Apparently, sports media have joined the growing list of “comedian” entertainers attacking Pres. Trump’s young son, Barron. A Fox Sports reporter viciously accused Pres. Trump’s 10 year-old son of slaughtering “100 small animals.”
Not only did Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn), a sports writer, fail to provide any proof - he didn’t even have enough respect for the president’s son to spell his name correctly, declaring:
“Baron (sic) Trump has killed no less than 100 small animals.”
Disturbingly, Blackburn’s Tweet garnered 600 “Likes” on Twitter before it was deleted, presumably due to the backlash of Twitter users springing to the 10 year-olds’ defense and telling Blackburn to pick on someone his own size – Trump, and not his kid.
But, vile and unsubstantiated as Blackburn’s attack on a child is, it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sports commentators using their public media platforms on ESPN or “Sunday Night Football” to preach politics.
That’s not their field of expertise, it’s not what they’re paid for, and it’s not why people tune in to listen to them.