Posts tagged #woke

Great Again: ESPN Decides To Avoid Going Broke With Woke Politics

ESPN’s new president Jimmy Pitaro has decided the sports network will no longer be woke so the channel can avoid going broke.

In an interview with the LA Times, Pitaro said their data shows fans of the “Worldwide leader in sports” do not want them to cover sports.

Imagine that. Sports fans don’t want politics on ESPN. Groundbreaking. What took them so long to realize this?

Maybe it was the declining ratings that made the light bulb finally go off?

Moving away from politics on ESPN is the right move, and I’m glad to see the channel is moving in that direction.

Americans watch sports to escape from politics and to relax. No one wants to know what the political viewpoints are of “SportsCenter” anchors or talk show hosts. People just want to know how their favorite team is doing.

With more viewers cutting the cord from cable, I’m glad to see ESPN is on the path to greatness again and maybe even bring some viewers back.

I loved watching the sports channel, but I got tired of hearing politics, and it’s not because they don’t share my politics. I don’t want even to hear my own politics on the channel. I just want to listen to sports talk and get away from the world of politics. It’s good for your mental health.

Hopefully, ESPN will continue down this path of becoming just a sports channel again and the era of WokeCenter as Clay Travis calls it, is in the rear view mirror.

MAKE ESPN GREAT AGAIN!

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of A Whittle Bit of Commentary. Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Microsoft To Release Woke Version of Word That Helps Make Your Grammar More Politically Correct

Microsoft plans to release a woke version of their popular Word program in June that will use artificial intelligence to help make your writing more politically correct. The new "Ideas in Word" feature will underline words or phrases that may be insensitive and suggest corrections according to Fast Company.

The company isn't branding it as a PC checker, but that's basically what it is. The new AI feature will also highlight words and phrases that could be considered showing gender bias.

For example, instead of "Congressman," it might change it to "Congressperson."

President Donald Trump becomes President Hillary Clinton. Ok, I made that one up.

"Disabled person" becomes "person with a disability."

The AI feature might suggest you changing "gentlemen's agreement" to "unspoken agreement."

The updated version of Word will also include checks for clarity in writing, conciseness, punctuation, and "sensitive geopolitical terms."

If you want your writing to be less woke, you can turn off the new grammar checks in your settings. However, if you do turn off the woke grammar checks, AOC receives an alert, and she will Tweet you and tell you that was "not cool."

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of “A Whittle Bit of Commentary.” Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.