At South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, ESPN announced that the network is set to launch a new podcast series this June. The much anticipated "30 for 30 Podcasts" will feature high-quality sports stories much like their "30 for 30" documentaries, only now they’re exclusively for audio.
Unfortunately, the noble efforts by ESPN to revive this series through long-form storytelling took a turn for the worst.
In the very first episode of the podcast, ESPN immediately succumbed to political correctness (and it's not the first time) when the narrator told the story of Reebok’s $25 million-dollar ad campaign in 1992 that featured legendary decathlete, Bruce Jenner.
Although the podcast is about two Olympic athletes, the podcast opens with a politically correct gender pronoun disclaimer when referencing then Olympian Bruce Jenner even though Jenner has clarified that she wishes to be referred to by Bruce Jenner in regards to her decathlon career.
This morning on “Pat & Stu” the guys discussed the implications of ESPN’s decision to put political correctness above science, reality, and history.
“So, hypersensitive about offending three people in the country,” said Pat...“ Bruce Jenner was Bruce Jenner in 1976. And he was a man in 1976...Caitlyn Jenner was never in the Olympics.”