Former ESPN reporter posted one video that made Democrats’ heads explode

Corporate-controlled media outlets almost exclusively lean to the Left.

That includes sports networks.

But a former ESPN reporter posted one video that made Democrats’ heads explode.

Five-time Sports Emmy Award winner Michele Tafoya is well-known to football fans for her sideline coverage.

She covered football for ABC, CBS, ESPN, and NBC.

But Tafoya stepped away from her career in sports media to venture into politics.

Hobnobbing with Republicans

And Tafoya ruffled feathers because she has been advocating for Republican candidates.

She recently attended with Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX).

While sports fans might be apolitical or even lean Right, the people who cover sports are wildly liberal.

In 2016, a greater percentage of sports reporters voted for Hillary Clinton than did news reporters.

The oversaturation of left-wing politics in sports laid the groundwork for Clay Travis’s Outkick to rise to prominence via counterprogramming.

Tafoya’s journey into politics likely began when she appeared on The View in 2021.

“Woke” media turns on Tafoya

She told the panelists, “Why are we even teaching that the color of the skin matters? Because to me, what matters is your character and your values.”

What Tafoya said was borderline heresy.

After those comments, she mysteriously went on hiatus at NBC Sports.

Liberal sports media mogul Bill Simmons speculated at the time, “There’s some good conspiracy stuff going on about this. . .Because she hosted The View at the beginning of November. She was in the conservative seat, then a couple weeks later, all of a sudden, just on a bye. Taking a break. It would be one thing if the show was on 52 weeks a year, but it’s only on 17 weeks a year. Do you need three weeks off during a 17-week season?” 

Soon after, Tafoya announced that she was stepping away from her broadcasting gig.

She said, “I got to a point in my life where I wanted to try other things, and there are some things that are really important to me. . .This is not to say that sports isn’t an important field, that my job isn’t an important job. But in my position, I was not as free to be as vocal about world events that I’m concerned about.”

Sports broadcasters are allowed to hold every left-wing position under the sun, but even mildly conservative views are met with skepticism.

Tafoya added, “It’s not because I was told to shut up. . .I want to be very clear about that. But look, if you’re on a show like ‘Sunday Night Football,’ which is the No. 1 show in primetime for 11 straight years, unprecedented, the last thing they want to do is invite controversy.”

Tafoya would be considered a moderate Republican, but even that position is too “far-right” for people in the sports business.

For instance, Tafoya was invited onto sports journalist Dan LeBatard’s show where she was ambushed by LeBatard’s lackey producers because of her political views.

LeBatard, who has leaned into “wokeness,” is indicative of the leftward tilt in sports coverage.

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