The forced diversity bund loves nothing more than the public crucifixion of a celebrity figure as an example of what happens to those who don’t hew to their line. Such is the case with former Boston Red Sox star Curt Schilling who was fired from his ESPN gig over the unforgivable sin of sharing a picture on social media that was critical of the transgender agenda. Liberals and their corporate cohorts have been in high dudgeon over rejections of their shared public restroom crusade and Mr. Schilling is the latest target of opportunity in the reinvigorated culture war.
The MLB Hall of Famer found few defenders outside of Sarah Palin and desperate snake oil salesman Ted Cruz. The piling on was relentless as evident by the Washington Post article “The radicalization of Curt Schilling”:
In October 2004, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling — the hero with a bloody sock who, against all odds, led his team to victory in Game 6 against the New York Yankees for the American League championship — sat down with “Good Morning America” to celebrate the Sox’ World Series win. After 86 years, the Sox had broken Boston’s storied curse, and Schilling’s part in the saga had been one of the most memorable. The sky was the limit.
So Schilling, true to character, made a move that immediately infuriated about half of the country: He endorsed President George W. Bush for reelection. The pitch was as quick as one of Schilling’s four-seam fastballs: “And make sure you tell everybody to vote, and vote Bush next week,” he told Charlie Gibson.
For Schilling, a conservative loudmouth known for calling into radio talk shows during his time with the Philadelphia Phillies, speaking out was nothing new. But the high-profile Bush endorsement made politics part of Schilling’s brand — one which led to an ESPN commentatorship that ended Wednesday after Schilling tweeted an image of a man apparently in women’s clothing that many deemed transphobic amid an ongoing debate about transgender bathrooms.
“Let him in!” the tweet read. “To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”
After he was excoriated online for the tweet, Schilling went fangs out.
“This is likely the easiest way to address all of you out there who are just dying to be offended so you can create some sort of faux cause to rally behind,” Schilling wrote on his blog. “Let’s make one thing clear right up front. If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.”
ESPN, apparently tired of dealing with Schilling after comments comparing Muslim extremists to Nazis and the observation that Hillary Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere,” declared the game over.
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” the network said in a statement emailed to The Washington Post, as Des Bieler and Cindy Boren reported. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
The WAPO piece is an extensive trial and inquisition that is so biased as to be more fitting for Daily Kos, it can be read in it’s entirety here.
The vilification of Schilling is especially sweet in that he is a multiple offender and an unrepentant one at that. There exists a different set of standards for conservative athletes in terms of the media, remember that Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas was basically run out of the league for his coming out several years back as a tea partier critical of Emperor Barack Obama. It is only going to get worse too as the liberals have caught the scent of blood and will only escalate their Stalinist purge of free thinkers. Schilling should be thankful that he lives in America and can only be fired, we don’t have a gulag system here – not yet anyway.
— Outsports (@outsports) April 19, 2016