Most of us saw this one coming.
When former all-star pitcher and ESPN host Curt Shilling made comments deemed “transphobic” (which can mean practically anything, judging by how liberally our progressive friends brand us with new “phobias”), it was only a matter of time until they caved to the whims of the PC police.
On Wednesday ESPN announced that they had fired Shilling over those comments.
I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of punishment he would receive had he voiced an unpopular opinion on the other side of the aisle. As Breitbart points out, Shilling probably would’ve kept his job, had he only been offensive to the “right” kind of people.
ESPN was far more forgiving of one of its anchors eight years ago who insulted Christianity using a profanity that can’t even be used on the sports network.
On January 11, 2008, ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson launched an anti-Christian tirade at an Atlantic City ESPN roast, including the phrase “f**k Jesus.” According to a Christian Post article, “She was reportedly intoxicated during the incident, talking vulgarly about Jesus and a colleague’s alma mater, Notre Dame.”
An Atlantic City paper reported at the time that Jacobson was “swilling vodka from a Belvedere bottle, mumbling along and cursing like a sailor.”
ESPN said at the time, “Her actions and comments were inappropriate and we’ve dealt with it.”
ESPN “dealt with” the anti-Christian slur by suspending the employee for a week.
If liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]