ESPN, a subsidiary of the ever growing Disney company, has been under increasing scrutiny from the American populace for several years.
The “worldwide leader in sports” has, as a network, become ever more involved in the political chicanery of their fellow Disney subsidiaries such as ABC. Americans as a whole have rejected this interjection of politics into their sports, as the latter has often been considered an escape from the former, and the network’s continued support of liberal ideologies has a great many tuning out.
This all came to a head during the NFL seasons of 2016 and 2017 after Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49er’s began exploiting his bench warming weekends in order to disparage American police and simultaneously offend any American who has any reverence for the symbolism of the American flag or the National Anthem.
Now, as the network continues down a path of layoffs and financial ruin, a new angle to the story has emerged in the form of the network President’s serious drug habit.
“ESPN President John Skipper has resigned his position, to deal with a substance abuse issue.
“Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand tweeted news of the resignation, and a statement from Skipper:
“Disney CEO Bob Iger released the following statement concerning Skipper’s resignation:
“‘I join John Skipper’s many friends and colleagues across the company in wishing him well during this challenging time. I respect his candor and support his decision to focus on his health and his family. With his departure, George Bodenheimer has agreed to serve as Acting Chair of ESPN for the next 90 days to provide interim leadership, help me identify and secure John’s successor, and ensure a smooth transition. I am grateful for George’s support and look forward to working with him again in this temporary role.'”
Of course, as with all tectonic shifts in the mainstream media, there is more to this story than meets the eye.
Most notably is the fact that Skipper had only just recently resigned an enormous deal with the network, (in November to be exact), relegating the timing of this issue to the realm of questionability. In reality, there appears to be a much more worrisome story in the offing, one that may never see the light of day given the abrupt departure of the drug-addled Skipper.