ESPN Refuses To Comment On Or Correct Bubba Wallace Noose Lie

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On Tuesday, ESPN tweeted that “a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s stall at Talladega Superspeedway” last year — a lie that the FBI debunked in June 2020.

Since it’s a lie and everyone knows it’s a lie, you’d assume ESPN would take the tweet down, perhaps issue a correction, and apologize for promulgating a year-old race hoax in such a tense climate.

How about none of the above?

For two days, ESPN has ignored requests for comment from OutKick, Fox News, and various other outlets. And, more to the point, the network has kept the tweet posted on its timeline for its 38 million followers to read.

Keep in mind, the highest-level executives at ESPN must be aware of this tweet since they are the ones who issue responses to PR reps whenever the network receives comment requests. Moreover, the story received coverage from a long list of outlets and podcasts on Wednesday. So ESPN’s leaders either support spreading a blatant lie or are too afraid to do anything about it.

If it’s the latter, and it probably is, then the white executives at ESPN are again looking for ways to demonstrate they are not racist in the hopes of shielding themselves from the woke mob.

“You can’t fire me! I told our social team to leave up the tweet that framed the NASCAR community as racist,” some loathsome stooge probably thought to himself. He knows that cancel culture will one day come for him — it comes for everyone. So, he’s proactively preparing his defense.

As we have argued, ESPN has created a workplace that incentivizes its employees to find examples of white racists and black victims. And because the demand for anti-black racism so clearly exceeds the supply, ESPN hosts, producers, and writers have had to make desperate reaches and/or skip the fact-checking process to support their arguments.

And now ESPN has apparently calculated that deceiving Jemele Hill enthusiasts into believing the vile lie that a white person planted a noose in Wallace’s garage is worth any ensuing humiliation.

This is pathetic, even for ESPN. ESPN has demeaned itself almost beyond repair, fighting perceived racism with overt racism.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. Man you know you are scraping the bottom of the barrel desperately trying to find some racism, somewhere, anywhere!, when you seize on a thumb-size loop on a pully rope in a Half-rican American’s garage to scream RACISM! I finally found some!

    Those clowns just Smolletted up some racism and now they are repeating the lie.

    The demand for racism far exceeds the supply.

  2. I admit I don’t know much about NASCAR but what’s with the White drivers who stood behind Wallace, wearing his “I Can’t Breathe “ BLM shirt in this huge show of support? I always thought they were pretty tough Midwestern or southern boys. I guess the drivers all went on to be corporate stooges and pussies. Watch Formula 1 not these dicks.

  3. Wallace should be ashamed of himself for allowing this to continue. Anyone with a backbone would instead shut down the lying, acknowledge the truth publicly, and apologize for making racially divisive accusations against the nascar community. Instead he keeps riding the lie wave when he knows the truth. It’s unfortunate that people of such low character are afforded such fame and privilege. Not a fan of this guy.

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