ESPN gained’t remark on Bomani Jones’ racist tirade from Wednesday.
Jones ranted concerning the horrors of “white people” throughout an look on the Dan Le Batard Show, a podcast that options wife-beater Howard Bryant and proud racist Jemele Hill.
When Le Batard requested Jones why the NFL, a league through which 70% of its gamers are black, discriminates in opposition to black individuals, Jones blamed white individuals. Who else?
According to Jones, white persons are the issue within the NFL, in his life, in America, and doubtless in mattress. Take a glance:
What’s the issue with the NFL? White individuals in response to Bomani Jones. This sort of informal racism is completely accepted in sports activities media. If some other race is talked about in the identical method nonetheless, it’s profession ending. pic.twitter.com/hrnQGUqgv4
“I just don’t know why people try to make this far more complex than it is,” Jones advised Le Batard. “What’s the issue? White individuals.
“Who are the ones that are making these decisions? White people. Who are the ones that won’t change their decision making? White people. Who are the ones that only do anything in a different way when it comes these matters at the threat of litigation? White people,” mentioned Jones.
OutKick has made a number of requests for remark from ESPN over Jones’ racist remarks. However, ESPN gained’t reply. ESPN is okay with Jones’ habits as a result of he spewed racism towards the one group that, in ESPN’s view, deserves it.
So, bear in mind: in case you can’t struggle the urge to yell one thing racist on TV — simply direct it towards a white particular person. Then you’re secure.
OutKick additionally requested ESPN what would occur if an worker broadly claimed that one other race was the only real explanation for a perceived downside. ESPN didn’t reply to that request for remark both.
But we already know the reply. If a white particular person had blamed black individuals — all black individuals, black individuals typically — for something, ESPN would fireplace that white particular person earlier than the tip of the section. Next, Malika Andrews would publish a video in pretend tears, the identical pretend tears she cried whereas she reported misinformation concerning the verdict within the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
Interestingly, ESPN is defending Jones regardless of its viewers’ needs. No one likes Bomani Jones, aside from fellow racists at ESPN like Mark Jones. And nobody dislikes Bomani Jones greater than ESPN viewers.
Jones has failed over and again and again at ESPN. First, ESPN gave Jones a nationwide radio present, which it canceled in 2017 as a result of it recorded the bottom scores in ESPN Radio historical past. No radio present had ever accomplished worse at ESPN.
For most skills, a failure of that magnitude would sink their profession. But not Jones. ESPN rewarded Jones’ poor efficiency on radio by giving him a tv present known as High Noon. To the shock of completely nobody, that failed too — in two completely different time slots. ESPN needed to cancel High Noon in 2020.
At every cease, Jones has known as white individuals racist and tanked ESPN’s viewers within the course of. In October, Jones many white persons are racist and misogynistic. That’s his whole schtick. Yet ESPN continues to drive Jones again down viewers’ throats after every failure
See, ESPN’s white executives are determined to show to their mother or father firm, Disney, that they don’t seem to be racists. (What a pathetic goal.) So they promote hosts who will spew anti-white racism on air with no push again. Not a nasty gig, if you may get it.
ESPN fights racism by selling racism. Got that?
“They can’t call me racist. I gave Bomani Jones a platform to call white people racist!” former ESPN president John Skipper in all probability thought to himself.
And it’s not simply ESPN. Le Batard’s shut buddy Adam McKay, a Hollywood filmmaker, handed Jones an upcoming present on HBO following his failures on ESPN tv, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com.
Jones will stay underneath contract with ESPN whereas internet hosting a present on HBO. Both networks need to present the blue-checks the place they stand on white individuals.
And Jones will fail at HBO too, in fact. He has by no means not failed. Though most ESPN executives are weighed down with white guilt, there usually are not sufficient white individuals equally belabored by guilt to help a present hosted by Jones. But that gained’t matter. ESPN will in all probability give Jones one other alternative after this one tanks, if solely to show HBO isn’t the chief in anti-white commentary.
So as you see, the sports activities media trade not solely ignores Bomani Jones’ overt racism, however it rewards him for it.
As Clay Travis lately tweeted, “Bomani’s entire career is interesting because he’s failed at every national job he’s gotten — TV, radio, writing — yet he keeps getting jobs. I’m not sure anyone has ever been paid more to fail in sports media history. Congrats, I guess.”
Congrats, certainly. Anti-white racism pays.