sent out to ESPN employees asking them not to discuss political issues. He noted, however, that when other on-air personalities made anti-Republican or or anti-conservative comments, no punishment resulted:
They sent out memos, “Listen, we want our sports people on-air talent to stick to sports, stay away from politics and the other stuff.” … The next thing, Stephen A. Smith tells the world Robert Griffin can’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he is black, not because he sucks, which it was because he sucks. Then you got [Dan] Le Batard and you got Tony Kornheiser comparing the Tea Party to ISIS. So, I think what the memo meant to say was, “If you’re not liberal and you’re not a Democrat, do not stray from sports.” … The other thing that really jumped out at me was people would talk — you know, the green room where everybody hangs out, it’s the ESPN version of the locker room — a lot of times people would be like, they would come up to me and whisper, “Hey man, I’m with ya, I’m a Republican,” as if we were the secret card-carrying members of some group that couldn’t be, the “those who shall not be named.” The inclusiveness is inclusive as long as you are pointing in the same direction.
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