Do you remember last year when professional sports became woke and politicized? It narrowed the appeal of sports by a lot. We see this in lots of areas like late night comedy.
“In the wake of last summer’s social justice protests, which consumed sports for much of the second half of 2020, nearly half of all Americans changed their sports viewing habits, according to a new YouGov / Yahoo News poll. As athletes and leagues embraced a new, progressive strategy aimed at amplifying messages of social justice and political advocacy, some Americans began watching more sports, but about three times as many watched less.
Of those who watch sports on TV, about 11 percent said they now watch more as a result of political and social messaging. However, 34.5 percent, more than one-third, said they are watching less. The vast majority, roughly 56.3 percent, said they watch about the same amount regardless of political or social messaging.
Ratings across all major sports were down in 2020, the result of a range of factors including time-shifted sports calendars and the presidential election, but it’s clear from this poll that politics and social justice had some impact on the ratings decline. …
Worth noting is that Independents came in somewhere in the middle, with about 8.7 percent saying they watched more sports in the social justice era, and about 38.6 percent saying they watched less. …”
According to David Shor, younger White upper middle class, college-educated progressive activists with modernist and cosmopolitan values who are woke or politically correct and who live inside urban bubbles like Brooklyn have been transforming the Democratic Party in their own image. These people have greater weight inside the Democratic Party now. As the sanctimonious brats and their toxic cultural views become more identified with the Democratic Party, it is repulsing working class voters. Were it not for political correctness, the Republican Party might have collapsed several years ago.