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    How ESPN Is Getting Sacked From the Right

    Are “fake sports” a thing? While the New York Times and CNN don’t rely on an audience heavy with red-meat conservative sports fans, ESPN’s suffering amid charges of leaning left. Its diverse and provocative commentators include Jemele Hill, who tweeted Monday that President Trump is a “white supremacist.” And while its slumping cable subscriptions have been blamed on cord cutters, right-wing outlets blame ideology. The White House suggested that Hill be fired — which ESPN reportedly almost did, indicating the sports broadcasting king is playing a game it can’t win.

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