(INTELLIHUB) — Longtime ESPN personality Sage Steele has been removed from ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” after being attacked by liberals throughout the internet in recent months due to her conservative political views.
Steele, an African-American women who has been with ESPN for a decade and whose father was the first black man to play football at West Point, was the victim of a series of racially charged attacks over the past few months after she not only complained about the ridiculous protests at the nation’s airports but also spoke out about the racism she has received from other African-Americans throughout her life.
In other words, she refused to shill for the leftist orthodoxy and is now apparently paying the price at a network that has largely moved to the hard-left despite losing over ten million subscribers since 2011.
On top of speaking out against protesters blocking travel, Steele was also disgustingly attacked throughout social media, while her ESPN colleagues remained silent, for comments she made at a forum for Christian sports figures in late February.
“There are times that I believe that we, as African-Americans, can be hypocritical, and that is to not look ourselves in the mirror when we are saying certain things and blaming other groups for one thing when we are doing the exact same thing,” said Steele.
“The worst racism that I have received [as a biracial woman married to white man], and I mean thousands and thousands over the years, is from black people, who in my mind thought would be the most accepting because there has been that experience,” the anchor continued. “But even as recent as the last couple of weeks, the words that I have had thrown at me I can’t repeat here and it’s 99 percent from people with my skin color. But if a white person said those words to me, what would happen?”
As Clay Travis noted, “Steele’s right, if white people were saying what black people were saying about her online yesterday, it would be a major story covered everywhere online as an indictment of racist social media culture. But when black people say it, there’s no racism involved. It’s an insane double standard. The things being Tweeted about Steele were racist, sexist, and demeaning. Yet Twitter didn’t step in to protect her. Too bad. Guess Steele should have been a black liberal Ghostbuster instead of a black conservative sportscaster.”
Amazingly, despite releasing a new policy on their employees political speech, ESPN has not only removed Steele but is replacing her with a public anti-Trump voice who has spent months not only attacking the president but also the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him.
Travis continued, “ESPN replaced a prominent conservative voice, Sage Steele, with a prominent liberal voice, Michelle Beadle. You’ll recall that Beadle has spent much of the past several months on Twitter denigrating Donald Trump and those who voted for him. If Beadle had Tweeted the same things about Barack Obama and his voters, she’d be fired. But say it about Trump and his voters — millions of whom watch ESPN every day — and at MSESPN this is cause for promotion.”
The entire Sage Steele saga is yet more proof that the vast majority of so-called liberals only actually care about women and minorities if they are pushing leftist propaganda. Speak up with even a hint of a conservative viewpoint and you are done.