Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, speaking at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in March, insisted that ABC News had acted impartially in the 2016 presidential election campaign and that criticism of ESPN for espousing leftism was “exaggerated.”
His comments were in response to Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research pointing out several incidences of bias.
Iger completely ignored the firing of former MLB star Curt Schilling and removing NFL legend Mike Ditka from Sunday NFL Countdown.
It is now a provable lie. He is currently demanding gun control, excusing Jamele Hill for calling the President a white supremacist, and telling NFL players to kneel or speak out — they have license to do it.
Recently, Bob Iger has said he stands behind ESPN’s politically-vocal employee Jamele Hill, and has empathy for those NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem.
Deadline reported: Iger also acknowledged the NFL athletes who have lately not been standing for the national anthem, and those other ESPN employees who feel strongly on the subject, saying, “I think athletes in many cases feel that they have an obligation. Having earned the voice that they’ve earned as successful athletes, to speak out on various issues that are meaningful to them, so we’ve given ESPN license to do it.”
No license whatsoever for those who are more conservative like Schilling and Ditka[…]