With it looking increasingly unlikely Donald Trump will be heading to the White House, the prospect that he will partner with his campaign CEO, Breitbart executive chair Steve Bannon, to launch a Trump TV network seems more and more probable. In the meantime, the right-wing website is staffing up with potential on-air talent.
On Monday, Breitbart plans to announce that former Red Sox pitcher and Trump supporter Curt Schilling will begin hosting a daily online radio show featuring political commentary and calls from listeners. The broadcast will eventually include a video livestream. The show marks Schilling’s return to media six months after ESPN fired him for sharing an anti-transgender Facebook post with a message that read: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
“He got kicked off ESPN for his conservative views. He’s a really talented broadcaster,” Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow said.
Well, when your takes — and your memes* — are too hot for the network that is currently signing paychecks for Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, and Jason Whitlock, it was either than or put videos on Sarah Palin’s Facebook wall. I assume Brietbart is also getting a nice check from the taxpayers of Rhode Island out of the deal.
*I have to say I’m finding the weekly mock Schilling memes in this year’s Jamboroo to be pretty amusing. For example:
To reiterate, however, I must disagree with fake Schilling in this case. It is apparent — and I must be clear that my consideration is limited to the present circumstances, for the problem of pass interference generally presents many complexities — that calling DPI on Sherman would have violated the equal sovereign dignitude of the states. The extraordinary remedy of pass interference might have been necessary in 1965, but when Julio Jones can get 175 yards a week it is no longer justified.