Let's put this out there: Clay Travis is a douchebag. Worse yet, he is a hypocritical douchebag. To be clear, Clay Travis pretends to care about the Constitution. And he pretends to care about boobs. I guess, to be fair, he does care about the latter - because he is a big, hairy boob.
Travis has been hell bent on taking every opportunity to criticize ESPN. Truth be told, most of the time, the 'Worldwide Leader' deserves every ounce of criticism they receive. But there is a hidden agenda here, and the proof that Travis is not just a boob, but a stooge as well. He is nothing more than the Fox boob. He is paid (and paid well) to take pot shots at ESPN by his employer - Fox.
The fact that he pretends - yes pretends - to be about something bigger than himself should be offensive enough. But he likes to 'go for the kill' so to speak, and act as if he is standing on some mythical moral high ground. There is no high ground in Travis' life. He says what he thinks will get him airtime and attention; and it seems to work. But that does not change the fact that he is a douchebag.
But now let's get to the 'critical analysis' of his statement.
Travis used a typical tactic of shock jock statements. He made one statement and then used a word - a singular word - to take attention away from the ridiculously ignorant original statement. Classic douchebag move.
Boobs. The word that stopped everyone from focusing on his ignorance. Yes, Travis is ignorant. But we were so 'offended' by him referencing boobs, that we let go of his true ignorance.
What? He believes in the First Amendment! He's not stupid Scott, you are!
No, he is. You see, he guides you down the fake news path that ESPN's hiring and firing decisions are First Amendment issues. And this is what makes him a complete moron.
The First Amendment only protects us from Congress.
Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.So as it relates to Jemele Hill, Curt Schilling, ESPN and its personnel decisions, the First Amendment is a non-factor. That is the same kind of misdirection moronic douchebags like Travis enjoy. So focused were you on his 'boobs' comment, that you let his ignorance slide. I do not.
It seems irrelevant to Travis that the REAL reason for the differential treatment between Hill and Schilling is Schilling's repeated violation of company policies and Hill's status as a first time offender; that does not fit his narrative. So he skips it.
And that is the rub - Travis' narrative is carefully structured. He does not care about the First Amendment, Curt Schilling, Jemele Hill, ESPN or his current employer Fox; he only cares about making headlines, getting rich and treating his readers like idiots.
And that is why he is a douchebag.