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Deadspin, an outlet that people once read, released its annual Idiot of the Year list this week. Though no one pays attention to the list anymore, an unexpected headline caught the internet’s attention on Wednesday.
According to — what’s left of — Deadspin, Sage Steele is the 6th biggest idiot of the year because, and this was the unexpected part, she is the “black Candace Owens.”
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) December 30, 2021
As you probably know, Candace Owens is black while Steele is bi-racial. So maybe Deadspin will declare Malika Andrews the “black Jemele Hill” next week? You never know.
It appears that some low-level woke with a condescending smirk wrote the headline “black Candace Owens.” Presumably, this Deadspin writer had never seen a photo of Owens. He’d probably just seen Owens’ name trend for beliefs that he calculated only a white person could have. Or maybe Deadspin tweeted a racist remark to imply that Owens cannot be black given her conservative views. Remember, black and bi-racial people must all think alike, per the progressive’s faceless leaders.
And that’s precisely why Steele — ESPN’s only openly conservative host — bothers Deadspin, that creepy guy at Awful Announcing, and her co-workers who are still trying to demote her, like Elle Duncan and Michael Eaves. Progressive sheep can’t control this woman of color in a prominent role with a large salary, as they do most. They can’t deal with that concept.
Deadspin proved this even when it later tweaked its headline to call Steele “ESPN’s Candace Owens.” See, the only connection between Steele and Owens is that they are women of color who don’t preach what the Left demands. Of course, you might call that racist if the word’s definition mattered.
The media’s issue with Steele runs deep because she won’t comply with its commands. Already, various blue checks have warned Steele about the dangers of expressing her views openly about the Covid vaccine, Barack Obama, and various other issues. Yet she won’t listen.
Steele doesn’t fear trending on Twitter and receiving racist comments from Hill, Cari Champion (a very gross person), and Keith Olbermann. Steele won’t shut up and obey those tasked to hall monitor the sports industry.
As we explained the last time people called for Steele’s job, the sports media bubble is an exclusive group. Nearly every member votes one way, has one viewpoint, and has no interest in hearing the other side. So when anyone who shares a job title with them dares to disagree with them publicly, they come for them. And with Steele, they can’t simply dismiss her as a white man, as they have with so many.
Steele is a threat to these pawns. She’s also winning. So perhaps there is one more similarity between Steele and Owens — they both have market value. Should Steele leave ESPN, she’d have multiple offers from networks and streaming services.
And that’s what eats at the others the most: Steele’s career wouldn’t prove meaningless after ESPN like Cari Champion’s has or how Elle Duncan’s would.
So who were the idiots of the year, Deadspin? We shall rank them.