This isn’t ESPN misjudging the appetite for people to want some political commentary with SportsCenter. Deadspin’s been successful at it, some of their writers are legitimately very good at writing political takes, and their audience wants it. Their last two Trump articles have way more comments than any other story on their site.But some people SHOULD stick to sports. Or whatever it is they were hired to do.
Just because someone is good at writing about sports (and let's face it, few are), doesn't mean you have a quality opinion on politics. Or that I care to read it. I think it's funny when the media gets so insulted at the prospect of sticking to sports. If my butcher was always talking about carpet and rugs and flooring stuff when I was in the butcher shop, I'd eventually tell him to stick to cutting meat.
The internet has made everything muddy so everyone from your next door neighbor to your grandmother thinks they have valuable opinions on everything. But just because you have a voice, doesn't mean you should open your fucking mouth.