Longtime ESPN Vet Jay Crawford Says Talking Politics Was ‘Horrible for Business’

Breitbart | 5/23/2019 | Staff
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Former ESPN host Jay Crawford is speaking out about the cable sports network’s descent into politics over sports, by noting how surprised he is that it took network owner Disney so long to correct the problem.

Crawford took to Twitter to say, “I ALWAYS avoided political commentary during my 15 yrs w/ ESPN. 2 things shocked me. 1) So many of my colleagues couldn’t help themselves from weighing in on political matters. 2) That it took so long for a brilliant company like Disney to figure out it was horrible for business.”

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Crawford, who first joined the network in 2003, made his comment in reply to a Daily Caller piece revealing ESPN chief Jimmy Pitaro’s efforts to eliminate the constant drumbeat of left-wing politics on the network.

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