Every Day, A New Way to Hate

Last Thursday morning I turned on the TV to watch the British Open. Unfortunately, ESPN was broadcasting it. I say “unfortunately” because ESPN announcers insist on calling the British Open “the Open” as showily as they insist on calling Bruce Jenner “Caitlyn Jenner.” They were doing a lot of the latter on Thursday morning, the morning after ESPN execs tingled their own legs at the annual ESPY’s by bestowing the Arthur Ashe Courage award on the Olympic hero turned reality TV heroine. In channel surfing my way to the British Open, I lit for a moment on the usually sane ESPN show, “Mike and Mike.” Co-host Mike Greenberg was off that morning so 28 year-old sub Ryan Ruocco sat in with regular Mike Golic, a former NFL defensive tackle. Flaunting his liberal chops for the suits upstairs, Ruocco gushed about the Arthur Ashe Award. Of course, he did not call the winner “Bruce Jenner.” He refused to even say...(Read Full Article)