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Sports Figure Fired for Un-PC Wrongthink

Posted by V the K at 8:51 am - April 21, 2016.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Curt Shilling was fired from ESPN (a sports-themed leftist propaganda network) for his radical and extremist opinion that men should use the men’s room and ladies should use the ladies room.

Schilling, a baseball analyst for ESPN and former Red Sox pitcher, posted a Facebook comment criticizing a transgender women.

“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” read Schilling’s comment, which he apparently posted in response to a photo about a recent North Carolina law that restricts transgender people’s access to bathrooms and locker rooms. “I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”

ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday, saying “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”

The second to the last sentence is a lie; by firing Schilling for having the wrong opinion, they have proven that they are not ‘inclusive’ at all. But, as a private company, they have and should have the right to fire people whose values conflict with their own.

And, that same standard ought to apply to Christian businesses who don’t want to participate in homosexual weddings, but for some reason it doesn’t.  And by “some reason,” I mean the systematic abuse of state power to selectively enable certain politically favored groups to bully other politically disfavored groups.

This is not about empathy for transgendereds; it’s about enforcing compliance with political correctness and punishing those who refuse to comply. In other words, it’s about using power to bully others.

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19 Comments

  1. It was the meme he posted that did him in. Not so much the benign quote above.

    Comment by Niall — April 21, 2016 @ 9:53 am - April 21, 2016

  2. Moral of the story: If you work for ESPN and hold a potentially controversial opinion, making sure it’s offensive to the right instead of the left will dramatically decrease your chance of getting fired.

    Remember this? http://newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/bruce-bookter/2015/10/26/tony-kornheiser-sees-tea-party-being-isis

    Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 21, 2016 @ 11:08 am - April 21, 2016

  3. @ Niall: It was a meme that highlighted a possible outcome of the bill. That people think that pointing out this bill’s possible use by pedophiles and deviants is offensive speaks to how diseased our culture is.

    Comment by Sean L — April 21, 2016 @ 11:10 am - April 21, 2016

  4. It’s hard to have sympathy for Shilling and North Carolina. Government should not be telling people where to potty. Businesses should be free to set their own rules.

    Comment by Niall — April 21, 2016 @ 11:28 am - April 21, 2016

  5. @ Niall: “Everybody poops, and you can’t tell me where I can and cannot do it, pig!”

    Comment by Sean L — April 21, 2016 @ 11:38 am - April 21, 2016

  6. Niall, businesses in North Carolina ARE free to set their own rules. Read the damn bill!!

    It said only government buildings and schools will separate the restrooms, and it forbade local governments from saying different. Businesses are still free to do business as they like.

    Comment by Craig Smith — April 21, 2016 @ 11:49 am - April 21, 2016

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  8. shows how little regard espn has for the truth. they are just promoting the communist idea that the truth is relative. “i did not have sex with that woman!” if I think that it is true.
    don’t forget espn was the network that railroaded the duke lacrosse team. they were the first one to promote the “rich white boy” meme.

    Comment by tommy651 — April 21, 2016 @ 12:44 pm - April 21, 2016

  9. @ tommy651: I was not aware of that. Not terribly surprising.

    I was 13 when that case broke. It was the first time I was confronted with the idea of defamation in a concrete manner, not just something you talk about in religion class when you discuss the Ten Commandments, and I was really surprised by how quickly people jumped on the players; how everybody assumed the players were guilty because they were white men being accused by a black woman. People always go on about the double standard against women, but I know there is absolutely a double standard against men that gets far less attention.

    Comment by Sean L — April 21, 2016 @ 12:58 pm - April 21, 2016

  10. “Businesses should be free to set their own rules.”

    We all need to be more progressive like San Fran & NYC by just letting everyone take a dump in the street, or Bath House Barry’s EPA defecating in the hallways. Funny progress always has the same smell.

    Comment by Steve — April 21, 2016 @ 4:22 pm - April 21, 2016

  11. @ Steve: At least it just smells like crap. In the Soviet Union, progress smelled like rotting corpses…

    Comment by Sean L — April 21, 2016 @ 4:31 pm - April 21, 2016

  12. Sean L. (#11), Give the communists/socialists/progressives/liberals a bit more time–they’ll get there.

    Darn it.

    Comment by TheQuietMan — April 21, 2016 @ 5:25 pm - April 21, 2016

  13. why do leftists hate biology?

    Comment by real american — April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - April 21, 2016

  14. Long time lurker but I had to comment to Niall so businesses should make their own rules huh, like maybe not baking a cake for a gay wedding.

    Comment by BosDan — April 21, 2016 @ 7:19 pm - April 21, 2016

  15. @ real american: they slept through genetics and the only part of reproduction that they paid any attention to was the pictures of the videos.

    Comment by Sean L — April 21, 2016 @ 7:46 pm - April 21, 2016

  16. I’m listening to “The (Un)documented Mark Steyn” and the last few essays have been about the speech police. We’re headed to a new Dark Ages.

    There’s the stand-up comedian in Canada “convicted” in absentia and fined $15,000 for the crime of putting down drunk lesbian hecklers in a homophobic way to the man in the UK who, after 30 years service at a company, blew his brains out when he was investigated for a “racist” joke that his black friend found humorous but was tattled on by some informant/employee; or the grade schooler arrested for asking teacher to join a group of English-speaking students as the group she was in all spoke Urdu and she couldn’t understand them.

    There needs to be serious push-back against the liberal fascists; the SJWs. Too bad people can’t live without their damn sports long enough to put ESPN out of business.

    Comment by KCRob — April 21, 2016 @ 8:21 pm - April 21, 2016

  17. KCRob.. Anyone who still has a cable package that includes MSNBC, CNN or ESPN is not a true conservative.

    Comment by tnnsne1 — April 21, 2016 @ 10:43 pm - April 21, 2016

  18. @ tnnsne1: Oh, I loathe the “No True Scotsman” fallacy, it’s like the logical version of nails on a chalkboard to me.

    Comment by Sean L — April 21, 2016 @ 11:32 pm - April 21, 2016

  19. To BosDan. Yes, a business owner should not be coerced through intimidation and penalties to provide non-essential services to anyone. Go buy your cake elsewhere.

    Comment by Niall — April 22, 2016 @ 10:39 am - April 22, 2016

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